Where Can I Get Wine Valued?

Regardless of which route you choose, it's important to work with reputable professionals


If you're a wine enthusiast or collector, you may have wondered where you can get that wine accurately valued. Knowing the current value of your wine collection can be important for insurance purposes, estate planning, and if you're considering selling.

One of the most reliable ways to get your wine valued is to work with a professional wine appraiser or reputable auction house. These experts have extensive knowledge and insights of the current wine market and can provide an accurate assessment of the value of your collection. They'll consider factors such as the vintage, condition, current market trends, and rarity of the wines to determine their worth.

A twelve bottle case of Chateau Margaux 1989 Premier Grand Cru Classé, ullage bottom of neck

Sold for £3,800


Another option is to use an online wine valuation service. These services often have databases of wine prices and can provide you with an estimated value based on the information you provide about your wines. While not as comprehensive as a professional appraisal, this can be a quick and convenient way to get a general idea of your wine's worth.

If you're looking to sell your wine, you can also reach out to a respected wine merchant or auction house. They will certainly be able to provide you with a current market estimate of the value of your collection and in some cases will be able to help you sell it for the highest possible price.


A bottle of Domaine d'Auvenay Bonnes-Mares 1993 Grand Cru

Sold for £3,200


Regardless of which route you choose, it's important to do your research and work with reputable professionals to ensure you get an accurate and fair valuation of your wine collection.

We recommend documenting your collection; collate a list of which wines you have, the producer, region, vintage, size, and quantities. Be aware of expected maturity dates - once a wine has passed the maturity peak it becomes much more difficult to sell. Record any condition issues such as torn labels, cut capsules, cork seepage, sunken corks, protruding corks, import strips, fill levels and colour. For larger collections we suggest adding the location of each wine, whether it be in the cellar at home, abroad or In Bond. This information can be provided from In Bond upon request. Fine wine should be stored on its side in a dark, cool and vibration free environment, with special attention to the humidity. Keep all receipts, invoices, and certificates – this provenance enhances buyer confidence which increases saleability and value. 


A bottle of Domaine A Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Grand Cru

Sold £2,100


From a single special bottle of fine wine to an entire investment portfolio, our expert wine valuers at Dawsons are on hand to offer advice and complimentary appraisals. We offer remote valuations by email, WhatsApp and video call. We can also book private appointments at one of our offices in London and Berkshire. Alternatively, if you'd rather we came to you, we are happy to book private appointments to value your wine in the comfort of your own home.


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Are you thinking of selling your wine collection?

With a global and monthly audience of over 10 million, Dawsons can secure the best prices for you.

Get in touch with an expert valuer today for confidential sales advice, we would be delighted to help:

0207 431 9445 / info@dawsonsauctions.co.uk