Our International Wine and Spirit department is led by Master of Wine, Richard Harvey, alongside a global team of experts. Our auctions offer a wide range of classed-growth Bordeaux, Domaine bottled Burgundy, vintage Champagne, Rhone and Port as well as highly regarded wines from Italy, Spain, California and Australia. In recent years we have achieved outstanding results for wine at auction, including a case of Romanée-Conti 1988 which was sold in March 2019 for £246,000.

Whisky auctions are held in Edinburgh and Hong Kong. We achieved a world record price for a bottle of Whisky three times in 2018, culminating in the sale of the 1926 Macallan 60-Year-Old Valerio Adami for £858,750 in Edinburgh in October. Bonhams also holds the world record for a bottle of Japanese Whisky of HKD 2,695,000 (£270,000) for a Yamazaki-50 year old, as well as for the most expensive Japanese whisky set sold, the Hanyu Ichiro's Malt Full Cards Series at HK$ 7,192,000 (£ 751,167).

Wines and spirits offered for sale are inspected carefully and are stored under temperature-controlled conditions in specialist warehousing. We arrange packing of cellars and collection and shipping from client's premises.


You can buy and sell through auction at Bonhams. Our Wine & Spirit Department holds approximately 12 sales a year in the UK and Hong Kong. All our specialists offer professional, friendly and independent advice on both selling and buying wine. You can contact us directly to consign an item or visit our digital Selling Hub for valuations on consignments to future auctions.

You can also buy and sell through Private Sale. Bonhams Private Sales provide clients with a bespoke approach to buying and selling, outside of the auction calendar. Whether you are looking for a specific artwork or to sell an object, our global team is on hand to help research, source or sell on your behalf. Contact a specialist below for more information.


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