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Witness Client’s Wine Racking Glow Up In Light Danish Stain

December 12th, 2019

A good glow up isn’t limited to just the fashion world.  In the world of wine cellar construction, incredible transformations also happen. What’s even more amazing is that some of these transformations are achieved using our products here at WCI. And that’s exactly what we have  in today’s Testimonial Thursday:

Gorgeous wine cellar glow up!We are absolutely loving the golden glam vibe this wine cellar project is giving us. Our client purchased custom racking units off the website and had these installed in his wine cellar. He has a pretty decent collection which was growing at a healthy pace. So he decided on transforming the empty room in his home into a formal wine cellar. There was a good amount of space to work with, so maximizing on bottle storage was a priority. However, the client also wanted his wine cellar to look elegant, as well as eye-catching.

The decision to with custom wine racks was certainly the right one. You can see how the space was efficiently utilized, providing tons of bottle storage. Moreover, there is a good variety of bottle storage options. We love the use of Curved Corner Racks, as well as custom countertops with Open Diamond Bins underneath. Shelving was also incorporated to accommodate even more loose bottles. Notice how the wine racks are not even filled up yet. The client will surely have an enjoyable time growing his collection in this generous space.

Racking glow up thanks to our Light Danish Stain!

But functionality aside, we are also in love with the color scheme chosen for this wine cellar. The golden glow up is magazine-cover worthy. It looks like the Premium Redwood x Light Danish Stain combo was indeed the perfect choice for this project. Light Danish Stain allows for the gold accents that enhance the tones and grains of all wood types. This stain develops best on lighter-colored woods, such as Premium Redwood and Rustic Pine. If you’re a fan of light, clean and neutral shades, this stain option comes highly recommended. Check out more projects using this stain on our photo gallery! ^_^

“Finally finished with the installation. I now need to order a wine cellar door. Also now considering adding a cooling unit.”

~Christian B.~

 

Client Is Thrilled With The Vintner Concave Racks

November 28th, 2019

If we’re going to tell you that this wine cellar is NOT custom-made, you probably won’t believe us. Because, really – how can something that looks this stunning be anything but custom? We’re not pulling your leg, though, since this wine cellar was put together using our Vintner Series wine racks kit. The client was pretty thrilled with the results:

The Vintner Concave Racks are nothing short of gorgeous!The Vintner Series has always been one of our top-selling, if not the top-selling, kits. It combines flexibility with generous bottle storage options. As far as both form and function go, the Vintner Series has you covered. And that’s not just on a residential wine storage needs scale. The commercial line for this series is also amazingly competitive. You can browse the full collection on our commercial racking section.

Now with this particular project, Vintner showcases remarkable style that can rival custom racking units. They are from the Concave Racks collection which debuted just a few years ago. The Concave Individual is comprised of 2-,3-,4-, and 5-column Individual Wine Racks, as well as a 10-Column Individual and the Concave Curved Corner unit. The racks are stackable, allowing you to maximize the height of your wine storage. Molding packages, including center seam trim and platforms, are also available. These will help get rid of awkward gaps between the racks and ceiling or flooring. That’s how you get those beautiful, seamless lines on your racking assembly!

There is no compromise either when it comes to the safety of your wine bottles. Wine bottles stored on the individual bottle wine racks are cradled on customized rails. These are carefully manufactured with beveled ends and rounded edges to ensure wine labels will not tear when the bottles are removed. And of course, you also get a slew of wood, stain and finish options to dress up your racks in style. That includes our latest stain offerings like Graywash, Whitewash, and Opaque White.

“Racks are stunning! I really appreciate your work on this and please forward to your boss so that you are recognized! Robert and Jenny (installers) were awesome to work with did an amazing job . I will recommend Wine Cellar Innovations to everyone I know. Thrilled!”

