Wine Cellar Innovations Blog

WineMaker x Vintner Brings Client Cost-Efficient Wine Cellar

May 25th, 2017

A wine cellar with extensive bottle capacity, neat and clean lines, and cost-efficient – how can one say no to that? One  doesn’t, of course! That’s why our client from Bergen, NJ didn’t hesitate at all to have our design team bring to life this entry-level wine cellar project.

Some of the most common needs of clients when it comes to wine cellars are: space, bottle storage capacity, style, and of course, affordability. These needs were definitely met and more, all thanks to WCI’s wine rack kits. For this particular project, our team of design professionals utilized Vintner x WineMaker racking combos in Premium Redwood. The results were definitely satisfying and delivered exactly what the client was asking for:

WineMaker x Vintner wine racks

The snapshots of the completed cellar certainly shows its extensive bottle storage capacity. For a compact space, this racking assembly can actually hold up to a little over 600 bottles. It’s the perfect size for an entry-level project, for someone starting off with a small but gradually growing collection. We give credit to the Vintner Series with its great variety of racking styles for the versatile storage options in this wine cellar. But we also give just as much props to WineMaker for the space-efficiency feature.

Let’s not forget that the WineMaker Series is comprised of shallow-depth, stackable racking units. The shorter depth of the racks means less wood is used for manufacturing them. This spells cost-efficiency. That’s why WineMaker is one of our most affordable “kits.” That’s not all, though. The shallow-depth racks also equal space-efficiency. WineMaker is very popular with compact wine cellar projects because the racks can provide more bottle storage while occupying less of the floor area.

Nonetheless, there is no need to worry about security issues since the body of the wine bottle is fully supported within the wine racks while the neck of the bottle slightly sticks out. We highly recommend purchasing two or more racks to stack on top of each other to maximize the height of your wine storage. Note that all Winemaker wine racks must be mounted 1 1/2″ off the wall to ensure proper wine bottle stability, and will therefore add 1 /1/2″ to the listed dimensions.

So there you have it! A custom wine cellar that suits the budget, the aesthetics, and the space. With WCI’s wine rack kits, you can definitely get the job done. ^_^

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Trimmings For Your Wine Cellar

May 24th, 2017

So maybe it’s a long way to the Christmas season, but who says you can’t trim your wine cellars the way you do your Christmas trees? After all, with wine cellars, you don’t need a season to make them prettier. You also don’t need to spend a ton of money. There are more than jut a few clever ways to doll up that wine cellar and make everything look more eye-catching. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Deck ’em out with decorative wood trim

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Decorative wood trims are the absolute best when you want to add that bit of dramatic flair to your wine racking assembly and other wine cellar furniture. They are intricate and stunning, but they are small enough so as not to overshadow the superstars of your wine cellar which should be your collection. There are several types you can choose from to mix and match, but our favorites are the decorative wood trim for crown and base moldings, wood onlays, and wood paneling. The moldings serve a very functional purpose, too, because they will help fill in those gaps between the floor and ceiling, and between one racking unit to the other. They are instrumental in making your racking assembly achieve a seamless appearance.

Add a dainty touch with cabinet hardware and drawer pulls

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Sometimes, small but dainty details can make all the difference in your wine cellar furniture. Your cabinets and drawers can definitely use a bit of a fancy touch to make them more attractive. If you have those plain wooden cabinets and shelves, they’ll be the perfect canvass for custom cabinet hardware and/or drawer pulls. There are just so many designs to choose from these days and we can guarantee you’ll enjoy picking those out for your wine cellar. We also recommend staining and/or lacquering your cabinets and drawers for a fresh, new look, to go with your custom hardware and pulls.

Upgrade your cabinet doors/panels

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Stuck with the usual, boring wood cabinet doors or panels? Then it’s time to replace those with custom ones that will really amp the aesthetic appeal of your wine cellar. A combination of glass and wood panels would be absolutely gorgeous, especially if you go for glass panels with custom etchings. Cabinet doors with artistic hand-carving are another great option as well. But we also love wood borders and onlays which would give your cabinets a luxurious three-dimensional look.

Do you have other ideas for wine cellar “trimmings”? We’d love to hear them!

