Wine, Port, Champagne & Whisky 14th August 2019


Wine, Port, Champagne & Whisky 14th August 2019

01568 611122

Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th August at 11am

Entries Closed

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

Records broken at Brightwells’ Midsummer Wine Sale

First tranche from major private collection nets over £100,000

The first parcel from the superb cellars of an East Midlands collector attracted worldwide interest at Brightwells’ recent auction of Wine, Port, Champagne and Whisky. The sale attracted bidders from Hong Kong, the US and Scandinavia as well as all around the UK and Ireland.

The auction took place on 12th June at the Leominster Saleroom and featured over 1000 lots. The sale totalled in excess of £200,000.

Over 400 lots of Claret were offered, many in the large formats of Magnum (1.5lt), Double Magnum (3lt), Jeroboam (5lt) and Imperial (6lt). The top priced Bordeaux on the day was £6,000 for a single bottle of Petrus 1945.

Brightwells’ Head of Wine Sales Paddy Shave said the cellars were the best he’d seen in 30 years. ‘The gentleman who owned the collection had a real passion for fine wines, he built a cellar complex that provided perfect storage conditions for over 8,000 bottles!’.

An excellent Burgundy section featured some real rarities including 12 bottles of Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache 1976 (sold at £15,000).

The Wednesday 14th August sale will feature the second section of Bordeaux from the East Midlands and an exceptional private collection of Vintage Port.

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


Paddy Shave
Antiques, Fine Art & Wine

Tel: 01568 611122

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