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Technical Tuesday Episode #440: Stunning Custom Ensemble With All-Heart Redwood

August 20th, 2019

We love bold colors on wine racks, especially when they are done in good taste. And today’s Tech Tuesday feature definitely falls into that category. This stunning custom ensemble is everything you could as for in a residential wine cellar – and perhaps more. Let’s take a closer look at the details:

Project # 314625
Wood: Custom / All-hHeart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1181
Where: Anaheim, CA

Stunning custom ensemble!

The racking assembly for this project is all custom-made. You can see a wonderful variety of racking styles that have been tastefully utilized. There’s lots of individual bottle wine racking which allows for storage of split, wine and champagne. High reveal displays were also incorporated, along with Curved Corner Racks. A custom archway with countertop serves as the anchor of the layout. There is even more bottle storage space beneath the countertop, courtesy of Open Diamond Bins with Solid Face Trim. You will also find storage for larger format bottles, as well as Rectangular Shelves to accommodate boxes and crates. There is no waste of space in this project, yet the wine room feels roomy. This is the benefit of choosing custom racking. We can tailor your entire racking assembly to work with the designated space. Bottle storage capacity will be maximized without literally cramping your style.

All-Heart x Dark Walnut master combo!

As this is a custom project, the clients went with All-Heart Redwood for the wood option. The natural reddish hues of the wood are attractive enough, even when unstained. But this wood also adapts very well to various stains and finishes, especially darker ones. If you try out our Interactive Swatch Viewer, you can get a preview of how the wood will look with different stains and finishes. All-Heart Redwood’s grain patterns become even more pronounced with deeper-colored stains. That’s why to bring out a strong, luxurious feel, our design team selected Dark Walnut for the stain option. Also, thanks to the lighting elements, the reddish shades of the stained wood mimic that of red wine. Talking about luxurious style, also check out the beautiful Raised Panel ceilings. The straightforward and clean style is perfect for this wine room. It makes the wine room feel even larger and does not overwhelm the other decor. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #439: Compact Elegance With Grand Mahogany

August 13th, 2019

If you are going for a smaller wine cellar project, you might as well go all the way. And by that, we mean taking the custom route when it comes to your  wine racks. It also means selecting top quality wood, stain and finish options. Our Tech Tuesday client did just that and the result is just stunning:

Project # 307295
Wood: Custom / Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity:
Where: Valhalla, NY

Compact elegance in this wine cellarWe are all for the layout of this relatively small wine cellar which utilizes custom racking all the way. Even though the space is narrow, you can see that there is still good variety in the wine rack styles. There is ample individual and bulk bottle storage, courtesy of the Individual Bottle Racks, Open Diamond Bins, and custom shelving. The design team even managed to fit in a tasting station with countertop. This is, again, the big advantage of custom wine racks. You can make them fit into virtually any space. Plus, you can do it in style as well to suit your preferences. Speaking of style, check out the compact elegance of this wine cellar.

We love the Grand Mahogany x Dark Walnut combo that brought about a truly luxurious feel to this project. It should be noted that Grand Mahogany is one of the pricier wood options offered by WCI. This plantation grown hardwood is extremely attractive, sporting a uniform color. The wood has a few slight variations that go from medium to pale pink and the hardwood has a moderately coarse grain pattern. But the most part, the grain pattern is straight. Racks made from Grand Mahogany are comparable to sapele and cherry in terms of hardness, density, and grain texture. They can also easily match it up to sapele, hard maple, or cherry wood racks in terms of durability and stability. The wood is so versatile that your racks will be second to none in hardness, density, and grain texture.*Cheers*

Beautiful custom racking in Grand Mahogany

Technical Tuesday Episode #438: The Beauty Of A Custom Glass-Enclosed Cellar

August 6th, 2019

A glass-enclosed wine cellar is a surefire attention-grabber. But what’s even better if it’s a custom one! Today’s Tech Tuesday shows us just how it’s done: the beauty of a custom glass-enclosed wine storage. This gorgeous creation may be compact in terms of floor area, but it is very generous in all other aspects:

Project # 313624
Wood: Custom / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 818
Where: Cincinnati, OH

The beauty of custom glass-enclosed wine storageOne of the easiest things to notice about this wine cellar is the versatile racking arrangement. Check out the bottle storage styles that have been incorporated into this limited space. You have the Individual Column Racks with High Reveal Displays, Curved Corner Racks, and Rectangular Bins. A beautiful archway with tabletop is the focal point of the layout, with Open Diamond Bins At the bottom offering more storage. Notice how the racking flows seamlessly to wrap around the room. We love how the Curved Corner Racks give the assembly a bit of a dramatic touch:

Elegant and versatile racking assemblyNaturally, the glass panels are responsible for giving this wine cellar that eye-catching charm. Thanks to the glass-enclosed set-up, the racks are highlighted, really giving them the spotlight. We love the classic combination of Premium Redwood x Dark Walnut for this project. Premium Redwood has natural pinkish gold colors and uniform grain patterns that look even more stunning when stained. Since Dark Walnut deepens the natural hues of the wood, the racks sport a luxurious look worthy of a custom job.

Now as far as custom glass-enclosed wine cellars are concerned, keep in mind that you can also play around with the design of the glass panels. For example, you can have etchings on the glass customized to your liking. You can also choose to do painted glass if that is something that appeals to your style preference. Another great design tip would be to accent your glass panels with black metal trim. It will give your wine cellar a cool, contemporary vibe while retaining that elegant appeal. You can explore more custom glass-enclosed concepts by visiting our photo gallery! *Cheers*

 

Technical Tuesday Episode #437: Versatile All-Heart Redwood Custom Racks

July 30th, 2019

One of the most sought-after features in a wine cellar is the versatility of the racking units. A lot of WCI’s clients make the same request, particularly on custom projects. Fortunately, that is something we can definitely deliver. In fact, not only our custom lines are versatile. Our more affordable wine rack “kits” are as well. But today, it’s all about the beauty of custom racking with this gorgeous wine room in Suwanee, GA:

Project # 317377
Wood: Custom / All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 816
Where: Suwanee, GA

Wine rack pegs Straight off the bat, you can see that there are several racking styles incorporated into this layout. Here we have some wine pegs which will allow for label-forward storage of the client’s bottles. This will be a nice departure from the usual cork-forward storage. It will also allow for the bottle labels to be showcased accordingly.

