Fine wine merchant Goedhuis & Co has wholly acquired the business of David Roberts Domaines.
Founder David Roberts MW will become a director of the new combined company.
Chairman Johnny Goedhuis said, ‘The prospect of an exceptional 2009 Bordeaux vintage and the impact that will have on wine sales makes the timing of this acquisition perfect.’
Before founding his company, Roberts was buying director at Berry Brothers & Rudd, moving to be the senior wine buyer at Lay & Wheeler before setting up David Roberts Domaines in 2005.
Based in Suffolk, the company focusses on the classic wines of France, in particular Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhone.
Roberts said, ‘By joining with Goedhuis & Co. we bring new dimensions to the business such as our wine investing service and wine school.’
In a statement, Goedhuis & Co said its Hong Kong office would provide a platform for David Roberts’ wine investing service, ‘as the Far East continues to dominate the fine wine market’.
Goedhuis & Co was founded in 1981. It is based in central London with a separate storage business, Private Reserves Ltd, in Northamptonshire.
It opened its first international office in Hong Kong in 2008.
Written by decanter.com staff