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About Hart Davis Hart Auction Co.

Hart Davis Hart Auction Co. is the #1 wine auction house in the U.S. and a leading online retailer, occupying a unique position in the rare wine market. HDH provides unrivaled expertise and personalized service to collectors and the wine trade, offering a broad range of options for buying and selling wine. The company was founded in October 2004 by our team of the most experienced professionals in the wine industry and quickly became a trusted source for rare wine. Today, HDH is helmed by Paul Hart and Ben Nelson. Hart Davis Hart’s dedication to innovation has made the firm the industry leader in terms of technology, service, and expertise.

HDH Auctions

Hart Davis Hart Auction Co. is a market leader, bringing first-rate consignments to the auction block with record results. We pride ourselves on the accuracy, efficiency and organization of our entire auction process. With over 100 years of combined experience and over 70 successful auctions we have successfully sold over $300 million of wine to participants from 30 countries and over 40 states.

You can execute both absentee and live bids online at or on our mobile app. For more information, contact Hart Davis Hart at 312.445.0100 or go to Hart Davis Hart also welcomes bids by phone and fax.

If you are interested in selling wine, please contact our consignment team for a complimentary appraisal.


Our Cellar

We store all wines in our state-of-the-art, temperature and humidity controlled warehouse from the moment of our receipt until collection or shipment. Our cellar temperatures are electronically monitored twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All of our temperature and humidity control systems are backed up by an emergency generator designed to cycle on automatically within seconds of a power outage, ensuring that proper temperature is constantly maintained. Unlike most warehouse facilities that offer climate control, we are experts in the proper handling and storage of wine.

Paul Hart
Chairman & CEO
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Ben Nelson
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Michael Davis
Vice Chairman
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