There are several key factors to the success of storing wine properly. Temperature is a key components for your wine to age properly. Research has shown that 55 degrees Fahrenheit is an ideal temperature for wine to be aged at. High temperatures can lead to expansion of the wine inside of the bottle causing corks to be pushed out and leakage could occur. Extreme cold temperatures can also cause expansion and freezing resulting in broken bottles and failed enclosures.
Keeping the relative humidity between 60-70% allows the corks to not dry out which prevents bottle leakage and oxidation of your wine.
UV light can be very harmful to wine. Keeping your wine in a private locker eliminates light shining on your bottle for long periods of time. UV light can degrade the quality and color of your wine and it also produces heat which is not conducive to long term cellaring.
Vibration can harm wines in many ways. It can cause bottle shock, leakage in corks and breakage as wine moves around and possibly vibrates out of its racking. We have gone to great lengths to find a property location with no vibration and away from industrial areas with large machines. Vibration was also taken into consideration when we installed all cooling units and fans. Keeping equipment off the ground and mounted high in the ceiling with brackets to allow us to keep it a vibration free cellar.
Security is a top priority for us. We interviewed many security companies before choosing OmniGuard Security. All access points to the cellar are monitored with sensors and recorded by video surveillance. After normal business hours the facility is armed with an alarm system and is accessible only by clients with key cards. Every cellar has the ability to be locked with the pad lock of your choice. If you would like another layer of security, OmniGuard can add a door sensor to your cellar door that notifies you via text or email that you locker door has been opened.