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Wine Transportation 101

Whether you’re moving or simply want to store your wine collection at a professional temperature-controlled facility, it’s important that you know the best practices to safely and effectively complete your wine transportation.

You’ve invested both time and money collecting your wine, so why would you risk its integrity with a DIY move? If you’re looking for professional wine transportation or hiring a refrigerated moving van, use the following tips to move your wine safely from point A to point B.

Get the Worth of Your Collection Professionally Appraised

Do you have a large or high-value collection of fine wines? If so, it may be a worthy investment to have your collection professional appraised before you hire a wine transportation specialist. These professionals will be able to help you get an idea of the estimated worth of your wine so that you can let a wine moving business know. Additionally, having your collection appraised allows you to notify a wine storage company of your collection’s value so that you won’t have to take that step later.

Find a Professional Wine Moving Company

In Southern California, the temperatures can get extremely warm during the summer months, making wine transportation risky. Thankfully, there are climate-controlled vehicles available to transport your collection where you need it to go. Whether you’re moving into a new home or transporting your wine to a temperature-controlled facility, these professionals will use their expertise to get the job done right.

How Should You Pack Your Wine for Moving?

One of the most important steps in wine transportation 101 is ensuring that you’re packing your wine correctly for a safe move. Pack all bottles on their side, and be sure to keep the bottles closed for seven days after they’re settled in their new home to preserve flavor. If you decide that you’ll be able to manage a move by yourself, find professional-grade boxes used by retailers or wineries to transport their boxes. They may be available for purchase at wineries, merchants, or here at Chateau 55 so check your local area.

At Chateau 55, we’re proud to provide Southern California residents with best-in-class wine transportation services all over the region. From professional hand-packing services to the logistical planning of your wine transportation process, we’re here to support you every step of the way. If you’ve previously had your collection appraised, we provide cargo insurance for the entirety of your wine moving service and are dedicated to delivering and unloading your wine safely and successfully.

For more information on Chateau 55’s wine transportation service, call us at 858-373-9463 today. Our experienced professionals can help you keep your fine wine collection in its best condition throughout its transportation journey.