Temperature - Wine should be held at a temperature which assures its proper rate of maturity. It is generally agreed that around 55'F is the optimum temperature for wine storage. Lower temperatures slow development, higher temperatures age the wine prematurely. The Strongbox Wine Cellar refrigeration equipment is engineered with a state of the art environmental control system designed to maintain a temperature of 55'F year-round. This climate control is completely independent of the building's system and automatically adjusts via variable compressor capacity as warm product is brought in for storage. Electronic monitoring equipment is remotely connected to the management offices to ensure our wine cellar is under constant temperature surveillance.
Humidity - Proper humidity is also important to the storage of wine. Too high a humidity will encourage molds to develop and damage labels, too low a humidity can cause corks to dry out. If that happens, the wine will inevitably spoil. The Strongbox Wine Cellar maintains a relative humidity of 60% to 70%, which is considered to be ideal for wine storage.
Vibration - Constant vibrations can upset the equilibrium and normal development of wine. Wines that are shaken are believed to throw off their sediment too soon. The Strongbox Wine Cellar is built like a fort, free from street and traffic vibrations.
Light - Ultraviolet light can be harmful to wine if exposed for even brief periods. The Strongbox Wine Cellar eliminates all natural light.
Lockers - The chart at right illustrates some of the more popular sizes of lockers and their capacities, but larger lockers are available on request. Rates vary by location and size availability so please call for the most current rate information. All lockers are rented on an annual, pre-paid basis
Security - Our primary concern at the Strongbox Wine Cellar is security. In both of our buildings, tenants drive up to the dock, pass through an attended security area, and proceed to their lockers. Elevator service and carts are provided for convenience. Arrangements may be made for your wine supplier to deliver directly to the Strongbox Wine Cellar, 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.