The team behind Perth-based Whisky Auctioneer is set to add wine to its offering with the launch of Wine Auctioneer, a new online service.

Described as a dedicated online wine auction site, the new platform will “offer wine lovers, connoisseurs and investors a more accessible way of trading fine, old, rare and collectable wines from around the world”.

Having secured more than 600 bottles of mature, rare and iconic wine from sellers, the first auction will take place between Friday 10 and Monday 27 November and has received more than double the ­consignments than was originally projected.

The lots will include several ­vintages from the iconic French estates of Château Mouton-Rothschild and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti.
Wine fans can also expect a selection of “legendary Californian and Australian wines” including Harlan Estate, Chateau Montelena, Ben ­Glaetzer, Penfolds and Henschke; ­several large-format Magnums, ­Jeroboams, Imperials and a mega Nebuchadnezzar.

The auction team says fortified wine enthusiasts will also be able to browse a large array of ports, noble Madeiras and sherries from exceptional, historic and recent vintages.

Head of Wine Auctioneer and wine expert Stuart Campbell said that the company wanted to create “a wine auction platform that meets the needs of modern buyers and sellers”, and that they were delighted with the interest in the new offering.

Wine Auctioneer

Head of Wine Auctioneer and wine expert Stuart Campbell. Picture: contributed

Campbell said: “The response to date – almost tripling the volume of projected consignments from sellers – would suggest we’re meeting a ­previously unfilled market demand.We’re extremely confident we are able to offer buyers a superb variety of fine, rare and mature bottles from many of the world’s most admired estates and regions.”

In addition to the publicly-released wine, port and other spirits auctioned from the premises, Wine Auctioneer will also auction bottles held in-bond.

Free to join, consignments for Wine Auctioneer’s next bimonthly auction will be accepted until the deadline of Friday 5 January next year.

A free valuation service is also on offer for anyone interested in selling and the site will also give advice on how best to get bottles to their premises.

 

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