Conditions under which fine wines are stored are of utmost importance. All our wines, including wines held on behalf of our customers, are stored either at Octavian's underground storage facility in Wiltshire or at Vinotheque, LCB's temperature and humidity-controlled facility in Derbyshire. Both these locations offer ideal conditions for wine storage.
Both offer computerised temperature and humidity control and a vibration and sunlight-free environment ensuring that wines are stored in perfect conditions. Both have enviable security records and any wine that you choose to store with Farr Vintners is insured for its full replacement value.
We employ teams of staff in both warehouses who work exclusively for Farr Vintners and control all operations from receiving and checking to preparing wines for export. We pioneered the use of photography in checking the condition of wines received and all wines over a certain age or value are carefully photographed and these photos stored on our system.
Farr Vintners offers three month's free storage on all purchases from the date of invoicing. En primeur wines do not incur storage charges until June of the year that they arrive into our warehouse. For example, customers who purchased Bordeaux 2017 en primeur will not incur storage charges until June 2020.
Our current storage charge is £10.50 per case (or part case) per year. This includes insurance at full replacement value and will apply to wines that remain uncollected or undelivered 3 months after the date of the sale. Customers who arrange storage through us can rest assured that their wines are being stored under ideal conditions in one of the UK's premier bonded warehouses.
Our full Terms and Conditions of Storage are available here.