Frequently Asked Questions

Individual sellers deliver bottles that they wish to sell to our office. Once they have been authenticated, the bottles are listed on the website in the next auction.  Wine Auctioneer hosts wine auctions on a frequent basis, during which registered users can bid on the bottles. The highest bidder at the close of the auction is then notified and asked for payment. The seller receives payment within 21 working days of the end of the auction.

The value of a bottle of wine is constantly fluctuating according to supply and demand. Wine Auctioneer can provide a valuation according to the latest market trends. If you would like a valuation, email a description of the wine you have along with a photo to All valuations are free of charge.

To sell your wine you will need to register on Wine Auctioneer and then either deliver or post your bottle(s) to Wine Auctioneer; we do the rest! All the information you need to sell your whisky can be found on our Selling Wine page.

There is a £5 listing fee per lot.  Once a bottle is sold, sellers pay a 5% commission on the final sale price.

If you wish to place a reserve on an item there is a fee of £5 per lot.

VAT is additional to all charges.

All wines advertised on our website must be at our office at least one week before the start of the auction in which they will be listed.  If you are unable to bring the bottle to us, we can organise a collection or you can post the bottle.  Our address is:

Wine Auctioneer 
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove
Inveralmond Industrial Estate


Our office is open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00.  If you would like to collect outwith these hours please contact us to arrange, particularly at the weekends.

The end date of the current auction will always be clearly displayed on the orange notification bar at the foot of the website.

Our auctions will end anytime from 7pm (BST).  Once 7pm is reached activity on any item will prolong the ENTIRE auction by a further 2 minutes.

The entire auction will end when there has been no activity placed within the last two minutes after 7pm and can take between 2.5 and 3.5 hours to end.

You can submit as many bottles as you like. 

Wine Auctioneer reserves the right to restrict, in the case of particularly old releases from a single seller, to one bottle per auction.

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 fails to meet a reserve price, we still require the listing fee and reserve fee be paid.  We will then offer you a chance to re-list the item or discuss returning the bottle to you.

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 or call 01738 245 576.  

A photograph of the items may be required.

Yes. We can ship to many places, including North America. For a full list of countries we can ship to please see our Shipping page.

Yes. Upon payment you will be asked to select either collection or delivery. If you choose to collect your wine in person you will have 90 days to do so before a storage fee of £1 per day will apply.

Our office is open Monday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00.  If you would like to collect outwith these hours please contact us to arrange, particularly at the weekends.

We aim to dispatch your wine 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.

VAT is applicable to all fees and surcharges.

Delivery charges are inclusive of VAT, where applicable.

Please note VAT is not applicable on the hammer price of the wine.

Why sell through Wine Auctioneer?

At Wine Auctioneer, we accept consignments of wines from private and trade sellers, so 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 versus traditional bricks-and-mortar auction houses, and we are entirely free of the hidden-charges which may be discovered all too late with some other online auctioneers.

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

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.


Through our sister-site, WhiskyAuctioneer, we have established an accomplished track record of delivering online auctions and routinely achieve world-record values for items sold.

We have a small team of wine experts on hand - together bringing decades of experience to the fore - providing the best possible advice regarding your wine.

Please visit our Selling page to get started.

Our CURRENT AUCTION finishes Monday 30th July from 19:00 BST. Good luck!

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01738 245576