Sell Your Wines

Cellar Evaluation

We want to purchase your wines

Collectors and enthusiasts should always turn to AWC as the first option for selling their wines. The company’s client base includes some of the world’s most sophisticated consumers, and there are connoisseurs amongst them that are actively searching for specific, fine, and rare wines.



Selling to AWC

Working with AWC’s dedicated purchasing team is faster, simpler, and often more lucrative than other divestment channels. The company offers one of three options to any potential seller: to take the wines as an outright purchase, to broker the wines on the client’s behalf, or to provide an initial, complimentary evaluation.

Selling creates the opportunity to clear out cellar space for the arrival of new selections, to reinvest in younger vintages, or to capitalise on gains made from earlier purchases.

AWC's vast clientele means that the company is just as interested in massive cellars as it is in smaller verticals and individual cases. All suitable wines will be purchased in a swift and seamless manner.

We're currently looking for...

Masseto La Tache Magnums

Super Tuscans

(Masseto, Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Solaia, Tignanello)

Cult Californian Wines

(Screaming Eagle, Caymus, Opus One, Harlan Estate, Dominus)

Grand Cru & 1er Cru Burgundy

(Especially 150cl and 300cl Formats)

We are especially interested in sourcing the following wines:

  • La Tâche, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – Magnums
  • Dominus – All formats and vintages
  • Opus One – All formats and vintages
  • 1982 Château Pétrus – Cases and large formats
  • 2000 Château Mouton Rothschild – Cases and large formats
  • Pre-1997 Vintage Champagnes – All formats and older vintages
  • Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido – All formats and vintages
  • Masseto, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia – All formats and vintages
  • Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia – All formats of the ‘Vendemmia d’Artista Series’

If you have any of the above in good condition, contact AWC's buying team for a valuation on +44 (0) 20 3219 5588 or via email at buying@awc-wine.com.

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Cellar Appraisals

AWC's Purchasing team members are happy to conduct complimentary cellar appraisals. Arrange an in-person evaluation by contacting our Purchasing team on +44 (0) 20 3219 5588.

Quality & Provenance

For any prospective purchase, it is important that the stock be in impeccable condition. This means good labels, intact capsules and high fill levels.

AWC also requires a full description of each wine:

  • Name and vintage
  • Where the wine has been stored
  • The provenance of the wine, including details of any professional authentication
  • The condition of the wine (labels, capsules, fill levels)

If the above information is not supplied, we may not be able to respond to your enquiry with a quote.

Please note that only wines with a minimum purchase value of £1000 will be considered.

For large cellars and collections, please contact our Purchasing team on +44 (0) 20 3219 5588.

Contract Options

There are several contract options available when AWC purchases wines. With an outright sale, AWC takes possession of your wines up front, so this is the quickest way for you to receive payment.

Alternatively, selling the wines on consignment is a smart option if there is no time constraint. Part of the advantage of consignment sales is that these agreements generally result in higher, pre-purchase valuations. In a consignment arrangement AWC has exclusive sale rights for a specific time period but you continue to own the stock until AWC secures a sale.

View our standard Purchase & Brokerage terms »



Questions?

Contact AWC's Wine Advisors on +44 (0) 20 3219 5588 or on info@awc-wine.com.