Private Reserves Online

By logging on you can view your reserves list with tasting notes and valuations where available, request delivery, pay your balance and download a copy of your wine list.

If you have any queries please call the office on 01604 743916 or email us at [email protected]


The wines are stored in the underground cellars at Octavian, Corsham where both the humidity and temperature are ideal for the ageing of fine wine. The provenance of wine is extremely important when selling wine as well as ensuring that you are not disappointed when you pull the cork.

Competitive Storage Rates

Our competitive storage rates include insurance and are charged pro-rata for six bottle cases, these are currently £11.75 for a twelve pack case and £5.88 for a six pack case. In addition wines received during the year are charged pro-rata for the number of months remaining in the storage year. For example, a wine received at the beginning of October will be charged at 50% of the annual rate.

Our Team

Private Reserves is run by a dedicated team in our Northamptonshire office as well as our own Cellar Manager at Octavian and we now store over 100,000 cases of wine for collectors and wine lovers throughout the world


We use the Liv-ex measure called The Market Price. This is the lowest price of a wine as listed by what they call "tier 1" wine merchants and brokers. This is a group of around 50 top wine companies throughout Europe , including Goedhuis & Co., that actually hold and own stock. This we feel will give you a far more accurate guide to the value of your wine than the Average Price Measure we previously used.

For large format bottles the value is for the liquid only and does not take into consideration the increased value for the large format and rarity of the bottle, please do not hesitate to contact us to get a more accurate valuation for these bottles.

Notwithstanding Liv-ex's very considerable data base some wines may not have been listed by the "tier 1" merchants and may not have a value in that case please don't hesitate to contact us.

If you are thinking about selling please contact the Goedhuis & Co broking department, [email protected], who are only too happy to give you advice on the best way to sell your wines and to confirm the market price.

Drinking Dates

The list of Your Reserves gives you two drinking dates. The first is when we consider the wine will start to be enjoyable to drink. The wine will then go on maturing and improving over a number of years. The second date is when we think the wine will begin to decline. Please note that these are only a guide as wines are full of surprises and mature differently and at varying speeds.

Tasting Notes

We provide tasting notes from Goedhuis & Co and from the most respected wine journalists and wine publications from around the world, including:
Clive Coates
Matthew Jukes
Robert Parker
Jancis Robinson
James Suckling

Unfortunately there will be wines that none of these experts have tasted.