Buying wines




Once you are registered as a buyer, you can participate in the auction.

The price of the wines mentioned in the auction room is the hammer price. This is the lot price, excluding additional costs. You can find all additional costs in an overview on this website.

All wines can be viewed freely once the catalogue has been published except for wines under bond. Additional pictures are available on request.

Participation is possible in various ways:

- in the auction room

- live online via your smartphone or tablet (you cannot change your absentee bids)

- via the website (you can change your absentee bids up to 1 hour before the start of the auction)

- by telephone and

- with the issuance of a mandate.

Payment, storage, transport

Payment for the wines purchased must be made within 7 days after the auction and the collection must take place within 21 days.

Our storage is free of additional charge, temperature controlled, well protected and all-risk secured.

We offer (climatized) transport if possible and desired and work with the most reputed carriers. 

Sylvie's offers 2 types of auctions: regular sales and sales offering wines in bond

Regular sales: buyer's premium 20% including VAT

The buyer's premium is 20% including VAT. The Belgian VAT amounts 21%.

Sylvies' auctions include both wines subject to VAT and not subject to VAT. Typically the majority of the wines in an auction are not subject to VAT. 

VAT lots are marked with a bullet after the lot number or on the App with an asterisk. 

Special sales under bond: buyer's premium 24,2% including VAT

The buyer premium of a bonded sale is 24,2% including VAT.

Wines under bond are temporarily stored in the Port of Antwerp free of VAT and excise, as long as they are bonded. A time frame will be communicated for the collection of your purchases.

For sales under bond all lots are subject to VAT once released. You do not have to pay any VAT when you export the wines outside of the EU and/or you are a trader within the EU.

Sales under bond have some adapted sales conditions.


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