Hart Davis Hart Wine Co Dominates 2021 US Fine Wine Auction Market

By any measure, Hart Davis Hart commanded the US market, with bids coming in from around the globe. With the help of our trusting consignors and enthusiastic bidders, we acheived the following benchmarks over the last 12 months:

– #1 position in total US fine wine and spirits auction sales – $92.2m total
– Held world’s two largest auctions nearing $20m each
– Astonishing 40% year over year growth
– Total sales for 2021 reached 177% of their low estimate
– Continued record-setting 100% sell-through rate

As the United States’ preeminent auction house, Hart Davis Hart has been privileged to represent some of the greatest cellars in the world. In September we introduced what was then the highest value wine auction globally since early 2019, which realized $19.2 million and included The Financier’s Collection, a pristine selection of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti with incredible depth.
To conclude the banner year, HDH then hosted the world’s largest wine auction in December, larger even than our September sale. Our closing sale of the year realized over $19.6 million for just over 3200 lots. The Philip Cellar was the cornerstone of this sale, the largest single offering of Burgundy on record from a North American collector.

HDH Retail

Clients return to HDH for their most important retail purchases, year after year. Through these valued, lifelong partnerships, Hart Davis Hart also achieved a remarkable year in retail sales, driven by the depth of experience and first-class customer service offered by our Chicago team. Particularly successful was the 2020 vintage Bordeaux futures campaign, and final 2021 retail totals show one of the best years on record.

A Look Ahead at 2022

Following up a year like 2021 may seem a challenge, but there are absolutely no signs of slowing into 2022. Simply put, the market is as strong as it has ever been, and there has never been a better time to be a part of an HDH auction, whether as a bidder or consignor.
Hart Davis Hart demands the highest standards of quality and provenance of any auction house in the world. Those building their collections with HDH have the unparalleled ability to bid with confidence.

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.

For more information on Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. visit hdhwine.com.