~David P.~

Midnight Black Stain Brings Wow Factor To Client’s Wine Cellar

November 21st, 2019

Bold colors are always a hit during the Fall season. Jeweled tones such as ruby reds, emerald greens, and amethyst purples are very much in vogue. These darker hues always make an eye-catching statement without being too loud or too much. In fact, the element of elegance is still very much present in these colors.  So why not bring that into your wine cellars as well? Our client Stephen shares some of these gorgeous snapshots of their newly completed wine cellar. It is a show-stopper, all thanks to the stain option that they picked for their wine racks:

Wow factor brought about by Midnight Black Stain option

This beautiful racking assembly was made possible by our Vintner Series wine rack kits. Thanks to the extensive racking designs offered by Vintner, anyone can build wine cellars with a “custom-built” look. The variety of bottle storage styles coupled with wood, stain and finish options makes this series as the “next best thing to custom.” That being said, just check out the “wow” factor of this wine room! The clients shied away from the traditional woodworking finishes and instead, went for something bolder. They chose Midnight Black Stain which went extremely well with the Grand Mahogany wood option.

Midnight Black Stain can give your wood a very dramatic appearance because of its jet black hues. The darker colors are especially pronounced in some wood types, such as Grand Mahogany. Grand Mahogany has inherently uniform color and a straight, moderately coarse grain pattern. This helps the wood absorb stains and finishes really well, particularly darker ones. You can compare the swatches of Midnight Black Stain with this wood as against others, like Rustic Pine and Redwood. Grand Mahogany shows the richest shades that lend a contemporary charm to the wood:

Beautiful, bold Midnight Black Stain on racks

The image above shows a closer view of the wine cellar. The stark contrast between the jet black racks and the much lighter floors and walls is really attractive. The Midnight Black Stain also helps accentuate the clean lines of the racking assembly. The layout of this cellar might be simple, but the “wow” factor is certainly present. Needless to say, the clients were absolutely loving how everything turned out! ^_^

“We absolutely love it!!”

~Stephen H.~

A Contemporary Flavor With WCI‘s Cable Racking System

November 14th, 2019

Wine cellar design has really dramatically evolved over the last few decades. It’s no longer just about traditional, wood wine racks and plain racking arrangements. It’s refreshing to see more unique layouts and silhouettes, including more variety in materials. This has helped the concept of the “modern” wine cellar grow immensely in the last few years. WCI was definitely on board with this style development! We launched a newer section of our website for Modern Wine Cellars with a bevy of products and design ideas. While focusing on a contemporary flavor, our racking units still exude traditional elegance. That’s why they’re such a hit! And one of the rising stars is none other than our Cable Racking System:WCI's Cable Racking is minimalistic and elegantWhat exactly is a cable racking system? These photos from one of our most recent projects will give you the proper visuals for this design. You can see the metal racking units nestled in between the wood wine racks in the photo above. This is how cable racking works. It is basically a cable wine system made out of stainless steel material. This makes it the perfect choice for for high humidity environments. There will be no need to worry about your racks rusting out. There is no compromise either when it comes to security. The strong cables are attached to wood panels above and below for maximum safety of your wine bottles.

Sleek and contemporary design

So essentially, this racking system combines both metal and wood materials. That gives a modern feel to your wine cellar while still keeping things classy. Then wood panels can actually be customized to your style preference. You can select from a variety of woods, stains and finishes, including lacquer. You can even create a blended stain to go with the existing interior of the wine room or to match the racks with other furniture. The overall result is minimalistic, yet incredibly sophisticated. This is also thanks to the fact that the cable racking system is made from high end components.

Clean lines and quality materialsSo are you ready to add some contemporary flavor to your wine cellar project as well? Our highly experienced design consultants can help you get started! ^_^

 

 

Luxury On A Budget With The WineMaker Series

November 7th, 2019

Can you achieve a luxury look for your wine cellar project on a budget? WCI says you definitely can! We have a wide range of racking products and accessories to fulfill any and all wine storage needs. That includes keeping things within or even under budget! Luckily, we have this rustic beauty to serve as the perfect example. Check out our clients’ wine cellar, decked out in our WineMaker Series wine racking units:

Luxury on a budget with WineMaker!We’re not exaggerating when we say that this project can be up in a wine cellar magazine. The clients were certainly very happy with the results. But what’s even better is the fact that they didn’t have to spend a fortune on it. They purchased the racks from our WineMaker Series “kits.” These kits are the more affordable alternative to custom racking. The WineMaker Series takes it even a notch higher.

The racks from this series are all manufactured with shallow depth configurations. When you store your bottles, the necks will slightly stick out. You may think that this is compromising on the security of the wine bottles. But that’s absolutely not the case! The well-manufactured square-cut rails keep the bottles nestled safely and comfortably. It is thanks to the narrow depth of the racks that the racks come at a most affordable price point. There are no compromises in quality and yet, you end up saving money!

