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.
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.
Dedicated members of staff which means all enquiries can be dealt with quickly and efficiently.
If you are thinking of selling your wine we are happy to provide you with a current valuation. Please click here for more details.
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.
Storage customers can view their stock holdings with us on-line and manage their own stocks electronically.
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.
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%.
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.
£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 at replacement value is included in the storage charge.
To a UK mainland address (excluding some parts of Scotland)
£15 + VAT for the first case (minimum charge). £3 + VAT per case thereafter.
From a UK private address only. Please contact us for a quote.
£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.
Where should I tell my merchant to send my wine?
Your a/c No./Your name
c/o Seckford Wines
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
John Ireland (Fine Wine Storage Manager) - +44 (0)1394 446617 – email@example.com