Whether you have an expanding collection of fine wines, or you're just starting out, wine storage can be a serious drain on space at home.
But, help is at hand. Here at Decanter.com, we've begun compiling a directory of reputable wine storage providers to help you keep your wine safe until you want to pull the cork.
UK wine storage. All rates are based on single, 12-bottle cases and include VAT. Discounts are normally available on more than one case. All storage is fully insured unless otherwise indicated.
Last updated July 2015 – Please contact editorial team to add, or update information: firstname.lastname@example.org
+44 (0)20 7908 0600
£13.50 (Colerne Reserve), £11.34 (Vinothèque)
£15 flat delivery charge to mainland UK addresses.
Receipt, handling and labelling charges apply.
Armit offer the options of two wine storage facilities: Colerne Reserve (part of Octavian Group – please see below) or Vinothèque (part of LCB – please see below).
Averys Wine Merchants
+44 (0)1173 008305
Can choose to store wines either “duty paid” or “in bond”. Only wines purchased from Averys are eligible for wine storage, and only in full, straight cases of one wine.
+44 (0)20 7232 5470
Stored at LCB (See Below). Customers are invoiced in January. Up to £2 per case (+ VAT) for wines bought elsewhere and transferred in.
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Hampshire RG21 6YB
+44 (0)20 7022 8973
£9.00 for members
Warehouse facilities in Basingstoke with temperature controlled at 10-12°C and 75% relative humidity. Delivery is free within the UK for an unmixed case or more and any delivery of less than an unmixed case is charged at £10 per product per delivery address.
Big Yellow Self Storage Company
London, SW6 2ST
+44 (0) 20 7736 5020
Based in the converted Fulham power station vaults hold 15, 30 or 45 cases, or there are full height rooms which hold up to 500 cases. The cellars are underground in fully climate-controlled conditions maintained at 10 to 13°C and at 50-70% humidity. Customers rent out the units weekly. Not Insured.
Corney & Barrow
London E1W 1YZ
+44 (0)20 7265 2400
Cellars are in Ayr, Scotland, and Corsham Cellars in Wiltshire. Free of charge delivery if you live on mainland UK. Price is correct for up to 5 cases, then is cheaper per unit as cases increase – more details here.
Davy’s Wine Merchants
London SE10 8JA
+44 (0)20 8858 9147
Wine storage duty-paid their Victorian Greenwich cellars, and in-bond storage at LCB Tilbury. Handling charge of £2.40 per case.
London SW8 4LP
+44 (0)20 7821 2000
Wine stored at Octavian with a dedicated team of 20 staff exclusively for Farr Vintners.
BI Fine Wine and Spirits
London EC1N 8AH
+44 (0)20 7269 0703
Stored at Octavian
London SE1 3UD
+44 (0)20 7089 7400
Own area within LCB, Tilbury with dedicated team. Can collect the wine yourself or delivery is £16 + VAT.
Justerini & Brooks
London SW1A 1LZ
+44 (0)20 7484 6400
Wine storage with Octavian. They offer bonded and duty-paid storage. Delivery is charged at £18.
Lay & Wheeler
Suffolk CO7 6NN
+44 (0)1473 313 233
£13.44 (£10.32 if paying by direct debit)
Stored at the Vinothèque bonded warehouse. Wines purchased elsewhere can be stored without additional admin charges.
Essex IG11 0EG
+44 (0)845 498 9918
LCB included LCB Vinotheque and LCB Dinton.
Weybridge KT13 0YU
+44 (0) 1932 334300
Underground store, a series of 17 tunnels approximately 1 mile in length, was built on the famous Brooklands site, and is administered by EHD’s staff.
Wiltshire SN13 9PP
+44 (0)1225 810735
£18.40 though minimum storage of 6 cases
Next-day delivery within the M25 as well as collection.
Suffolk IP12 1PE
+44 (0)1394 446622
Own warehouse in Suffolk. Under bond and duty paid. Delivery costs a minimum of £10. Temperature averages 12 °C and relative humidity is around 60%.
The Wine Society
Stevenage SG1 2BT
+44 (0)1438 741177
£9.12, £7.92 by Direct Debit
Members only. Free delivery in the UK, mixed dozens, no minimum charge. Mixed withdrawals available. All storage is duty-paid.