of decisions must be thought through prior to designing and
purchasing a custom wine cellar:
- Climate Controlled Cellar or Passive
- Climate Controlled Cellar
-> Climate controlled cellars are for the wine connoisseur to provide the ideal long-term storage
and protection of a wine collection. Proper room preparation with R-value insulation and approved
drywall materials, your cooling system of choice, and an insulated door are all crucial to climate
controlled wine cellars. Constant temperature and humidity in the space will provide the correct
environment to allow wines to mature and age.
- Passive Cellar -> A
suitable room or wall space that will store wine for short periods of time. Custom wine racks
will enhance the storage, organization, and accesss to your wine collection.
- IF Climate Controlled, what type of cooling
unit will you purchase -- Self-Contained Unit, Split Cooling System, or Ducted System (WCL can help you
make this decision and obtain the unit)
- Wood Species -- Although the most popular wood
choice for wine cellars is Redwood, due to its odorless and mildew resistant characteristics, any solid wood
species can be and has been utilized in our wine cellars.
- Desired wall finish -- painted, textured, wood
- Flooring (abundance of options) -- tile, wood,
and cork or most common
- Electrical requirements for any lighting
fixtures and switch outlets will have to be considered at this stage as well.
- Design details in the wine cellar racking --
form and function, individual storage or bulk storage, aesthetics, etc.
- Installation -- One of the final steps, but
most critical, is the installation of your custom wine cellar, which, on average, takes 3 to 5 days to
complete. The exact time required for the installation of your wine cellar will depend on the bottle
capacity and various components of your wine cellar.