Storage in SF Bay Area

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Oliver V
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Storage in SF Bay Area

#1 Post by Oliver V » February 25th, 2019, 1:05 pm

I have to move about 40 cases of wine out of my house during a remodel, for about 4-5 months. It seems like every other day I see a story about a bunch of crooks stealing wine that's entrusted to them to store, so I'm a bit skittish about letting them out of my sight. The wines are insured, but many are likely irreplaceable.

Does anybody have any storage recommendations in the SF Bay Area? I've used Vinfolio in the distant past, but they've had so many changes of ownership/CEO etc, I am concerned about their stability.

Who do people here use?
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#2 Post by Alan Rath » February 25th, 2019, 1:10 pm

Wine Bank in Menlo Park is outstanding, I'm pretty sure they have a locker available that would handle that number of cases. K&L in SF would be another option, though I don't know their availability.
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#3 Post by Jim Hanlon » February 25th, 2019, 1:24 pm

Subterraneum in Oakland has been in business for more than 20 years and reliable in my experience. Several board members store wine there.

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#4 Post by Mark Stevens » February 25th, 2019, 1:29 pm

I can highly recommend San Francisco Wine Lockers in Daly City (formerly called Adventures in Wine). Merrick Dawson and his staff are great and access hours are very convenient.

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#5 Post by Mike Wenzel » February 25th, 2019, 1:47 pm

I have been storing with Subterraneum in Oakland for about 18 years with no issues whatsoever.

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#6 Post by BLaird » February 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm

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Alan Rath wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Wine Bank in Menlo Park is outstanding, I'm pretty sure they have a locker available that would handle that number of cases. K&L in SF would be another option, though I don't know their availability.
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#7 Post by AndyK » February 25th, 2019, 2:42 pm

I have lockers at SF wine lockers and working with them has been great!
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#8 Post by Andrea V. » February 25th, 2019, 3:12 pm

I use Wine Bank in Menlo Park. It has been great for me so far
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#9 Post by james l moleberg » February 25th, 2019, 3:22 pm

K&L's warehouse offers storage and they were excellent when our cellar was being finished

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#10 Post by R. Frankel » February 25th, 2019, 6:49 pm

I use SF Wine Center, and am very happy with them. They have moved to a new location at Sansome/Green and should have space. If this is a reasonable location then I’d recommend them highly. Great service, great people. They offer services that K&L doesn’t (e.g. free receiving). Not cheap though.
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#11 Post by CWun » February 25th, 2019, 7:56 pm

arco in south sf.
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#12 Post by Joe Mendez » February 25th, 2019, 9:06 pm

+1
BLaird wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 2:38 pm
+1
Alan Rath wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 1:10 pm
Wine Bank in Menlo Park is outstanding, I'm pretty sure they have a locker available that would handle that number of cases. K&L in SF would be another option, though I don't know their availability.

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#13 Post by Barry Sunderland » February 25th, 2019, 9:12 pm

Wine Bank in Menlo...Awesome storage and people!

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#14 Post by Dany K. » February 25th, 2019, 10:19 pm

Mark Stevens wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 1:29 pm
I can highly recommend San Francisco Wine Lockers in Daly City (formerly called Adventures in Wine). Merrick Dawson and his staff are great and access hours are very convenient.
I second SF Wine Lockers. The area is kinda sketch because it's near Cow Palace, but the warehouse and lockers are secure.

They still go by Adventures in Wine, but that is for their import side and the other name is just for storage. I have an extra large cage there and have been there for a few years and like them. Their prices have increased a little more than I would like, but they're still one of the cheapest in the Bay Area. The lockers are actual metal cages and you use your own lock.

I used to store my wines at the Millbrae self storage but their lockers are just partitioned particle board with simple latches and you use your own lock. I moved out of there when the access door to the locker room wouldn't stay shut anymore in addition to them actually being more expensive than where I am now.
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#15 Post by Steve Brickley » February 25th, 2019, 11:03 pm

Call Tomas at Wine Bank Menlo Park. I been there years now.
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#16 Post by Mark C Johnson » February 25th, 2019, 11:47 pm

Steve Brickley wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Call Tomas at Wine Bank Menlo Park. I been there years now.
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#17 Post by Larry Stein » February 26th, 2019, 3:26 pm

I think the important part is where you live so that you have access to your wines without having to drive a long way. All the recommendations above will work for you. I live on the Peninsula and have been with WineBank since shortly after they opened.

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#18 Post by BillK » February 27th, 2019, 7:42 pm

I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned Collection 55 in Redwood City right off 101. They have a quality facility, good prices, and friendly business hours.
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#19 Post by Larry Stein » February 27th, 2019, 7:52 pm

Huh, never heard of them. I checked out their website. They are a little more expensive than WineBank, but not by a whole lot.

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#20 Post by d_sharp » February 27th, 2019, 11:30 pm

Plus 3 regarding S.F. wine storage. Merrick and his team are great! champagne.gif
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#21 Post by mmoyer » February 28th, 2019, 7:46 am

If you are in the East Bay, check out https://thewinechest.com/rates/. A number of folks have used them for "short term" bulk storage while they build their cellars. Have seen them come and go. Ask for Joe.
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#22 Post by Dave Sankaran » April 11th, 2019, 12:51 pm

Subterranean (is Joe still there?).

I keep my stuff at Vinfolio because I need the shipping/mgmt services since I no longer live locally in CA.

(I lost some $ on prepaid storage when they went BK more than a decade ago iirc, but vinfolio has been just fine for me since)

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#23 Post by KyleC » April 11th, 2019, 1:59 pm

I actually just got a tour of K&L's SF lockers this week. Fair amount of availability, and their prices seem fair if you're based in SF.
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#24 Post by H Guy » April 11th, 2019, 2:18 pm

I use K&L in RWC.
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