Hart Davis Hart to Auction The Del Posto Collection on July 24 & 25

Featuring over 30,000 bottles of Finest & Rarest Wines with Encyclopedic Offerings of Italian Treasures from Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Giuseppe Mascarello, Aldo Conterno, Bruno Giacosa, Vietti, Gaja, and More
The Del Posto Collection
Friday, July 24, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
8:00am CT

Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., internationally renowned wine auction house and retailer, is thrilled to announce a single-owner auction from the cellar of esteemed Del Posto Restaurant in New York City. To be held Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th, the sale will offer more than 3,000 lots of over 30,000 bottles estimated in excess of $3.1-4.5 million. Bidders can utilize HDH’s industry-leading bidding platform, available via their mobile app or online, to place absentee and live bids.

A Michelin starred, Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning fine dining restaurant in Manhattan, Del Posto, founded in 2005, boasts one of the most comprehensive collections of Italian wine in the world and represents every wine region in Italy. This outstanding cellar has been assembled by restaurateur and wine expert Joe Bastianich.

The collection includes an impressive selection of Barolo and Barbaresco from Bruno Giacosa, Angelo Gaja, Bartolo Mascarello, Giacomo Conterno, Giuseppe Rinaldi, and Vietti, alongside Super Tuscans from Tenuta dell’Ornellaia, Sassicaia, and Tignanello. A selection of rare Burgundy is offered from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti as well.

Collectors should take special note of the vertical of Barolo Riserva, Monfortino from Giacomo Conterno spanning vintages of 1941 to 2013, including rare large format bottlings.

With a careful eye on provenance, the majority of these fine wines were sourced directly from the wineries through Mr. Bastianich’s personal relationships. Some bottlings are singular examples made exclusively for the restaurant. The wines have been stored in an immaculate climate-controlled cellar at Del Posto as well as professional wine storage facilities.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a to be determined children's charity.

Antonio Galloni writes:

I am delighted to introduce the Del Posto cellar. In reading through these pages, you will soon discover that this is one of the single most important collections of fine Italian wines to ever go to auction.

As someone who has grown up around Italian wine, I can only marvel at how far Italian wine has come over the last three decades or so. It was not that long ago that the image of Italian wine for most consumers was inexpensive Chianti in a straw-covered bottle, served somewhere with a red checkered tablecloth. Today, the finest Italian wines have joined the ranks of the collectible elite.

From the very beginning Del Posto was a temple to Italian wine, the grandeur and ambition of its list every bit as breathtaking as the dramatic staircase that graced the main dining room. Joe Bastianich and his partners built a truly remarkable program that captured all of the dynamic richness of Italy.

Although this cellar is full of iconic bottles from the best estates and vintages, it is also brimming with many under the radar gems that will reward those who take the time to look beyond the usual suspects. Wine lovers will also find plenty of treasures from Burgundy, Champagne and other regions around the world.

Del Posto will always be a very special place. It was where we did our first charity dinners, where we held the first editions of our Festa del Barolo and Tuscany in the City events, and where I attended numerous tastings and verticals that showcased the crown jewels of Italian wine.

I admit to having mixed emotions in seeing these wines go to auction. On the one hand, this sale represents the end of an era, and yet these bottles are sure to bring much joy to those fortunate enough to acquire them.

Antonio Galloni
Founder & CEO, Vinous
Hart Davis Hart is pleased to bring this exceptional collection to auction. Bidders should register via HDH’s mobile app or online at to place absentee and live bids.

Bidders should feel free to contact the HDH Bid Department at or 312.445.0100 if they have any questions about the bidding process or specific lots.
The Del Posto Collection Highlights

Lot 196: 1983 Recioto della Valpolicella Classico Gran Riserva, Giuseppe Quintarelli (6 bs) (est. $1,800-2,800)
Lot 380: 1974 Barolo, Cappellano (3 bs) (est. $600-900)
Lot 578: 2005 Barolo Riserva, Gran Bussia, Aldo Conterno (6 mags) (est. $2,000-3,000)
Lot 594: 1937 Barolo Riserva, Giacomo Conterno (1 b) (est. $400-600)
Lot 596: 1943 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino, Giacomo Conterno (6 bs) (est. $3,000-4,500)
Lot 599: 1964 Barolo Riserva, Degli Amici (Picasso Label), Giacomo Conterno (6 bs) (est. $4,500-6,500)
Lots 668-669: 2010 Barolo Riserva, Monfortino, Giacomo Conterno (12 bs) (est. $12,000-18,000)
Lot 822: 2005 Costa-Russi, Gaja (12 bs) (est. $2,200-3,200)
Lot 904: 1990 Barbaresco Riserva, Santo Stefano, Bruno Giacosa (4 mags) (est. $6,500-9,500)
Lot 953: 2004 Barolo Riserva, Le Rocche del Falletto, Bruno Giacosa (10 bs) (est. $5,000-7,500)
Lot 985: 1971 Barolo, Cantina Mascarello (1 mag) (est. $2,200-3,200)
Lot 991: 1989 Barolo (Artist Label), Bartolo Mascarello (1 mag) (est. $1,600-2,400)
Lot 993: 1990 Barolo (Artist Label), Bartolo Mascarello (1 mag) (est. $1,000-1,500)
Lot 1276: 1961 Barolo, Giuseppe Rinaldi (1 b) (est. $400-600)
Lot 1277: 1964 Barolo, Giuseppe Rinaldi (2 bs) (est. $750-1,100)
Lot 1278: 1967 Barolo, Giuseppe Rinaldi (2 bs) (est. $600-900)
Lot 1445: 1996 Barolo Riserva, Villero, Vietti (12 bs) (est. $2,000-3,000)
Lot 1572: 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva, Intistieti, Case Basse (G. Soldera) (12 bs) (est. $6,000-9,000)
Lot 1715: 2004 Solaia, Marchesi Antinori (12 bs) (est. $1,600-2,400)
Lot 1745: 2006 Flaccianello della Pieve, Tenuta Fontodi (3 dbl-mags (3L)) (est. $1,200-1,800)
Lot 1771: 1990 Le Pergole Torte, Montevertine (7 bs) (est. $2,200-3,200)
Lot 1818: 2005 Masseto, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia (6 mags) (est. $5,000-8,000)
Lot 1862: 2007 Ornellaia, Tenuta dell'Ornellaia (1 imp (6L)) (est. $1,100-1,700)
Lot 1913: 1985 Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido (2 bs) (est. $2,800-4,200)
Lot 2024: 1860 Marsala Riserva Superiore, Dolce, Marco De Bartoli (1 half-liter) (est. $1,200-1,800)
Bidding Information
Absentee and live bidding can be executed online at or the HDH mobile app. We also accept absentee bids via email at For questions, please visit our Support Portal or contact our bidding department at 312.445.0100.

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Collection Information
HDH's July auction will take place in Delaware and all purchases must be picked up at their New Castle, Delaware warehouse or shipped outside of the U.S. If bidders are unable to pick up their order, they may authorize an agent or shipping agent to pick up on their behalf. Please contact for additional information. 312.482.9996 • • Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
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