WCI Vino Pins are fine examples of these affordable alternatives to standard racking units. The pins come in two different finishes – Anodized Black and Milled Aluminum. The mounting hardware can go into just about any surface – drywall, masonry or wood. In addition, you can have the pins with or without collars. A collar is a small circular piece of hardware that will slide over the stud that comes out from the wall and finish off your pin nicely.

Versatile All-Heart RedwoodHere we have some snaps of the other racking styles. There are several Individual Column Racks with High Reveal Displays. There are also Open Diamond Bins and Rectangular Shelves for bull bottle storage. This assembly can accommodate a little over 800 bottles in total. That’s a pretty generous bottle storage capacity for a residential wine cellar. Notice as well how everything was laid out to maximize the room’s floor area without making it look cramped. There’s even enough space at the center of the room for a tasting table.

Elegant Dark Walnut stain on the racksFor this project, the wood of choice is the versatile All-Heart Redwood. It is a favorite wood option for custom wine cellar projects. The clients went with a Dark Walnut stain that gave the racks an extra touch of elegance. Dark Walnut is a popular stain option as it deepens the natural colors of the wood. It gives the entire wine cellar a timeless appearance. *Cheers*

 

Technical Tuesday Episode #436: Flawless Lines With Custom Racking

July 23rd, 2019

Let’s do a little poll, wine cellar buddies! Are you guys fans of clean and impeccable lines in a racking assembly? Or do you prefer curvy, unconventional silhouettes? If you belong to the first group, then today’s Tech Tuesday is right up your alley. This wine cellar project features flawless lines, courtesy of our custom racking products:

Project # 311947
Wood: Custom / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1814
Where: Austin, TX

Custom racking in Premium RedwoodThe elegance factor of this racking assembly is really off the charts! Check out those seamless transitions and how the assembly wraps around the room. Every angle screams top quality – which is definitely what this project is. First off, the wood option is none other than Premium Redwood. It’s one of the top four wood choices for custom wine cellar projects. Like the other member the Redwood family, All-Heart Redwood, it is second to none in terms of durability and resiliency. Premium Redwood is a clear grade of wood – meaning it has no knots. It includes wood from all part of the log which varies from white to pink to red and reddish brown. There are those who prefer Premium Redwood over All-Heart Redwood. The reason is usually for the variety of colors.

Elegant Dark Walnut stainNow let’s discuss the wine racking units. This project is an all-custom job. That’s why you get this amazing variety in racking styles, including fixed shelves, cabinets, and storage for larger format bottles. You also get your pick of any wood choice, including non-stock options. As for stains and finishes, you get everything WCI has to offer, including blended stain options. The client in this case chose to go with a beautiful Dark Walnut stain, one of our more popular stains.

Generous bottle storage capacityTake note that custom wine cellars can be designed in any size, with any budget. You can also find the perfect place to store your wine just about anywhere in your home. Wine storage can be from a small wine cellar closet design to the largest wine room design. WCI can do all of these and even more. Request a free wine cellar consultation and receive wine cellar design room plans today! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #433: Custom Black Walnut Beauty

June 25th, 2019

If you were to choose your wood for your wine racks, what would you go with? There would naturally be a number of things to consider such as budget and commercial availability of the wood type. Thankfully, we have that covered for you here at WCI. We have stock wood options that are available any time. But for those who prefer specific varieties, we also provide non-stock choices. Since we manufacture our own products, we are able to keep the cost reasonable for our clients. So for today’s Tech Tuesday, we have this beautiful custom project that deviated from the standard wood options:

Project # 298207
Wood: Custom / Black Walnut
Bottle Capacity: 394
Where: Charleston, SC

Custom Black Walnut racksOur customer from Charleston, SC requested for a compact wine storage to host their collection. Since space was quite limited, our design team went for a glass-enclosed layout. A stretch of empty wall space in the client’s home provided enough room for the project. To ensure that bottle storage is maximized, custom racking was utilized. You can see from the photos that there is a nice variety in bottle storage options. You have wine bottle displays, Open Diamond Bins, custom shelving, and even storage for magnums. Plus, glass panels and lighting accessories made the racking assembly appear really  spacious:

Storage shelves for magnumsNow let’s talk about the material for the wine racks. As we earlier mentioned, the client went for a non-stock wood option. They chose Black Walnut for the racks, complemented by a Dark Walnut Stain. Black Walnut is a very stunning wood, known for its rich color. It has an elegant appearance, even when unstained. The wood is well suited for a custom wine cellar or wine rack application. Unstained, the color includes rich chocolate brown tones that slightly vary from a “nutty” to a “dark brown” hue. If left unstained, the wood will develop a natural sheen over time. But the wood also lends itself very well to stains and finishes. In fact, Black Walnut’s dark brown color becomes more enhanced with darker stains and finishes. In this case, the racks take on a really deep hue which works brilliantly with the lighting and glass elements:

Glass-enclosed wine storage

This Black Walnut beauty had definitely won our hearts today – was it the same for you? Share your thoughts on this latest Tech Tuesday in the comments below! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #432: Unstained But Lacquered All-Heart Redwood Racks

June 18th, 2019

Are you a fan of lacquered wine racks? If you’re not yet, then this Tech Tuesday feature just might turn you into one. The understated elegance of this wine cellar project is all thanks to the choice of wood finish on the racks. Our design team shied away from the fancy stuff this time around. But this was definitely the right decision. The client wanted something classic and clean and this is exactly what they got:

Project # 312986
Wood: Custom / Allheart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 811
Where: Yardley, PA

Custom racks in All-Heart Redwood

This wine room borders between the small to medium size, with a bottle capacity of a little over 800 bottles. The floor space is actually quite compact. But selecting custom racking for this project really brought very satisfactory results. You will notice that the racking assembly wraps around the room seamlessly. Every corner was utilized well, maximizing the room’s bottle storage capacity. Moreover, you can also see the variety in bottle storage options. That includes storage for wine boxes and/or loose bottles. Albeit a tad smaller, our team was also able to put in a beautiful archway with tabletop. Plus, there is custom shelving underneath, as well as glassware storage on both sides of the archway. The wine room still has enough floor space to function as a proper tasting room. It does not look cramped or busy at all. This is the beauty of custom racking – you can get a perfect fit anywhere!

