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How to Sell Wine with Sotheby's

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Get Started with an Estimate
Register or log in to your Sothebys.com account to request an estimate of your wine. Complimentary estimates are provided for each bottle or case that we believe we can sell at auction.

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Wines Consigned with Sotheby's

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does Sotheby's sell wine online?
    Absolutely. Today’s collectors are in search of red wine, white wine, champagne, and spirits through live auctions, private sales and online through sothebys.com. When you submit your wine online, our specialists will consider it for consignment in both live and online sales.
  • Do wine auctions only include wine or can I sell spirits at auction as well?
    Yes, Sotheby's wine auctions include fine and rare spirits as well. Our top-selling spirits typically include bottles by producers such as Macallan, Dalmore, and Icihro Hanyu.
  • Which wines sell for the highest price at auction?
    In 2018, Domaine de La Romanée-Conti, Petrus, Lafite, Latour, Mouton Rothschild, Leroy, Margaux, Haut Brion, The Macallan and Cheval Blanc were the top-performing producers at auction. For California wines, Harlan Estate and Screaming Eagle continued to dominate sales, while Sassicaia was the top-selling Italian wine. Rare Bordeaux and Burgundy wines continue to lead the market, while champagnes also realise high prices. Wines from Italy, the United States, Rhone, Germany and Spain also find eager buyers at auction.

    Additional Sotheby's Wine facts for 2018:

    Highest-value single retail transaction: Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, 2005, Assortment 7 Methuselahs, sold in Hong Kong at retail for $1.5 million.

    World's most expensive bottle of wine: 1 bottle of Romanée-Conti, 1945, sold at auction in New York for $558,000.

    Highest price for any spirit in the Americas: 1 bottle of The Macallan, 1926, 60 Years Old, Sir Peter Blake, sold at auction in New York for $843,200.

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