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Welcome A New Level Of Function With Vintner Wall Wine Racks!

November 9th, 2017

Are you a fan of wall-mounted wine racks? Well, if you’re not, we’re going to make one out of yet! Our Vintner Series isn’t slowing down even though the year is nearly coming to a close. We’ve had this brewing in the background for some time now. Finally, this awesome product is going live – just in time for the holidays:

Vintner Wall Wine Racks

So what you’re seeing here are the newest members to the Vintner Series wine racks kit family. This is the Wall Wine Rack Series that are available with any of our Vintner product lines. They take inspiration from our Classic Riddling Rack Series from our Contemporary/Modern racking collection. As you can see from the snaps, this rack is designed to be secured to a wall. It is not a free-standing unit, but that’s the beauty in it’s wall-mounted design. The racks won’t take up any of your floor space. They will comfortably be adhered to your walls, all thanks to their space-efficient configurations.

Now the Wall Wine Rack units have holes manufactured in them for the bottle necks to go in. This is exactly the same concept as our Classic Riddling Wine Racks. The bottles are inserted into the holes by the neck. We can assure you at this point that the fit is snug and comfortable for your bottles. The body of the bottles are perpendicular to the racks and are safely supported from behind with notches. One of the greatest advantages of this layout is the visibility of the bottle labels. With the punt facing you, the label becomes more visible. Note that this cannot be achieved with a neck forward design.

As far as the design goes, you can see just how clean and attractive these wall-mount racks are. Like all Vintner products, you have a slew of stain and finish options to choose from. Plus, you can also paint the racks with a more vibrant color if you wish. Check out our blog post last Monday on painting your wine racks. There’s definitely so much you can do with these racks, not just in terms of storing your collection. They will certainly add to the aesthetic appeal of your wine cellar. Or, if you don’t have a formal wine room, you can mount them anywhere in your home. Your bottles and the racks will both become fantastic conversation pieces! ^_^

Finish Options Available With Our Designer Series

October 9th, 2017

Seeking for an affordable alternative to the Vintner Series wine racks in our kits collection? Then you ought to be checking the Designer Series out! Our Vintner Series is certainly the best alternative to full-blown custom racking. But we can go even easier on your budget, thanks to the extensive variety in our kits. The Designer Series, in particular, offers full depth, 6-feet height configuration racking units. There’s a healthy assortment of styles available, as well as a full selection of woods and finishes. And what exactly are these finishes that come with this series? Read on to know more about them:

Crown and Base moldings

Crown and Base Moldings

Crown and base moldings will always come highly recommended in any wine cellar project. That’s because they really help complete a wine racking assembly. Those awkward gaps between your racks, floors, and ceilings can definitely be remedied by these moldings. The Designer Series offers Crown and Base Molding packages in both straight and curved configurations. So even when you have those sharp nooks and crannies in your wine room, they can still be tamed.

Quarter Round Shelf

Quarter Round Shelf

Cap off your racking arrangement with the right shelving and/or cabinetry. The Quarter Round Shelf available with the Designer Series kit is the perfect product for displaying decanters, champagne buckets and fine wine accessories. But what you will really love about this wooden shelf unit is how it makes a flowing transition from your wine racks to the wall. It is actually a custom amenity but made available in both our Vintner and Designer Series kits.

Wine Glass Rack

Wine Glass Rack

Of course, you should also have a place to store your beautiful stemware. Fortunately, the Designer Series also comes equipped with the Wine Glass Rack. This functional add-on to your racking arrangement will bring about that needed finishing touch. Note that the rack can provide storage for 20 glasses. You can maximize its use by attaching it at the top of other Designer Series wine rack products, or on either side of the racks. For the bottom portion of your assembly, you can mix and match the glass rack with other components. We recommend installing a Half Height Individual Wine Rack with a Table Top below Glass Rack to create a perfect tasting center station.

Wine Rack Archway

Wine Rack Archway

What’s a wine room without a Wine Rack Archway? It definitely brings in a welcome dramatic touch to your wine cellar and you can do so many things with it. Perhaps the most popular one would be to utilize it as a backdrop for a gorgeous wine art piece. And of course, it also functions as a terrific tasting station. Note that the Wine Rack Archway can be incorporated into your racking assembly with these three components; an archway, a table top, and a half height diamond bin wooden wine rack.

