“Just got back from picking up my wine. Private Reserves at Octavian are certainly a class act! They gave me a fascinating tour. The scale of their operation is truly awesome with a notable attention to every detail (including nylon wheels on the forklifts to reduce vibration and their ability to maintain optimal air quality whatever the weather conditions at ground level). The process of handing over the wine was done with military precision and in a friendly manner. I am just sorry my wife was unavailable to see it as well. Thanks for organising everything and please pass on my compliments to Octavian - very impressive.”
Dr Knechtli, Private Reserves' customer
"Having done some visiting of a number of storage facilities the Octavian Mine is much the most confidence-giving, and the pleasure of dealing with Private Reserves makes them the ideal interface with the collector."
Piers Gibson, Wine Collector
"Just a brief note to thank you so much for arranging for me to have a tour underground when I collected some of my wine from Cert Octavian. I can, honestly, say that I was completely unprepared for the sheer scale of the facility and I was amazed that the staff do not get themselves regularly lost. Actually, I might be tempted to get lost for a few hours sampling some of the delights stored down there! The other abiding memory is of the enthusiasm and pride that the staff have in their place of work. It was obvious and, in the end, I spent over an hour being fascinated by this extraordinary place and its' contents. If any of your customers are considering collecting their wine, I really would recommend that they ask for a tour in advance - a really different experience."
Jamie Harker, Private Reserves customer
"I have stored wine with Private Reserves for nearly twenty years. It is a joy to work with these people. Their attention to detail, flow of priceless information and immense knowledge of their wines is desperately impressive.
Private Reserves is one of the best storage facilities in the country (Octavian is a beacon of excellence in this field), but it is the background knowledge and support from Goedhuis & Company that makes this the ideal company to look after and advise you at all times on this most wondrous of life's luxuries."
Matthew Jukes, Wine Journalist
"Run with great dedication to a wine collector’s needs."
Jancis Robinson, Wine Reviewer
"The easiest decision in wine investing is the logistics choice of Private Reserves: charges are competitive, storage is Octavian and this family run company is friendly, experienced and ultra-professional"
Dominic Welby, Wine Collector
"Dealing with Private Reserves, both storing wine as well as having one's nectar delivered, makes the demands of wine storage a trouble-free experience. The team are prompt to reply, very pleasant to deal with and accurate, yet flexible to provide solutions. I've never had any hiccups in over 30 years of dealing with them. To be highly recommended."
Graham Nutter, owner of Domaine St Jacques d’Albas and collector
"I have been buying fine wine for more than 40 years and have used the storage services of several leading merchants. Since 2007, most of my wine has been stored with Private Reserves. Their service is unfailingly efficient and user-friendly; their team is a pleasure to deal with; and their charges are competitive.
On a recent visit to the Octavian cellars, I was highly impressed by the temperature and humidity controlled and vibration-free conditions in which the wines are stored, and the Fort Knox-like security which surrounds them.
I cannot recommend Private Reserves too highly."
William Hillary, Wine collector