Im in NC and I dont have a basement, etc for cellaring. What I do have is an area under my staircase. It was a completely enclosed area, but I cut a hole in the back of my closet so that I could use the space. It is out of the light and it is definitely cooler than the rest of the house. Its located in the center of the house, so not next to an outside wall. Other than renting a place that is climate controlled, this my best option.