The Del Posto Collection of Italian Wine to be Auctioned by Hart Davis Hart

Hart Davis Hart is pleased to bring to auction The Del Posto Collection, the cellar of the Michelin-starred, Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning New York City restaurant. The collection will be offered Friday, July 24th, and Saturday, July 25th. Bidders can utilize HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform, available via their mobile app or online, to place absentee and live bids.

The collection offers an outstanding opportunity for Italian wine enthusiasts and those looking to explore the range of the region. Over 30,000 bottles will come across the auction block from top producers like Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Giuseppe Mascarello, Aldo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa, Vietti, Ornellaia, Masseto, Sassicaia, Soldera, and Valdicava. This is not an auction for the faint of heart and should be carefully browsed as each lot offers something unique.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a to-be-determined children’s charity.

Antonio Galloni writes:
I am delighted to introduce the Del Posto cellar. In reading through these pages, you will soon discover that this is one of the single most important collections of fine Italian wines to ever go to auction.

As someone who has grown up around Italian wine, I can only marvel at how far Italian wine has come over the last three decades or so. It was not that long ago that the image of Italian wine for most consumers was inexpensive Chianti in a straw-covered bottle, served somewhere with a red checkered tablecloth. Today, the finest Italian wines have joined the ranks of the collectible elite.

From the very beginning Del Posto was a temple to Italian wine, the grandeur and ambition of its list every bit as breathtaking as the dramatic staircase that graced the main dining room. Joe Bastianich and his partners built a truly remarkable program that captured all of the dynamic richness of Italy.

Although this cellar is full of iconic bottles from the best estates and vintages, it is also brimming with many under the radar gems that will reward those who take the time to look beyond the usual suspects. Wine lovers will also find plenty of treasures from Burgundy, Champagne and other regions around the world.

Del Posto will always be a very special place. It was where we did our first charity dinners, where we held the first editions of our Festa del Barolo and Tuscany in the City events, and where I attended numerous tastings and verticals that showcased the crown jewels of Italian wine.

I admit to having mixed emotions in seeing these wines go to auction. On the one hand, this sale represents the end of an era, and yet these bottles are sure to bring much joy to those fortunate enough to acquire them.

Antonio Galloni
Founder & CEO, Vinous

Hart Davis Hart is pleased to bring this exceptional collection to auction. Bidders should register via HDH’s mobile app or online at to place absentee and live bids.