BUYING WINE EN PRIMEUR

Buying En Primeur refers to the process of buying wine before it is bottled and released to the market. Doing so gives you the first bite at some of the world's most prestigious wines, in perfect condition, varied formats and competitive pricing. Each year we run three major En Primeur campaigns: Burgundy in January, Bordeaux in May through July, and Rhone in October and November. Click below to view the most recent campaign.
BORDEAUX 2021 EN PRIMEUR

WHY BUY EN PRIMEUR?

PROVENANCE

This is typically the most cost-effective way of laying down a cellar, and a purchase at this early stage guarantees provenance.

CONSISTENCY

When you eventually either drink or sell the wine you can be confident that it has not spent its life circumnavigating the globe, but remained in one place.

BOTTLE FORMAT

It is also the only chance to choose the bottling format: since the wine is still in barrel you can select bottling in halves, magnums, double magnums and imperials. (A small further charge will apply for these non-standard options.)

Exclusivity

For those wines made in small quantities, this may simply be the only opportunity to buy.

PERSONAL SERVICE

You can choose wine for future drinking or for investment or both. We have a knowledgeable sales team who will recommend what to buy.

NO MANAGEMENT FEES

At Goedhuis & Co., there are no management fees, so all your money goes towards buying great wine.
STORAGE & SHIPPING

STORAGE & SHIPPING

  • We recommend storing your wine with Private Reserves Ltd, our independent wine storage company set up by Johnny and Laura Goedhuis in 1988 which has grown to be one of the largest and most respected wine storage operations in the UK.
  • Our En Primeur wines are offered In Bond England (i.e. all shipping and bottling charges are included). The bottled wines are shipped up to two years after purchase.
  • On arrival, wine can be delivered directly to you or stored In Bond by our independent storage company Private Reserves. Storage costs range from £10.55 to £12.95 ex-VAT per 12 bottle case per annum, depending on the total number of bottles stored.
  • If you decide to take delivery Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate will be payable. These charges are at present £26.78 per dozen and 20% respectively.
  • Rates are subject to change by the government at any time.
  • Please note: all En Primeur deliveries will be charged at cost.
  • MORE INFORMATION ON PRIVATE RESERVES