in Chicago, IL
If you’re a wine collector, a storage facility with a wine cellar is the perfect place to ensure that your wine ages properly. Wine lockers come in a variety of different sizes and are designed to protect your wine from intense temperatures, humidity, vibration, and ultraviolet light.
How to Properly Chill & Nurture Wine for Better Wine Storage
Wine should be stored away at 55°F to ensure that it matures properly. If the temperatures are lower, it slows the development, and high temperatures age the wine prematurely. Our wine lockers are designed with the highest quality environmental control system designed to maintain the 55°F temperature year-round. Our climate control wine storage units are completely independent of the building’s system and automatically adjust via variable compressor capacity as the warm product is brought in for storage. Electronic monitoring equipment is remotely connected to the management office to ensure our wine cellar is under constant temperature surveillance.
If the humidity is too high, mold may develop and damage labels, too low humidity can cause corks to dry out and the wine will eventually spoil. Our wine storage humidity is kept at 60% to 70%, which is ideal for wine storage.
Constant vibrations can upset the equilibrium and normal development of wine. If wines are shaken, it may throw off their sediment as well, so for our wine storage units, we’ve made sure to build our cellar free from the street and traffic vibrations.
Ultraviolet light can be harmful to wine if exposed for even a short amount of time. Our cellars eliminate all-natural light.
Chicago Wine Storage
There are various sizes available depending on how big or small your wine collection is. If you need a larger wine storage locker, those are available on request. Rates vary by location and size availability. Just give us a call for more information. All lockers are rented on an annual, pre-paid basis.
*Arrangements may be made for your wine supplier to deliver directly to the Wine Cellar in Old Town, and the wine will be held for your arrival in a secure area in our wine cellar. Security T.V. cameras and intercoms are monitored from the management office.