Thank you for visiting Wine Auctioneer. Buying fine, rare and mature wine could not be easier than with us.

In addition to the great wines you'll struggle to find anywhere else, we offer a user-friendly website, exceptionally competitive fees and a fast, professional service.

Getting Started Buying Wine

A step-by-step guide to using our website:


User account is required to participate in our auctions, and is free for both buyers and sellers; the registration form can be found at the bottom of this page or by clicking here.


Feel free to browse through our entire current auction, or you can look for something specific by using either the search-bar or product filters.

Place Bids

When you find an interesting Lot, read the description and view photographs to satisfy yourself of condition. Visual condition statements are provided for your guidance - however these are merely human judgements rather than scientific measurements, so please satisfy yourself accordingly.

Once satisfied with the condition of the Lot, enter the maximum value you would be willing to pay for the item. We use an incremental bidding system (see table below), so the current high-bid displayed will only ever be 1 bid-increment above the next highest bidder's maximum bid. Automatic bids will be placed at single bid-increments up to your maximum bid only if, as and when further competitive bids are placed by rival bidders.

Price RangeIncrement
£1.00 - £9.99   £1.00
£10.00 - £39.99£3.00
£40.00 - £99.99   £5.00
£100.00 - £249.99   £10.00
£250.00 - £499.99   £25.00
£500.00 - £1,499.99   £50.00
£1,500.00 - No Limit   £100.00

Immediately upon confirmation of your bid, you will see whether you are the highest bidder and if the Lot's reserve has been met. If you have opted for such communication, you will be notified by automatic-email should you be outbid. You may increase your maximum bid at any time.

Please note that all confirmed bids are irrevocable and cannot be cancelled.

How the Auction Ends

Our auctions will end from 7pm GMT/BST (active UK time-zone) on the end date specified. After this time, any bidding activity shall prolong the current auction in its entirety by a further 2 minutes. The auction shall then close when there has been a full period of two minutes of bidding inactivity.

The auction does not end at 7pm!


You will be immediately notified by email, upon close of auction, of any Lots which you have won. These Lots shall automatically be added to your Shopping Cart for your completion of the order.

Orders are user-generated through your account. Simply log-in and follow the step-by-step instructions on screen until your order has been confirmed.

Payment is required immediately. Orders remaining unpaid after 3 business days shall be subject to an automatic 3% late payment surcharge.

Collection / Delivery / Storage

We recommend that wines be collected in person. As wines are stored in a separate facility from our main warehouse, we do require advance notice of your arrival so that we may have your wines ready for you.

Should you wish for your wines to be delivered, we can provide worldwide shipping (exclusions apply) - delivery charges are view-able here and option of supplementary Loss & Breakage Assurance. Upon receipt of payment, we shall securely package your wines and dispatch as quickly as possible.

Alternatively, you may wish for your wines to be stored temporarily - for example to collate multiple orders for efficiency in shipping. We can provide storage free-of-charge for 90 days. Thereafter, storage is charged at a rate of £1 per day per 9-litre equivalent (standard 12-bottle case) or part thereof.


Our Buying Fees

Buyer Commission: 12% of hammer Price.

Please note VAT (at current rate, 20%) is applicable on commission, delivery and surcharges. VAT is not applicable to the hammer price of the wine.

Additional Fees

Optional: Loss & Breakage Assurance (formerly termed "Risk Free Shipping") - 3% of the total value of all Lots included in your order, pre-selected in Checkout. Please see Delivery page for more information.

Late Payment Fee - 3% of the total order balance outstanding 72 hours (3 days) following close of auction.

Non-EEA Credit Card Surcharge - 3% on credit card payments from buyers outside of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Payment Methods

Bank Transfer / BACS / IBAN - Buyers are responsible for any applicable bank or exchange rate fees
Debit Card
Credit Card

If you wish to pay by an alternative method please call us on 01738 245576 to discuss.


Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept the following payment types

Paypal / Transferwise
JCB / Diners Club / AMEX


Our Upcoming 2020 Auctions

  • May 8th to 18th
  • June 12th to 22nd
  • July 10th to 20th
  • August 14th to 24th
  • September 11th to 21st
  • October 9th to 19th
  • November 13th to 23rd
  • December 11th to 14th: 3 DAY AUCTION: "ICONS & VINTAGE PORT EXCLUSIVE"


Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19, we have unfortunately decided to cancel the April Auction. May Auction still as planned. Click here for COVID-19 Info Page.

Contact Us

Wine Auctioneer Ltd
West Building
Ruthvenfield Grove
Inveralmond Industrial Estate
United Kingdom

Tel: 01738 245576