Barrel and Wine Storage
We store wine in bond or tax-paid status. Rates are incurred monthly and are billed based on inventory on hand on the 15th of the month. Prices are subject to change, please contact for current rates.
Benefits of Making and Storing Wine Underground
Caves have long been recognized as the ideal environments for aging and storing wine, but until Gary Cunningham built his whole winery underground, few vintners considered the advantages of constructing their winemaking facilities in underground, too. The single best feature of the cave is still the cnstant temperature and high humidity. The underground winery maintains a constant temperature around 61° and 80% humidity, but some years, Chardonnay is kept at 55° in a refrigerated, separate area of the caves to allow longer barrel aging.
The cool year-round temperature underground is the major appeal for aging, but can also bring benefits during the initial processing of grapes. A major justification for putting a winery underground may be to hide it from view, too, but both observers and owners agree that a subterranean winery generates intense interest among visitors--and potential customers.