A FINE wine sale in Herefordshire has made over £400,000 in an online auction

The wine department of Brightwells, located at Easters Court, Leominster, had their biggest ever auction last month with over 1,100 lots offered, more bidders than ever before and record prices achieved.

The sale ran online over 5 days, with the first 580 lots closing from 12 noon on Wednesday, September 29 and the remainder closing from the same time on Thursday, 30.

Wine collectors, merchants, dealers and restaurateurs from around the world logged on to watch the sale unfold.

Buyers registered from as far as Hong Kong, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Sweden, as well as a large UK contingent.

The cellars of a Cumbrian country house provided some forgotten wines, including 11 Chateau Latour 1982s (£12,100) and 6 Chateau Lafite 2003s (£4,416).

A 1,200 bottle collection from Norfolk proved very popular with buyers, with a case containing 3 bottles of Domaine de la Grange des Peres 1992 achieving £4,460.

From the same cellar, an Ardbeg 1975 Whisky made £3,515 and a Macallan 1964 saw the hammer fall at £3079.

Buyers looking for good quality wines to drink over Autumn were well served, with over 400 lots selling between £100 and £300.

Brightwells are inviting entries for their next auction which will take place on 1st and 2nd December

For information about buying or selling wines and spirits at auction please contact Paddy Shave on 01568 619719 or paddy.shave@brightwells.com.