Do I Need a Custom Wine Cellar?

  1. It’s the weekend, let’s visit some tasting rooms
  2. Mmm, I really like this wine
  3. Let’s get a case of it
  4. I’m joining their wine club
  5. Let’s drive to the next vineyard

Do any of these sound familiar? Soon bottles of wine stack up in the garage and closets, and your stand-alone wine cabinet will fill up. When summer arrives, all that wine will be in jeopardy of spoiling. Built-in cellars do not need to be elaborate, they can be as straightforward as converting a closet, or large showcase rooms.

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Set Goals for Your Cellar

  • Is the wine cellar purely for storing wine, or will it be used for entertaining?
  • How many bottles do you want to store?
  • What kind of wine do you collect?
  • Where is the wine cellar located?
  • How critical is the amount of noise generated from the wine refrigeration system?
  • Do you want to be able to view the wine cellar from outside?
  • What is your budget?

Consider the Cost Before Starting

  • Construction: Any space being converted into a wine cellar must have proper insulation and moisture barriers installed first.
  • Wine Cooling Unit: Your collection deserves a cooling system specifically designed for aging wine. Think about what kind of installation that you will need for the space.
  • Wine Racks: There is a wide range of options, from traditional wood racking that is custom-made for the space to modular acrylic or metal racks that are simpler to install. Our experts are standing by to walk you through the process at (800) 527-4072 x1.
  • Wine Cellar Door: To preserve the temperature and humidity of the wine cellar, find an exterior-grade insulated door for an airtight seal.
  • Wine Cellar Floor
  • Acccessories: Think about finishing touches such as molding, LED lighting, artwork, and wine glass displays.

IWA wine consultants are experts on cellars, racking systems and cooling units, whether simple or elaborate. See case studies of wine cellars we have created.

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