Moving Wine

As a full service moving and storage company, at Exodus, we do it all. Whether it’s a large scale corporate move or a small scale residential relocation, we are truly the company with international capabilities and local sensibilities. One of the things that is often forgotten is our specialty moving services. Sometimes, when companies branch out and extend their service expertise, in the end, while they may be able to cover more they are not able to maintain high standards in that which they offer to their customers. Through extensive training of our employees and a guiding principal of hard work and integrity, when we take on any kind of job, we commit to total excellence. And moving wine collections is no exception.

Ideas for Small Wine Collections


Wine aficionados in the process of relocation often come to us with questions about how best to transport their collections from point A to point B. The first thing we ask is the size of the collection. For smaller more manageable numbers of bottles, transportation can be as easy as using a personal vehicle. In this case, we recommend careful packing and paying special attention to the temperature inside your car insuring that it maintains a consistent 55? F.  If you will be flying to your new destination and would like to transport a small collection, consider very carefully packing bottles in your checked luggage. We highly recommend the use of specific packaging to ensure that your bottles do not break during the often rough handling of airline baggage in transit.

Old vs. New Wine Moving

Another important thing we inquire about when our customers want to move their wine is how old it is. In general, the older the wine, the more fragile it can be with regard to temperature changes, corkage drying and general movement. But bottles that are less than 10 years old are often easier to move without jeopardizing the integrity of the wine. Newer corks created using synthetic materials and generally more resistant to drying and younger wines often contain less sediment that would benefit from a “rest period” after relocation. It is important to think about what your specific grouping of vintages represents in order to best answer the question of transport.

When To Move Wine

Experts agree that the extreme weather months are the worst time for your wine to make its move. If you are completing a long distance move in the summer or winter, we suggest securing climate controlled storage until late fall or early spring. The most temperate months of the year offer the safest environment for wine transport. Using a climate controlled van will provide your precious bottles with a safe haven from temperature variation, until your wine collection can be delivered to its new home. This will ensure that your wine maintains its value and perhaps most importantly, it intended flavor.