Presidio Wine Bunkers provides the perfect wine storage environment. Situated in the beautiful Presidio National Park with breathtaking panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, Presidio Wine Bunkers has the city's only underground wine storage vaults available for individual wine collectors. Our facility now provides the optimal temperature and humidity levels for the professional, long-term cellaring of your precious liquid assets. These historic bunkers are now open for private and commercial use, and can accommodate anywhere from a few cases to thousands of them.
Unlike warehouse storage facilities, Presidio Wine Bunkers' nature-controlled environment is immune to power outages, system breakdowns, or attendant negligence. These underground bunkers require no air conditioning. They provide an ideal wine-aging environment with a constant temperature between 55° F and 59° F, a humidity of 70% to 79 %, and minimal light and bottle disturbance. These conditions allow wine to fully mature without suffering from the ravages of oxidation.
A Perfect Wine Storage Environment
Europeans learned centuries ago that underground caves, whether natural or man-made, are ideal places to age wine. In the days of the Roman Empire, Romans stored their wine in catacombs. France’s first wine caves were abandoned crayeres from which Roman builders had excavated limestone blocks. Today, the highest concentration of wine caves in the world is in Napa and Sonoma, where almost a quarter of the 450 or so wineries have wine caves solely for their own use. Presidio Wine Bunkers now provides the private wine collector in San Francisco the same great underground storage.
Imagine yourself cresting Presidio's Rob Hill just as a streak of silvery fog frames the Golden Gate Bridge against a bright blue sky. Eucalyptus and lavender scents are in the air. You've discovered something more than just a wine storage facility – you've found an ideal location for your bottles and soul.
Presidio Wine Bunkers is located just south of Rob Hill. On the site of Stotsenburg and McKinnon batteries, our side-by-side facilities were originally built as 12" mortar placements at the turn of the 20th century. They are named after some of the heroes of the Spanish-American War and the Filipino insurrection. Call our office now to reserve a space or get a tour. We’d love to chat about your collection!