So how are your wine stores faring this close to the holidays? It’s high time to take stock of how busy things will get and what you need to do in order to get your stores ready for the mad rush. Nothing can be more stressful than not being able to properly accommodate hordes of customers because your store’s set-up is not ready for it.
But why stress yourself out when sprucing things up is as easy as hopping over to the WCI website and choosing from our wide array of commercial wine racking units. Even better, you can have these wood wine racks and displays customized to a T to meet the needs of your establishment. And we’re not just referring to storage needs! Thanks to the customization options we offer, your design preferences will definitely be addressed as well.
Today, we bring you this newly completed commercial project from Fulton, GA as a very fine example of exactly what our commercial wine racks can do for you. The client sent in several awesome shots of the installed racks in their store which roughly yielded a capacity for just a little under 3,000 bottles. They purchased our Triple Tier Maximizer, 3 Column Bin Display, 2 Column Bin Display, Angled Curved Corner Display, and Diamond Bins. Below are some closer shots of the assembled racks:
Some of the racks were actually modified to sport displays that will jut out specific bottles alternatively. This is a very clever way to showcase one’s best-sellers, newest labels, or rare ones that the customers might spend a considerable amount of time trying to locate in the store. And of course, with the Diamond Bins and Display Shelves, you can store those specific labels in bulk, making it way more convenient for your clientele and yourself as well. Nothing can be more time-consuming than having to go scour the entire shop for just one or two specific labels.
Check out this super spacious customized island with bottom shelves and displays. The client capped it off with Mini Quarter Round Shelves from our Gold Series collection. The wide tabletop will make for a totally eye-catching display center or perhaps a wine-tasting area should the store decide to host one for promotional purposes. We can totally imagine an informal wine-and-cheese tasting going on to draw the attention of more potential customers. Or, we can also imagine that tabletop being artfully crowded with wine gift baskets which customers can just grab on their way to the cashier. Whatever the proprietor will decide, we’re pretty sure that this area will be a focal point in the store’s marketing gigs this season!
All of the commercial racking products the client sent for were crafted from Premium Redwood and dressed in Dark Walnut Stain. We hereby dub Dark Walnut Stain the official “fall color” for fall wine cellar projects! Who can blame our clients though? Wood drenched with this particular stain option gives off that rich, luxurious feel that really represents the bold hues of nature this season.
Don’t hang around and wait for the big rush to take you by surprise. It’s time to get those wine establishments spruced up and ready to welcome some serious wine shopping. Talk with a WCI design consultant today and get primed for the holidays! ^_^
Just a little over two months to go before we can unwrap those goodies under the tree. But of course, before that happens, we have to make sure we’ve also wrapped up the stuff that needs to be under that tree for our “giftees” this season. So how many of you have actually completed their shopping lists? For those who haven’t even gotten a head-start yet, it’s time to get cracking because you can never tell when stocks might run out. Worse, prices will definitely soar when you get much closer to the holidays.
That’s why here at WCI, we can help you literally wrap up that holiday gift list with our hot gift ideas! We’ve already lined up a 2014 Wine Lover Gift Giving Guide and all you need to do is check this section of the website out. We’ve got a whole slew of wine and wine racking goodies conveniently categorized by price to suit your budgets.
So let’s say you have someone on your list who’s well on his way to building his very own wine room. Or it could be that you, like our client who sent in these awesome shots of the racks purchased, are building that wine room as a surprise for your very special someone these holidays. With our 2014 gift guide, you can easily select racking products, including accessories and even highly useful tools to help complete those wine cellar projects.
We even have an array of Gift Certificates in various denominations as well as Autocad Room Plans to surprise your aspiring wine connoisseur. And as if these amazing goodies were not enough, you can even mix and match the gift items pretty much the way you can mix and match our wine racks. It all depends on how much you are willing to spend or can afford. But because you can do your shopping by price, even a limited budget won’t keep you from completing your list and in style, too.
Take this Vintner Individual Diamond Bins that a client purchased for an “in progress” wine room she was working on for her hubby. While constructing gradually, she was able to finish the project thanks to essential yet affordable pieces offered by WCI:
“Here are photos of the wine racks in an ‘in progress’ wine room I was building at the time for my husband as a surprise gift. A contractor friend assembled the wine racks and did use a nail gun.”
