Climate controlled wine storage is becoming increasingly popular within Self Storage, many facilities all over the country now offer this service. Your wine is too valuable, and fragile, to risk damage through poor storage. Climate control wine storage offers a convenient, affordable means to allow your wine to mature to its full potential. This is not just for the big collectors, wine enthusiasts of all sizes use our wine storage facilities, as well as wine merchants, restaurants and boutique wineries.
The best thing about your wine in Self Storage, is that you can access it any time you want (within facility operating hours in some cases). So if you feel like getting out one of your prize drops for a tasting, you are only a short drive away, just like going to the bottle shop, except you won’t need any money!
Wine will prematurely develop if stored in an environment that has large temperature variations, particularly if these occur frequently. Climate controlled wine storage is maintained within a couple of degrees Celsius all year round, usually at around 16 degrees C, which is ideal for maturing wine.
There is more to preserving wine than just temperature. If wine is stored in conditions that are too dry, the cork will shrink and cause leakage. Too moist, and mould and contamination may occur. This is why wine storage is climate controlled, to maintain stable humidity within a range that will prevent damage to the cork and also assist in the development of your wine.
Vibration and Handling
Vibration is also a problem for maturing wine, frequent jolts or vibrations during its development can be detrimental. With your product in wine storage you control every movement of you wine. Unlike wine warehouses, where your product may be moved without you knowing, in self storage you hold the key, so no-one handles your wine without you knowing. The facilities are all built on solid foundations and there is little if any vibration though the shelving.
So if your wine is good enough to save, it is worth putting into climate controlled self storage.