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Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Wine at Auction

Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Wine at Auction

If you are interested in selling wine online, we are always ready to accept entries for our upcoming wine auctions. We provide free expert wine valuations and can arrange bottle collections across the UK and E.U.  

If you have a bottle of wine that you would like to sell or have valued, please follow the directions below or feel free to contact us directly. 

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1. REGISTER AN ACCOUNT 

Registering an account with Wine Auctioneer is free and will give you lifetime access to buy and sell wine online in our monthly auctions.

 

2. FREE AUCTION ESTIMATE 

If you would like a free valuation for your bottles, please request an estimate and one of our wine experts will get back in touch with you. 

  

3. GET YOUR BOTTLES TO US 

We will help you decide on the simplest and safest way of getting your wine to us for auction. Find out more on the options available including courier collections across the UK and European Union and our Wine Auctioneer bottle pick-up service. 

  

ARRANGE A COURIER

DROP-OFF - Find out about our new fast track, contactless service

BOTTLE PICK-UP SERVICE 

  

4. AUCTION 

Once we have received your bottle(s) we will confirm the quality and condition of the items and if acceptable they can then be listed in an upcoming auction (find upcoming auction dates here). You can also confirm if you would like a reserve price applied at this stage. We will take professional photographs, create accurate and clear lot descriptions and begin work on promoting your bottles to our global audience of wine enthusiasts.

  

5. PAYMENT TERMS 

If your item has successfully sold, payment is made to the seller within 21 business days (full information can be found in our terms and conditions). 

If you place a reserve on a lot and it does not sell, we can either list it in a subsequent auction (subject to fees) or arrange for delivery back to yourself (subject to delivery charge).  

FAQs

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.

I have a large collection to sell - can Wine Auctioneer help me?

Yes. Wine Auctioneer can offer sellers a full range of services when it comes to larger private collections. The time and effort required to build such a collection shows commitment, care and enthusiasm and as wine enthusiasts ourselves, we understand this and use our extensive experience in order to treat collectors prized possessions with the respect, esteem and attention they deserve. We work hand in hand with private collectors to make the process of using our services as seamless and straightforward as possible.

If you are interested in finding out more about our services, please get in touch with our Customer Service team.

What fees are involved for selling wine?

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

Conditional Fees

If you wish to create one lot of mixed wines, there will be a mixed-case fee of £5.00 per lot.

If you wish to place a reserve on an item there is a fee of £5.00 per lot.

Please note VAT is charged to commission, listing and reserve fees.  VAT is not applicable to the hammer price of the wine.

More information including additional fees, reserve price restrictions and payment terms can be found here.

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
Perth
United Kingdom
PH1 3FN

Tel: 01738 245576

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