Frequently Asked Questions

Individual sellers deliver to our office bottles that they wish to consign.  Once authenticated, these bottles are listed on our website in a forthcoming auction group.

Wine Auctioneer hosts wine auctions on a bi-monthly basis, during which period registered users may place bids on their chosen Lots.

Upon close of auction, the highest bidder is notified and payment requested.  The seller receives payment within 21 working days of the end of the auction.

Please see the Buying and Selling pages on our website for more thorough explanations of these respective processes, requirements and fees.

Please visit the Selling page on our website for a thorough explanation of the process, requirements and fees for consigning your wine to us for auction.

We require all sellers to have a user account on our website.  If you have not done so already, please Register an account with Wine Auctioneer.

Selling Commission – 5% 
Listing Fee - £5.00 per lot
Reserve Fee - £5.00 per lot
Mixed-Case Fee - £5.00 per lot

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

All wines to be consigned with Wine Auctioneer must arrive in our office at least two weeks before auction start date.  You may either bring the bottle to us in person, or have the bottle delivered by postal service or courier.  Our address is:

Wine Auctioneer 
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove
Inveralmond Industrial Estate
Perth
Scotland

PH1 3FN

Our office is open Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00.

Auction periods are displayed on the Buying And Selling pages of Wine Auctioneer's website.  On the final day of an auction period, our auctions shall end from 7pm (BST).

Once 7pm is reached, bidding activity on ANY item will prolong the ENTIRE auction by a further 2 minutes.

The entire auction will end when there has been no bidding activity within a two minute period after 7pm.  Please note that this may take a number of subsequent hours to achieve.

You may submit as many bottles as you like.

Wine Auctioneer reserves the right to restrict volumes of similar wines in each auction - particularly in the case of mature bottles from a single seller.

Sellers are paid within 21 business days from the end of an auction, however payment is only completed if the buyer has paid us.

Payment is made by direct bank transfer and can take a few days to show in your account.

Any banking charges or exchange rates are paid for by the seller.

If your item does not achieve the Reserve price you have set, then we can either relist in a future auction or arrange to have bottles returned.

Listing and Reserve fees still need to be paid for each auction in which your items feature.

Wine Auctioneer has many years experience in the wine and auction industries and we would be happy to provide you with a valuation. 

Estimates are provided using recent auction sale prices online and in-house.

For a free valuation please email info@wineauctioneer.com or call 01738 245 576.  

A photograph of the items may be required.

Yes.  We can ship to many countries worldwide.

Please see our Delivery page for full list of countries to which we can ship, along with information on shipping fees.

Yes.  When completing your order, you shall be offered Collection and Delivery options.  If you opt to collect your wine in person, we allow 90 days of storage free of charge; thereafter a fee of £1 per standard-case (or part thereof) per day shall apply.

You may collect from our office from Monday to Saturday, between 10.00 and 17.00.

Wine Auctioneer aims to dispatch your purchases within 2 working days of receipt of payment.

Depending on shipping destination, you should expect your wine to be delivered between 1 and 10 working days thereafter.

Value Added Tax (VAT) is not charged on the hammer price of wines.  However, all fees and surcharges are VAT applicable; Delivery fees within the European Union (EU) are quoted inclusive of VAT.

Customers within the EU will have to pay VAT where applicable.

Customers outwith the EU will not have to pay VAT, provided purchases are also being delivered outwith the EU.  If purchases are to remain within the EU, then VAT shall be charged where applicable.

Risk Free Shipping is offered to warrant against the total breakage or loss of wines in transit; but does not cover minor damage or leakage.

If any issue arises in transit regarding breakage, it is critical to retain all the original packaging and contact us immediately.

Risk Free Shipping is optional and if selected is charged at rate of 3% of the total value of all Lots included in your order.

Confirmed bids cannot be cancelled.  As per our terms and conditions, all bids are legally binding and must be honoured.

We recommend that bidders satisfy themselves with the physical condition of the bottle(s) as shown in photographs, and that these match the Lot descriptions, prior to placing bids.

If a bid has been mistakenly entered at a higher-than-intended value, then we may be able to amend your max-bid downwards only as low as the existing high-bid at that time.  Please contact us directly as soon as possible if this is the case.

At Wine Auctioneer, we accept consignments of wines from private and trade sellers.  Regardless of whether you have a single bottle of something special or are looking to clear remaining stock of a non-current vintage, we are on hand to get you the best possible return on your investment.

We offer an exceptionally low rate of seller's commission and are entirely free of hidden-charges.

Once we receive your wine in our warehouse, we take full responsibility for providing professional listings, photography and promotions - ensuring we achieve highest price possible.

Furthermore, our easy to use website, coupled with our low rate of buyer's commission and worldwide shipping is attractive to a large and international pool of buyers - so, many people bidding on your wine.

Please visit our Selling page to get started.

Our next wine auction shall be live from Friday 9th to Monday 26th of November. Consignment deadline is Friday 26th October.

Contact Us

Wine Auctioneer Ltd
West Building
Ruthvenfield Grove
Inveralmond Industrial Estate
Perth
United Kingdom
PH1 3FN

Tel: 01738 245576


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