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Wine Selling Process

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Get Your Free Estimate

Attach a list of your wine collection or enter your wines into the form below. Our expert account managers will reply with a free estimate.

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Ship Your Wines

We will organize shipment of your wines to our warehouse where bottles are inspected, photographed, and stored in our state-of-the-art facility.

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Get Paid

We will send you your results immediately after weekly auction close, and you’ll receive payment within 30 business days.

“You guys did an outstanding job. I have told several of my friends about your process. I will be in touch. Thanks again.”

–J.K. of NY

“The whole process was an easy one.... If friends are interested in auctioning their wines, I will certainly refer them to you.”

–M.B. of OR

“Very pleased with the results of the entire consignment and your outstanding level of service, especially meeting me at my wine storage.”

–S.H. of CA

“I am so happy that the wines ended up with people who would appreciate and enjoy them thanks to the expertise of you folks. Thank you for all of your help.”

–D.H. of CA

“Wanted to thank you for the successful selling of my wine. You were able to find a home for each and every bottle. Will recommend WineBid without hesitation.”

–M.H. of NV

“I would like to thank you for your superior support, guidance, confidence, and recommendations. I will recommend you and WineBid to my friends and family. I’m really glad I had you as my agent.”

–S.G. of FL

“I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how pleased I have been with the service and results both you and Wine Bid have provided. It has been flawless from beginning to end. Thank you very much!”

–D.H. of TN

“You did exactly what you promised: picked up my bottles, handled them carefully and professionally, gave them a good, detailed evaluation… The checks came in on time and exactly what you said they’d be. I’d recommend WineBid to anyone looking to liquidate a quality wine collection.”

–S.R. of NJ

“When I made the decision to sell my wine, I contacted 5 wine sellers and sent them an inventory of 4,000+ bottles. WineBid was the only venue willing to transport, store, and sell the entire collection. Moreover, the commission was less than half of the other sellers. Thank you for outstanding service.”

–M.M. of DE

“I had a small (approx. 100 bottles) collection of wine to sell, and WineBid did everything right... from the initial pricing, to keeping me informed about each auction, to paying me promptly and accurately. For my overall sale, the initial reserve bid was right on target. This is one of the best internet commerce sites I have used.”

–M.P. of CA

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WineBid is the Best Place to Sell Wine Online

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Experience

We have over 20 years of experience, leading auction platform technology, and over 100,000 registered bidders worldwide.

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Service that Sells

You’ll work with a dedicated Account Manager throughout the entire process. They will assist with wine valuations, shipping, and provide detailed auction updates.

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Maximum Value

Our extensive wine database gives you the most accurate pricing in the industry. Many lots are outbid weekly, increasing the value of your sale.

Request an Estimate

$2,500 minimum, $10,000+

collections preferred.

Upload your own file (Pdf, Word, or Excel (View Example)) or enter the wines you wish to sell below.)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SELLING WITH WINEBID

From a product placement standpoint, your wines will be prominently featured on our website by category, promotional Staff Picks, Social Media, Wine-Searcher and pushed by way of saved notifications that our buyers set based on their preferences (everything from a specific type of wine to an exact wine and vintage). Furthermore, available ratings from such acclaimed critics as Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Vinous, Allen Meadow’s Burghound, and James Suckling, just to name a few, are also presented with your inventory. In short, there is no better place to list your wines for maximum visibility and highest payout.
All collections are meticulously cared for via our inspection process and state-of-the-art JFH’s professional storage facility, where temperature and humidity are maintained around the clock. All bottles are individually barcoded and stored in our custom-built, wooden racking system. All bottles are stored in JFH’s secured wine warehouse. They are also photographed and inspected individually using high resolution zoomable images, along with detailed inspection notes. This instills confidence with our buyers knowing that our listed wines have been carefully inspected and meticulously cared for.
As a WineBid consignor, you can log in to your online account via our website or smartphone app, and track the progress of your wine sales in real time, as well as view all past wine sales and settlements.
Settlement checks Wire transfers for wine sales are issued 30 business days (approximately 6 -4weeks) from the close of each weekly auction. Check release dates are listed on each week’s auction settlement report that is emailed to you at the close of each week’s auction.
As a consignor, there are two pricing options available to you as you go to auction:

Option A: Automated Pricing. This option is designed for quicker sell-through at appropriate market value. We have an internal algorithm that sets reserves based on a weighted average of final auction hammer results for each item in our database. As results come in, the balance shifts toward lowering, holding, or raising the reserve. If your pricing is set to automated, then your reserves follow the market with our system's default reserves. Weekly, as reserve pricing shifts, your reserves shift (increase or decrease) along with the system's defaults and your unsold wines automatically roll from one auction to the next.

Option B: Custom Reserve Pricing. If you want to take a chance and set reserves above market, we are willing to go along for 8 weeks/8 auctions. In this way, you can hope to win by setting a reserve that is above what our system's algorithm sets. It comes with the risk of being undersold by other consignors who are set to automated pricing. In return we require you after the end of the 8 weeks if the wine remains unsold to lower the reserves and offer the wines at auction at the reserves set by WineBid.