Our wine lockers all come furnished with robust metal shelves allowing standard case sizes to be stacked two high and two deep. To further help organize your locker, we offer custom designed wine tubes, which are available for lease, or purchase. These tubes allow you to individually stock your wine two bottles deep. Our tenants must place their own wine inside their lockers. Our employees are prohibited from handling your wine.
Our units are sized and priced by cubic foot. Although case size varies depending on wine type, vintner and packaging, a case of California cabernet is approximately one cubic foot. A good rule is to assume 7-8 bottles per cubic foot of storage or .6 cases x cubic feet of locker. Therefore a 24 cubic foot locker should be expected to hold 15 cases. Take into consideration your expectations for increasing your collection.
Yes. Our enhanced security system allows tenants access from 7:00am to 7:00pm Monday-Saturday, and from 7:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday. No need to wait for someone to allow you access or find they are out on a lunch break. We are closed on New Year's, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Yes! We receive shipments of wine for our tenants daily. The shipment is received, logged in and then placed in a secure holding locker within The Wine Grotto. Our staff will then call you, or email you with a notification that your shipment has arrived. Deliveries are billed per delivery, or by the month, whichever is more cost efficient for you.
No, insurance is up to you. Most homeowner’s policies will cover your goods outside your home or you may need to add a rider specifically for your wine; call your agent for details. We do have a local Pasadena insurance company that offers reasonably priced private storage insurance.
Yes! We use Dickson temperature and humidity sensors and graphs that are checked daily. We also do a walk thru of The Wine Grotto twice daily. Furthermore, our electrical system is designed such that we can hook up a back-up generator in the event of any extended power outage.
Nobody can guarantee that your wine will be safe when the “Big One” comes, but we expect that The Wine Grotto will weather earthquakes better than most. Remodeled in 2001, it offers greater protection than older buildings not engineered to more current seismic standards. In addition, the structure and shelving were specifically designed for the higher loads of wine storage.