Chateau 55 was created to serve the needs of fine wine collectors and connoisseurs as well as local wineries and distributors. The facility was designed to meet the exact conditions to properly store and age fine wine. Chateau 55 management has continued to expand to include locations in the Bay Area and Orange County. Wine Storage Sausalito opened October 2020 and Wine Storage Mission Viejo opened August 2021.
We maintain 55 degrees and 60-70 percent humidity. Our professionally engineered system is monitored with an alarm that notifies us if the climate changes. We have a backup generator on-site to maintain a climate-controlled environment during power outages. Our wine storage lockers are designed to be safe and secure while allowing for the flow of air throughout. Our facility blocks all natural light. The cellar lighting uses motion sensing technology to minimize light exposure and emits almost no ultraviolet light.
We offer a variety of storage sizes from 8 case lockers to walk-ins for several hundred cases, for both individual and commercial uses. Our lockers are designed with the customer in mind: wide doors and 2 cases deep. In most lockers half of your cases will be immediately accessible when you open your locker. Our typical 12 case locker is 2 cases wide, 2 cases deep, and 3 cases high. We offer custom built wood racks.
State of the art security, access control, and off site video monitoring and recording systems. Our cameras cover the key areas and access points in and around the facility. All video can be accessed remotely, is stored safely and reviewed regularly. The alarm is equipped with motion sensors throughout. The electronic access control system monitors and logs every entry into the facility allowing us to identify all who enter the premises and when.
Chateau 55 was founded by the Clotfelter family. As the popularity of fine wine grows Dick, Kurt, and Derek realized San Diego’s need for high quality wine storage. A storage facility that outperforms home cellars as well as the current providers in San Diego. With a construction and property management background spanning decades it was easy for the Clotfelters to create the highest quality wine storage facility possible.
After locating a great site for their facilities in Sorrento Valley the Clotfelters spent over $1,000,000 renovating the building to include state-of-the art security systems, pharmaceutical-grade refrigeration technology, and high-grade construction materials. The facility was constructed by some of San Diego’s finest in their field. Chateau 55 can hold 26,000 cases while the family-owned business can give you a mom and pop feel.