Technical Tuesday Episode #334: Gold Series Offers Top-Notch Bottle Capacity

May 23rd, 2017

Looking to outfit a generous amount of space with quality wine racks? The Gold Series is your ticket to a top-notch racking assembly. Case in point: today’s Tech Tuesday feature. It’s one of the more spacious projects that we undertook for a client and the end results were very satisfying both to the client and to us as well:

Project # 249665
Wood: Gold / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 9325
Where: Portage, OH

Stunning Gold Series custom wine racks

The snaps of the completed wine cellar are definitely on point, showcasing the versatility of the bottle storage options and the smart use of the allotted space. It pays to note that the Gold Series was specifically developed to provide an extensive variety of racking styles, specifically focusing on the economical use of 1×2 open construction. That’s why these racking units will definitely work for large wine cellar projects. As can be seen from these photos, there is tons of individual as well as bulk bottle storage. Check out the way the shelves were put together in order to really maximize on the room’s bottle capacity. This cellar can easily hold a little over 9000 bottles which is quite impressive:

Versatile racking arrangement

Now one would think that this wine cellar probably cost the client an arm and a leg, but it’s actually an affordably priced project. Why so? For one thing, the Gold Series is one of our reasonably priced custom racking collection and for another, the wood choice utilized is Premium Redwood. Premium Redwood is a tad more affordable than All-Heart Redwood, although both sport the same remarkable qualities. For one thing, the wood is naturally resistant to the cool, humid atmosphere desired for long-term wine storage. Moreover, as far as performance characteristics are concerned, this wood showcases impressive resistance to shrinking, warping, and checking in addition to durability. Those who have worked with Redwood in their wine cellar projects have witnessed how the wood ages gracefully – together with their wine bottles.

Unstained Premium Redwood racks

Last but definitely not the least, it bears emphasizing that Premium Redwood brings about great value to any wine cellar project. As we’ve mentioned, it’s a very affordably priced clear wood without knots. Since we purchase and process a vast amount of Redwood here at WCI, we make our clients enjoy the great savings. Our Tech Tuesday client was definitely happy with their custom wine cellar, so we hope you’ll be the next one! *Cheers*

Super spacious wine cellar

Why You Should Go For Our Modern Wine Cellar Series

May 22nd, 2017

Fancy a modern appeal to your wine cellar? We’ve got just the wine racks for you! We actually launched this newest addition to our racking catalogue a few months back, but it definitely deserves another turn in the spotlight. Let’s check out WCI’s Modern Wine Cellar Series and all the reasons why you should go for it:

Sophisticated racking arrangements…

This newest offering brings a totally fresh design that will definitely appeal to even the most discerning wine collector. The racking units in the Modern Wine Cellar Series are actually installed within platforms ranging from the ceiling to the floor with metal supports to give the appearance of wine bottles floating in the air. This wood and metal combo is infallible when it comes to delivering a style that’s both contemporary and sophisticated.

The Modern Wine Cellar Series

Like all WCI racking products, you can customize the racks from this series in order to suit your preference or have your racking assembly complement your home’s existing decor. There are several wood, stain and finish options to choose from, such as our four most popular wood choices: All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Prime Mahogany. Nonetheless, you can also opt for other wood species, especially when you’d want the natural colors to match your home’s interior. Some popular custom woods include White Oak, Black Walnut, and Clear Alder.
Contemporary yet elegant

Another impressive feature of our Modern Wine Cellar Series is the flexibility of the racks to be put together in various configurations. You can have all the bottles with the necks facing out, or have the labels facing out, or a combination of both. You can also have the racking units arranged in such a way that the bottles seem like they’re cascading in mid-air. If you’re in doubt as to how to achieve a specific appearance for your wine cellar project, all you need to do is send in your room measurements and chat with our experienced design consultants. They will definitely help you achieve the results you desire.

Perfect with glass elements

It’s also worthwhile to note that the racks are super space-efficient. Since they are suspended in platforms, they occupy minimal floor space, leaving you with lots of space for other wine cellar furniture. We highly recommend incorporating glass elements into your project with the Modern Wine Cellar Series for a truly modern yet elegant vibe. Glass doors and/or panels will certainly amp up the luxurious appeal of your wine cellar. ^_^