Conditions of Sale by Auction

  1. Any person wanting to bid must have registered, received a bidder number and have agreed to the Conditions of Sale by Auction before being active in this Auction.
  2. Bidder registrations are accepted via the Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction website until 5pm, Friday 13th September. Registrations will be accepted in person, at the event, between 12pm-2pm on Saturday 14th September.
  3. Phone bidding is by prior arrangement only. Please call Samantha Kershaw, 021 031 8957 to make the arrangements. NOTE: There are limited numbers of phone bidders that can be accommodated.
  4. Absentee and phone bidder registration must be received by Friday 13th September 2024, 5.00pm.
  5. The auctioneers have the right to refuse any bid. Should any dispute arise then, at the auctioneer’s discretion, the lot may be put up for sale again at the preceding bid or the auctioneer may declare the purchaser.
  6. All bids shall be at a per lot price.
  7. Before commencement of the bidding for any lot, the auctioneer will announce if the seller has set a reserve price. The reserve price, if any, shall not be disclosed to bidders.
  8. No person shall advance less at a bid than the sum nominated by the auctioneer and no bid shall be retracted after the fall of the hammer.
  9. The highest bidder, subject to any reserve price, will be the purchaser on the ’hammer price’.
  10. On the fall of the hammer the highest bidder has entered into an unconditional contract to purchase the goods and shall immediately, upon the conclusion of the Auction, pay the full hammer price.
  11. The full risk for goods including (but not limited to) their storage and delivery passes to the purchaser upon the fall of the hammer.
  12. The auctioneers accept no liability whatsoever for goods.
  13. The purchaser shall not be entitled to reproduce any work.
  14. No intellectual property in any goods sold shall pass to the purchaser.
  15. Unless specifically noted in the lot description, barrel lots do not include the barrel.
  16. All barrel formats (octo; quarter; half; full), when bottled, will be labelled with a Hawke’s Bay Wine Auction label, fulfilling legal requirements for labelling. In some instances, it may be the producers label.
  17. Barrel formats may be bottled in Magnums only by prior permission of the winemaker. In some instances, there may be additional cost of bottling to Magnums.
  18. Any lots not paid for at the conclusion of the sale, except for the absentee bids may be cancelled at the discretion of the General Manager.
  19. No goods are to be removed while the auction/selling is in progress.
  20. Goods may be uplifted after the auction provided payment in full has been made.
  21. Storage and delivery charges may be made for wine not uplifted immediately following the auction and for which no sufficient delivery instructions have been given.
  22. Payment is to be made on the day immediately after the hammer. Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS are accepted, cards must be present and have a pin number.
  23. All individual and syndicate bidders must be over the age of 18 as of 14th September 2024.