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Cellaring is billed bi-annually in arrears in February and August, calculated on the weekly charge. For further information, please contact Stefan@winecellar.co.za

Annual 2017/2018 rates 


Unit size Price per annum (incl VAT) Price per week (incl VAT)
12-bottle case R 130.00 R 2.50
6-bottle case R 75.92 R 1.46
Magnum case of up to 6 bottles R 97.24 R 1.87
Single bottles and magnums R 37.44 R 0.72
Large bottle formats (3ℓ – 18ℓ) R 75.92 – R 259.46 R 1.46 – R 4.99
Cataloguing fee* (once-off fee per wine type) R 5.00  
Private rates** 10% surcharge  

Cellaring rates include

  • Receiving, handling and documentation.
  • Cataloguing and barcoding of full cases. Mixed cases will accrue a cataloguing fee.
  • The ability to view your cellar online. Once the stock has been received, a unique login and password will be given to each customer.
  • Insurance of R150 per 750ml bottle of wine for coverage of storm, wind, fire and water damage. Customers who require additional cover must approach their own short-term insurance providers.

Cataloguing fee*

  • All wines stored at Wine Cellar require cataloguing for precise administration and tracking. A once-off cataloguing fee of R5 per wine type is billed when receiving mixed cases. A mixed case of 12 different wines will, for example, attract a once-off fee of R60.

Private rates**

  • Wine Cellar’s cellars comprise of 40,000 cases across hundreds of storage bins, each tracked by a unique barcode and managed by an ERP system. Customers wishing to group their wine together in one location will be charged a private rate which involves a 10% surcharge above our standard rates. This surcharge is required for the extra space and time needed to administer private storage.
  • Trade customers seeking large-volume storage of uniform wine types can apply for a trade rate with Stefan@winecellar.co.za.


  • Wine Cellar requires 24 hours’ notice for access to reserves.
  • Payment is required on invoice.
  • Full payment is required on the withdrawal of all wines.
  • A minimum cellaring period of 6 months per contract unless otherwise agreed.
  • All wines require cataloguing and checking before being accepted into storage.
  • Wine withdrawals can only be ordered via email to info@winecellar.co.za.
  • Wine withdrawals are available Monday to Friday, from 8am to 5pm only.
  • Customers are required to enter into a binding agreement with Wine Cellar at the commencement of cellaring.
Wine Cellar offers the greatest wine region in the world en-primeur (as futures). 2015 will be our 15th Bordeaux campaign and will be offered from April 2016 onwards for delivery in 2018.
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Wine Cellar imports fine wine from Europe, offers antipodean wines, fine local wines as well as brokers your fine wine. We also focus on selling wines en-primeur (as futures) from Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône.
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Professional cellaring of single bottles for private clients through to pallet loads for trade clients. Wines are stored at 14 degrees in our secure underground cellars in Observatory, Cape Town.
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