Small but beautiful archway

Now let’s talk about the finish on these wine racks. As we earlier mentioned, the units are all unstained. The wood option is All-Heart Redwood which is beautiful enough in its unstained state. It is, after all, one of the top wood choices for custom wine cellar projects. These Redwood racks showcase the natural, eye-catching colors of the wood. The wood comes exclusively from the center of the log and is consistently in the reddish hues. Of all North American woods it is the most resistant to moisture, mildew and rot. It also lends itself extremely well to all kinds of stains and finishes. But for this project, our design team went for a lacquered look instead.  Lacquer, in general, gives the racks a smooth, gleaming finish. With a top-quality wood like All-Heart Redwood, the result is an elevated elegance. *Cheers*

Wine cellar door

Technical Tuesday Episode #431: Wine Racking Styles Mash-Up

June 11th, 2019

It’s another awesome Tech Tuesday, wine cellar buddies! And just so you know, our Grand Mahogany wood option is really killing it this year. We’ve gotten so many projects with Grand Mahogany wine racks, both custom and with our kits. Today, the spotlight shines on this wood choice once more. Check out this mash-up of wine racking styles and see why it works so well:

Project # 313908
Wood: Custom / Vintner / DKS / Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity: 974
Where: Southfield, MI

A mash-up of racking stylesSo here we have a nice sized room that’s perfect for an entry-level wine room. The client obviously wanted to maximize the space and our design team certainly did that. They put together this versatile racking arrangement that utilized several of WCI’s best products. Specifically, this arrangement combines our Vintner and Designer Series kit, as well as several custom pieces. All the racks are dressed up in Light Stain option which matched the flooring and ceiling very well:
Vintner, Designer, and custom wine racksAs you can see, there is a great variety of racking options here. You have Individual Wine Racks, Solid Diamond Cubes with Face Trim, Archway with tabletop option, and Open Diamond Bins. Accents were also thrown in to give everything a totally finished look. There are full-height Quarter Round Shelves that work perfectly with the entire racking set-up. To create the clean lines and remove awkward gaps, center seam trim and moldings were also added:
Elegant Light Stain optionHere are some more snaps of the racking assembly up-close. As we earlier mentioned, Grand Mahogany is the wood option for this project. Grand Mahogany is one of our most popular woods for custom wine cellars. It is a refined wood, with uniform color that is quite sought after. It has a few slight variations that go from medium to pale pink. As for the hardwood, it sports a moderately coarse grain pattern. For the most part, the grain pattern is straight but can be slightly interlocked in some cases. As far as hardness and density are concerned, the wood matched up to sapele and cherry. And when it comes to durability and stability, it is no slouch as well. It can match up to sapele, hard maple, or cherry wood. If you want to see more projects featuring Grand Mahogany, check out our extensive photo gallery. *Cheers*
Solid Diamond Cubes with face trim

Technical Tuesday Episode #430: Compact And Creative Closet Transformation

June 4th, 2019

Hello there, June! The beautiful, sunny days are here at last and we’re definitely all for that. It’s a great time to get the creative juices flowing and work on some home improvement projects. In our case, we’re talking about wine cellar projects. So today, we want you to check out this compact and creative closet transformation. It’s a unique design that can serve as a great inspiration for residential wine storage:

Project # 311997
Wood: Custom / Vintner / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 637
Where: Irvine, CA

Custom and Vintner racking

As you can see from the photos, this is a smaller-sized wine cellar and the bottle capacity is just a little over 600 bottles. But thanks to the clean layout and quality racking, it looks very spacious and elegant. Our team utilized both custom racks and units from the Vintner Series to put together the racking assembly. The wood choice is Premium Redwood and the design team went for the unstained version for the racks. This was a great choice since the natural colors of the wood worked well with the flooring. To further accentuate the pinkish gold shades, custom LED lighting accessories were also added. We are loving arched lighting that adds a little fancy touch to the simple racking assembly:

Unstained Premium Redwood units

While this may be a compact project, you can still see that the racks accommodate both individual and bulk bottles. Plus, the use of center seam trim really helps create a smooth transition in the racking set-up. This is the beauty of knowing how to use wine cellar accessories. You can give your wine cellar more character just by adding a few accents here and there. In the case of the center seam trim, it helps remove any awkward gaps between the racks. This is especially helpful when you are transitioning between different racking styles. We also recommend investing in crown and base moldings and/or base platforms. These will close off the gaps between your racks, the ceiling, and flooring. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #429: Grand Mahogany Delivers Standout Elegance

May 28th, 2019

We are down to our last Tech Tuesday for the month of May! How crazy is that, wine cellar fans? We’ve been putting out so many fantastic wine cellar projects this year that the months seem to just zip by. But the great thing about it is that we’ve brought so many design inspirations for everyone. Here’s one more to add to the list before we welcome some summer-themed projects. Check out how the Grand Mahogany wood option delivers standout elegance to this wine cellar:

Project # 309433
Wood: Custom / Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity: 2403
Where: Flowery Branch, GA

Grand Mahogany wine racks

The details in this racking arrangement are definitely worth highlighting. There is great variety in the racking styles and the layout is seamless. The room was maximized to create tons of bottle storage while still giving it a very spacious feel. We love how the racking goes from floor to ceiling without making everything look cramped. You can also see that the client has several magnums and other larger-format bottles. Thanks to the custom displays, these were easily accommodated in a label-forward storage system.

Very generous bottle storage

The beautiful racking set-up aside, the other noteworthy element of the wine cellar is the wood choice. Grand Mahogany was chosen for this project and it was certainly the perfect choice. For those of you who are still not familiar with this stock-wood option, allow us to share a bit of background info. Grand Mahogany is a plantation grown hardwood sporting uniform colors. It can show a a few slight variations that go from medium to pale pink. This is what makes the wood very attractive and sought-after. The hardwood also features a moderately coarse grain pattern. For the most part, the grain pattern is straight, but can be slightly interlocked in some cases. Grand Mahogany is a versatile wood that is comparable to Sapele and Cherry with it’s hardness, density, and grain texture. It is also no slouch when it comes to durability and stability. That’s why it’s really worth the extra bucks you’ll spend. The quality and style this wood can deliver to your wine cellar are quite exceptional.

