AWS unveils $2M facility in Sydney

Artisan Wine Storage

Media Release - Consumer

New $2million 12°C wine storage and tasting lounge Artisan Wine Storage is giving collectors the chance to protect their wine just in time for the hot Australian summer.

When it comes to wine storage, light, humidity and fluctuating temperatures impact a wines longevity with heat prematurely ageing wine and oxidisation destroying the wine generally as a result of a lack of moisture in the cork. Artisan Wine Storage has been specially  designed to counteract these damaging elements, providing storage that is at a constant 12°C with 55-75% relative humidity, free from UV light and vibration. However Artisan Wine Storage is more than just a storage facility; it uses cloud-based wine management  technology and has been designed to really encapsulate the perfect wine-centric facility.

Key features include:
• One million bottle, climate-controlled warehouse at a constant 12°C (the only facility in the Southern Hemisphere) and 55-75% relative humidity
• Fully managed wine-storage service
• Wine Management Portal™ - a subscription based solution for collecting and reporting on wine using cloud technology
• Flexible monthly contracts
• Wine pick-up and delivery service
• The ability to sell wines through its vertical sales channel partners
• Wine Tasting Lounge - with a schedule of wine events and available for hire
• Methuselah’s Cellar - Corporate Vin~Crypts™
• Methuselah’s Cellar – Private Dining and available for hire

Artisan Wine Storage is the first storage facility in Australia designed to exceed the Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency. This internationally recognised code of practice certifies good wine storage management in the key areas of temperature, humidity, lights, vibration, insurance, hygiene, inventory management, security and maintenance.

Artisan Wine Storage CEO, Eamonn Egan believes whether you’re a first-time collector or an experienced wine connoisseur, proper wine storage is essential and can enhance his clients’ experience with wine collecting.

“We have bottles of 2002 McLaren Vale Shiraz purchased for $22 currently laying in storage that the winery expected to last only 5 – 8 years, but after 10 -12 years they’re still drinking beautifully. Essentially, with wines such as Penfolds Grange for example, we can elongate the lifecycle curve whilst slowing down the maturation process,” says Eamonn.

“One of the reasons I chose 12°C for the facility is because of the effects of the GFC over the past six years, which has seen less wine being traded at auction and exported  overseas. This has led to current vintage wines along with prior vintages sitting in wineries and private collections in 16-18°C or even higher conditions. If they don’t slow down the
maturation process they run the risk of not being able to sell the wine at the premium it deserves later.”

Whether looking for a long-term solution for ageing premium wine or simply requiring temporary storage while moving interstate, Artisan Wine Storage offers wine storage solutions no matter how large or small the collection.

Wine Management Portal™
Artisan Wine Storage chose to use the expertise of Wine in Cloud Software Solutions Pty Ltd to develop their cloud-based Wine Management Portal™ - a subscription based solution for collecting and reporting on wine. The Wine Management Portal™ was designed specifically for the wine industry and enables the user, advanced online interaction with their wine in the care, custody and control of Artisan Wine Storage.

“The Wine Management Portal™ enables the user to almost “touch” their wine in the warehouse, and provides a sophisticated and innovative solution for ‘virtually’ managing your wine collection online” says Eamonn.

 Wine Inventory & Stock Movements  Wine Collection Advice
• Request to transfer in/out/historical reporting
• Current stock on hand by warehouse &  barcode
• Market valuations, daily & EOFY (up to 7 years)
• Drinking window guidance
• Sell, buy, hold advice
List Wine for Sale Wine Reviews
• Instantaneously list wine for sale with vertical sales channel partners
• View, cancel & adjust sales listings
• Choose from 3 market price points
• Access competitive buyer & seller commission rates
• View wines listed for sale & wines sold with market analytics, by volume, by price, by market
• Write & publish your own wine reviews
• View community wine reviews - linked directly to your wines
• Access to professional wine critic ratings & tasting notes


Vertical Sales Channel Partners
It is this cloud-based software that allows client’s to sell wine through Artisan Wine Storage’s vertical sales channel partners without having the hard work of finding a sales platform themselves. Clients are able to list wine for sale in a few simple steps ensuring immediate market-place exposure. With the ability to choose from 3 market price points, no
listing fee and commission only payable on a successful sale, the Wine Management Portal™ gives clients the flexibility to cash out their stock and purchase newer vintages if they so wish and all from the comfort of their computer, tablet or phone.

Artisan Wine StorageWine Tasting Lounge and Methuselah’s Cellar
Artisan Wine Storage comes complete with a contemporary wine tasting lounge, created to provide a ‘wine hub’ for wine storage clients , as well as a place to learn from visiting  winemakers at wine tasting events or structured classes.

Artisan Wine Storage corporate clients are also able to enjoy Methuselah’s Cellar. This  stunning space meticulously designed by Eamonn Egan displays museum wines from  many renowned wineries including the only public, dual vertical display of Penfolds Grange bottles (1951-2008) and magnums (1979-2008). The cellar is beautifully hand-crafted and presented in Figured Tasmanian Oak and also contains 44 member Vin~Crypts™ for  storing wine.

Access to a Vin~Crypt™ is part of a corporate membership package with an extensive list of member benefits. Methuselah’s Cellar can be used for breakfast, lunch or board meetings, or as an impressive venue to entertain clients for dinner, whilst having direct access to the wine stored in the member Vin~Crypt™. Complete with telephone and video conferencing facilities, Methuselah’s Cellar provides the unique opportunity to hold a wine  tasting while connecting live with a winemaker in the vineyard anywhere in the world without even leaving your seat – definitely a first!

Artisan Wine Storage

Wine Events
The Spring/Summer event calendar is already filling up with some exciting tastings on offer. The Wine Tasting Lounge is set to host ‘A Riedel Glass & Lindt Chocolate Tasting’ on  November 20th for wine lovers with a sweet tooth. While Methuselah’s Cellar will set the  scene for a luxurious champagne experience on October 24th with ‘Prestige Cuvees of Krug’, oysters and pâté that is strictly limited to 12 people.

Artisan Wine Storage is conveniently located 15 minutes from Sydney’s CBD at Unit 2, 7-9 Orion Road, Lane Cove West, NSW 2066.

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Phone: 1300 350 456

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