Firm finishes 2018 with USD$105M & 2150 World Records, Over $1B in Revenue
Press Release
ACKER ONCE AGAIN
WORLD’S LEADING
WINE AUCTION FIRM IN 2018
YEAR CLOSES WITH
US$105M IN AUCTION SALES,
OVER 2150 NEW WORLD RECORDS
AND $1 BILLION IN REVENUE
2019 ALREADY LOOKING TO BE ANOTHER BANNER YEAR
2015 Rousseau Chambertin
1990 DRC La Tache
1982 Giacosa Barbaresco

Notable lots from Acker’s Dec. 12th, 2018 NYC finale: 6 bottles 2015 A. Rousseau Chambertin in OCB (Lot 292); 3 magnums 1990 DRC La Tache (Lot 568) & 10 bottles 1982 B. Giacosa Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva (Lot 580)

 
NEW YORK, New York – December 14th, 2018 – Acker has been the world’s leading and largest Wine Auction house in the World for more than a decade, and 2018 has ended with the firm firmly entrenched as #1 yet again. Acker concluded its 2018 auction season in New York City Wednesday night with an impressive US$105 million in total auction sales, representing an increase of 31% compared to 2017’s revenue. Indicative of the firm’s #1 position, Acker set a remarkable 2150+ New World Records during 2018. The firm will start 2019 with two exceptional live auctions in Hong Kong on January 19th and on February 1st in New York City, both very special events with multiple consignments and appearances from some of Burgundy’s greatest and most sought-after producers.
 
“Continuing to be our market leader is a privilege and a great responsibility, and it will never get old. 2018 was an amazing year for fine and rare wine, with demand increasing to unprecedented levels for many of the World’s most collectible wines as more and more people continue to discover the greatest beverages on Planet Earth. The numbers and math will never adequately capture the incredible memories I have of the people, places, bottles, and dinners that made 2018 truly great,” said Acker Merrall and Condit Companies Chairman John Kapon. “I want to extend a very big thank you to everyone who has been a part of the Acker family in 2018, whether you have bought or sold one bottle or thousands. We will continue to work as hard as we can to be the World’s Greatest Wine Ambassadors, and to open and share as many bottles as we can as we go! Speaking of which, January 19th in Hong Kong and February 1st in New York City will be the perfect beginning to the New Year. These will be two incredible auctions will feature direct consignments and appearances from some of Burgundy’s greatest producers throughout each week. Enjoy this Holiday Season with family, friends and great bottles. We look forward to a happy and prosperous 2019 for all.”
 
For more information on Acker’s upcoming 2019 auctions, or to consign your collection, visit www.ackerwines.com.
 
Highlights from the December 12th 2018 New York auction  
LOT QTY/FMT WINE PRICE
16 1 btl 1990 G. Roumier Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses $5,208
64 1 mag 1996 A. Rousseau Chambertin $11,160
71 1 mag 1996 A. Rousseau Gevrey Chambertin Clos St. Jacques $6,820
88 1 mag 1985 B. Mascarello Barolo $2,480
182 6 btls 1996 Philipponnat Vintage Champagne Clos des Goisses $3,968
236 1 mag 1945 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion $11,780
260 6 btls 2004 DRC Assortment $24,800
272 1 btl 2000 DRC Romanee Conti $16,120
275 1 btl 1983 DRC Montrachet $7,440
277 2 btls 2005 DRC Montrachet $13,640
292 6 btls 2015 A. Rousseau Chambertin $21,080
299 2 btls 1985 DRC Richebourg $11,780
321 1 dmag 2001 B. Giacosa Barolo Le Rocche del Falletto di Serralunga, Riserva $4,712
335 1 mag 1975 Chateau Lafleur $10,540
365 2 btls 1985 Ponsot Clos de la Roche Vieilles Vignes $16,120
367 2 btls 1978 B. Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva $14,880
369 1 btl 1978 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $8,060
399 1 btl 1985 A. Rousseau Chambertin $6,820
413 3 btls 2008 Comte Liger-Belair La Romanee $9,300
414 2 btls 2008 Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reignots $2,728
446 6 btls 2002 Meo Camuzet Vosne Romanee Cros Parantoux $11,160
454 3 btls 1993 R. Engel Grands Echezeaux $4,712
465 6 btls 1999 Chateau Rayas $3,472
480 2 btls 1982 B. Giacosa Barolo Collina Rionda Riserva $12,400
553 10 btls 1961 Chateau Latour $71,920
556 3 btls 1982 Chateau Le Pin $27,280
568 3 mags 1990 DRC La Tache $62,000
577 6 btls 1990 J.L Chave Hermitage $8,060
586 6 btls 1997 G. Conterno Barolo Monfortino Riserva $9,920
591 1 mag 1962 Vega Sicilia Unico $4,712
607 12 btls 1982 Chateau Margaux $11,160
927 3 btls 2010 Promontory Red $2,976