Our Services

At Ideal55, we offer you, our client, access to your wine collection 365 days a year. Our wine storage facilities are intended to be convenient to either your home or your office. Every location offers access to your choice of wine lockers or wine storage units when you want it. The following are services provided for ease of use and access.

TOTAL ACCESS 24 hour/7 day access including all holidays.
IDEAL CLIMATE 55 degrees
70% humidity
State of the art temperature and humidity control systems.
TOTAL SECURITY State of the art security, access control and motion activated off site video monitoring and recording systems.
SYSTEMS Walk in rooms have private alarms
Steel construction (at all new facilities)
Biometric security (select locations)
Available on site wi-fi
Insurance available.
ENVIRONMENT Motion sensing lighting
Use of green insulating materials
Participate in carbon-offset programs
Paperless Office
STORAGE SIZES Sizes to fit your individual needs
12 case to 1,000 case lockers and walk in rooms
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS Referral reward program
Riedel discount program
Membership program (coming soon)
Tastings with winemakers
Food and wine events
Educational courses
SPECIAL SERVICES Concierge services:

  • Temperature controlled moving
  • cellar organization
  • Inventory management
  • Wine pick-up
  • Wine delivery
  • Receive wine shipment

Additional Information

Learn more about: 365 Access | Appraisals | Commercial Clients | Restaurants | Brokers | Full-Service Wine Storage | Inventory | Lockers | Long-Term Storage | Receiving | Rooms | Wine Tastings | Wine Cellar Management | Wine Moving | Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page


365 Access

Okay, so you’ve stored your wine and you fiercely maintain that, as a civilized person, you shall uncork no wine before its time. But what happens if that time occurs on a holiday or your schedule has you passing by our location early in the morning or late in the evening? What’s an oeniphile to do? Relax. You can get that special bottle anytime you want because with your locker or walk in room lease we include use of our state of the art electronic entry and exit system. This system allows you to access your collection 7 days a week 365 days a year.


Appraisals

Whether you need an appraisal for an insurance policy or if you are considering selling your collection, we can help. We work with only fully vetted partners to provide you the best service possible. For more information and to begin the appraisal process, please Contact Us and provide some initial details on your needs.


Climate

Our state-of-the-art refrigeration systems and facility envelopes efficiently maintain 55 degrees year round as well as 60-70 percent humidity. We regularly maintain our equipment. And we retain local vendors that guarantee quick response times to any service calls. You can also view temperature monitors through our website.


For Commercial Clients

Ideal 55 welcomes commercial clients (and restaurants – see below). As of spring 2017, Ideal 55 has chosen to not acquire a California Type 14 license. Many commercial clients find our multiple well-located facilities attractive, along with our 365/24/7 access. Please contact us with your specific needs.


For Restaurants

Let us help you run your beverage program more efficiently.

We have many restaurant clients, including the large collections of Spago and Mozza, to smaller restaurant collections. Whether you access your cellar daily or quarterly, we can accommodate your needs. Do you find it convenient to access the cellar after the restaurant closes for the night, or at 6AM before the day begins? Your locker access is 24/7/365.

We issue access credentials to each staff member you identify so you can track who enters your cellar. Need to remove someone’s access? We can do that in a few minutes.

Starting in spring 2017, our newest facilities can even send video to your phone when someone enters your room.

For more details, please Contact Us.


For Wine Brokers

Want 24 hour access?

Like that our locations are close to your clients?

We offer lockers starting at 12 case.

We can bill you or your company monthly.

For a fee we can accept shipments and deliver then to your locker on a monthly basis.

Contact us for more information.


Full Service Wine Storage

Contact Us for more details on any of the following:

  • Short Term Full Service Wine Storage
    • You ship cases to us and we hold them for you no matter where you live in CA in the U.S. or International.
    • 1 to 1,000+ cases.
    • Weeks to Months
    • Add cases at anytime
  • Long Term Full Service Wine Storage
    • You ship cases to us and we hold them for you no matter where you live in CA in the U.S. or International.
    • 1 to 1,000+ cases.
    • Weeks to Months
    • Add cases at anytime
  • Pallet Storage
    • Short term or long term
  • Wine Moving Services – pick and choose from the following list
    • Inventory
    • Packing
    • Loading
    • Local Wine Moving
    • National Wine Moving
    • International Wine Moving
    • Unloading
    • Unpacking

You may include the following in any of the above services:

  • Inventory
  • Repacking from shippers to cardboard boxes
  • Repacking from cardboard boxes to shippers

Inventory Services

You don’t want to uncover a bottle in your cellar that was at its prime years ago. Maybe you need a regularly updated list for your insurance company, or maybe you want to trade some bottles, but you need to know what you have. We can help you better manage your collection! Our inventory services are custom priced depending on factors such as the level of detail you require, the size of your collection, the number of individual wines (do you buy by the case or one bottle at a time).

For a custom quote, contact us with some details about your collection.