Storage for larger format bottles

We should also mention that Grand Mahogany lends itself to stains and finishes really well. For this Tech Tuesday feature, the racks are dressed up in a custom stain option. You can see that the stain leans toward the grayish hues, but with a more smoky appearance. The racks certainly become more eye-catching with the custom colors! *Cheers*

Custom stain option

Technical Tuesday Episode #429: Regal Rustic Pine Racking

May 21st, 2019

Does the phrase “fit for a king” give you that heady sense of excitement? Like having someone tell you that your newly built or renovated home will be fit for a king once it’s all done. For sure, you’d want to see the finished product as soon as possible. And that’s totally the same for wine cellar projects! If your design consultant will say that the result will be a regal revelation, that is something to truly look forward to. Today’s Tech Tuesday feature will give you guys an idea of how WCI can bring that regal flavor into your wine cellars:

Project # 307666
Wood: Custom / Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 780
Where: Marietta, GA

Check out this super stunning racking arrangement, courtesy of our GA wine cellar design consultants. It is actually a small wine cellar project, but with quite a big impact, style-wise. The racking units are all customized to fit the designated space for the wine storage. You can see from the photos the excellent craftsmanship that went into these racks. There is no wasted space and the arrangement has a smooth flow to it. There are no awkward gaps between the racks and the ceiling and/flooring and the bottle storage capacity has really been maximized. You can also see that the assembly is able to accommodate both individual and bulk bottle storage. This is what makes custom wine racks really worth the money you spend for them. You get the perfect wine storage for your space, as well as the style that you really want.
As you may also have noticed, the racking arrangement stands out with a striking, bold palette. This is our Midnight Black Stain option. It has become very popular in the recent years because it gives wood wine racks added character. The darker colors accentuate the clean lines of the racks and bring out the grain patterns of the wood beautifully. In this project, Rustic Pine is the wood of choice. The natural creamy colors of Rustic Pine absorbed the stain very well, resulting in this regal appearance for the racks. Bold hues, seamless lines, excellent craftsmanship – definitely the earmarks of royalty! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #428: Midnight Black Stain Boasts Bold Simplicity

May 14th, 2019

We are a huge fan of clean lines and simple silhouettes. But we’re also all for those dramatic touches that can bring that “wow” factor to a wine cellar project. So when these two design concepts are combined and balanced out, we’re positive something amazing will happen. And we definitely called it! Check out this beautiful Tech Tuesday that our team completed for a client in Atlanta, GA:

Project # 310906
Wood: Custom /All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 494
Where: Atlanta, GA

Clean and simple racking layout

This is a full-on custom wine storage designed for the client’s small but versatile collection. The racking assembly is divided into two main sections: the individual bottle columns with displays and customized cabinets at the bottom. With this set up, the client can showcase their wine bottles, but they’ll also have room for bulk storage below. They can also store other items in the cabinets, such as glassware. Notice that the layout is very simple, but it addresses all of the client’s needs. There is even a nice countertop that can serve as a prep station.

Since the design was pretty straightforward, our team also decided to give more character to this project with the help of stains and finishes. The wood option for the racks is All-Heart Redwood, so it was absolutely a gem to work with. All-Heart Redwood is one of the top wood choices for custom wine cellars. It comes exclusively from the center of the log and is consistently in the reddish hues. Of all North American woods, it is the most resistant to moisture, mildew and rot. For those reasons it was used in subterranean wine cellars before mechanically climate controlled wine cellars were invented. Above all, it’s SFI-certified!

In order to really bring out the beautiful grain patterns of the wood, our team went with the Midnight Black Stain option. The jet-black color exudes elegance and character. It is indeed a welcome departure from traditional woodworking finishes. Thanks to this stain option, the racks boast of a bold simplicity that is attractive and memorable. We are certain that this compact wine storage will leave an impact our clients’ guests who will be seeing it soon. Naturally, we cannot wait to see how the cellar will look when it’s all filled up. We will definitely be sharing snaps of that as well, so stay tuned! *Cheers*

Beautiful bold Midnight Black Stain

Technical Tuesday Episode #427: Clean And Classy Unstained Premium Redwood

May 7th, 2019

A clean, open theme to a wine cellar project will never go out of style. It may be cliche, but yes indeed, simplicity is beauty. For today’s Tech Tuesday feature, we will go back to appreciating this particular design concept. We have here a clean and classy racking assembly that offers no pretensions at all. But you can certainly see the quality of the craftsmanship of the racking units:

Project # 313195
Wood: DKS / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1172
Where: Valhalla, NY

Classy unstained Premium Redwood racks

This wine storage was assembled for a client in Valhalla, NY. Our team was offered the opportunity to work with yet another city in the state. Take note that WCI design consultants are literally everywhere! We have made it even more accessible for you guys to access our wine cellar design services. Check out the Locate A Design Consultant section of our website for more deets on this. Now let’s go back to this beautiful racking arrangement. The Designer Series wine rack kits were responsible for this creation. Our Designer Series has always been known for it’s full depth racking which holds the full body of the wine bottle. The racks come in 6-feet and 8-feet height configurations. However, with new and improved add-ons, you can purchase extra individual racking to stack on top of the base units. This will give your racking assembly an added 20 inches of height.

The snap below shows how the racks can be stacked to accommodate a desired ceiling height. This makes the Designer Series pretty flexible to work with. But not only that! You also get a wide array of racking styles to choose from. See how the client’s wine storage is comprised of individual and bulk bottle racking units. There is even storage to accommodate wine boxes and/or crates, courtesy of the Rectangular Bins. A Quarter Round Shelf finishes off the assembly really nicely:

Designer Series racking

Our Designer Series kits include a full selection of woods and finishes, just like Vintner. In this project, the wood of choice is Premium Redwood. Both the clients and our design team opted for the unstained version of the wood. This enabled the natural pinkish gold colors of the wood to really shine. It was definitely the right choice since the unstained racks are complemented by the muted interior as well. Clean and classy all the way! *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #426: Vintner Series Debuts in Alaska

April 23rd, 2019

Being in this business for nearly 30 years, we can say with confidence that our products and services have become even more accessible than before. We have experienced wine cellar design consultants in the various states who can assist in the many facets of your wine cellar project. Today’s Tech Tuesday is a terrific example of that! Cast your peepers on this gorgeous wine cellar that was completed for a client in Alaska:

Project #261270
Wood/Series: Vintner/All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 
Where: AK

Wine cellar project in Alaska

Our Vintner Series happily makes its debut in this project designed for an Alaskan client. This is a generously sized wine room that needed to be maximized for the client’s collection. They had a steadily growing one and wanted more than enough space for future acquisitions. So our design team turned to Vintner in order to deliver the desired results. For the racking arrangement, they made sure that there is enough space for both individual and bulk bottle storage. This was conveniently achieved, thanks to the variety of racking styles available.

