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Wine is a lifelong learning journey. No one will ever be able to know it all, and that means it’s endlessly fascinating.

Stephen Ranger
Senior Advisor
“Wine is a lifelong learning journey. No one will ever be able to know it all, and that means it’s endlessly fascinating.”
Stephen Ranger
Senior Advisor
Bottles of wine for sale in the Iron Gate September Fine Wine Auction
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Iron Gate Fine Wine Auction
SEP 20 - SEP 27
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Find your most coveted bottles through Iron Gate Auctions.

We are Canada’s only dedicated fine spirits & wine auction. To us, provenance is everything, and our expertise and meticulous dedication to understanding and sharing each bottle’s provenance means you can bid with confidence.

Find your most coveted bottles through Iron Gate Auctions.

We are Canada’s only dedicated fine wine & spirits auction. To us, provenance is everything, and our expertise and meticulous dedication to understanding and sharing each bottle’s provenance means you can bid with confidence.

Find your most coveted bottles through Iron Gate Auctions.

We are Canada’s only dedicated fine wine & spirits auction. To us, provenance is everything, and our expertise and meticulous dedication to understanding and sharing each bottle’s provenance means you can bid with confidence.
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How to Bid on Wine

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Search lots by region, score, vintage and more.
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How overtime bidding works
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Why bid & buy with Iron Gate?

Find back vintage wines and rare wines not available at Canadian retailers.
Feel confident in your winning bids through our commitment to provenance and detailed information on each bottle and case.
Purchase with the lowest buyer premium and tax rate in Canada.
Trust our 18 years of experience serving the wine collector community.
Get unrivaled support and service from the entire Iron Gate team.
Ship your wine easily with our trusted shipping company partner.
Enjoy a seamless auction experience with our easy-to-use auction platform on desktop or through our mobile auction app.

Explore current and recent Iron Gate Auctions.

Bottles of wine for sale in the Iron Gate September Fine Wine Auction
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SEP 20th at 8 AM MDT - SEP 27TH at 6 PM MDT

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NOV 29TH at 11 AM EST - DEC 6TH at 8 PM EST

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we authorize your credit card for $1 USD in order to place bids to ensure that it is your card and authorized. If you would rather wire the funds following the auction, please let us know and we’ll make arrangements so that your card is not automatically charged.
Buyer premiums are typically 20% with some as high as 24%. Iron Gate’s buyer premium is 17.5%, the lowest in Canada.
We transfer title of the product in Alberta, which has the lowest tax rate in Canada at 5%. We suggest that you check your own country or province’s tax rate to see if anything additional is payable. Iron Gate Auctions sells to collectors from all over the world and it’s not feasible for us to know what might be applicable in your jurisdiction.
When we do larger collections from the same consignor, we’ll often add a write up in the “Provenance” section of each wine. In some cases there’s only a couple bottles per consignor so we don’t go to that length. Each and every bottle however has been screened to come from the proper storage conditions, often from clients we have known in our 18 years in the wine storage business. We go to great lengths to make sure the collection has been properly taken care of before we accept it.
Iron Gate Auctions does not ship but has contracted the responsibility of that to a separate shipping company. You will be advised of the simple steps to have them ship at your direction immediately following each auction. It is your responsibility to know of any restrictions, taxes or duties that might be applicable in your country, state or province and manage those directly. Iron Gate Auctions Inc. is an Alberta corporation, licensed in Alberta, and we transfer title of wine you purchase, to you, in Alberta. Please know your local restrictions prior to bidding.
Shipping is only $20 per order to your door to the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal and Calgary (Commercial auctions only, not available for benefit auctions). Please note: you will be contacted and billed by Calgary Shipping directly as Iron Gate Auctions does not ship.
Staggered bidding is employed to make it easier for people who have numerous lots on which they are bidding. Historically, 30%-40% of bidding can happen within the last 3 hours of an auction, and often there is a flurry of bidding in the last 15 minutes. If everything closes at the same time, and you’re bidding on multiple lots, this would be very difficult to manage.
Condition details are often necessary when the auction houses use generic photos of wine or no photo at all. We go to great lengths to provide high-definition photos of each and every bottle so you can zoom in and see exact label conditions and ullage. If you want further information on any bottle, please ask us.
We accept all types of wine, provided the provenance is sound, the quality is good, the drinkability is solid and the value is worthy of resale. Please contact us with a list of wine you’re considering putting up for auction and we’ll provide you with our assistance.
Iron Gate occasionally works with charities and other organizations to raise money by having them solicit their base for donations of wine, which we then list on our platform and sell on their behalf. Depending on the province, these may or may not be subject to sales tax but we will always advise on the homepage during the auction. Benefit auctions do not have a buyer premium attached, which is a 17.5% saving for the buyer. However, it’s important to note that while Iron Gate spends a great deal of time and effort ensuring the provenance of wine we sell in our commercial (non-benefit) auctions, we do not do this for benefit auctions. Any recourse for lots that are substandard should be addressed to each charity directly.

Fine wine can do good.

Occasionally, we work with charities, corporations and other organizations to help them run benefit auctions that raise funds while rallying their donors and others supporters around a passion for fine wine.
Find out how we can help you organize a fine wine benefit auction.
Visit our benefit auction site

We’re here to help you get the most out of your fine wine collection.

Megan McDonald
DipWSET
Senior Client Manager

We’re here to help you get the most out of your fine wine collection.

Megan McDonald
DipWSET
Senior Client Manager
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