Wine, Port & Champagne


Wine, Port & Champagne

01568 611122

Wednesday 5th December

New sale start time of 11am 

Registration for online bidding will be available from Monday 3rd December at 10am

Entries closed

Brightwells’ pre-Christmas Wine Sale to be their biggest ever.

Wine, Port, Champagne and Whisky worth over £200,000 to come under the hammer.

A superb array of Fine Wine, Vintage Port and Champagne, Rare Malt Whisky and Exquisite Cognac are set to be sold at Brightwells on 5th December. The sale will take place at their Leominster Saleroom, commencing at 11am.

Wine investors, collectors and buyers looking for an interesting Christmas tipple will all be well served as over 800 lots will be offered on the day, with prices ranging from around £100 a dozen up to well over £1000 per bottle.

The centrepiece of the sale is a superb private collection of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone, Port and Champagne that will be offered under bond. The wines are currently lying with Tanners of Shrewsbury in perfect storage conditions and come with impeccable provenance. Highlights include 6 bottles of Chateau Mission Haut Brion 2010 (£1,500 - £2,000) and 12 bottles of Richebourg Grand Cru Roche de Bellene 2010 (£2,500 - £3,300). Over 100 lots will be offered with an expected total of around £100,000.

Brightwells’ Head of Wine Sales Paddy Shave is delighted to be offering this iconic collection at auction: ‘These are exceptional wines from current vintages which makes them very investable. We have had a good deal of interest from local collectors, the London trade and buyers from overseas’.

The success of Brightwells’ recent Whisky Auction has resulted in many new vendors consigning their collections. The Whisky and Cognac section features a number of ultra-rare bottlings. A Macallan 1961 80 Proof is expected to achieve in excess of £4,000 and a Macallan 1965 is expected to achieve over £3,000. Often considered amongst the finest Cognacs in the world, 2 bottles of Louis XIII from Remy Martin are expected to top £1,000 each.

The sale will be on view on Monday 3rd December, Tuesday 4th and on the morning of the 5th. There will be a tasting of selected wines and Cognacs from 3pm – 7pm on Tuesday 4th December and on the morning of the sale.

For information on buying and selling wines and spirits at auction please contact Paddy Shave on 01568 611122 or  

Our Wine consultant Paddy Shave has more than 25 years’ experience in the Fine Wine Industry. If you would like any further information on purchasing, selling or on how the auction process works, please get in touch. Paddy Shave: 07974 929487 or

Our Auctions

Wine auctions have been held at Brightwells since 2008, the catalogue typically contains 500-600 lots. We sell Wine, Spirits, Port and Champagne on behalf of private individuals, merchants, dealers and shippers.

Brightwells hold Wine auctions four times a year. Wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone Valley and Champagne form a large part of each sale, complemented by a fine selection from Spain, Italy and the New World. Vintage Ports are popular with our buyers, as are fine Cognacs and Malt Whisky.

Our fantastic saleroom facilities provide a perfect environment for purchasers to view the sale and attend our tasting days.

The sales attract national and international interest and the catalogue is widely distributed to brokers, dealers, merchants, restaurateurs and avid private collectors.



Purchasing at a Sale...

Buying is easy, we have multiple methods of purchase available. If buyers are not able to attend the auction, they can bid via telephone, leave a commission bid or bid online from anywhere in the world.

Viewing: Monday 8.30am - 5pm and Tuesday 8.30am to 7pm
Wine tasting on selected lots 3pm to 7pm on Tuesday prior to sale and on morning of the auction (selected tasting available).

Buyers Premium 17.5% + VAT

We value anything from single bottles to entire cellar collections - please call 01531 640592/07974 929487 or email

Registration for online bidding will be available from Monday 3rd December 10am


Paddy Shave
Antiques, Fine Art & Wine

Tel: 01568 611122

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9am - 5:30pm