The domain name vintners.com has been sold.

The website address was sold late last month by Vance Petrunoff, a Bulgarian wine importer based in the US, to a Pennsylvania web developer for US$45,000.

Following last year's Supreme Court ruling, allowing direct wine shipping, sales of wine-related domain name sales have offered rich pickings to their owners - cabernetsauvignon.com sold for US$20,000, winelist.com went for US$21,255, while redwines.com was sold for US$19,500.

"It will be a great starting point for winery direct wine shopping for consumers," said Petrunoff, who also is looking to sell glassofwine.com, wine-sale.com, winefair.com, wineshows.com, winemagic.com and wineryvisit.com.