Seller's Fees and Payment Terms

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Fees and payment terms for selling at auction

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: £6 per Lot

(Conditional) Mixed Case Fee: £5.00 per Lot

(Optional) Reserve Fees*: £10.00 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.)


*Minimum Reserve Price is £50 and Maximum Reserve Price within the first six months for new releases is equal to the recommended retail price (RRP) + 10% 



(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?

Fill out our Seller Form and one of our experts will get back in touch to assist you through valuation and getting your bottles to 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 can assist in providing you with a valuation.

Estimates are provided using recent auction sale prices where possible. Auction estimates can also be approximately derived from current retail market values (readily available online) using a rule-of-thumb calculation of 70% of retail value.

If you would like assistance with a valuation, please visit our Valuation 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.

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.

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