It doesn’t end with just excellent craftsmanship though. Achieving that luxury look also requires the right amount of style in your wine cellar. With custom racks, you can have any racking arrangement created to your preference. But what about with the wine rack kits? Well, here’s something amazing about them: you get design options to enable you to create unique wine storage as well. Take a good, long look at the clients’ wine cellar. These are actually Rustic Pine wine racks in a beautiful Dark Walnut stain option. Moreover, you can easily see that there is a good mix of racking styles for individual and bulk bottle storage. With our higher end kits such as Vintner and Designer, more styles, stain and finish options are available. Still, these are all “kits” so they don’t come at a hefty price tag. It’s luxury on a budget at its best! ^_^

Basement Wine Cellar In Vintner x Vintage View Combo

October 24th, 2019

A basement wine cellar is not a new concept at all. But a modern design to one definitely is! Modern wine cellars have become a rising trend with wine cellar projects in the recent years. No longer is wine storage being built to just store bottles in the traditional way. It  is gradually becoming a showpiece – a conversation starter that adds to the aesthetic appeal of the home. The great thing about this, too, is that one’s collection can be displayed with the proper storage conditions anywhere in the home. This is all thanks to the innovations in wine refrigeration technology. Our clients shared with us some gorgeous photos of their recently completed basement wine cellar. It is certainly modern wine storage at its best!

Stunning glass-enclosed basement wine cellarThe clients had a beautiful space in their basement to begin with. It was really built for entertaining, with comfy couches, as well as a bar. They decided to maximize space and added a glass-enclosed wine cellar as well. It was indeed a smart move. The glass-enclosed wine cellar was equipped with racking units from our Vintner Series. They oped for unstained Rustic Pine for the units. In addition, they purchased some Vintage View Series metal wine racks in a floor-to-ceiling configuration. The Open Diamond Bins with Trim and Rectangular Bins from Vintner offered tons of bulk bottle storage. The clients were even able to keep wine boxes and crates in their cellar. On the other hand, the metal wine racks helped to showcase their collection in an elegant and organized manner. Take note that Vintage View allows for a unique label-forward storage system. Since they went for the floor-to-ceiling layout, this also gave the bottles a beautiful, “floating” appearance. The wood x metal elements worked really well to give the wine storage a contemporary touch.

Vintner x Vintage View combo for a modern feelDoes this elegant wine cellar design with a modern flair appeal to you as well? You can check out more designs like this project over at out photo gallery. Then don’t forget to chat with our experienced wine cellar design consultants. We’ll help make your wine cellar dreams a reality! ^_^

Clients Show Lots Of Love For Their Vintner Wine Racks

October 17th, 2019

It’s Testimonial Thursday once again, wine cellar fans! Today, we are in for a treat. Our clients show lots of love for their wine cellar by sharing some of these beautiful snaps with us. Let’s take the visual tour to appreciate the finer details of this project:

Vintner Racks in Rustic Pine

As you can see from these photos, the cellar was actually built in a tight spot at the lower levels of the clients’ residence. While the location was ideal, the square footage and irregular shape of the space proved to be quite a challenge. Naturally, the clients wanted to get as much bottle storage space as they can out of this space. That means that they have to customize their racking units to suit the unusual layout. That also means they may have to spend more than what they have budgeted for the project. Fortunately, none of that needed to happen! Our Vintner Series got the job done much to our clients’ satisfaction.

Wine Bottle WaterfallThe Vintner Series is undoubtedly WCI’s most popular wine rack “kit” product. It has actually been dubbed as the “next best thing” to custom racking. The reasons are plenty! First off, Vintner provides a fantastic variety of racking styles to choose from. Apart from individual and bull bottle storage options, the series also carries wine tasting center packages, elite cabinetry, finish options, accessories and more. But it’s strongest feature lies in the flexibility of the wine racks themselves. Vintner offers 3-foot and 4-foot racking that you can conveniently stack to accommodate any ceiling height. This is true for both individual and bulk bottle storage units That means you can equip wine cellars of any size by mixing and matching the racks.

