Cheers - Moving Wine
With the largest climate control fleets in the Mayflower and United Van Lines system, we can transport your wine in our temperature controlled vans. After careful packing, we transport your wine in a cool environment, so when you move in your new home and get settled in, you can enjoy a glass (or two).
For moderate climates and short distances, we can also provide non-climate services.
We adhere to the following guidelines set forth by the research of wine experts on proper wine moving procedures:
Temperature Range 55 to 65:
Wine should be transported between 55-65 degrees. Maintaining the proper temperature is critical when shipping wine. It is crucial that wine be transported in climatic vans so that temperature levels can be controlled. Excessive heat can cause the wine to expand and push the cork out, causing the wine to spoil.
Wine transport requires careful packing. Our experienced wine shippers and packaging crew know the proper packing techniques to prepare the wine for transportation.
Climate Control Storage:
Ideal temperature for storing wine in shipment is 55 degrees. VIP Transport's warehouses are equipped with climatic-controlled storage rooms to keep your wine if you need wine storage. Temperatures are maintained inside these rooms to ensure the highest protection.
Prevention of Shaking:
It is important during transportation to prevent excessive shaking to the wine. Although the wine is exposed to some shaking over the course of transport, it is very minimal due to our air-ride equipped vans. We also recommend that you lay your wine in a quiet area for a couple of weeks after delivery.
With one of the largest climatic fleets in the industry, based on the size of your shipment, we are are often able to transport your wine collection together with your household goods in the same climate controlled van, eliminating long transit times and providing cost savings to shipping your wine and other goods separately.
Climate Control Shipping
For the most protective transportation, especially during the summer or if your shipment is traveling through states with excessive cold temperatures, we recommend climate control service for the following items:
- Wine and wine collections, especially high value wine
- Fine art & antiques
- Musical equipment & collections