Sotheby’s Wine features fine and rare wines for current drinking, for cellaring and for investment, and specialises in offering the finest wine collections in the world at auction, through private sales and retail sales.
Sotheby’s Wine business, led by Serena Sutcliffe MW, comprises the most experienced and successful team in wine auctioning. Sotheby’s has been selling wine in London since 1970, in New York since 1994 and in Hong Kong since 2009. The department takes pride in offering only wine in the best condition and with excellent provenance, and the team’s well-earned reputation has attracted many of the most prestigious collectors and discriminating buyers in the world. Learn more about this department in Records & Results.
In May 2009, we combined our retail and auction wine businesses under the “Sotheby’s Wine” name. With a retail store in the lobby of Sotheby’s New York offices as well as a retail website, we offer a full range of buying and selling services across both channels, and are able to sell in any quantity at a fixed price and for immediate delivery, in addition to our regular auctions. Sotheby’s Wine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sotheby’s Inc.
For sellers, Sotheby’s offers the option of both auction and private sales. We provide proposals to prospective consignors on how to maximize the value of your wine, and we arrange to ship your wine to our temperature-controlled warehouse where we offer complimentary storage until their sale.