DC’s 1st commercial wine auction in 30 years to be hosted by Zachys

WASHINGTON — Zachys, a New York-based purveyor of premium and vintage wines that expanded to a new operations center in Northeast D.C. in August, will hold the first commercial live wine auction in D.C. in 30 years, according to the company.

The two-day sale, called “The Capital Collection,” will be held Oct. 27 and 28 at Charlie Palmer Steak.

Zachys says the collection comes from a sole anonymous D.C. collector, who has also been a longtime Zachys client.

The 1842-lot collection will be divided into two auctions. The first, called “Wines of the World, will be held on Oct. 27 and will feature first and second growth Bordeaux, red and white Burgundy, and lots of sparkling wines from California and Italy.

The Oct. 28 auction will be dedicated entirely to red Burgundy, including producers like Domaine Armand Rousseau, Domaine Georges Roumier and Domaine de la Romanee-Conti.

“We’re thrilled to bring commercial wine auctions back to the District. Zachys has a substantial client base in the D.C. metro market, and we’re always looking for new ways to interact with current clients, as well as prospective clients,” President Jeff Zacharia said.

Zachys offered no estimate for how much money the auction might bring.

Zachys has been in the wine auction business for 22 years and, until now, held auctions primarily in New York and Hong Kong.

Zachys, a family-owned business, opened a 20,000-square-foot operations center in Northeast D.C. in August, that includes a showroom, event space and a fully refrigerated, temperature-controlled storage warehouse for its customers’ personal wine storage, called Zachys Storage DC.

The D.C. location is the company’s first expansion outside of New York, where it has called Westchester County home since 1944.

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