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Wine Storage

store wine & spirits at Octavian's underground facility in Corsham

Octavian Corsham is arguably the best fine wine storage available in the UK – converted from a former mine, it was first a munitions depot and has been storing fine wine for over 25 years.

The cellars are located 100 feet beneath the hills of Wiltshire, encased in solid Bath stone. This gives a naturally balanced environment ideal for the cellarage of fine wine. Here, perfect temperature is a constant, and humidity is controlled at the optimum level. There is no natural light, vibration is non-existent and fresh air quality is maintained at all time.

This facility is only for the storage of wine purchased from Appellations – at the current time we will not be storing wine purchased from other merchants.

Why you should store your wines with us?

  • Best wine storage facility in the UK led by a team of highly trained and trusted professionals
  • Perfect storage conditions (humidity, temperature, air quality, light & vibration)
  • 24-hour high security
  • Each case of wine is labelled with a unique identifier, your name and your Appellations storage account code
  • Insurance provided at full replacement value.
As Low as
£5 + VATyearly / 4.5L. case
£10 + VATyearly / 9L. case

Find a wine

let us find your wine at the best price

Nicolas is proud to have built strong relationships with suppliers across Europe over his 20 year career and so if you are looking for a specific wine, we will be more than happy to help in your search.

Ask for a wine

Wine Delivery

get your wine everywhere

Any indication on availability date of the wines for collection or delivery should be regarded as an estimate date only and is not intended to be binding. We will notify you once wines are available for collection or ready to be delivered. We ask our customers to collect the wines within one month of being available.

Free Delivery

  • Transfer to bonded warehouse
  • UK delivery for orders above £1,000 (excluding VAT)

UK Mainland

  • Per delivery
  • Excluding Scotland


  • We recommend suitable shipping companies
  • 48 hours notification before collection

Duty & VAT

All wines are offered for sale under bond unless stated, but are available duty paid. Wines for delivery to UK private customer addresses are subject to VAT charged at 20% and duty at the rates listed below.

Still & Sparkling wine

11.5% - 14.5%

12 bottles (75cl) or equivalent

Port/Fortified wine

15% - 22%

12 bottles (75cl) or equivalent


22% +

Variable, please ask

Selling to us

selling wines is as easy and profitable as possible

Appellations can offer customers who are storing in our reserves an outright purchase with immediate payment and the option to include your wine on our list once price and percentage commission agreed.

Appellations is also looking for wines from private customers with perfect provenance, not currently stored in our reserves. We can arrange collection of wines from your UK cellar or take delivery from your bonded warehouse account, with the following options.

Option A

An outright purchase with payment upon receipt and inspection of the wines

Option B

Include your wine on our list once price and percentage commission agreed

Start Selling your wine