Wine Cellar Innovations Blog

Vintner Series Brings In The “Wow” Factor

May 26th, 2016 by

The Vintner Series wine racks kit has never failed to impress yet and it’s indeed living up to its reputation as our top-of-the line racking “kit.” We received these fantastic photos from our client Al who outfitted his wine cellar with our Vintner racking units. For a residential wine cellar, the wine racks were able to provide him with ample bottle storage of 1100 bottles. This is all thanks to the 3- and 4-feet stackable units which we have incorporated into our Vintner line a few years back.

We’ve always prided the Vintner Series for its versatility as far as both bottle storage options and racking design are concerned. But in the last couple of years, we introduced even more innovations to the Vintner line, including the addition of these 3- and 4-feet stackable wine racks. This is one of the major reasons why Vintner has become popular not just with entry-level wine cellars and compact closet transformations, but even with larger projects. The expanded selection in racking configurations allows Vintner to accommodate just about any floor-to-ceiling height and room dimensions.

Vintner Series All-Vintner wine cellar

Recently, we’ve also introduced another innovation to the Vintner racking line: the Vintner Bottom Stack with Display Row and Vintner Top Stack with Display Row. We’ve enhanced bottle storage for our individual bottle storage units to include showcasing one’s collection to maximum advantage with the display rows. And things don’t stop there! We’ve also launched our Vintner “Elite” cabinetry series just a few months ago. These beautifully crafted racking units are perfect for bulk bottle storage for both residential and commercial wine cellars. And the “innovation” won’t stop there – we can certainly assure you of that. So always be on the lookout because Vintner is here to bring the “wow” factor in your wine cellars!

“I purchased the Vintner series wine racks for a 6′ x 13′ x 7′ wine cellar. I utilized their 3′ and 4′ stackable units (a combination of individual bottle racks and diamond racks with a display shelf and an arched service center) to store 1100 bottles. The racks went together very easily and look great. I purchased them in Prime Mahogany wood with a Dark Walnut finish. They are very elegant looking. The first two words, of everyone who sees the cellar, are, “Wow” and “Awesome”. Thanks for making a terrific wine racking system. Very good looking and functional.”

~Al D.~

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Racks To Store And Display Your Bottles

May 25th, 2016 by

Why settle for wine racks that will just store your bottles when you can have ones that can both store AND display them? And by display, we mean showcasing your collection to maximum advantage. There are racking units that allow you to really pimp your wines and they come highly recommended particularly for commercial wine establishments. Here are a couple of our suggested store-and-display racking combinations that you can even work with other existing racking units in your store:

Diamond Bins with Displays

Diamond Bins are quite common and are popular racking options. Even with residential wine cellar projects, you’ll find this racking style making its appearance more often than not. It’s not surprising because Diamond Bins are both functional and attractive. As far as bulk bottle storage goes, Diamond Bins are one of the most space-efficient to store those bottles. But did you know that you can also add a little twist to those Diamond Bins and double up on both the function and style? Try having them customized with display trays! You can put your best labels forward, making them easier to catch the customers’ eye, just like these units:


Column Bin Wine Displays

Another type of racking style that can really help boost commercial wine sales would be Column Bin Wine Displays. The Column Bins are a very practical way of storing wine merchandise because they are easy to “expand” along with the volume of sales. You can start of with just two or three column bins and add more as your merchandise grows. But what can make these Column Bins even more productive in increasing wine sales would be to add in display trays. They really make the bottles pop out and grab the attention of potential customers.


Wine Display Islands

As far as commercial wine establishments go, Wine Display Islands can be considered a staple racking unit. But did you know that you can actually take things a step or two further with these display islands? There are actually units that have more than just the usual top row of displays and individual storage at the bottom. There are also those that have triple tier displays to really pump up the wine sales. There are also those display islands with display shelves as well as countertops. And if you want something with a little more flair, there are also circular merchandisers that can allow potential customers a full 360 view of your bottles.


Technical Tuesday Episode #284: Our New WineZone Evaporators

May 24th, 2016 by

We cannot emphasize enough just how essential having the proper wine cooling system in a wine cellar is. It’s not just about buying the most expensive or popular brand that’s in the market. You’ll need to carefully consider several important factors, particularly the location of your wine cellar and its storage capacity. The wine cooling unit you purchase must be able to maintain the ideal storage conditions in your cellar, taking into account these factors. This is where our WineZone wine refrigeration units can really step it up!