As mentioned earlier, Vintner carries a wide array of racking styles. These include designs that you might normally find only with custom jobs. One good example is the Wine Bottle Waterfall that was utilized by this project. Check out the photo above and you can see how this type of racking works very well with uneven spaces. No wonder the clients love it!

Dark Walnut stain on racks

Lest we forget to mention, Vintner also gives the opportunity to customize the wood, stain and finish options on your racks. Even if it’s just a “kit,” you can enjoy the full selection of stains and finishes that WCI has to offer. That also includes our lacquer option. ^_^

“We absolutely love her! Take a look at the photos.

~Marc G.~

Clients Find Happiness In The Designer Series Wine Racks

October 10th, 2019

Who is a fan of small wine cellars? Before this concept came about, it was always about large wine cellars. But thanks to continuous innovations with racking products, wine storage has become more flexible over time. These days, even a closet-sized wine storage can do a lot for you, from bottle storage capacity down to style. Our clients for today’s Testimonial Thursday episode have definitely gotten the memo on this one. Check out their wonderful compact wine cellar and how they found happiness with the help of our Designer Series:

Our clients had just enough space in their home to accommodate their collection and they wanted to make the most of out it. They stumbled upon the Designer Series wine racks kit and sent for several racking units. They purchased several Individual Bottle Racks as well as Rectangular Bins. The full depth, 6-foot racks were a perfect fit for the designated space for the wine storage. Assembly proceeded without a hitch and soon after that, they got to work filling up the racks. Needless to say, they were able to grow their collection quite fast!

The photos above show a great before-and-after transformation of the space. Notice how the racks are able to provide a pretty generous amount of bottle storage. This compact wine cellar can actually accommodate around 200 bottles. You can see how proud our client Vince is of the results. They cleverly chose Grand Mahogany for their wood option. Grand Mahogany is a top tier wood for custom wine cellar projects. It is beautiful enough unstained with its almost uniform colors and grain patterns. But when stained, it becomes even more attractive. Our clients went for a Classic Mahogany stain for their racks. You can see from the photos how the wine racks emulate the hues of red wine. They found happiness in the right place so to speak – thanks to the Designer Series! ^_^

“We never thought we would fill these up but it happened so quickly. We are very happy with our racking. Looks great!” 

~Vince B.~

A Client’s Timeless Wine Cellar Tale With WCI Wine Racks

October 3rd, 2019

Everyone loves a good story. In our case, when it involves wine AND our products, then it’s not just any story – it becomes a classic. This timeless wine cellar tale by a client is a must-share. It is a testament to the quality of WCI’s wine racking products and that is something we are immensely proud of!

A timeless wine cellar taleThis beautiful wine room owned by our client Barry was constructed way back in the early 90s. It started out with initial consultations with our design professionals which eventually led to the construction of the wine cellar. Both our team and the client worked closely on the project. Worthy of note is the fact that WCI was still growing our product line during this time. Our racking collection, accessories, and other products were not as extensive as they are today. Nonetheless, there were no compromises on quality, and of course, customer service.

Decades old All-Heart Redwood wine racks The wine cellar was fully customized, with timeless All-Heart Redwood racking units taking the center stage. The client went with unstained All-Heart Redwood which worked perfectly with the rest of the furniture. All-Heart Redwood is one of out highly recommended wood options. It is very durable and resilient clear grade of wood that ages just as gracefully as wine. To top it off, all of WCI’s Redwood products are now SFI-certified, making the wood an eco-friendly choice as well.

Our client with his elegant wine cellar

“Looking back 28 years, it’s possible we may have done a few things differently if you were designing it now given all the new products you have introduced, but the cellar has most definitely withstood the test of time, and that includes not only how well the storage has worked out, but also how well the all-heart redwood has aged. It is timeless. It still smells great in there!

I certainly agree with you on the advantages of a large cellar. Being able to pull a 1995 Cabernet to have with burgers is no big deal, and certainly no need for house wines. Our “house” wines are 20 year old Bordeaux and Rhones, 10+ year old Zins, Pinots and Chardonnays, and whatever else fits our fancy with whatever food we’re serving. We moved 1,300 bottles from New Jersey to Atlanta in 1991 and all my wine buddies told me to build it bigger than you think you need. I have given the exact same advice to friends many, many times since then.

