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Keep wine under ideal conditions at Oregon Wine Reserve

Options for storing a wine collection recently expanded, thanks to Oregon Wine Reserve.

The business, which opened last month at 600 N. State St. in Lake Oswego, offers state-of-the-art conditions for storing wine and a whole lot more.

“We are really stressing the social part of our business,” said Andres Martinez, one of Oregon Wine Reserve’s partners. “We are planning events for our clients to get to know each other, like Wine Wednesdays and tasting classes.”

OWR provides “a wine storage facility for the collector who values superior services and access to their wine collection.” Cellars range in size from spaces to accommodate nine-cases to 5-by-5-foot walk-in cellars that can accommodate 112 cases of wine. OWR keeps the wine under ideal conditions — 55 F with 70 percent relative humidity. Each private cellar is made of untreated cedar and keeps the wine away from harmful UV lighting, which can degrade the quality and color of wine. Cellars have zero vibration, another factor that can harm wine.

Security is a top priority for the partners. All access points are monitored with sensors and recorded by video surveillance.

“We interviewed many security companies before choosing OmniGuard Security,” said Martinez. “It’s all the latest technology.” The partners explained that each client is issued a key card, which they can use to access their wines 24/7. “So if you want to come down for a glass of wine or get a bottle at 11 p.m., you can. You can sit here and enjoy it in our living room.”

Besides a comfortable living room setting, the facility includes a conference room for business or social events and prep kitchen for catered events.

“Let us know what type of event you are hosting and we will make sure we have all the right amenities on hand,” said Martinez. The tasting room is available for rental by the public as well as members.

The public is invited to attend a special event noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 21. Willamette Valley Vineyards will be pouring a selection of its wines. The event is free and open to the public.

“Enjoy some wine while looking around our new wine storage facility,” said Martinez. “We look forward to seeing you and accommodating your wine storage needs.”

Monthly fees for cellars begin at $50. To learn more, visit oregonwinereserve.com.




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