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Auction procedure

Place bids

The wine auction is a wet and online auction. The wine commission agent, an indispensable intermediary between the wine producer and the customer balances the supply and demand, he auctions the wine on your behalf. If you wish to participate in the auction, please contact one of the commission agents below in advance. Tell your commission agent the auction wine you are interested in, the number of bottles you want (you can also increase only single bottles of a lot) and your highest bid.

The auction wines of Kloster Eberbach for the upcoming auction can be found here.

Download auction catalog 2024
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Place bids

Place bids online

If you would like to bid online via the "virtual wine commission agent", please contact one of the commission agents below in good time. He will register you and create an account for you in the "virtual wine commission agent".

After setting up the account, you can enter the desired number of bottles (you can also increase only individual bottles of a lot) and your maximum bid for your selected auction wines. You can also change these parameters during the auction until shortly before the hammer blows and the lot is closed.

Place bids online

The auction

During the auction, the auctioneer calls the respective auction wine and starts with the indicated tax price. Depending on the total amount, the auction is held in different steps until no higher bids are received for the entire auction lot.
Of course, the interested party does not have to bid for whole lots, but only for the amount he indicates to the commission agent in advance or during the auction.

You can attend the auction on site in the layman's halls of Kloster Eberbach or online via Youtube-Livestream track.

The auction

The surcharge

If no more higher bids are received for the entire lot, the auctioneer shall award the lot by hammer blow. The auction lot is awarded to the commissioner who submitted the highest bid. Often, however, the lot is divided among several commissioners. Keep in mind that the statutory value-added tax will be added to your bid and the commission agent will charge a small fee.

The surcharge

The wine commissioners

Wine Commission Allendorf
Max Schönleber

Kirchstraße 69
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Phone: +49 (0) 6723 91 85 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6723 91 85 40
E-Mail: m.schoenleber@allendorf.de

Wine Commission Haber
Sigrid Haber

Ockenheimer Chaussee 16a
55411 Bingen
Phone: +49 (0) 6721 4 22 81
Mobil: +49 (0) 1570 83365169
Fax: +49 (0) 6721 40 21 50
E-Mail: weinkommissionhaber@gmx.de

Wine agency Josef Becker GmbH
Josef Becker

Rheinstraße 6
65396 Walluf
Phone: +49 (0) 6123 74 89 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6123 90 36 4
E-Mail: info@jbbecker.de

Wine Commission Koch
Heinrich Koch

Eberbacher Straße 89
65346 Eltville-Erbach
Phone: +49 (0) 6123 62 74 8
Telefax: +49 (0) 322 22 43 71 38
E-Mail: heinz.koch2812@t-online.de

Wine Commission Gustav Robert Bildesheim
Stefan Bildesheim

Eberbacher Straße 11
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Phone: +49 (0) 6723 34 62
Fax: +49 (0) 6723 34 62
E-Mail: s.bildesheim@bildesheim.com

Karl A. Ress Wein KG
Export Service
Viktoria Ress-Habben / Agi Ress

Am Hendelberg 15
65375 Oestrich-Winkel
Phone: +49 (0) 6723 91 90 0
Fax: +49 (0) 6723 91 90 90
E-Mail: viktoria@ress-wein.de
E-Mail: agi@ress-wein.de

Wine Commission Gerhard
Stefan Gerhard

Waldbachstraße 4
65347 Eltville-Hattenheim
Phone: +49 (0) 6723 99 95 10
Fax: +49 (0) 6723 99 95 11
E-Mail: info@wk-gerhard.de

Wine Commission Selbach
Johannes Selbach

Gänsfelder Straße 20
54492 Zeltingen-Rachtig
Phone: +49 (0) 6532 95 38-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6532 40 14
E-Mail: j.selbach@selbach-oster.de

The most frequently asked questions about the wine auction (FAQ)

Which wines are auctioned?
It is exclusively the special wines of a vintage, from the best barrels of the year, that are given by the wineries for auction. Their admission to the auction is verified by an expert panel of commissioners and representatives of the wineries during a tasting. These wines are exclusive to the auction. This exclusivity is confirmed by a special seal on each bottle.

How many wines will be auctioned?

The quantity of exclusive wines is limited, and there are usually very few bottles of unique wines from previous vintages left in the wineries' treasuries.

Who can bid?
Any wine lover may bid, but only authorized commission agents may bid in the room. These expert intermediaries will gladly accept your bids until immediately before the auction begins.

What does pre-tasting mean?
On the morning of the auction, with a few exceptions, the wines will be served to all interested parties so that they can make an early selection and determine their strategy for the auction.

What is a wine commission agent?
Wine commission agents are indispensable intermediaries between wine producers and customers. They balance between supply and demand for the benefit of the winemakers and the trade. The profession of wine commission agent has a centuries-old tradition.