Lockers

Easy Access
Ideal 55’s lockers are designed for easy access. The doors are wide and the shelves are only two cases deep. In most cases fully half of your cases will be immediately accessible when you open your locker. Our typical 12 case locker is 3 cases wide, 2 cases deep, and 2 cases high.

Locker Sizes
We offer various locker sizes at most Ideal 55 facilities. Our basic locker holds 12 cases and mos facilities also offer larger sizes. Depending on the facility that is convenient for you, you may find lockers in these sizes:

10 case – Marina del Rey
12 case – all facilities except Hermosa Beach
12 case long term no access during lease – Marina del Rey
18 case – Playa del Rey
20 case – San Francisco
24 case – Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, San Francisco
27 case – Hollywood, LAX, Wine Vault on Bunker Hill
36 case – Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey
42 case – Hollywood
45 case – Hollywood
For larger sizes, see our rooms.

Pricing
Locker pricing varies by facility. For specific facility information, check out our locations.


Long Term Storage

Located at our Marina del Rey Facility

02 November 2017

Ideal 55 Wine Lockers offers long term storage. Have cases you don’t want taking up room in your regular locker or walk in room? Have bordeaux to lay down? Want to get these cases out of the way and store them at a reduced rate?

Long Term lockers differ from our regular lockers, in that you do not have 24/7/365 access. We offer these lockers only at our Marina del Rey, CA facility.

We offer both long term wine lockers and long term individual case storage.

Long Term Wine Lockers
Our long term lockers lease at $208 per year. You may choose your own lease term from 12 to 120 months. These lockers hold up to 12 cardboard cases, 9 to 10 OWC, or 4 to 8 shipping boxes.

Long Term By the Case Storage
Our by the case storage is $5 per case per month for cardboard cases or OWC. The rate for shipping boxes is $10 per month. Your initial minimum purchase must be at least $100.

You can personally deliver your cases to us or ship them to us. At the end of your lease, you may pick up your cases. In the future, Ideal 55 plans to offer a delivery service.

See all our storage locations here.

Please Contact Us for more information. We look forward to speaking with you about our wine storage facilities.


Receiving

November 2017: As a client you may ship wine to Ideal 55 for placement directly into the your locker or room. The cost is $10 per box. Shipments are held at 55 degrees and approximately once every 30 days placed into your locker. If the box will not fit. or if we need to repack from a large shipping box to a smaller box, we will contact you. Here is our receiving address:

YOUR NAME
c/o JLA / Ideal 55
13152 Raymer St #D
North Hollywood, CA 91605

Hours: Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

When possible, please e-mail us a heads-up that boxes are coming. The standard carriers, such as UPS and FedEx, know the Raymer Street facility. GSO uses different drivers and needs to be made aware of the hours.


Rooms

Most Ideal 55 facilities offer walk in storage rooms. These rooms vary from “small” rooms that hold around 80 cases to “super” rooms that can hold more than 1,000 cases. You may customize your room with commercial grade steel shelving or to create a truly impressive wine cellar, we offer custom racking and flooring. Contact Us for more details.


Security

Our security systems monitor, record, and identify each entry and exit; highly trained security personnel are notified immediately should anyone tamper with or try to defeat the security system, or attempt to force open the door. The entire system is monitored 24 hours a day from a UL listed Central Station.

Smile! YOU ARE on camera. We have digital video cameras installed throughout our facilities. Images may be monitored remotely in real time and may be retained on and offsite.


Wine Tastings

Ideal 55 Hosts a series of tastings at top LA restaurants. If you submit an inquiry on any of our facilities, you will be signed up for our newsletter and you will receive the invitations!

Our past events:

May 2017: Bodega Catena Zapata – Spago
March 2017: La Rioja Alta – The Bazaar by José Andrés
September 2016: Stony Hill Vineyard – Petrossian West Hollywood
June 2016: Torbreck Wines – Saam at the Bazaar by José Andrés
February 2016: Laurel Glen Vineyard – Petrossian West Hollywood
October 2015: Vega Sicilia (Oremus, Alion, Pintia) – Spago
June 2015 Grande Marques Champagne Dinner (Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Krug) – Petrossian West Hollywood
March 2015: Héritage Fine Wines – Spago
November 2014: Cardinale & Lokoya – Spago
October 2014: Donelan Family Wines – Spago
June 2014: Progeny Winery – Spago
April 2014: Three Sticks Wines – Spago
November 2013: Littorai Wines – Spago
September 2013: Robert Keenan Winery – Spago
April 2013: Spring Mountain Vineyard – Spago


Wine Cellar Management

Ideal 55 Wine Lockers can offer you a full range of management services for your cellar. Here is a partial list:

  • Boxes
  • Receiving
  • Inventory – from basic to detailed
  • Valuation
  • Purchasing Consulting
  • Selling Consulting

Pricing is custom. Contact us for details.


Wine Moving

Need to move your wine? Ideal 55 can help with local moves and we can make referrals for national and international moves. For local moves we can do any or all of the following:

  • Inventory
  • Packing
  • Transport
  • Storage
  • Unpacking
  • Boxes and Materials

Pricing is custom. For more details contact us.