Handsome devil huh?
In the rules for Phase 2: Year End, step 6. Preparation for the next year it states that:
The Rules wrote:
If there are not enough wine cubes to stock a player's grapevines, then that player receives 1 Franc in compensation for every cube that was unavailable from the stock.
The same is not listed in Phase 1: Actions, step 3. Buy a tile at auction, but does it apply here as well? That is do you always receive 1 Franc when the stock is out of the matching cube to stock a vineyard tile as necessary?