Wine storage - USA

Here are the details gathered from various sources and at various times on professional wine storage options in the US, updated in June 2014 and reviewed in August 2017. We would be very grateful for any updates, comments, suggestions and corrections sent via the contact form.

Storage details Rate per case Insurance Free Delivery Online

Abbey Winery Services

Located onsite at a working Trappist monastery.

+1 (503) 852 0104

- No No No

Chelsea Wine Storage

Underground storage in a thick-walled (vibration-free) brick building by the Hudson River keeps relative humidity at around 70 % and temperatures are controlled at 55 deg F. Charges are based on either open storage, private 18-, 36- or 72-case lockers, and custom-built lockers holding between 100 and 1,000 cases. Open, inventoried storage costs $5 a case (for up to 99 cases) a month, which includes insurance, while private lockers come in at $70, $130 and $225 a month respectively, so it ain't cheap. On the other hand, CWS say they have 'tasting areas and staging tables so our clients can enjoy the experience as a hobby or connoisseur. There's plenty of room to enjoy working on their collection or sharing a glass with another client or my staff. Most of my staff is formally educated in wine fundamentals' – all of which makes it sound like one big party. There's also a sophisticated online system, including maturity advice.

+1 212 462 4020

$33.60 Yes No Yes

Classic Wine Storage

Also at Fort Worth and Southlake.

+1 (817) 442 0348

- No No Yes

Domaine Storage

Domaine Storage DC
https://domainestorage.com/wine-storage/washington-dc-wine-storage/
4221 Connecticut Avenue NW, Rear Access, Washington DC 20008
+1 (202) 808 0858
Domaine DC clients share the many benefits of being part of the Domaine network of storage facilities including: ideal storage conditions, 55°F and 70% humidity; 24/7 security monitoring and backup generator protection; consolidated shipping, reducing traditional shipping costs up to 45%; online inventory management; extended access after business hours.
Commercial storage available.
Domaine DC offers two service levels, Standard and Premier, with locker sizes available in 10, 18 and 28 case increments.

Domaine St. Louis
https://domainestorage.com/wine-storage/st-louis-wine-storage/
3300 Samuel Shepard Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63103
Tel +1 314 667 5328
Domaine St. Louis clients share the many benefits of being part of the Domaine network of storage facilities including: ideal storage conditions, 55°F and 70% humidity; 24/7 security monitoring and backup generator protection; consolidated shipping, reducing traditional shipping costs up to 45%; online inventory management.
Domaine Saint Louis offers two service levels, Standard and Premier, with locker sizes available in 10, 20 and 35 case increments.

Domaine Chicago
https://domainestorage.com/wine-storage/chicago-wine-storage/
1000 N. North Branch, Chicago IL, 60642
Tel +1 773 252 3300
Domaine Chicago clients share the many benefits of being part of the Domaine network of storage facilities including: ideal storage conditions, 55°F and 70% humidity; 24/7 security monitoring and backup generator protection; consolidated shipping, reducing traditional shipping costs up to 45%; online inventory management.
Commercial storage available.
Domaine Chicago offers two service levels, Standard and Premier, with locker sizes available in 10 and 18 case increments.

Domaine New York
https://domainestorage.com/wine-storage/new-york-wine-storage/
88 Carter Drive, Edison, NJ 08817
Tel +1 732 287 6378
Domaine New York clients share the many benefits of being part of the Domaine network of storage facilities including: ideal storage conditions, 55°F and 70% humidity; 24/7 security monitoring and backup generator protection; consolidated shipping, reducing traditional shipping costs up to 45%; online inventory management.
Commercial storage available.
Domaine New York offers clients pricing based on units of 10 case equivalents.

Domaine Napa
https://domainestorage.com/wine-storage/napa-wine-storage/
478 Technology Way, Napa, CA 94558
Tel +1 707 206 6319
Domaine Napa clients share the many benefits of being part of the Domaine network of storage facilities including: ideal storage conditions, 55°F and 70% humidity; 24/7 security monitoring and backup generator protection; consolidated shipping, reducing traditional shipping costs up to 45%; online inventory management.
Commercial storage available.
Domaine Napa offers two service levels, Standard and Premier, with locker sizes available in 14 case increments.

+1 (202) 808 0858

Yes No Yes

Eastside Wine Storage

Near Seattle. Provides lockers with 9-84 case capacity at 57°F and 60-70% humidity.

+1 (425) 576 8600

$13.50 Yes No No

Fairways Wine Storage

+1 (239) 254 1971

- No No No

Flickinger Fine Wines

+1 (847) 920 5046

- No No Yes

Horse Ridge Cellars

The storage facilities most obviously attuned to the private collector in an old cold war bunker so that they can claim these cellars in rural Connecticut 'were originally built to withstand an indirect hit from a nuclear warhead' which is certainly a unique feature, along with its 12-ton bank vault door. Temperature is the standard 55 deg F and relative humidity 70 % and, unusually in the US, the fees, which are charged per case per month rather than in often awkward specific volumes, include insurance against theft and breakage.

+1 (860) 763 5380

$22 Yes No Yes

Ideal 55 Wine Lockers

Locations throughout California.

+1 (415) 596 6143

- Yes No No

Imperial Wine Storage Inc

+1 (561) 840 2102

$26 No No Yes

International Wine Vault

+1 (617) 739 4401

$18.75 No No Yes

Los Angeles Fine Arts & Wine Storage Company

+1 (310) 447 7700

- No No No

Manhattan Wine Company

Also have a wine store in Chelsea, NY.

