Depending on your collection and preferences, K&L will make you a fair offer to purchase your wine outright, or auction your bottles on our site. While there are advantages to each solution, K&L’s Library Wine Department can help recommend the option that will yield the best results. See below to learn more about each solution:
K&L pays by check or store credit after wines have been received and inspected against the list provided. Any discrepancies that result in a price adjustment will be presented for approval to the seller.
Checks are sent to the designated seller address via first class mail. Checks cannot be picked up in person.
We use a wide range of methods to establish a fair market price for the wines that are offered to us. Current market conditions, our own track record with a specific wine, the condition and provenance and also recent auction activity all play a role in our offer.
Due to our ability to feature wines in our stores and website, K&L may be able to offer you more for certain wines than you might be able to obtain at auction after commissions - our Library Wine Department can help you decide if your wines are best suited for auction or outright purchase.
Please contact our Old and Rare Wine Department at [email protected] to get started with a list of the bottles you would like to sell (Excel preferred).
Highly-sought after rare wines that have been properly stored yield the best results at auction.
K&L offers one of the lowest commission structures in the industry, including 0% seller's commission if you take our store credit payment option. Your commission (on proceeds paid by check) is determined on the value of your consignment.
You will profit from K&L's expansive and loyal customer base - thousands of eyes will be on your lots! Our weekly email highlighting new auction lots is sent to a curated list of our top K&L customers and frequent bidders.
K&L puts new auction lots up every day and each lot spends 7 days open for bidding. We do not concurrently list the same wine so your bottles get a “spotlight” and focused bidding.
Visit the Auctions - Selling section of your account and download our preferred Excel template for submitting a list of wines. Alternatively, you can email us at [email protected] to get started. A K&L Buyer will get in touch with you to discuss per bottle selling ranges and appropriate reserves.
Single bottle sales are generally not accepted or items that were given as gifts to the seller. All wine must have a defined provenance and documentation/receipts may be required.
The best place to start is with a list of wines you are looking to sell. Please contact our K&L Auctions and Library Wine Department at [email protected] with your list or any questions you may have about selling wines to K&L.