Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.’s Annual Auction Sales Total $66.3 Million

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. concluded 2020 with a total of $66.3 million in auction sales, spearheaded by an increase of live-bidding participation, first-time bidders, and HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform. Holding eleven wine auctions and one spirits auction over the course of the year, HDH maintained its status as the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. once again.

The auction house continued to bring to market top-rate consignments including The Del Posto Collection (July 2020) and The Personal Estate of Joseph Phelps (December 2020). Throughout the year, HDH continued to see the highest results on the market and set several world-record prices. Additionally, over 65% of lots offered throughout the year sold above the high estimate.

Hart Davis Hart has the highest standards for quality and provenance of any wine auction house in the world, and as a result, the collectors who put the most care into sourcing and storing their wine trust HDH when it’s time to sell. This allows the company’s buyers an unmatched ability to bid with confidence, and HDH’s 2020 results show how powerful that assurance can be.

Alongside strong auction sales, HDH also had significant retail success during 2020. Offering elite wines from around the world, their retail team has offered allocations from the likes of Dom Pérignon, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, J.L Chave, as well as amazing ex-château Bordeaux from Cheval Blanc, Haut-Brion, Lafite Rothschild, Margaux, La Mission Haut-Brion, Montrose, Mouton Rothschild, Palmer and more. The company’s 2019 Bordeaux Futures campaign saw interest from buyers around the world and was one of the largest campaigns in HDH history.

Paul Hart, CEO & Chairman, commented: “We’re so thankful to our consignors and buyers for trusting us during this unforgettable year. Auction prices are historically strong and we advise you to contact us now to discuss selling into this extraordinary market.”

About Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. is the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and a leading online retailer, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. HDH provides unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, offering a broad range of options for buying and selling wine. The company was founded in October 2004 by our team of the most experienced professionals in the wine industry and quickly became a trusted source for rare wine. Today, HDH is helmed by Paul Hart (Chairman & CEO), and Ben Nelson (President). Paul began his career at Christie’s Wine Department and held executive positions at Davis & Company and Sotheby’s. As part of their commitment to superior service, Hart Davis Hart spearheaded the development of their online bidding platform, which is the most sophisticated system of its kind. Released in March of 2015, the mobile app and auction website allow users to place absentee and live bids from anywhere. Hart Davis Hart’s dedication to innovation has made the firm the industry leader in terms of technology, service, and expertise.

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