How to increase?
The auctioneer calls the auction lot. The auction starts with the price indicated in the auction catalog. Auctions are held until no higher bids are received for the entire auction lot. The commission agent will then try to auction the wine as favorably as possible for you. Even if you have made a higher bid, you will always pay only the price at which the bid was accepted.

Does the wine lover have to bid for a whole lot?
No. Interested parties agree on the desired quantity with your commission agent.

Who receives the knockdown?
The auction lot is awarded to the commission agent who has made the highest bid. However, the lot is often divided among several commission agents.

When will I receive the auctioned wine?
If your commission agent has purchased the wine of your choice within the limit you have set, he will contact you to arrange the details for delivery.

For decades, we have been auctioning off very special rarities year after year. For me, it is an honor to constantly develop the wine auction in Kloster Eberbach.

Dieter Greiner, Managing Director Winery Kloster Eberbach Dieter Greiner, Managing Director Winery Kloster Eberbach

Wine auction sale and delivery conditions

The offer of the ascending wines is per bottle in the indicated bottle size including
packing ex cellar and plus the legal value added tax. Freight charges are calculated at cost price.

The purchase price is due in principle with the surcharge. The payment of the purchase price must be made within six
weeks net cash. Payment shall be made by the bidder (buyer) to the invoicing commission agent and by the latter to the invoicing winery (seller). In case of
In the event of late payment, interest on arrears shall be charged at a rate of 3% above the prime rate of the European Central Bank and compensation for any other verifiable damage caused by the delay shall be claimed.

The ownership of the sold wine is transferred to the buyer as soon as the payment obligation of
buyer and commission agent towards the seller is completely fulfilled. The transfer is replaced by the
that the seller holds the wine in custody, whereby he is responsible for the care that he is accustomed to apply in his own
own affairs (§ 690 BGB). If the payment is made by the commission agent
the property is transferred to him. If the wine is paid for by the commission agent and handed over by the seller directly to the buyer, the seller shall acquire ownership of the wine.
the buyer, the latter, as the agent of the commission agent, acquires the right of ownership to the wine, which is
the right of ownership of the wine, which the buyer shall merely keep and store for the commission agent until full payment of the purchase price.
the commission agent until the purchase price has been paid in full. The seller retains the right of ownership until the buyer's
the buyer's payment obligation, the seller retains ownership of the sold wine, including the means of containment. In the case of a current account, the retention of title shall serve as security for the balance of the account. If a wine is surrendered before full payment, the extended retention of title shall also be
retention of title shall be deemed to have been agreed.

From the conclusion of the sale, the wine shall be stored for the account and at the risk of the buyer. The principal shall be jointly and severally liable with the commissioned wine commission agent, unless the commission agent
names his principal within 15 days.

The auctioned wines are to be obtained within six weeks after the conclusion of the purchase. Longer storage periods
require the respective written agreement. The handing over or shipment of the wines from the
Winery to the buyer or the commission agent will only take place after full payment of the invoice in cash, by check or credit entry on the account of the Winery.
Checks are only accepted on account of performance. If the buyer does not meet his obligations, the seller is entitled, after notice of default of the buyer with a period of ten working days to
ten working days by written notice and to dispose of the wine in another manner, whereby the buyer shall
The buyer shall be liable to the seller for any damage resulting from the non-fulfillment of the contract, including any loss of proceeds in the event of resale. Credit note issue after
expiry of the default period may replace the written declaration of withdrawal from the contract.

The bid shall be valid for the quantities indicated in the auction list by consecutive numbers (= one lot).
(= one lot), whereby the price is called per bottle, not per lot. The bidding is carried out at the tax price. The bidding shall be made only to recognized wine commission agents, who shall be entitled to a
who are entitled to a commission in the amount of the valid regional agreements. With the acceptance of the bid
a purchase according to § 494 BGB comes about. At the same time the risk is transferred to the auctioneer. With
price, the bidder shall, irrespective of possible splitting with other bidders, purchase the full lot.
with other bidders, the bidder shall purchase the full lot. The bidder shall indicate on the bidding slip any participation in the lot, stating the exact quantity and the names of the other participants.
names of the other parties. The following minimum purchase quantity shall apply to a division depending on the lot size:

Lot size: minimum purchase quantity:
1 - 24 bottles free
25 - 60 bottles 6 bottles
61 and more bottles 12 bottles

If there is any doubt about the final bid, the bidding may be repeated. The decision on this is incumbent on the auctioneer. Each bidder remains bound to his bid until the knockdown.
The auctioned wines will be accompanied by auction tickets, which are valid as confirmation of purchase. For each lot
only one duplicate of the auction receipt will be issued for each lot, which will be signed by both the auctioneer and the bidder.
by the auctioneer and the bidder. The commission agent and the auctioneer shall each receive one copy of the
and the auctioneer.

The place of jurisdiction and place of performance shall be the respective place of jurisdiction and place of performance applicable to the registered office of the seller. For disputes arising from a contract between the commission agent and the buyer, the
the place of jurisdiction and performance applicable to the registered office of the commission agent.

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