Drinking wine is one of the life’s greatest pleasures. Our goal at Acker Merrall is to make the experience of buying wine just as pleasurable.

To ensure that our bidders have access to the techniques that will make bidding easiest for them, Acker provides multiple ways to bid in each of sales.

Bids can be submitted in the following ways –

Live at the auction


Register to attend any live sale, and we’ll give you paddle to bid!

Without a doubt the most fun of all options, bidding live with a paddle at the auction is everyone’s favorite way to bid. Bidders are in the room when lots are called by the auctioneer.

As an Absentee Bidder


Look through the catalog and decide your maximum bid on as many lots as you choose. Download and fill in your absentee bid form by email or fax and we’ll execute them on your behalf!

Over the Phone


Can’t make it to the auction but know exactly what you’d like to bid on? If you want to bid with a live Acker representative as the sale progresses, we’ll call you! Just download and fill in the absentee bid sheet with the lots you’d like to bid on and your preferred phone number and we’ll call you just before your lots are offered during our auction!

BidLive Online


BidLive is a feature that approved bidders can use with a mobile device or from the comfort of their own home computers. A login and password are assigned to each bidder allowing them to access our website and watch a webcast of every live sale. You can follow the auctioneer in real time and place your bids with a click! To register for a username and password, please email bidlive@ackerwines.com.