Storage Conditions

The warehouse is a state of the art facility designed and built specifically for the ideal storage of fine wine, protected from light and swings in temperature. It has a custom HVAC system in place to ensure optimal humidity, and a constant, cool temperature.

  • Temperature and humidity control
  • A fully enclosed, access-controlled facility with full CCTV cameras both internally and externally
  • Checks for all staff and visitors, who must be accompanied by our team on site


The warehouse is a standalone building with a secure perimeter fence installed in line with HMRC excise requirements. It is monitored by a digital CCTV system that is administered by a specialist company at all times. The warehouse is also protected with intruder and fire detection alarms.


All wines are fully insured while in storage, the cost of which is included in the cellarage rates.

  • Where is our warehouse?

    Lay & Wheeler
    Unit 6
    Port One Logistics Park
    Great Blakenham
    IP6 0FL

  • Can I visit my wine?

    We can arrange appointments on request, and require two weeks’ notice to do so. However, during certain periods of particular intensity within the warehouse, visits may not be possible.

  • What is a bonded warehouse?

    A bonded warehouse is one where goods can be stored without having paid UK duty and VAT. Those taxes need to be paid, and recorded as such with the HMRC, before the wines can move from “in bond” status to “duty paid” status, which is required prior to delivery. Wines can also be stored "duty paid" within a bonded warehouse. 

  • What are the benefits of storing in bond?

    Customers who plan to sell their wines are advised to buy in bond wherever possible. Foreign wine markets are not liable to pay UK duty and VAT, making wines sold from the UK desirable. It’s also a way to help assure a wine’s provenance. And, for customers who plan to drink their wines, storing in bond is a method of deferring some of the costs.