Thanks again for all the support Wine Cellar Innovations has given us from the original designs and construction to many of the remodeling projects since (wine cellar door, cellar table, moldings, cooling advice, etc).”

~Barry B.~

Clients’ WCI Wine Racks Are Standing The Test Of Time

September 5th, 2019

Happy smiles on satisfied clients do not just make our day – they are lifetime memories. Today, we are really proud to showcase this project, along with these bonus photos. Check out the beautiful smiles of our clients with their equally beautiful wine cellar:

Happy clients with their beautiful wine cellarWhen the clients sent us these snaps, they gave a heartwarming testimonial to go with it. Believe it or not, this is not a newly constructed wine cellar at all. The racking units were actually purchased way back in 2015. These are custom racking, crafted from Premium Redwood. Clients also had our team help out with the assembly and installation of the units. The end result definitely lived up to their expectations and more. We give props to their choice of wood for this project. Premium Redwood is one of our acclaimed wood options for custom wine cellar projects. And the way this wine cellar is standing the test of time, Premium Redwood is really living up to its reputation.

Premium Redwood racks standing the test of timeFor those who are not yet fully acquainted with our Redwood products, take note that WCI is SFI-certified. This means that all of our Redwood is purchased under the guidelines of SFI or Sustainable Forestry Initiative. SFI Certification provides customers with assurance that the Redwood products purchased from WCI have been harvested in an environmentally sound manner. This alone is more than enough reason for Redwood’s claim to fame.

In addition to that, the shelf-life of this wood is nothing short of incredible. Redwood racks can last for decades and age just as gracefully as those wine bottles. Premium Redwood, in particular, grows even more attractive over time. The pinkish brown hues of the wood deepen and take on a more golden shade, just like the wine racks you see in this project. Also, keep in mind that it is a clear grade of wood with hardly any knots. It comes very reasonably priced for such a clear grade of wood. This wine cellar is now nearly 5 years old and standing the test of time really well!

Elegant unstained Premium Redwood

“We love our wine shelving and purchased it in 2015. You helped us install it and we have been so happy. We referred several friends to your website!”

~Jay E.~

Lovely Wine Room Decked In Unstained All-Heart Redwood Racks

August 22nd, 2019

Don’t you just love it when a room is all put together? When nothing is out of place and everything just works? We’re that way, too – with a wine room, that is! There is really something to be said about a well designed wine cellar. It just so happens we have the perfect one to show you guys today. It’s all thanks to our client who sent us snaps of this lovely wine room decked in WCI racking products. Let’s take a closer look:

Lovely wine room!

The layout of this wine cellar is so clean and elegant, just the pictures are enough to sweep us off our feet. All the racking units are custom made to the clients’ specifications. The floor area is quite generous, as you can see, so there was a lot of room to cover. But with custom wine racks, that is not an issue at all. We really appreciate the variety of racking styles utilized here. You an see that apart from the Individual Wine Bottle Storage, there are also racks for magnums and other larger format bottles. High Reveal Displays, Solid Diamond Bins with Face Trim, and Rectangular Shelves are also added into the mix.

Custom island with lacquered countertop

A beautiful tasting table which functions more like a tasting island graces the center of the room. Below it are more bottle storage racks, as well shelving to accommodate glassware and other decor. An archway with countertop, as well as a tasting center, was also incorporated. On the other side the room, Curved Corner Racks and a custom wine display are flush with the wall. Crown and base moldings and center seam trim were utilized to help remove any awkward gaps between the ceilings, flooring, and different racking styles.

Seamless curved corner racks!

Below you have a snap of the wine cellar entryway. The wine cellar door with wrought-iron design was also customized for the client. You can also see that the racking assembly is nicely completed on both ends with full height Quarter Round Shelves. The wood choice for this project is unstained All-Heart Redwood. Only the countertops were finished with the lacquer option. The racks and shelving are all unstained, displaying the beauty of All-Heart Redwood’s natural golden brown colors. This lovely wine room was  a joy to blog about – so let us know what you think of it in the comments below! ^_^

Fine Wine x Fine Art With Our Commercial Wine Racks

August 15th, 2019

Fine wine with artistic masterpieces – you can’t get a better pairing than that! Our clients were really smart in making use of this combination. They have one of the best locations for their wine store -right inside an art gallery. That’s why they were also inspired to showcase their wine merchandise in the most attractive way possible. WCI’s commercial wine racking units were instrumental in helping them achieve that goal:

Fine wine x fine art combo with our commercial wine racks

We like how the clients made very good use of our commercial wine displays and merchandisers. They purchased several units in Premium Redwood with Dark Walnut stain option. That includes a Circular Wine Merchandiser with solid tabletop. Take note that previously, the tabletop was an accessory to the merchandiser. You had to buy it separately. But now, it comes together with the unit, conveniently making it a full set. The tabletop is a great way to advertise popular and/or new labels. In general, the Circular Wine Merchandiser of our more popular choices. It provides generous wine storage capacity in a compact format. You can easily put this commercial wine rack in high traffic areas as a standalone unit. It allows 360 degrees of visibility, making it easy for customers to browse through the store merchandise. Moreover, the display row pops out the wine bottle label. Also keep in mind that it can even be built around a variety of poles or support columns in your store.

Now here’s something that will make you guys appreciate our commercial wine racking catalog even more. We now have the Vintner line for these racks which carries almost everything in our Classic Commercial Series. Vintner offers these wine racks at the same quality but a more affordable price tag. You can even get complimentary auto cad designs prior to properly visualize your wine store’s wine storage layout. It’s taking the practical route without compromising on anything for your business! ^_^

“Our commercial wine racks are great. We use them in our boutique wine shop and wine bar housed within the J Petter Galleries Fine Art Gallery in Holland, MI.”

~Juli P.~

Firefly Wine Shop Showcases Our Vintner Commercial Racks

August 8th, 2019

It’s time to show some love for WCI’s commercial wine racks! Thanks to our client Firefly Wine Shop, we are able to shine the spotlight on our commercial racking catalog today. Firefly outfitted their store in Greenville, North Carolina with racks from our Vintner commercial line. The completed arrangement is definitely worth blogging about:

Display Bins with popping display trays

The client sent us several great snaps of the assembled Vintner racking units. They purchased some displays and islands, 7-foot maximizers, and wall merchandisers. The Display Bins features display trays that pop out, showcasing the wine bottles in an attractive manner. The units were designed to merchandise high volume wines. The boost in sales will make these among the highest producing wine display racks in your store! That’s why they are quite popular, especially now that they are more affordable thanks to the Vintner line.

Wall merchandisers and bins

Here are some great photos of the merchandisers. Take note that they come in an assortment of configurations to cater to any wine store’s storage needs. Apart from the column Wall Merchandisers with display rows, you also have the double-deep units, also with display rows. One of the advantages of this type of racking is that you can have it as a stand-alone unit, or mix and match it with other styles. The Vintner Commercial wine racks are actually all stackable, coming in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations. This makes them so versatile, as you can stack and create assemblies up to as high as 12 feet.

Rustic Pine and Light Stain option

Flexibility and function are not the only things the Vintner Commercial Series has to offer, though. You will be amazed at the assortment of customization options you can have as well. In the case of our client, Firefly Wine Shop opted for a Rustic Pine wood option for their racks, finished in a beautiful Light Stain. You can choose from our four most popular wood choices, as well as stains and finishes to suit your store’s theme. We even included the lacquer option for the finishes. In addition, you can also add center trim and molding to give your racking assembly a really polished look. Lastly, the Vintner line comes with industry exclusive vinyl base and caster options for the racks – just like our Classic Commercial Series. ^_^

Beautiful popping displays Happy customers at Firefly Wine Shop!

Vintner Racks Showcase Function And Flexibility

August 1st, 2019

All hail Vintner! Clients can’t stop raving about our Vintner Series wine rack kits and we’re adding another one to the list. Our clients purchased some racking units for their growing collection. To their pleasant surprise, they got more mileage out of the units than what they expected. Function and flexibility certainly stole the spotlight today!

As you can see from the snapshot of the completed assembly, they sent for some individual bottle columns and fixed shelves. They did the assembly and installation by themselves, using the nail gun method. This definitely made the entire process go in an efficient and enjoyable manner. As a heads up, the nail gun method is the most recommended one, especially for first-time builders. There are also other assembly methods and you can check those out in this learning video.

