Wine Cellar Innovations Blog

The Gaines Wine Cellar Now Fully Stocked!

March 7th, 2013

Can you guys still recall this classic wine cellar project we featured late December of 2012? To refresh our memories a bit, this is the Gaines wine cellar in University PL, WA. You can take a little stroll down memory lane and check out the un-stocked version of this wine cellar here.

The client, Don Gaines, had been enthusiastic in providing us with the latest shots of the now fully stocked cellar and had THIS to say about the finished product:

“Thanks again for all of your hard work in the design and installation of the cellar.  It’s my favorite room in the house! Mike did a great job for us and we have heard that our home may be featured in next year’s “Tour of Remodeled Homes” in the Tacoma area. Happy with how it looks! Thanks again.”


Well, while Don was one hundred percent pleased about our work, we’re also one hundred percent excited about sharing some more “after” images of the project. We’re pretty stoked ourselves at how everything came together perfectly, with the wine bottles, boxes, and bins stored together in a neat and orderly fashion. Note that the Gold Series custom wine racks were utilized to turn out this versatile wine racking assembly. We’d also like to point out that at the outset, there was some trepidation concerning the allotted space for the cellar. The room wasn’t as square as the clients wanted it to be and bits of plumbing were sticking out. Nonetheless, the Gold Series exceeded their expectations as uneven corners, nooks, and crannies were spanned, resulting in a smooth transition from floor to ceiling and one rack to another.


So here you can see how everything came together, with the individual bottle wine racks cradling each bottle securely and comfortably. The larger-format bottles are also nestled snugly in the wine displays. These racks actually come in single and double deep options and you can see from the closer shots that each bottle is cradled on two individual rails with beveled ends. This is a WCI trademark for most of our wine racking products which allows one to remove or replace a bottle without tearing off the labels.


Now in case  it slipped past you guys, Vintage Wine Barrel Tabletops were also used for this project to give the cellar an authentic vintage touch.  They certainly add more drama and elegance to the entire wine racking assembly, giving off the feel of an authentic wine cellar from the countryside. That’s because our Vintage Wine Barrel Tabletops and Cooperage options are all crafted from reclaimed wood components from aged wine barrels. On a side note, you’ll love to know that we have all new lowered pricing on these products today! Just get in touch with a wine cellar consultant or send us an e-mail to get a quote.


Last but definitely not the least, we would like to share again these amazing words from Don who was so pleased about the services provided by WCI just as much as he was satisfied with the products themselves:

“Mike Martin did an excellent job of not only installing the materials provided, but also in prepping the room for the cellar.  He was also very patient with us as we had some delays (wiring, flooring, etc.).  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone.”

 And once again, it’s a Testimonial Thursday worth raising a glass or two to! *Cheers*


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