Split vs. Ducted Systems

You’ll find that the entire WineZone line is developed to meet the wine refrigeration needs of all types of wine cellars. In particular, the brand carries two major types of wine cooling systems: the split system and the ducted system. It’s highly recommended to thoroughly check out the features of a split system versus that of a ducted system so that you’ll be able to understand what type of unit really suits your wine storage needs.

WineZone Wine Refrigeration System

So basically, the WineZone Ductless Split System units are those that are connected by small cables as well as a refrigerant line to an indoor or outdoor condenser with a wine cellar unit in order to cool your cellar. are ideal for any wine cellar. The split systems are ideal for any type of wine cellar project. They are available in sizes from 1,500 BTU and larger and built to last under the most demanding conditions. That means when you’re considering constructing a wine cellar in a place in your home other than the basement, a split system is just the unit you need to help maintain the proper storage conditions 24/7.

Now how about the WineZone ducted systems like the WineZone Split Air Handler?  This unit is made to be located outside the wine cellar and the supply and return air is ducted to and from the wine cellar. The Air Handler actually looks like a central air-conditioning system and is just as quiet. It comes equipped with electronic controls and digital displays. Options available with these ducted units are humidifiers, dehumidifiers and alarm modules. You will find that this type of wine cooling system gives you total control of your wine cellar refrigeration.

WineZone Evaporator

Just recently, the latest shipment of the WineZone evaporators has arrived! This is another “level-up” feature in our quest to make our wine refrigeration units as responsive as possible to all the wine storage needs of our clients. With the new evaporators, you can see from the front and side of the units are now private labeled as WineZone.  Moreover, we’ve requested that the coating of the coils will sport a tint instead of being clear so customers could actually see the coating.  You can see the color of the coated coils now with these new evaporators.  Plus, the box that the unit ships in is also labeled WineZone. Talk about full-on customization! *Cheers*

Go Contemporary With Our Acrylic Wine Racks

May 23rd, 2016 by

Adding a modern vibe to your wine cellars is definitely a thumbs-up! These days, giving contemporary touches to just about any section in your home comes highly recommended because this gives it a new and fresh appeal. When it comes to wine cellars and wine racks, we’re still all for the traditional wood materials. But who says you can’t change it up a bit and work with other materials as well – like acrylic.

Acrylic Wine Racks

Simple yet full of character!

This year, WCI has gradually been coming up with other non-wood racking products that are both a class on their own and can easily complement our traditional wood wine racking units. Recently, our team has launched the newest member of our wine racking family: the Acrylic Wine Racks.

Acrylic is basically material that’s made from polymers of acrylic acid or acrylates. You’re probably more familiar with this term when it comes to fabric or textiles and paint. But acrylic is also quite popular in the plastics industry. In the plastics industry, most acrylics are polymers of methyl methacrylate or PMMA. They may be in the form of molding powders or casting syrups, and are noted for their exceptional clarity and optical properties. To date, acrylics are widely used in lighting fixtures owing to the fact that they are slow-burning or even self-extinguishing. Moreover, they do not produce harmful smoke or gases in the presence of flame. But perhaps, the important properties for acrylic would be its optical clarity, low UV sensitivity, and overall weather resistance. Acrylic is often used as a glass substitute which would explain why lots of kitchen, dining, and other home goods are now being manufactured utilizing this material.


And wine racks are no exception! Our Acrylic wine racking units are crafted from sturdy 1/4″ thick, clear acrylic that gives them that beautiful, transparent look. When you store your bottles in these racks, they will actually appear like they’re floating in mid-air. Additionally, these racks come in two designs: the Acrylic Concave Wine Cubicle and the Acrylic Convex Wine Cubicle. You can stack them alongside each other in order to create a contemporary, contoured, flowing profile. That’s not all! We’ve also made it so that these 12-bottle wine racks can ship completely assembled. So all you really need to do is just store your bottles and voila! You get a unique minimalist appearance for your wine cellar that’s refreshingly contemporary.
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