+1 646 712 8200

No No Yes

New York Fine Wine Storage

+1 (914) 723 5798

$42 No No No

Phenol 55

Noteworthy for offering a web-based app service with full inventory, stock photographs and tasting notes accessible by members over the internet. Their storage facility is kept at 55°F and 65% relative humidity. To withdraw a wine all the customer need do is select that wine in the app and it will be made ready for collection or delivery via courier.

+1 (206) 708 6540

No No Yes

Portland Wine Storage

+1 (503) 231 1121

$34.50 No No No

River Valley Wine Cellars

+1 (914) 345 8700

Yes No Yes

San Diego Wine Storage

Also at Solana Beach.

+1 (619) 291 0738

- No No Yes

San Francisco Wine Lockers

They say, 'Individual wine lockers are available in 15 sizes from 10 to 150 cases. You provide your own lock and key, so only you have access to your wines. In addition to holding a constant 55 degrees, our warehouse is alarmed, outfitted with video surveillance, remote environmental monitors, and fully equipped with a sprinkler system.'

+1 415 467 0130

From $20 No No No

Seattle Wine Storage

The oldest and largest storage facility in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1995. 20,000 square feet of climate-controlled wine storage, with a lounge area for clients to use. Box storage, racking lockers and walk-in cellars in a range of sizes, secured by your own lock and key, plus economical pallet storage for handling larger quantities or for short-term needs (eg while moving or remodeling your cellar).

+1 206 522 9463

No No No

StorQuest Self Storage

Previously Marin Cellars in San Rafael just north of San Francisco. Operates on the locker model. StorQuest is a big company offering self-storage on a much more general basis in Arizona, California, Colorado and Hawaii but this location has the facilities for temperature- and humidity-controlled wine storage. According to the StorQuest website, wine storage is also offered at their Anaheim Hills branch.

+1 (415) 578 3031

- No No No

The 47 Wine Storage

Fully below ground level with 5,000 sq ft of storage. 80% of the space available is for bulk/12-bottle-case storage, 20% set up for racking single bottles (two-deep in each slot). Temperature-, humidity-, and light-controlled environment with security and fire-suppression systems. Opening hours from 10am to 9pm every day of the week, accessed by electronic key card.

$300/yr for a 12-case locker (or $25/yr per case); free cellar relocation for 3 or more lockers.

+1 (206) 399 2885

$25 No No No

The Strongbox Wine Cellar

The domain name suggests a certain primacy and this Illinois outfit has been going for 15 years – a long time in US wine trade history. It offers drive-in access to the wine lockers with stiff security checks en route. Temperature is 55 deg F and relative humidity 60-70 %. Rates are per lot, generally increasing in eight-case increments, per year with per case equivalents declining slightly with bigger volumes.

+1 (773) 248 6800

- No No No

The Wine Cellar

+1 (310) 477 679463

- No No No

The Wine Cellarage

Based in the Bronx. Used by Christie's New York.

+1 (718) 991 5700

$33 Yes No Yes

The Wine Locker

+1 (818) 781 1600

- No No No

Twenty Twenty Wine Merchants

Twenty Twenty Wine charges from 450 dollars a year for a 24-case locker to 2,500-3,000 dollars for a 100-case unit, open only to those whose wine lies within them. Owner Bob Golbahar says his staff will do inventories and maturity assessments for a 'nominal charge'.

+1 (310) 447 2020

No No No

Vin Cella

+1 (941) 330 8600

- No No No

Vinfolio

Vinfolio’s Full-Service Wine Storage Facility of 45,000 sq ft is in the heart of Wine Country in Northern California. With private collector clients in all 50 states and 20 countries internationally, Vinfolio provides white-glove storage services for the global wine collector. Services include: receipt of shipments, individual bottle inspection and barcoding, online collection management and cellar analysis tools via its proprietary software, VinCellar, and both domestic and international shipping on demand. The facility provides high-level security and is kept at 55 degrees F and 65%-70% humidity. NB this is not a self-storage locker facility based on the US model but more like Octavian in the UK.

+1 800 969 1961

From $28.80 No No Yes

Western Carriers

A bit like Octavian in the UK they have many advantages but one serious disadvantage: monthly charges (payable every six months) are levied assuming a minimum of 40 cases. Western Carriers are the professionals just outside New York City and in northern California who store millions of cases of wine for the wine business and the major auction houses. They also specialise in moving wine collections within the US for those who are relocating their cellars. They offer on-line access to inventories 24/7 which includes drink windows and valuations via their own sophisticated tracking software. Temperatures are maintained at 56 deg F and relative humidity about 65%. Sotheby's Wine Department operates on site within the facility.

+1 201 869 3300

Yes No Yes

Willamette Wine Storage

+1 (503) 488 5598

$36 No No No

Wine Country Cellars

Located in Windsor in Sonoma County, CA. Full-service storage facility that offers basic locker rentals and adds services for additional fees. Individual lockers and bulk storage. 55 degrees/70% humidity with 100kw backup generator. 24-hour video surveillance. Fully alarmed. Vault doors are secured by Digilock computer keypad locks. Master computer system identifies and tracks all activity in each vault. Deliveries accepted and shipping services provided with sister company Wine Country Shipping (fees apply). Tasting lounge and conference room are available.

+1 (707) 836 1248

$40 No No No