The image below shows a lot of Individual Bottle Storage units, some Open Diamond Bins with Face Trim,  and Individual Diamond Bins. The cellar also features an Individual Tasting Center with Displays and Case Storage. For the accents, some Quarter Round Displays were incorporated. The racking assembly was finished off with crown moldings, center seam trim, base platforms, and LED lighting accessories. Now notice that the wine cellar utilized floor-to-ceiling racking in order to really maximize the bottle storage space. So in order to facilitate easier organization of the collection, a rolling ladder was included:

Vintner Series floor-to-ceiling wine racks

WCI manufactures wine cellar ladders, as well as step stools. Our rolling ladders come standard in Red Oak with a clear finish. However, like all other WCI products, these can also be custom made to fulfill your specific needs and environment. Our client opted for an unstained rolling ladder to match the unstained All-Heart Redwood wine racks. However, you can choose to stain and/or finish your ladder, depending on your wine cellar’s theme. The only exception is lacquer. WCI does not do lacquer on the ladders, but they can be stained with a clear finish instead. In addition, you can also select from several wood choices. Wood selections such as Birch, Cherry, Maple, Mahogany, White Oak, Lyptus, Alder and Walnut are available for a slight upcharge. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #426: Wine And Entertainment With Vintner

April 16th, 2019

What’s better than enjoying a bottle of wine? How about a bottle of wine and some entertainment to boot – all in the same space. We completed a wine cellar for a client in Oregon that delivers the goods! Check out this fantastic project that combines wine and games in a convenient way:

Project #292049
Wood/Series: Vintner/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1152
Where: OR

Vintner in Premium Redwood

The client had ample space in their home for a formal wine cellar. They also had a growing collection which needed enough space to include future acquisitions. But of course, they also wanted to stay within budget. So in order to meet these wine storage needs, our design team went with the Vintner Series for this project. In particular, the racking arrangement was comprised mostly of Vintner units in Premium Redwood. Thanks to the variety of racking designs afforded by Vintner, this generous racking arrangement was realized. This cellar can hold up to a little over 1100 bottles:

Midnight Black Stain on Premium Redwood

So here you can see Individual Bottle Storage racks, some Rectangular Bins, and a Tasting Center with Open Diamond Bins below. These provided for tons of bottle storage space for the client’s collection. But our team also put in another notable addition to the cellar: some Vintage View metal wine racks. Instead of the wall-mount units, the floor-to-ceiling configuration was chosen. This allowed for a “floating” appearance for some of the wine bottles. We love how this worked so well with the glass panels and lighting fixtures. The wine cellar is not only spacious, but now sports very elegant ambiance as well:

"Floating" bottles on Vintage View racks

Now here is a great shot of the adjoining entertainment/game room. It’s all decked out with a television and a billiard table. Can you imagine just how much fun the family and friends of our client will have here? They can enjoy game night with a glass of wine or two…or even three or more! This concept definitely worked so well for our clients and it was a pleasure to bring both wine and entertainment together for them. How about you, wine cellar fans? Would this kind of set-up work for you as well? Let us know your thoughts on this project by sharing them in the comments below. *Cheers*

The adjoining game room!

Technical Tuesday Episode #425: Versatility At Its Finest With Vintner

April 2nd, 2019

Warm Tech Tuesday greetings, wine cellar buddies! Yup, Spring has indeed sprung and all’s right with the world – especially with wine lovers. This is arguably the best time of the year to indulge in those wine tasting parties. It’s also a great time to get started on wine cellar projects, just what our client did here. We were excited to see photos of the completed set-up and the finished product certainly didn’t disappoint. Here is wine racking versatility at its finest:

Project #311905
Wood/Series: Vintner/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 667
Where: 

Clean, professional-looking racking

For a residential wine cellar, this one boasts of a pretty generous bottle capacity. The entire arrangement can host up to 667 wine bottles, including larger-format ones. Even at just a glance, you can tell from the photos that there is a very good variety in the racking styles. Naturally, this is the work of the ever popular Vintner Series. Vintner leads the pack in WCI’s wine rack kits when it comes to racking designs. Whether it’s individual or bulk bottle storage, this wine rack kit can provide a ton of creative opportunities. Here we can see the clever combination of Individual Bottle Storage units, Open Diamond Bins, Solid Diamond Cubes, and Open Vertical Displays.

Our happy client!

Now this is one shot that we give the two thumbs-up for! A 100% satisfied client is always our main goal. Obviously, the client is very much pleased with the way his wine cellar turned out. Racking versatility aside, there are also a few gems that really tied everything in this project together. Check out that beautiful curved archway with tabletop. Also, notice how the racking units flow in a seamless manner throughout the entire room. This is all thanks to the stylish molding packages available with the Vintner kits. The crown and base moldings help remove awkward gaps between the racks and the flooring and ceiling. And that’s not all! Vintner also offers Center Seam Trim which was also utilized in this project. That’s why you won’t see any unsightly gaps between the different racking configurations as well.

