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Seller's Fees and Payment Terms

Sellers Fees and Payment Terms

Wine Auctioneer  is passionate about and recognises the importance of ensuring that our customers have confidence and trust in our services. As such, we are committed to providing information on our fees clearly and accurately to help customers make informed decisions on selling wine in our auctions. 





Selling Commission - 5%  of the final hammer price 

Listing Fee - £5 per Lot

(Conditional) Mixed Case Fee - £5.00 per Lot

(Optional) Reserve Fees - £5.00 per Lot 

20% Value Added Tax (VAT) is applicable and charged to the commission, delivery and surcharges.  (for information, VAT is  not  applicable to the hammer price of the wine.)



(Optional) Packaging material provided on request by the seller - £5 plus shipping. 
(Optional) Courier Fees – this varies depending on your location and weight of the items. 
(Conditional) Payments made internationally require the seller to accept all international transfer fees. 



If an item is sold, Wine Auctioneer aims to pay sellers within  21 business days  of the auction finishing. 


What happens if my item does not meet the reserve price I set?

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 (subject to fees for each auction it features) or discuss returning the bottle to you (subject to delivery charge).

How do I sell my wine?

To sell your wine you will firstly need to register on our website and then either deliver or post your bottle(s) to Wine Auctioneer; we do the rest! All the information you need to sell your wine can be found in our Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Wine at Auction.

How much is my wine worth?

The value of a bottle of wine is constantly fluctuating according to supply and demand. 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.

If you would like a free, no-obligation valuation, please visit our Free Auction Estimate page.

Are there any items you don't accept?

Wine Auctioneer accepts red, white, rose and sparkling table wines along with fortified wines such as Port, Sherry and Marsala.

Please note that we no longer are accepting Vermouth for our auctions.

Wine Auctioneer does not accept consignment of beers, ciders and non-alcoholic wines.  Wine Auctioneer no longer accepts consignment of small-format bottles of wine, except for sweet wines and in exceptional circumstances - please contact us before shipping.

Following the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing legislation from the Scottish Government, Wine Auctioneer introduced starting-bids; any consignment deemed unlikely to achieve this starting-bid value will be rejected at auctioneer's discretion.

If you would like to consign for auction any spirits, please see our sister-site, Whisky Auctioneer.

Our staff conduct a strict authenticity and condition check of all consignments received; Wine Auctioneer will only accept bottles which are in good physical condition - seals intact and no leakage - and we reserve the right to withdraw and reject any Lot which displays evidence of leakage at any time prior to completion of auction.

Contact Us

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

Tel: 01738 245576