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Sell Your Wine with Brentwood

No matter the size or depth of your collection, our acquisitions professionals will work with you through each step of the process to make sure that the experience is as easy as possible. The four steps below are a basic outline of the selling process, however we do realize that each situation is unique so please do not hesitate to contact our acquisitions team with specific questions. In addition, regional representatives are available to personally meet with you and assess your large collection on-site.

The Wine Selling Process

1. Make a List

Create a list of all of the wine you are interested in selling. An Excel spreadsheet works best, however we can work with any format that you send. To give an appraisal of your collection, we will need the following basic information for each wine that you would like to sell:

  • Producer Name
  • Vintage
  • Special Designation/Vineyard
  • Bottle Size
  • Number of Bottles
  • Bottle Conditions

**Please keep in mind that bottle conditions do affect the price that we are able to pay, so diligence here will result in a more accurate quote.

2. Submit List

E-mail your list to, or call us at 503.638.9463. E-mail submissions will be acknowledged by one of our acquisitions professionals within 24 hours. Once your list is received, you can expect to receive an offer to buy your entire collection within 24 to 72 hours.

3. Packing & Shipping Your Collection

We can handle all of the door-to-door logistics, including on-site inventory for large collections and arranging transportation. We use our contacts in the industry to provide the most efficient and reliable shipping solution for your wine collection. If you live in the San Francisco Bay or Portland, OR areas, our cellar team can pick-up your large collection at no charge; and Napa/Portland locals are welcome to drop off their collections at Benchmark Wine Group or Brentwood Auctions.

4. Bottle Inspection & Payment

Once your collection has arrived, our cellar team will inspect each bottle by hand to confirm identity and condition. After inspection, our acquisitions team will send a final quote and any payment terms agreed upon in the sales contract will begin at that time. For more information or to speak with our acquisitions team about a unique situation, e-mail or call 503.638.9463.

Real-World Data, Not Just an Estimate

Through our partnership with The Wine Market Journal and Benchmark Wine Group, we have access to unparalleled wine market data which allows us to show you exactly what our competitors can offer, and why Benchmark & Brentwood is the best option.

Using the best wine market data available, we can price your collection for maximum return in today’s market conditions.

Flexible Terms

Our clients enjoy a variety of options for selling their wine, tailored to their needs and the size of their collection. Our acquisitions professionals will work with you to reach a personalized agreement that makes sense for your collection, large or small. For Example:

  • Auction Consignment
  • Hybrid Consignment, Auction and Retail
  • Full Collection Buy Out in Cash

Large collections provide the most flexibility; contact our acquisitions team to discuss the perfect marketing plan for your cellar.

Personalized Packing and Shipping Services

Our Cellar Team can be on your doorstep within 24 hours of contract completion, ready to catalog and pack your collection. We can take your cellar to market in just days; no waiting for weeks or months until the next live auction while you watch the wine market change on a daily basis.

Brentwood handles all door-to-door logistics, transportation scheduling, and for larger collections, on-site inventory.

Regional representatives can personally meet with you, discuss options, and make recommendations based on your needs. We currently have representation near:

  • Pacific Northwest
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Southern California
  • Mountain States
  • Texas
  • Northeast, Tri-State Area
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