Security Public Storage offers wine storage at our climate-controlled storage facility in Napa, California. Wine storage must satisfy special requirements in order to protect the precious contents of each bottle. Many wine bottles use a cork to prevent the contents from leaking out and from air getting inside. Too much contact with oxygen speeds the wine aging process and destroys it. Wine storage requires the proper humidity to prevent the defenses of the cork from being rendered useless.
Temperature is key to storing wine. Any changes in temperature can be dangerous to the integrity of your wine. Direct light and vibrations may also be harmful. Your wine requires the ideal environment to age properly. Many of our collectors invest a substantial sum on certain bottles of wine, and finding the right storage facility to maintain their integrity and let them age properly is paramount. Think of SPS Napa as your hassle-free personal wine cellar!
The Right Wine Storage Temperature
Determining the right temperature helps collectors preserve the integrity of their wines, allowing them to age appropriately. Avoid high heat for any type of wine, as temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit cause them to age faster than desired. Higher temperatures may cause your wines to be “cooked” — resulting in flat aromas and flavors.
Red and white wines are traditionally served at different temperatures, which makes people question whether they need to be stored differently. Storing and serving temperatures are two different things. The ideal red wine storage temperature and the ideal white wine storage temperature is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Storing your wines at 55 degrees helps prevent the risk of premature aging, regardless of the eventual serving temperature.
Your red wines may need to be decanted or given time to come to room temperature after removing them from storage and before serving, but 55 degrees Fahrenheit is the ideal temperature for storage. White wines may need to be cooled after being removed from storage, but you should be pleased with the quality of the wine stored in this environment.
Climate-Controlled Storage Units
Choosing the right storage units involves a variety of factors. The ideal facility has specific climate-controlled wine storage units with full temperature and humidity control. Humidity control makes a big difference in storing your wine, as it protects the integrity of the cork, which prevents exposure to oxygen, which speeds up the aging process.
SPS’s storage facility in Napa includes units for pallets and lockers that can accommodate from 12 up to 54 cases of wine. Our fully temperature- and humidity-controlled storage units are great for storing all of your favorite bottles and cases of wine. All of our units include individual security alarms for your peace of mind.
The Value of Storage at SPS
SPS offers Self Storage With a DifferenceTM — and Our Managers Make the DifferenceTM. Our professional onsite managers happily assist you with any questions you may have about storage or our facilities. At SPS, we love helping to educate our customers on the benefits of self storage and helping you find the right solution for your specific needs.
Self storage at SPS includes 5-star customer service, state-of-the-art security, super-clean, well-maintained facilities, easy access with extended gate hours, and honest pricing. Wine storage requires special conditions, and we have the proper facility to help protect your wine collection with the ideal combination of temperature and humidity.
Find an SPS Location
Currently, SPS offers wine storage at our facility in Napa, California. Our facility offers the benefit of temperature- and humidity-controlled units together with the state-of-the-art security features you have come to expect from SPS.
Do you still have questions about renting self-storage units? Visit our Top 10 Questions to Ask Before Renting a Storage Unit for additional guidance, or contact the manager at your local SPS facility.