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Store with us

Seckford's Customer Storage Service is designed for those collectors looking for a complete wine storage and management service located under one roof.

  • UK’s most competitive storage; £9.54 inc vat per 12 bts per year

  • Insurance at replacement value included in storage charge

  • Privately owned HMRC Bond located at our Suffolk HQ

  • State of the art security and temperature controlled

  • Store in-bond and duty paid purchases from other merchants

  • No receipt, handling and processing charges

  • Free storage for your wines on sale at Seckford

  • Online portfolio offering market valuations and account data

 

WHY STORE WITH SECKFORD
THE SERVICE
THE WAREHOUSE
CHARGES
FAQ
CONTACT

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Why store with Seckford?

Seckford is in a unique position, being one of very few merchants in the UK to have its own bonded warehouse, located near Woodbridge in Suffolk.  No third parties are involved so we have absolute control of our wine storage.
Quality storage

Temperature controlled warehouses providing the ideal environment for long-term wine storage. Average temperature in the warehouse is 12 degrees C. Humidity is about 60 - 70%.

Competitive storage charges 

Which include insurance at full replacement value. No hidden receiving, handling or picking charges.

Security 

All cases are clearly marked as the property of the owner with the customers’ name and account number, as well as being identified individually on our computer system that is overseen by HM Customs & Excise. No stock can be removed without written permission from the customer.

Contact  

Dedicated members of staff which means all enquiries can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.

 

The Service

Valuations

If you are thinking of selling your wine we are happy to provide you with a current valuation.  Please click here for more details.

Condition reports 

If you wish to view your wine we are able to email you a digital photograph of any stock held here in our bond. This service can give you a definitive condition report on label, level and capsule within minutes. We do charge a fee for this service, please click here for all our current charges.

Online facility

Storage customers can view their stock holdings with us on-line and manage their own stocks electronically.

 

The Warehouse

 In 1997 we built our own temperature controlled bonded warehouse adjacent to our offices. This put us in a unique position, being one of very few wine merchants in the UK to own and run their own bond.

Storage Conditions

All wine is kept in our temperature controlled warehouses in Suffolk providing the ideal environment for long-term wine storage.

Average temperature in the warehouse is 12 degrees C.  Humidity is between 60 & 70%.

Security

 Our warehouse is an HM Customs & Excise approved warehouse and therefore governed by their strict code of practice.  To obtain this license we also have to be of sound financial backing.

All cases are clearly marked as the property of the owner with the customers' name and account number, as well as being identified individually on our computer system.  This will safeguard your wines in the event of Seckford going into liquidation.

As we own the bond we have absolute control of storage. Unlike many of our competitors, no third parties are involved. This is an important consideration for clients wishing to store wine with us.

No stock can be moved without written permission from the customer

State of the art 24 hour security.

 

Charges

Rental

£7.95 per 9 litre case per annum (£25 + VAT minimum charge).  All other case sizes are charged on a pro-rata basis.  Storage is charged annually in advance from the 1st January to 31st December.  Wines received during the year will be charged pro-rata. 

Insurance

Insurance at replacement value is included in the storage charge.

Delivery

To a UK mainland address (excluding some parts of Scotland)

£15 + VAT for the first case (minimum charge).  £3 + VAT per case thereafter.

Collections

From a UK private address only.  Please contact us for a quote.

Condition Reports

£5.00 per single case irrespective of case size.  This will be in the form of a digital photo.

Receiving & Handling

There is no charge for receiving & handling but if a case arrives and is withdrawn in the same calendar year a full year’s storage charge will be levied on that case.

 

FAQ

Where should I tell my merchant to send my wine?

Your a/c No./Your name

c/o Seckford Wines

Dock Lane

Melton

Suffolk

IP12 1PE

VAT No. GB360367950

Warehouse Keeper No. GBWK360367950

Excise No. GB00000715301

How do I arrange to ship my wine abroad?

Seckford do not arrange overseas shipments but can recommend the following shippers who can offer a door to door service:

Connoisseur International Distribution - +44 (0) 1895 438822

Seabrook Export Services Ltd – + 44 (0) 203 288 2980

Davis Turner – +44 (0) 1753 680828

Is my wine insured?

Wine in storage is insured at replacement value.  This is included in the annual storage charge.

How do I withdraw wine from storage?

This can be done through your online portfolio or emailing John Ireland johni@seckfordwines.co.uk with your delivery requirements.

When can I expect my wines to be delivered?

Once the delivery invoice has been settled we will arrange a convenient time to deliver.

How do I set up a storage account?

To set up a storage account all we need is your contact address, email & telephone number.  Prior to setting up an account, please make sure you have read and are happy with our storage T&Cs

What information do I need to provide for wine destined for storage but purchased from another merchant?

A list of the wines and confirmation of any in bond values.  This can be in the form of copy invoices or a portfolio list provided by your current wine storage provider.

Is every case opened and checked on arrival?

Cases are not opened and checked on arrival only if the exterior of the case is damaged or if there is a need to verify the contents.  This is done at the discretion of our warehouse team. 

 

CONTACT

John Ireland (Fine Wine Storage Manager) - +44 (0)1394 446617 – johni@seckfordwines.co.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

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