If you are in the Vancouver area and want to find storage space for the wine you purchase in the U.S. — or if you are in Whatcom county and need more storage room for your wine collection — look no further.
Border Wine Storage is now open in Ferndale, WA, and is offering “grand opening prices” worth checking out.
Throughout 2017, you can store eight cases of wine for $21/month in a temperature-controlled, secure locker, just a 15-minute drive from the B.C./Washington border and a 10-minute drive from the Bellingham airport. Sixteen cases cost $32/month for storage. Other sizes and rates are also available.
“The sixteen-case locker is our most popular size but you can easily trade up or down as your wine storage needs change,” says Chimo Boehm, co-owner of Border Wine Storage. “This allows B.C. wine enthusiasts to order and store wine purchased in the U.S., opening up the vast selection and lower prices of wine, which can be delivered to a ‘real’ address in Washington state that is close to home. We call it ‘wine without borders.'”
This provides people from the Vancouver area the opportunity to sign up for their favorite U.S., South American or European winery’s private mailing list or wine club, or they can order wine from major online retailers.
Wine enthusiasts in Bellingham, Birch Bay, Semiahmoo, Blaine, Ferndale and Lynden might also enjoy the convenience of extra storage space for their wine collections.
Specifically, the storage facility offers:
- A refrigeration system for a constant temperature of 55-57 degrees (13-14 degrees Celcius)
- Humidity in a range of 60 to 70% RH and monitored to prevent your corks from drying or your labels mildewing
- 24/7 professional monitoring service with cellular back-up
- Two forms of keypad entry and individually keyed lockers
- Security cameras to monitor every vantage point
- Locker access seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
More details can be found at Border Wine Storage or by phoning 360.393.4391 (WA) or 604.283.7095 (BC).
In the name of transparency, we recently met Chimo, when we first heard of Border Wine Storage, and we have become wine industry friends.
Margot and Dave