Wine Mountain at Charterhouse
“We have been conducting wine auctions for over 10 years. During this time we have built up a very busy department which advises clients from across the country as many auctioneers have little specialist knowledge in this sector.” Commented Charterhouse wine expert David Baines. “The sales are very popular with a lot of our bidders looking to buy and enjoy their lots in an evening, some bidders looking to lay them down for the long term, and some looking to give away as presents such as the 1965 Chateau Lafite we have which would make a wonderful and unique present for the person born in 1965!”.”
This Charterhouse specialist auction of wine, port and spirits has grown so large that they have dedicated an extra day in their auction calendar, Wednesday 18th May, to sell the thousands of bottles. Parts of their Long Street Salerooms in Sherborne now look more like a wine warehouse.
Wine, port and spirits have been consigned to Charterhouse from a large country house near Taunton which housed nearly 1,000 bottles, a garage in Bristol which held over another 1,000 bottles for a retired French airline pilot, a consignment from near Wincanton produced nearly another 1,000 bottles, a Bournemouth client has entered over 50 bottles of whisky, another Bournemouth client has entered yet another 1,000 bottles of mostly Italian wine and a pallet of mostly champagne and vodka has also turned up on a lorry from a client near London!
There are thousands of bottles French, Italian, German, American, English and other wine. Many are in their original own wooden cases, some in presentation boxes and thousands loose. For the connoisseur and wine buff or enthusiast there are fine wines such as Chateau Lafite estimates at £300-500 a bottle, cases of vintage port up to £600, single whisky bottles up to £800, Dom Perignon and other champagne, cognac, vodka and other spirits, with many of the lots going under the hammer being sold without reserve.
Charterhouse is now accepting further entries for this specialist auction of wine, port and spirits on Wednesday 18th May, followed on the next day by silver, jewellery and watches and then Beswick, other ceramics and antiques the day after on Friday 20th May.
They are also accepting entries for their auction of classic and vintage motorcycles in Sherborne on 11th May and classic and vintage cars on 19th June
For further information regarding these auctions, or to arrange a home visit, please contact David Baines or Richard Bromell at Charterhouse, The Long Street Salerooms, Sherborne 01935 812277 or email them with items for valuation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fine Wine at Charterhouse – Chateau Margaux 1962 (£200-300/bottle) and Chateau Lafite 1965 (£300-500/bottle)
Case of Grahams 1893 vintage port £300-500
Wine mountain from a garage in Bristol, all packed and stacked in random boxes
All being sold on Wednesday 18th May at Charterhouse in Sherborne