Grand Mahogany: Introducing Our Newest Wood Option

August 28th, 2017

Heads up, wine cellar fans! We’ve been churning those wheels again and something new and exciting has come to join the WCI family. This time, it’s our wood options section that’s welcoming a new addition. Say hi to Grand Mahogany!

A grand wood option for grand wine cellars

True to our namesake, we’re taking another step up this year, specifically for our wood selection for custom wine cellars. Currently, we offer three amazing choices: All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, and Rustic Pine. For followers of our blog, you may also recall that we used to have a fourth option: Prime Mahogany. We have taken it to the next level and replaced that with Grand Mahogany which is definitely an upgrade in more ways than one. Let’s check out what this newest member has to offer.

One of the really outstanding features of Grand Mahogany is its consistency in terms of wood color and appearance. The wood’s natural hues range from pink to reddish brown. It is paler compared to the old Prime Mahogany with a more uniform palette. So what does this translate to in terms of custom wine cellar projects? This means your wine racks and furniture utilizing this wood will take on a more consistent appearance. Such consistency will really tie up everything in a project, giving your wine cellar a beautiful, professional finish. And this will still be the case even when you go for unstained wine racks. The natural colors and grain patterns of Grand Mahogany are wonderfully consistent.

The next advantage of this wood choice is in terms of weight. Even if it is a species of hardwood, its average dried weight is 25% less than Prime Mahogany. That means it is easier to manipulate during the manufacturing, as well as during the assembly and installation process. You will be able to get your solid cabinets and other wine cellar furniture sans the burden of difficult assembly and installation.

The third impressive feature of this wood is its sustainability. Grand Mahogany possesses longevity as it is sustainably farm-raised in South America, South Africa, and Australia. You can have peace of mind that when you’re starting on your wine cellar construction, your wood supply will not run out. This is especially important, particularly for bigger projects and those seeking future expansion of their wine cellars.

The spotlight will shine more on this wood option and expect lots of projects featuring it to roll out soon. So bookmark our blog today and don’t miss out! ^_^


Wine Cellar Inspirations: Racking Choices For Your Non-Wine Spirits

June 28th, 2017

Just because you own a wine cellar doesn’t mean you can’t collect other spirits as well. There’s so much out there to enjoy (although admittedly, we still think wine’s the best!) – champagne, whiskey, beer, scotch, ale, and so much more. So how would you store these bottles in your wine cellar? It’s pretty awesome that nowadays, more and more wine racking units have become more versatile as to be able to store other liquor as well. Here are a few racking choices to consider for these non-wine taste teasers:

Quarter Round Shelves

Quarter Round Displays/Shelves

For faithful followers of the blog, you’ve surely seen these in a lot of our projects, particularly our Tech Tuesdays. There are lots of selections available in the market these days for this type of bottle storage. They are aesthetically pleasing and allows you to showcase your bottles to maximum advantage. Some displays let you store your bottles lying down, but most of them will have you storing your bottles in an upright position. There are also “mini” versions that you can have built into your other furniture, specifically your islands or peninsulas, or under archways.

Rectangular Open Wine Bins

This type of racking is popular with bulk bottle storage. A lot of wine cellars utilize these bins because you can store both loose bottles and cases or boxes in them. Alternatively, they make for great storage for your non-wine spirits. We find that they are especially useful when you want to hoard boxes of your favorite beer. Most of the Rectangular Open Wine Bins you can find in the market come with fixed shelves. Nonetheless, the customer demand for adjustable shelves has also increased in the recent years, making more of these units with adjustable shelves available.

Vertical Display Bins

Vertical Display Bins

While this racking style is used more with commercial establishments, we find that they can also be compatible with residential wine cellars. These bins are very versatile because they can accommodate various bottle sizes. Of course, the ideal bottle size for storage in these bins is the standard 13 1/2″ wine bottle measurement. But you can still store smaller or larger sizes quite comfortably. Just keep in mind that you will most likely not be able to store as many or a specific number of bottles that these bins were originally designed for if you utilize them for non-wine beverages.

Do you have your own racking choices to share? We’d be delighted if you share your ideas with us! ^_^