Sotheby’s Wine Department, led by Serena Sutcliffe, M.W., has the most experienced and successful team in the wine auction business, selling wine in London since 1970 and in New York since 1994 with worldwide sales of over $44 million in 2008.
Sotheby’s specializes in offering the finest wine cellars in the world, such as A Superb Private Collection (London, September 2008, $2.9 million), Magnificent Bordeaux and Burgundy from an Important Private Cellar (New York, April 2008, $6.1 million), The Adrian Bowden Cellar Part II (London, March 2007, $2.8 million), and Chateau Mouton Rothschild, Treasures from the Private Cellar of Baroness Philippine (New York, February 2007, $2.2 million). We hold sales in London, New York and Hong Kong, featuring fine and rare wines for both current drinking and cellaring.
If you are interested in selling wine through Sotheby’s, our teams in New York and London make it an easy process. Send us a list of wines you want to sell and we will provide a detailed valuation of your entire collection. We offer the option of both auction and private sales and will include a proposal of how to maximize the value of your wines. We make all the arrangements to ship your wines to our temperature controlled warehouse where we offer complimentary storage until their sale.
For those interested in buying wine, you can be confident that all the wines we offer have been carefully inspected by our team of experienced specialists. We are happy to provide advice on cellar management as well as make recommendations on wines for investment, lying down, or current drinking. We take pride in offering only wines in the best condition and with verifiable provenance.