Conditions under which fine wines are stored are of utmost importance. All our wines, including those held on behalf of our customers, are stored either at Octavian's underground storage facility in Corsham, or at our new bonded warehouse in nearby Melksham. Our Melksham bond is a bespoke modern facility that has been created exclusively for Farr Vintners by London City Bond, with temperature and humidity levels computer-controlled at a constant 13 degrees celsius and 70% respectively. Both these locations offer ideal conditions for fine wine storage.
Please note that any wine that you store with Farr Vintners is insured at 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, plus V.A.T. 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 professionally stored under ideal conditions.
Our full Terms and Conditions of Storage are available here.