Beautiful and seamless assembly

Last but certainly not the least, our wide selection of wood, stain and finish options is mostly available with the Vintner line. With this particular wine cellar, the client went with Premium Redwood in Dark Walnut stain. These extensive options enable clients to realize their wine cellar goals without being pressured into going custom all the way. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #424: Glass-Enclosed Beauty In Dark Walnut

March 19th, 2019

Much warmer Tech Tuesday greetings to our fellow wine cellar fans out there! Finally, the season of Spring will officially begin tomorrow. Since Spring is the season of beginnings, it’s also the best time to get inspired with wine cellar design concepts. This is one of the best times of the year to tackle a wine cellar construction project. So we hope that today’s Tech Tuesday feature will tickle your fancy:

Project #307757
Wood/Series: All-Heart Redwood/Custom
Bottle Capacity: n/a
Where: Honolulu, HI

Glass-enclosed beauty

Our team completed this gorgeous wine room for a client in the state of Hawaii. It is quite a generous sized project and has so many design aspects that need to be highlighted. The first one would definitely be the racking arrangement. The client went for fully customized racking units. Thanks to that, they were able to get exactly what they want in terms of the wine room’s style. You can see that there is an impressive variety in bottle storage options. Apart from individual bottle racks, there are also shelves to accommodate wine boxes and crates. Custom cabinetry was also integrated into the racking assembly. This is coupled with crown and base moldings, as well as center seam trim for the racks. As a result, the wine cellar exudes a very polished and professional appearance.

Amazing custom racking Glass panels section off the wine cellarNow let’s talk about the design for this wine room. The detailing is certainly worthy of mention. The actual cellar is separated by glass panels from the tasting area. However, all the wood elements in the room showcase uniformity in terms of the colors and textures. There is great symmetry, even though the actual wine cellar was sectioned off. Talking about the wood, the clients went for All-Heart Redwood in Classic Mahogany stain option. The rich, reddish-brown stain enhanced the natural hues of All-Heart Redwood. The overall effect is a traditional feel that reeks of elegance from every angle. The wonderful thing about this stain option is that it also showcases the grain patterns of the wood. All-Heart Redwood is a top-notch choice for custom wine cellar projects. One of its admirable features is its ability to absorb stains and finishes extremely well. Dark finishes, in particular, accentuate the wood’s natural grain patterns. This is why Classic Mahogany was the right choice for this project. Did this glass-enclosed beauty win your heart today as well? Let us know what you think in the comment section below! *Cheers*

Quality craftsmanship and design

Technical Tuesday Episode #423: Unstained Racks With Wrought Iron Entryway

March 12th, 2019

Happy Tech Tuesday, wine cellar fans! We are absolutely loving this wine cellar project we’re featuring today. It’s a terrific example of how the right accents can do so much in giving your wine cellar that “wow” factor. Let’s check out this simple but stunning creation and see why it deserves this appreciation post:

Project #253489
Wood/Series: Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity:477
Where: 

Beautiful Wrought Iron entryway

The very first thing you’ll encounter with this wine room is this beautiful wrought iron entryway. It instantly adds a dramatic touch to the entire layout. This project is actually just a compact-sized one, with a storage capacity of a little under 500 bottles. But the custom wine cellar door makes it feel a lot more open and spacious. Take note that here at WCI, we carry an extensive selection of wine cellar doors for any type of wine cellar project. Apart from standard wooden doors, we also have elegant glass panels, French Doors, and of course, wrought iron gates. We have great variety in our available stock doors. But you can request one made completely to your design specifications. It’s an accent worth splurging on! You can really see the difference in the aesthetic appeal of the wine cellar with these customized entryways.

Unstained Premium Redwood racks

Now let’s step inside this elegant wine room. Don’t you just love how Curved Corners were utilized in the racking arrangement? It gives the wine storage a seamless look while giving the room a softer silhouette. The racks are all crafted from unstained Premium Redwood. We felt that this was a very good choice since the wood’s natural colors went really well with the room’s interior. Premium Redwood is one of the top favorite wood options for custom projects. It’s not hard to see why. The clear grade of wood boasts of beautiful hues that range from white to pink to red and reddish brown. Moreover, it also absorbs stains and finishes extremely well. So if you’re going for another kind of look for your wine cellar, this can easily be achieved by selecting the right stain or finish.  It’s also important to note that Premium Redwood is an eco-friendly option. Here at WCI, all of our Redwood products, including Premium Redwood, are SFI-certified. SFI stands for Sustainable Forestry Initiative.  SFI Certification provides customers with assurance that the Redwood has been harvested in an environmentally sound manner. *Cheers*

Curved Corner racks and Archway

Technical Tuesday Episode #422: Contemporary Cool With Modern Wine Cellar Series

March 5th, 2019

Heralding in the marvelous month of March is this must-see wine cellar project. We’re slowly but surely heading into warmer weather and you guys know what that means. Pretty soon, it will be time for lovely garden and backyard parties – with wine! So what better way to inspire us to get started on our wine cellar projects than this lovely confection:

Project #293762
Wood/Series: Modern Wine Cellar Series
Bottle Capacity:n/a
Where: Napa Valley, CA

The Modern Wine Cellar Series

This completed wine cellar features our elegant Modern Wine Cellar Series. We have been having more requests for this racking style since the ushering of the New Year. It’s refreshing to see more clients embracing this contemporary cool design. As one of our newer offerings, this was created to appeal to even the most discerning wine collector. You can see from the photos how organized the bottles are. You can also see how eye-catching the racking units are, especially with the glass-enclosed set-up. The metal supports ensure that the wood platforms are held securely in place. The bottles are safely tucked into the platforms and look like they’re floating on air.

Our Modern Wine Cellar Series is offered in multiple woods and stains. You can choose from our standard Pine, Premium Redwood, All-heart Redwood, or Grand Mahogany. But you can also go for the non-stock wood options. These are custom commercial options such as Black Walnut, Clear Alder, and more. The same applies to the stains and finishes. Select from a wide variety of stains and finishes, including lacquer, to match your theme. We recommend checking out our Interactive Wood Swatch Viewer for this purpose. For this project, our clients chose a gorgeous Midnight Black Stain for their wine racks. We love the bold hues and how they work so well with the walls and other wine cellar decor:

Beautiful Midnight Black Stain on the platforms

Now if you want to have a more ethereal appearance for your racks, you can also switch to Acrylic Bottle Supports. You can have this option instead of the wood platforms. Acrylic is a beautiful material that’s as transparent as glass. It will give your wine cellar a magical feel to it! Learn more about our Acrylic Invisible Wine Racks and how to incorporate this material into your wine cellar. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #421: Country Chic With The Designer Series

February 26th, 2019

With a wine cellar design consultant, you can achieve any look you want for your wine cellar project. These Tech Tuesday features are living proof of that! Today, we’re showcasing this beautiful wine room for a client in Delaware. Naturally, our DE design consultant was instrumental in making everything come together:

Project # 309831
Wood/Series: Designer Series/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity:n/a
Where: DE

The country chic feel!

