Burgundy specialist Goedhuis & Co has had another ‘brilliant’ year, according to founder and chairman Johnny Goedhuis. A name synonymous with quality in product and service, the firm has been notably active in the region since it was founded in 1981 and hasn’t looked back since.
Although its catalogue is broad, Burgundy was always the passion. ‘Over the years we have built up a relationship with a lot of the top growers,’ says Goedhuis. ‘Relationships in Burgundy are very important. We love the area. There is still a loyalty in the region which is remarkable and makes dealing with Burgundy such a pleasure.’
As well as settling into a new HQ at London Bridge, the firm has also added a new master of wine, Catherine Petrie, to the buying team. Its private client list continues to grow worldwide, and the firm continues to expand its offering of New World bottles.
Its biennial charity Bordeaux wine dinner at the Savoy (featuring a who’s who of the great collectors and makers of the region), which had 2005 as the vintage of choice, was a particular highlight of the year.
While red Burgundy continues to excel, the firm is also experiencing increased interest in wines from California, and the team are particularly excited about Eden Rift, their new exclusive.