Wineaway is Queensland's largest and most popular wine storage destination, housing the collections of over a thousand local and international wine enthusiasts in precise climate-controlled cellaring conditions.
We became Australia's first wine storage facility to offer online access to cellar records and to this day remain as Brisbane's only managed wine storage facility and only storage business dedicated solely to wine.
Our Brisbane facility is located in the inner-city northern suburb of Bowen Hills. The facility is also easily accessible from southern and western suburbs via the Hale St/Inner City Bypass (Abbotsford Rd exit).
Our service is fully managed. Wines can be delivered to us in person or you can instruct retailers and/or wineries to deliver directly to us. We also provide a pick up service. Upon receipt we catalogue the wines, inspecting each bottle (where appropriate) and transferring relevant data to our online database. Collections are then physically placed within the cellar in compartments dedicated solely to each individual client.
When you wish to retrieve wine you can simply log on to your personal database, select the appropriate wines and time of pick up (or delivery if req'd) and we will then do the rest. Prior day's notice is required; however, urgent same-day retrievals can often be accommodated.
Contact us to find out the best way to store and manage your wine collection.
One of wine's great attractions is its ability to develop and improve in the bottle over time. The various chemical components of a wine will often integrate with each other to offer a more complex and harmonious experience. Primary fruit characteristics such as berry and citrus flavours develop into more complex and intriguing secondary characteristics (leather and toast), while tannins and oak, often responsible for a wine's brutishness in infancy, will soften and mellow accordingly.
Of course this is not true for all wines and certain examples and styles will actually deteriorate with time in bottle. The quality of a vintage generally dictates whether a particular wine will improve with age and whether it will increase in value as it matures.
For wine to develop properly, ideal cellaring conditions must be used.
The fundamental issue is temperature. Experts agree that a constant temperature within 14C - 16C is ideal. High humidity (60-80%) and the absence of UV light and vibration also play important roles.
Wines in less than ideal conditions will develop sooner and, whilst they may retain their structure, fruit characters will rapidly fade and the overall vibrancy and freshness of the wine will be lost.