Ways to Buy

Whether you are interested in red, white, rose, sparkling, sweet or fortified wines, Clars Wines offers a variety of ways to bid.

1. Absentee Bid

If you can’t be present, let us bid for you. Tell us your maximum bid (70% of all successful absentee bids sell for less than the maximum bid authorized by the buyer).

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2. Bid in Person

Raise your paddle to bid.

*See bottom of page for information on the Buyer’s Premium and sales tax.

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3. Bid Live Online

We offer real-time online bidding. You can view the items in our online catalog approximately one week before the auction.

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4. Telephone Bid

Because of phone and staff limitations, phone bidders must be willing to place an opening bid of at least five hundred dollars ($500) on any item.

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*$150,000, plus 15% on any amount between $150,001 and $1,000,000, and 10% on any amount over $1,000,000 (for those who bid through the internet, there is a 2% surcharge for Clars Online Bidding or 5% for all other bidding platforms), plus 3) sales tax unless the purchaser is exempt by law from such taxes.

*All wine auctions and sales are conducted and fulfilled by Clars Wines, 5644 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA.