Gibraltar’s WWII tunnels to become vast wine cellar

A network of tunnels carved into the Rock of Gibraltar that were used during the Second World War are set to get a new lease of life as the world’s largest natural wine cellar.

A tunnel under the Rock of Gibraltar.

A tunnel under the Rock of Gibraltar. Image by Ronny Siegel / CC BY 2.0

The British-backed business venture says the tunnels, which have been empty for decades, have the perfect natural conditions for storing investment-grade wines, with a year-round temperature of 13°C to 14°C and humidity of 70% to 80%. It is set to cost about £6 million to repurpose the tunnels as vast storage facilities and the first cellars are due to be up and running by mid-2017. About £60 million worth of vintage wines could be stored there. Read more:

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