Bidding on fine, rare and mature wines online at Wine Auctioneer couldn’t be simpler. We run a live auction every month for 10 days and you can place a bid at any time during this period.
In addition to the great wines you'll struggle to find anywhere else, we offer a user-friendly website, exceptionally competitive fees and a fast, professional service. If you are interested in buying wine online visit our current auction page, but if there isn’t an auction live, don’t worry, just make sure that you are registered and ready to bid for the next auction.
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. BID ONLINE
Once you have found an interesting lot in a live auction, make sure to read the lot description and condition statement in full and view the photographs carefully to satisfy yourself with the condition.
To bid on a lot in a live auction, you can either:
Make a single increment bid by pressing the burgundy button on the right of the lot listing. This button displays the increment amount. You will then be prompted to confirm your bid. (Find out more about our incremental bidding system here)
Enter the maximum bid you would be willing to pay for the item in the £ box and hit 'PLACE' to confirm your bid. If someone bids against you, our bidding system will then increase your bid incrementally until your maximum bid amount is reached. If you are outbid, we will automatically notify you by email. If the auction has not yet ended you will be able to increase your bid should you wish.
3. HOW DOES THE AUCTION END?
Our auctions end from 7PM GMT/BST (active UK time-zone) on the closing date specified. Once 7PM (gmt/bst) is reached, bids on any lot will extend the ENTIRE auction by a further two minutes. Therefore, the auction will only finish if 7PM (gmt/bst) has passed, and there has been a two-minute period where no bids have been placed on any bottle across the entire auction. The auction does not end at 7pm and will usually continue for several hours thereafter.
4. PROCESS YOUR ORDER AND PAY
If you have successfully won a lot, we will notify you automatically by email. Follow the link in your email and the on-screen instructions to process your order (the items will be automatically added to your shopping cart).
Payment is required immediately. Orders remaining unpaid after 3 business days will be subject to a Late Payment Charge (3% of order total).
5. COLLECT, SHIP OR STORE YOUR ORDER
You can find out all information regarding shipping your order here.
Wine Auctioneer also offer a storage service which you can read about here.
Please note that the option to collect from our offices has been temporarily suspended until further notice, please visit our COVID-19 Information page for more information.