If you do not already have an Wine Auction Room account simply click ‘Register to Bid’. First time bidders will be asked to ‘Create Account’ to get started. You will be guided through adding other necessary details. Once you have completed the form, you will receive an activation email containing a link. Click on the link to activate your new account to bid at The Wine Auction Room, and login using your new details (It is possible that the activation email may end up in your ‘junk’ or ‘spam’ folder so please check if you think you haven’t received our notification.)
In the room: Our wine auction team will help you register when you enter The Wine Auction Room. First time bidders please bring photo ID.
Phone bidding: Contact our wine auction team directly to help you register for the auction. Don’t leave it too late as arrangements for this service must be confirmed AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to the wine auction commencing.
You will need to be logged in to register for an auction.
You can register to bid in an auction either from the Auctions page, Catalogue Page or from the Lot page of the item you are interested in.
Just click the ‘Register to Bid Live’ button.
Ensure you read through the Terms and Conditions, check the ‘I agree’ box, and click the ‘Confirm’ button.
You will receive a confirmation email when you are registered for the auction.
Visit the online catalogue, then browse or search for lots on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. You can place a single bid on a lot either on the catalogue page or from the lot details page by entering the amount you wish to bid and clicking the “Place Bid” button. You will be asked to confirm your bid and receive an email notification that your bid has been placed.
You can place multiple bids within an Auction from the catalogue page by entering your bid amount in the box provided and clicking the “Place Multiple Bids” button at the bottom of the catalogue listing page.
You will be asked to confirm your bids and receive an email notification that your bids have been placed.
Live Online Bidding: Check the date and start time of the auction and make sure you are online at the correct time. You will need to be logged in and registered for the auction in order to bid live.
Once the sale has started you will see a link at the top of the catalogue page and also on any of the Lot Detail pages for that Auction. Click this link to launch the live bidding platform. If you do not see this link and the auction should have started, try refreshing the page.
To place a bid in the live Auction, make sure you are aware of the current asking price simply press the “Bid Now” button where the asking price is displayed. The system will show if you are the high bidder or if you are outbid.
Online bids are processed in real time so you must be listening well and ready to push “Bid Now” or you might miss out.
Phone bidding is by prior arrangement. Contact our wine auction team directly to help you register for the auction. Don’t leave it too late as arrangements for this service must be confirmed AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to the wine auction commencing.
Absentee bids can be placed online before the auction. Follow the instructions in the previous question “How do I place a bid?”
If you prefer, we can accept a written absentee bid. Please ensure written bids are provided to [email protected] AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR to the start of the wine auction. Please note unlimited or “Buy” bids will not be accepted.
This gives you the opportunity to increase your bid and still have a chance of winning that lot. This can be done in the “My Items” section.
If you do not want to increase your bid, you might consider bidding on a different lot in the Auction.
You will also be able to see if you are the current high bidder on that lot.
We’ve also included in the list below the various options available to ensure you can participate in the live online auctions.
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