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Buyng Wine and Whisky in the current COVID-19 environment.

COVID-19 Status Information For Buying Wine and Whisky at Auction

25th November 2021

The major change for Wickman’s buyers is currently an interruption to delivery of your wines after an auction. Whilst our normal policy has always been to ship as soon as possible after payment is received there is currently a backlog with all carriers which has seen delivery times stretch out depending on where you are situated. Whilst it improved at the beginning of the year, recent setbacks with the vaccine and snap lockdowns have re-introduced delays with processing and delivery.

Whilst we are managing different shifts and schedules for our warehouse there may also be a temporary, minor change of days when the auction opens and closes. We apologise in advance if this causes any inconvenience.

And finally there is always the disruption that is caused through sudden lockdowns and we ask for your patience and understanding if this happens at a crucial time during a packing or shipping cycle.

Christmas Warning

We will be closed over December and into the New year, if you require any wine shipped before Christmas it is very important you read and understand the following about how to notify us if you require them sent on time.

Our LAST shipping date for the year will be Wednesday 8th December - you must notify us within 24 hours of the current auction closing (by 8pm Tuesday 30th November Adelaide Time) if you wish to have your consignment sent by this date or we may not have adequate time to prepare them for shipment. Your payment transaction must have cleared NO LATER THAN  Tuesday 7th December for your wines to be shipped. Please note that cheques can take up to two days to fully clear.

You will also be asked to email an understanding that you assume the risks of heat and delivery delays associated with shipping wine at this time of the year.

If we are unable to ship for any reason, then your wine will be held over the Christmas/New year period until we re-open again in January 2022.