Once everything was set up, our clients got to work filling up the racks. Their wine bottles were neatly organized and there was a place for everything. That included storage for their canned goods and other miscellaneous items! This just goes to show that some of our Vintner products can be utilized for all-around storage as well. Check out the full testimonial of our satisfied clients below:

Function and flexibility with our Vintner racks“The Vintner Racking came out great, we ordered Rustic Pine with a Classic Mahogany stain. The dimensions were just perfect and it was a simple assembly once we got started. The nail gun was perfect and the difficult part was finding the time to start the project. You guys took care of some missing items and replacement parts very quickly. Thanks for providing these racks. We really enjoy looking at our wine collection instead of digging through boxes and cases to find that perfect bottle. I also love having the extra shelving to put our canned peaches and canned tomato sauce and misc items at the bottom shelf.”

~Ben H.~

A Wonderful Outcome Thanks To The WineMaker Wine Racks

July 11th, 2019

This month seems to be a terrific one for our shallow-depth wine racks! In particular, our WineMaker Series is really stealing the show. Today’s DIY feature is this super stunning wine cellar from happy clients Rob and Natalie. It highlights the versatility of our WineMaker Series, in terms of both function and style. Let’s check this project out in closer detail:

Wonderful outcome thanks to WineMaker racksAs you can see from these photos, the racking assembly boasts of a nice variety of bottle storage options. The assembly is anchored on the wine tasting center in the middle and stretches out to almost the entire length of the room. Open Diamond Bins and Diamond Bins with Solid Face Trim help accommodate bulk bottle storage. Then there’s plenty of Individual Bottle Columns to host the clients’ growing collection. While on the more affordable end of the scale, WineMaker doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to quality. See how the racking arrangement flows in a seamless manner. Molding packages help remove the awkward gaps between the racks and the flooring and ceiling. In addition, the center seam trim helps with the smooth transition between different racking styles. All these accessories are available with the WineMaker Series. Plus, all racking units come in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations for flexible stacking. It can definitely rival Vintner in these aspects!

Rustic Pine wood and Classic Mahogany stainBelow is a closer shot of the completed racking assembly. See how it meshed so well with the walls, ceiling and flooring of the room. The clients chose Rustic Pine for the wood and a Classic Mahogany stain to go with it. Note that with WineMaker, you get all the available stains and finishes WCI has to offer. That means you can really dress up your wine cellar in your desired theme. It’s having the feel of custom racking without having to spend a small fortune for it. This wonderful outcome was made possible because of WineMaker’s versatile features. So if you’re a first-time wine cellar builder, this series comes highly recommended! ^_^

Versatile racking assembly

“We appreciate all your help during this project. It turned out wonderfully. We’re so happy with it.”

~Rob and Natalie M.~

WineMaker Racks Get Seal Of Approval From Client And Friends

July 4th, 2019

The WineMaker Series is not pulling any punches this year by the looks of it! We’ve been increasingly getting more requests for WineMaker racks, especially with first-time wine cellar projects. It seems that the best features of this wine rack kit are really standing out to more clients. And with our client Jim, even their friends have given the racks the seal of approval:

284736 premium redwood classic mahogany

The client purchased several racking units in order to have proper storage for their collection. They latched onto the WineMaker Series and were immediately won over by the space-efficient configurations. The racks in this series are, after all, manufactured with shallow-depth. This shorter depth is the main reason for the space-efficiency of the racks. You can build them in tight spaces that can’t be effectively utilized with standard-sized racks. The neck of the bottle will slightly stick out, as you can see from these photos of Jim’s racking assembly. Nonetheless, the body is fully supported within the wine racks. Plus, the bottles popping out like that are pretty eye-catching:

Now since the racking units are created in shorter depth, that means less wood is used during manufacturing. This makes this wine rack kit more affordable. Still, you get a varied selection of racking styles, including some customization options. Take note that the series offers two wood choices: Premium Redwood and Rustic Pine. You also get the full range of stain and finish options WCI has to offer, including lacquer. But the real gem is that the racks come in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations. This puts WineMaker on equal footing with Vintner in terms of flexibility! You can stack your racks to as high as 12 feet, while being able to utilize half-heights for compact spaces. As an important FYI, Winemaker wine racks must be mounted 1 1/2″ off the wall to ensure proper wine bottle stability. This will add 1 /1/2″ to the listed dimensions of the racking units.

