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.
Selling Commission – 5%
Listing Fee - £6.00 per lot
Reserve Fee - £10.00 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 prior to consignment deadline (generally 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:
West Building, Ruthvenfield Grove
Inveralmond Industrial Estate
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/GMT, active UK time).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Sometimes our clients would like to combine orders to save money on shipping costs, we naturally can help facilitate this. To do this please complete any outstanding order selecting "Collection/Storage" and then complete the form to Ship Stored Orders.
Yes. Please see our Help page on options following checkout, including collecting your bottles in person. Please note, you MUST book an appointment in order to collect your botltes in person, and is subject to our offices being open to the public.
*COVID-19 NOTE: If your area has travel restrictions or lockdown measures in place or you are required to self-isolate, please do NOT book an appointment to visit our premises.
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.
In order to bid above £2,000 we require an identity check. This is to ensure the legitimacy of users so that bids are valid and fair. Once you submit the required documents, our Customer Service team will review the documentation and you will then be alerted whether you have been approved or not. Once approved, you will be able to bid over £2,000 on any lot across the auction. Please note, that should circumstances arise as per our terms and conditions, we reserve the right to revoke approval, or, alternatively, approve after further review should an individual not be approved.
Once your maximum bid is placed, our system automatically increases the bid level of the lot incrementally (based on the table below) until it reaches your maximum bid;
The bid increments vary based on the current bid. Please see the table below.
|£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|
Wine Auctioneer accepts red, white, rose and sparkling table wines along with fortified wines such as Port, Sherry and Marsala.
Wine Auctioneer does not accept consignments of miniature bottles, spirits, vermouth, beers, ciders and non-alcoholic wines.
Following the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing legislation from the Scottish Government, Wine Auctioneer introduced starting-bids. Any consignment deemed unlikely to achieve starting-bid value will be rejected at auctioneer's discretion.
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.
Loss & Breakage Assurance is offered to warrant against the total breakage or loss of wines in transit arising from human negligence.
Loss & Breakage Assurance does not cover leakage attributable to the natural deterioration or unforeseen failure of closure materials.
If any issue arises in transit regarding breakage, it is critical to retain all the original packaging and contact us immediately.
Loss & Breakage Assurance 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.