DELIVERY & CELLAR STORAGE

DELIVERY (Charges and terms for 2024)

Most UK postcodes*

Deliveries from our fine wine list and private reserves are charged as follows:

  • Free of charge on orders where the value of wine is over £500 ex VAT (applicable only if wines to be delivered have been purchased via Davy’s and not applicable on deliveries to postcodes with higher delivery charges – see the bottom of this page).
  • £15.50 ex VAT for one case (up to 12 bottles or equivalent).**
  • £25.00 ex VAT for up to three cases (up to 36 bottles or equivalent).**
  •  £2.50 ex VAT per additional case beyond three cases, up to ten cases.**
  • Charge on quotation for deliveries of over ten cases that don’t qualify for free delivery (usually where wines have not been purchased via Davy’s).**
  • Cellar Plan Customers enjoy free delivery to mainland UK addresses (minimum of 6 bottles, only applicable to wines purchased via Davy’s).
  • £12.50 ex VAT for transfers between LCB accounts.

*Please see the bottom of this page for postcodes which incur additional delivery charges, or contact the fine wine team at privatecellars@davy.co.uk for a quote.
**A £10 ex VAT surcharge applies per mixed case, for up to 12 bottles.
Any wine ordered from bonded status will incur duty & VAT on the whole case, regardless of quantity for delivery, therefore moving any remaining bottles to duty paid status.
Please note we do not currently offer a wine delivery service to Northern Ireland. Wines can be released to your chosen courier for export to Northern Ireland, the EU or further afield. To arrange please get in touch with a member of the fine wine team at privatecellars@davy.co.uk.

Duty & VAT
Duty and VAT are charged at prevailing rates on wines taken out of bond, currently £2.67 per 75cl bottle and 20% respectively. (From the 1st August 2023, duty on all wines from 11.5% to 14.5% increased to £2.67 per 75cl bottle. Duty on wines with ABVs outside of this range will have differing rates according to the government’s Duty Reform Act). For more information, please visit the gov.uk website here.

Wine Export

We do accept third-party courier collections for wine exports – to arrange please get in touch with a member of the fine wine team at privatecellars@davy.co.uk. Please note due to complications post-Brexit we do not offer wine export services to Northern Ireland, the EU or further afield.

STORAGE (charges and terms for 2024)

  • We offer professional wine storage ‘Under Bond’ and ‘Duty Paid’ in a dedicated managed account at London City Bond.
  • Transfers to other UK-bonded facilities incur charges as above, except in the case of transfers to London City Bond facilities, where the charge is £12.50 ex VAT.
  • Storage charges for 2024 are £13.50 (ex. VAT) per annum per case of 12. This is reduced to £11.95 (ex. VAT) for Cellar Plan customers.
  • Charges are annually for the year ahead,  with a minimum charge of 6 months storage. Cases of six bottles are charged at half of the full case rate, with a minimum overall charge per cellar of 12 bottles.
  • Details of any incoming wines must be given to our logistics and storage team prior to a delivery or transfer being arranged and us accepting them – please email privatecellars@davy.co.uk for more information.
  • At our discretion, we can hold wines for consolidated deliveries for up to four weeks without charging storage.
  • In the event of non-payment of accounts (including storage charges) the Company reserves the right to exercise a lien over and/or to sell some or all of a customer’s reserves and to deduct from the proceeds of sale any outstanding amounts.

STORAGE OF WINES NOT PURCHASED THROUGH DAVY’S

  • As well as offering storage for wines purchased through Davy’s Wine Merchants, our service is extended to wines purchased elsewhere for current customers**.
  • Details of any incoming wines must be given to our logistics and storage team prior to us accepting them – please email privatecellars@davy.co.uk for more information.
  • Please click here to download the pre-advice spreadsheet and send back the completed form to privatecellars@davy.co.uk.
  • Any wines received without pre-advice are subject to a £50 admin charge (per unique wine), or rejection by our warehouse.
  • Delivery of wines not purchased through Davy’s Wine Merchants will be subject to standard delivery charges, irrespective of the value of the wines delivered.

BONDED STORAGE

  • Bonded storage is only for wines under bond (wines which have not yet incurred duty or VAT). If you have paid duty and VAT on the case of wine, it is not under bond.
  • Only wines in original cases can be accepted.
  • Your wines are stored in recognised bond London City Bond (LCB) where we have a chamber in the bonded warehouse that is fully insulated from temperature fluctuations, light and vibrations.
  • All stored wines are insured to total replacement value.
  • Cases are subject to a £5.00 (ex. VAT) booking-in fee per case.
  • Onward delivery is charged at the rates quoted above.

DUTY PAID STORAGE

  • Your wines are stored in recognised bond London City Bond (LCB) where we have a chamber that is fully insulated from temperature fluctuations, light and vibrations, ensuring your collection will be maintained in optimum condition.
  • Only wines in original cases can be accepted.
  • Cases are subject to a £5.00 (ex. VAT) booking in fee per case.
  • Cases are stored and insured at replacement value.
  • Onward delivery is charged at the rates quoted above.

**Service offered to customers that currently store wines with us that were originally purchased from Davy’s Wine Merchants. Wines are accepted at our discretion, depending on capacity and availability. Wines purchased from Davy’s must make up the majority of your stored wines. All incoming wines for storage must be agreed in advance with the Fine Wine Team, with any deliveries into either our bond or duty-paid cellars that have not been agreed in advance liable to be rejected.

Charges for UK postcodes outside of our standard delivery charges, for one and two cases (12 & 24 bottles), excluding VAT.
G – £31.70 for 1 case, £47.79 for 2 cases
EH, FK, KA, ML, TR – £50.72 for 1 case, £68.25 for 2 cases
AB, BT, DD, DG, IM, IV, KY, PA, PH, PO 30-41 (Isle of White), TD – £63.40 for 1 case, £95.54 for 2 cases
HS, KA, KW, PA, ZE – £164.83 for 1 case, £177.42 for 2 cases
For a quote on delivery for over two cases, please contact privatecellars@davy.co.uk

Details of any incoming wines must be given to our logistics and storage team prior to us accepting them – please email privatecellars@davy.co.uk for more information.

SALE OF WINES & CUSTOMER BROKING

We are pleased to offer your wines for sale on your behalf, charging 10% commission on the final sale price achieved.

For wines with a value of less than £1,000 (per sales unit), we can offer to list your wines for sale on our fine wine list. Our fine wine list is sent to over 2,500 customers every week, and new listings are placed at the top of the list. All wines on our fine wine list are also listed on the consumer platform, Wine Searcher.

For all wines with a value of over £1,000 (per sales unit), we can also offer to list these wines for sale on the trading platform Liv-Ex.

In order to list your wines for sale on our fine wine list or on Liv-Ex, wines will need to be stored in a Davy’s storage account at LCB and you agree that the wine is not listed for sale anywhere else. If the wine has been sent in to our storage facility from an external merchant, it will need to be condition checked prior to listing, for which there may be administrational charges. In giving permission for Davy’s to list your wines for sale on your behalf, you agree to accept any bid at or higher than the agreed lowest price. If you wish to remove a wine from sale please let us know in writing by email at privatecellars@davy.co.uk – wines remain listed for sale unless we are notified otherwise. Should you not be able to fulfil the agreed sale of your wines for any reason, Davy’s will be required to find replacement stock on the market, for which your account will be charged. Payment for wines sold via both the fine wine list and on Liv-Ex is made within 28 days of the date of sale.