Let your giftees experience the joy of unwrapping presents that’s truly close to their connoisseur hearts this season and let us make it happen for you with our 2014 Wine Loving Gift Guiding Guide. Shop now! ^_^
It looks like the Platinum Series is making a huge comeback this month, particularly on our custom projects. It’s not such a big surprise though, since when you have the right budget for a custom wine cellar, it’s makes perfect sense to go with our top-of-the line racking selections.
Project # 226294
Wood: Platinum / All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1525
Where: Harris, TX
So here’s an assembly that has “functionality” written all over it. And we’re not just talking about standard functionality features. This wine cellar boasts a bottle storage capacity of over 1500 in a pretty compact space. Thanks to the extensive variety offered by the Platinum Series, it was quite an effortless task to come up with an arrangement that can accommodate that many bottles. And speaking of variety, notice how the individual and bulk bottle storage options were cleverly combined to really maximize on the floor area.
Here’s a closer shot of the racks which are all crafted from unstained All-Heart Redwood. It’s worth mentioning that when it comes to wood choice for custom wine cellar projects, All-Heart Redwood is one of the best, if not the best picks. It’s second to none when it comes to resiliency and durability and this wood specie ages gracefully, just like the bottles in your cellar. We have solid proof of the wood’s longevity in this sample that was buried for over 2,000 years and is still as good as any freshly milled All-Heard Redwood utilized in wine cellar projects at present.
Now notice that apart from the Open Diamond Cubes with “X” interlocks, Open Vertical Displays were also installed to augment the bulk storage capacity of this project. But the unique thing about it is that the design team ingeniously interspersed the vertical displays with the Individual Bottle Columns as can be seen from the image above. So apart from increasing the functionality factor of this assembly, the combination also provided additional aesthetic charm.n This is one of the strengths of the Platinum Series given the wide range of racking models you can work with to come up with imaginative arrangements each and every time.
To cap off the entire racking set-up, crown and base moldings were incorporated to fill in the gaps between the wine racks and the ceiling and flooring. So you can actually see how the racks flow around the room more smoothly with the essential help of these moldings. The Platinum Series offers an impressive selection of these custom moldings, including fancy, decorative carved ones.
Discover more fab Platinum x All-Heart Redwood and other racking combos by scouring our Tech Tuesday archives! *Cheers*
Creativity when it comes to wine racking assemblies stems from being able to work with various products, mixing and matching and coming up with unique results. This is actually what impresses us the most with DIY projects. We always look forward to what our clients will turn out using the wide range of racking products we provide. We have been wonderfully surprised on more just several occasions with the results which is why we make it a point to showcase our clients’ works, just like Dave’s here:
Dave purchased some racks from our Vintner Series kits as well as choice pieces from the Gold Series custom line. He has this nice little nook in his home that’s just waiting to be turned into a proper wine cellar. The existing interior is quite vintage with the brick ceilings and matching brick-red painted walls. So Dave’s decided to go for racks in Premium Redwood and dressed up in Dark Walnut stain.
Style-wise, we give this a two-thumbs up because the color scheme is just perfect for fall. Configuration-wise, we salute this project as well, seeing how the client has managed to work the individual and bulk bottle storage racks together pretty well. We especially give props to the way he utilized the Open Diamond Cubes on either side of the archway to give the arrangement the illusion of spaciousness. But for the record, this cellar can actually host a little over 700 bottles. That’s certainly impressive for a DIY residential project. It only goes to show how our clients can do so much with our racking units, no matter the type of space they’re working with.
“Just thought I would send you a picture. Everything looks great. Thanks for your help. I just need to order a set of small steps from you.”
Interested in more DIY inspirations utilizing racking combos from the WCI catalogue? Then tune in to our Testimonial Thursdays and scour the archives, too! Our Testimonial Thursday episodes provide more detailed narratives on how our clients from all across the globe have come up with awesome assemblies thanks to our products. Check them out, get inspired, and be the next one to shine only here at WCI! ^_^