This particular client wanted a country chic theme for their wine cellar. So that translated to clean lines, a spacious feel, and of course, lots of wooden textures. Our professional design consultant chose to work with the Designer Series for this project. The Designer Series offers 6-foot and 8-foot height racking options in full depth configurations. These racking units also come with a full selection of woods, stains and finishes. The series is an affordable alternative to Vintner, and it doesn’t disappoint at all!

Designer Series Individual Bottle Columns

Here we can see the Individual Bottle Columns with Display Rows and Curved Corner Racks. See how they flow seamlessly all across the room. The available floor area is nicely utilized, while keeping the center space free. This lends a roomy feel to the wine cellar which is exactly the atmosphere we’re going for. Now as for the racking units, these were all done in unstained Premium Redwood. Since Premium Redwood is a clear grade of wood, its natural colors are exhibited to maximum advantage. The colors vary from white to pink to red and reddish brown. Leaving the wine racks unstained exuded that old country charm the client wanted. The racks went very well with the stone wall in warm, earthy palettes. And, the addition of a custom bar area completed the country chic theme:

Fresh and clean layout

Before we wrap up this Tech Tuesday feature, here are some essential tips in working with the Designer Series. This kit is popularly known for it’s full depth racking. It allows for the storage of the entire body of the wine bottle, along with the 6-foot tall height. The new and improved add-ons now allows you to purchase extra individual racking to stack on top of a standard unit. This will enable your rack to reach another 20 inches high. This is even available to the Curved Corner Racks as well. Plus, you can mix and match your racking with the new extensions. For example, our Diamond Bin with Front Trim and Solid Diamond Cube is built with the same width. This will match up with our five-column add-on extension rack. *Cheers*

Built your Designer Series wine racks

Technical Tuesday Episode #420: Bold Beauty With Midnight Black Stained Racks

February 19th, 2019

We’re all for bold and beautiful hues on wine cellars! Yesterday, we talked about how black metal trim can give an elegant yet edgy look to these projects. Today, we’re going to show another example of how these darker colors can make a wine cellar stand out. Our client was generous enough to share these wonderful photos of their completed wine room:

Project # 306689
Wood/Series: Custom/Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 752
Where: Centennial, CO

Rustic Pine racks in Midnight Black Stain

You don’t see too many projects like this one. It’s an all-out black theme, with custom Rustic Pine racking units. Midnight Black Stain was chosen for the stain option, enhancing the wood’s grain patterns. This particular stain is a dramatic departure from traditional woodworking finishes. See how it gives the racking assembly a contemporary charm while keeping it classy and clean. Not a lot of clients are brave enough to make a bold statement in their wine cellars like this. But we’ve been getting more requests for this kind of design recently and we’re only too happy to oblige. The darker colors add more character to the wine cellar and really leave a lasting impression:

Bold beauty with Midnight Black Stain

Now as mentioned earlier, the racking units in this project are all custom-made. As you can see from the photos, the allotted space for the wine room is not exactly that generous. So in order to maximize the available space, going custom was definitely the right choice. Our team was able to design the racking arrangement to accommodate a little over 750 bottles. The client wanted a clean and polished look to their cellar and we are happy to be able to deliver just that. See how seamless the layout is, thanks to the custom crown and base moldings, as well as center seam trim. These accents helped to remove any awkward gaps between the racks, ceiling and flooring. There are also no gaps between the stacked units.

Custom racking and accents

This last photo is a great close-up of the archway with tabletop, as well as the bottles on display. We like how the colors of the bottles and the other accessories really pop out against the Midnight Black Stain. The black canvass creates lots of room for creative styling without losing the elegance factor. For sure, our clients will have a grand time filling up those racks and adding more personal touches here and there. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #419: WineMaker Shines In Under Stairwell Transformation

February 12th, 2019

Happy Tech Tuesday, wine cellar buddies! Valentine’s Day is just a few days away – what are your plans? Well, whether it’s going to be a hot, romantic date or a cozy and casual get together, one thing’s for sure. There has to be wine! After all, what better way to celebrate the month of love than with a bottle or two of your favorite taste teaser. Today’s Tech Tuesday feature also deserves a few hearts and more. This lovely project is a great example of how unlikely places in your home can be transformed into the perfect wine storage:

Project # 311821
Wood/Series: WineMaker/Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: n/a
Where: Dickinson, TX

Gorgeous custom wine cellar door

This stunning wine room was built right under the stairwell of the client’s home. This isn’t the first time that this kind of wine cellar transformation has been done. But whenever we come across an under stairwell transformation, we can’t help but be amazed. It takes creativity and of course, the right racking products to make everything come together. In this particular project, you can see that the space is quite narrow. The curved profile of the room also makes it a challenge to maximize its bottle storage capacity. Thankfully, WCI has wine racks that got the job done to the client’s utmost satisfaction. Our WineMaker Series was definitely the star of the show on this project.

The WineMaker Series is WCI’s most popular “kit” that offers shallow-depth racking. By shallow-depth, this can be translated to “short-depth” racking units. The racks in this series are all created with these shallow depth configurations. That means the neck of the bottle will slightly stick out when you store it in the rack. Nonetheless, the body is still fully supported by the solid, square-cut rails. This means the security of your bottles is never compromised. With these configurations, the manufacturing process requires less wood for the WineMaker racks. This makes them more affordable compared to other kits like Vintner and Designer. That’s why this series comes highly recommended for entry-level and/or compact wine cellar projects.

WineMaker Series in under stairwell transformationApart from being space-efficient and affordably priced, WineMaker racks also come in several styles. You get your standard individual bottle storage, diamond bins, and cases. But recent upgrades allow you to add display rows to the individual bottle columns. Waterfall racking is also available with this series, along with tasting centers and finish options. Moreover, you also get the full range of stain and finish options to help customize your units.  *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #418: Decked Out In Designer Series X Grand Mahogany

February 5th, 2019

Some feisty February greetings to you, our dedicated wine cellar fans! The month of love is here and we’re going to be spreading lots of it. But in our case, you know what that means – wine and wine cellar appreciation posts, of course. Today, we’re going to start off with this lovely feature for our Designer Series wine racks kit. That’s right! The Designer Series takes center stage at our very first Tech Tuesday for this month:

Project # 309935
Wood/Series: Designer Series/Grand Mahogany
Bottle Capacity: n/a
Where: Rockwall, TX

Designer Series racks with Etched Glass Door

We think the design of this wine room is simply charming. There is a bit of a vintage flavor mixed with the usual traditional fare. The layout is nice and clean with pretty generous bottle storage. The variety in racking styles allow for both individual and bulk bottle storage. The client has a pretty sizeable collection and is still gradually growing it. So the Designer Series racking units provided for the perfect storage solution.

