Wine & Spirits

Overview

Sotheby’s Wine provides a global network to buy, sell, store and discover fine wines and spirits. Between our auction house, retail stores, storage facilities and expert advisors, Sotheby’s Wine is a comprehensive, trusted source for everything relating to wine and spirits.

Buy
From our innovative line of Own Label wines to record-breaking auction results, Sotheby’s offers wines and spirits for all levels of consumers and collectors. Bid in an upcoming auction, browse our retail stores’ expertly-chosen selections, or meet with an advisor to craft your ideal collection. Our global team of specialists with over 400 years of expertise selects wine and spirits in the best condition and with excellent provenance.

Sell
Sotheby’s Wine’s well-earned reputation attracts the world’s most prestigious collections. With 77 Single Owner Wine Auctions that have collectively sold for $347MM over the past decade, Sotheby’s is the undisputed worldwide leader in Single Owner sales. Apart from being the auction house of choice for important cellars, Sotheby’s Wine also makes offers to buy well-sourced and perfectly-stored wine and spirits at a fixed price. We maximize the value of collections by determining the best method of sale across three continents and multiple selling platforms.

Store
Sotheby’s Wine Storage provides secure, temperature-controlled, fully insured, professional storage of fine wine and spirits in New York, London and Hong Kong. Clients are automatically enrolled to store in all of our locations, and can seamlessly access and manage their collections any time with our online platform, Sotheby’s Wine Virtual Cellar.

Seek Advice
Sotheby’s Wine comprises the most experienced and successful team in the business. Our renowned specialists are eager to consult about building, maintaining and maximizing the value of wine and spirits collections. Our advisors are always available to discuss collection goals, suggest purchases or sales, and recommend what to further cellar or drink.

About Sotheby’s Wine
Sotheby’s Wine’s annual worldwide sales reached a highest-ever annual total in 2019, with sales exceeding US$118 million in a single year and marking a 20% increase over 2018 – for further details, please click here or review our 2019 Wine Market Report.

In March 2019, Sotheby’s established a new world record for any private wine collection sold at auction, when our three-day sale of Tran-scend-ent Wines achieved US$29,756,077, far surpassing its pre-sale low estimate of US$19 million, and with 98% of lots sold.

In October 2019, The Ultimate Whisky Collection achieved $10 million in London, marking Sotheby’s inaugural live auction entirely dedicated to spirits and also marking the world auction record for any bottle of wine or spirit when The Macallan Fine & Rare 60 Year Old 1926 sold for $1.9 million.

World-renowned auction house and retailer Sotheby’s Wine proudly debuted their Own Label Wine Collection in fall 2019. Hand selected by the specialist retail team at Sotheby’s Wine, the 13 featured bottles represent true expressions of some of the world’s most classic appellations from Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire, Piedmont and California. The collection was thoughtfully curated with all wine enthusiasts in mind, with wines affordably priced for their quality at a range of $16.95 to $39.95 USD. Each wine is given its own lot number, a nod to Sotheby’s auction roots that tells a piece of each producer’s story. The launch portfolio consists of thirteen wines sourced through decades of personal relationships with the chosen winemakers, with each bottle bearing a label especially designed for Sotheby’s Wine. At Sotheby’s Wine retail stores and corresponding website, consumers can purchase a complete case of each wine or the entire collection, individualized half cases or single bottles.

Sotheby’s Wine launched their retail business in 2010. The brand’s retail presence consists of the Sotheby’s Wine Store in New York City located at 1334 York Avenue, and is open Monday through Friday from 10AM to 7PM and Saturday from 10AM to 6PM. Along with a retail location in the Hong Kong galleries, Sotheby’s Wine also offers all bottles online, 24 hours, at www.sothebyswine.com.

Click here to visit Sotheby's New York Online Wine Retail shop.

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Consignments

If you wish to enquire about the possibility of selling your wine or spirits, please click here .

Contact Us

NEW YORK:
+1 212 606 7050
LONDON:
+44 (0)20 7293 6423
HONG KONG:
+852 2822 8174

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