No matter the size or depth of your collection, our acquisitions professionals will work with you through each step of the process to make sure that the experience is as easy as possible. The four steps below are a basic outline of the selling process, however we do realize that each situation is unique so please do not hesitate to contact our acquisitions team with specific questions. In addition, regional representatives are available to personally meet with you and assess your large collection on-site.
Create a list of all of the wine/spirits you are interested in selling. An Excel spreadsheet works best, however we can work with any format that you send. To give an appraisal of your collection, we will need the following basic information for each wine that you would like to sell:
E-mail your list to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mail submissions will be acknowledged by one of our acquisitions professionals within 24 hours. Once your list is received, you can expect to receive an offer within 48 to 72 hours.
We can handle all of the door-to-door logistics, including on-site inventory for large collections and arranging transportation. We use our contacts in the industry to provide the most efficient and reliable shipping solution for your wine collection. If you live in the DC and surrounding area, our cellar team can pick-up your large collection at no charge; and DC locals are welcome to drop off their collection at Benchmark.
Once your collection has arrived, our cellar team will inspect each bottle by hand to confirm identity and condition. After inspection, our acquisitions team will send a final quote and any payment terms agreed upon in the sales contract will begin at that time. For more information or to speak with our acquisitions team about a unique situation, e-mail email@example.com.