Stackable 6-foot racks

Our Designer Series offers beautifully crafted full-depth units in 6-foot and 8-foot height configurations. How does the series work exactly? It has gained popularity for it’s full depth racking which holds the full body of the wine bottle. We introduced new and improved add-ons to allow customers to purchase extra individual racking. This can be stacked onto your Designer Series units to let you reach another 20 inches high. Moreover, there are also Curved Corner options available. As you can see from the photos below, the client utilized these curved corner racks in their wine cellar:

Grand Mahogany in Dark Walnut Stain

Mixing and matching your racking units can be done in a more flexible manner now thanks to the upgraded Designer Series kit. The new extensions allow you to rack and stack in order to accommodate your desired ceiling height. Take for example the Diamond Bin with Front Trim and Solid Diamond Cube. Both are of the same width and will match up with our five-column add-on extension racks. Other racking options include Open Diamond Cubes, Rectangular Bins & Case Storage, and Waterfall Displays. In the snap below, you can see how the client went for a Tasting Center with Case Storage below. The rest of the racking assembly flowed from the tasting center:

Lots of bottle storage space

Racking styles notwithstanding, the series also offers an assortment of finish options. These include a full selection of woods, stains and finishes, as well as molding packages. In this particular feature, stunning Grand Mahogany in Dark Walnut stain was chosen. To see more samples of wine cellar projects decked out in the Designer kit, head on over to our photo gallery. *Cheers*

Technical Tuesday Episode #417: Custom Wine Cellar With Vintage Flavor

January 29th, 2019

It’s time for another Tech Tuesday spotlight, wine cellar buddies! We hope you guys had a terrific weekend with lots of good food and of course, wine. Speaking of wine, it’s always a great opportunity to showcase the many unique ways that you can store your collection. Today’s featured project is definitely one of those. We’re pretty sure it’ll spark creativity in future wine cellar designs with our clients:

Project # 261386
Wood/Series: Custom/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: n/a
Where: 

Custom hidden door

This wine cellar has been fully customized to suit the client’s bottle storage needs and style preference. That’s why there are a lot of interesting pieces incorporated here. Let’s start with the wine cellar door. Obviously, it’s not a standard one. It was cleverly designed to look like a storage cabinet. But lo and behold! It opens itself up to a hidden wine cellar. We think that this is a really innovative concept. We’ve designed hidden doors for several Tech Tuesdays before. Some were also custom, like this project. But there were others that utilized our Hidden Door with Built In Vertical Display Cabinet. If you haven’t come across this product yet, we strongly suggest to check it out. It’s a unique and multi-functional entryway that can add character to your wine cellar.

Beautiful vintage statement wall with storage

Moving on, let’s now take a closer look at the racking assembly. Here you can see that there were several racking styles used to put together a generous wine storage. We love the way the Individual Wine Bottles were made to reach all the way up to the ceiling. This allows for storage of an additional few dozen bottles. The custom crown and base moldings and center seam trim help keep a seamless flow for this layout. Notice in the next picture below how awkward gaps between the racks and ceiling were avoided.

Seamless racking layout

Here’s another unique piece that makes this project stand out.  That vintage “wall” in between the individual bottle columns and shelves is certainly eye-catching. But if you notice in the second picture above, it’s not just an accent wall. It actually opens up to reveal more storage space. But because it was well-built, it looked like a statement piece without detracting from the flow of the racking assembly. We love how it gave a vintage flavor to this wine cellar. Again, this is the beauty of a custom creation. Everything, from top to bottom, can be tailored to suit one’s style. There is simply no room for dissatisfaction! *Cheers*

Unique wine cellar design

Technical Tuesday Episode #416: WineMaker x Vintner Elite Series

January 22nd, 2019

How do you feel about mixing and matching wine racking styles? We are big fans of that concept! That’s why in a lot of our Tech Tuesday features, we highlight these awesome combos. Today’s Tech Tuesday is another terrific example of that. In fact, this is one mix and match that we might not have seen before. Get an eyeful of this stunning wine cellar using choice pieces from our WineMaker and Vintner Elite Series:

Project # 307005
Wood/Series: WineMaker/Vintner
Bottle Capacity: n/a
Where: 

Instead of the usual Open Diamond Bins or Case Storage under the tabletop, this racking assembly did something different. The Rotating Wine Cradle from the Vintner Elite Cabinetry collection was utilized for this purpose. We think it’s a stroke of pure genius! Not so long ago, WCI launched the Elite Cabinetry as one of the newest additions to the Vintner family. The wine cradle was designed to showcase wine bottles in a very eye-catching manner. This stackable unit comes in 3-feet and 4-feet height configurations. That means you can stack these cradles even to a height of 12 feet.

Each rotating circular shelf can display a dozen standard-sized bottles. But it can also accommodate split-sizes and large champagne bottles. The unit, as you can see from the photo below, gives the racking assembly a more unique silhouette. There is also a good amount of prep space offered by the tabletop. Moreover, the Rotating Wine Cradle has several custom options. Apart from the height configuration, you can also customize the wood, stains and finishes. Like all our Vintner products, that includes our newest stain offerings: Whitewash, Graywash, and Opaque White.

Now let’s talk about the rest of the racking assembly. See how the necks of the wine bottles stick out from the racks? This is what sets apart the WineMaker Series from the rest of our “kits.” The series is comprised of what we call “shallow-depth” wine racks. These units were created with shorter depth, hence they use less wood. This, in turn, makes the racks more affordable. The bottle neck sticks out a bit more compared to storing in standard racks. But the body of the wine bottle is fully supported within the racks. The security of the bottle is not compromised and you get more storage space to boot. That’s why WineMaker is a highly popular choice with compact wine cellar projects.