“We love the racks and so do all of our friends! They are holding up well.”

~Jim S.~

Customer Service Is “Best Part” Of Client’s WCI Experience

June 27th, 2019

We love hearing from valued clients about their WCI experience. We also appreciate any constructive criticism that they may have. These reviews are very helpful in guiding us to improve both our products and services. But when clients give glowing reviews, that is truly a blessing. It shows that we are on the right track and we are achieving our goal of providing 100% customer satisfaction. So for today’s Testimonial Thursday, we’re sharing this wonderful testimonial from our client Jaeson. Our customer service was the best part of his WCI experience – and we are darned proud of that!

Wine bottles in shallow-depth racking

Jaeson was in the process of completing his DIY wine cellar. He went about purchasing some racking units from our Traditional Series wine rack kits. Our Traditional Series is one of our more affordable kits which is highly recommended for entry-level wine cellars or smaller projects. It was certainly the right choice for the client’s wine storage purposes. As you can see from the photo below, Jaeson purchased some Individual Bottle Storage, Curved Corners, and Open Diamond Cubes. He chose unstained Rustic Pine for his wood option.

You can clearly see from this picture that the necks of the wine bottles are popping out from the racks. This is one of the most distinct features of the series. It provides for shallow depth racking which is perfect for compact spaces. But while the units are real space-savers, the safety of the bottles are never compromised. Each bottle is securely cradled in a 1 7/16″ square cut bottom rail. These rails make it the bottles are stored securely above the floor level so they would not break accidentally by hitting a hard floor. Plus, the bottles popping out are very aesthetically pleasing. The client really enjoyed his DIY adventure with our Traditional Series so check out his full testimonial below:

Traditional Series in Rustic Pine - unstained

“I’m extremely happy and felt it was a great experience from start to finish. Everything was easy from ordering to building to enjoying after. The best part was the customer service because we had an issue with a rack and they sent out a new one immediately. I highly recommend.”

~Jaeson K.~

Client’s “She-Cave” Is This Log Cabin Custom Wine Cellar

June 20th, 2019

Who says that only guys can have their “man-caves” in the home? Our client Angie definitely shows that if the guys can do it, then the ladies can, too. She sent us some snaps of her completed “she-cave” and it is the coziest spot ever:

Client's "she-cave" and her wine collection

Angie is really living the good life in her recently purchased log cabin. To make things even better, she set up this living space to host her wine collection as well. She purchased several racking units from our Vintner Series. The goal was to create a decent storage system against the wall of her living area. Vintner, of course, did not disappoint. With the help of a nail gun, the client was able to put together this wonderful racking arrangement. She chose to combine Vintner’s tasting centers which offered both bottle storage and prep space. You can see in the photos that there is even room for glassware display as well.

Now since this the ever flexible Vintner Series, the client was also able to customize the racks to her liking. She went with Rustic Pine wood and the Classic Mahogany stain option. Rustic Pine was a smart choice because it definitely worked with the rustic flavor of the log cabin. Moreover, this wood option offers the best value by price per bottle space. Also, it lends itself extremely well to stains and finishes. The natural creamy colors of the wood absorb darker stains and finishes and deliver quite a stunning result. You will notice in the photo below how the racks have taken on reddish hues with the Classic Mahogany stain. They work really well with the furniture, especially with the sofa and coffee table. To balance out the bolder tones, the archway displays a lovely wine cellar art piece in muted colors.

Classic Mahogany Stain on Rustic Pine racks

“Yes, I received my wine system in great shape; no shipping issues.  Assembly took a while but the nail gun did make it much easier!  I bought an oil painting as well and absolutely love the entire system.  This is in the basement wine cellar of my brand new log cabin….and I am very happy with it.  Very happy with the product!”

~Angie S.~

Gorgeous DIY With Vintner Racks In Dark Walnut Stain

June 13th, 2019

If you haven’t worked with WCI’s wine rack kits before, now’s the time to get started. These kits are not just easy on the budget, they can also really bring it when it comes to style. A lot of our Testimonial Thursday blogs feature satisfied clients using these kits. Today is no exception. We have another DIY project to showcase and it is a keeper:

Michael with his Vintner wine cellar

We have here our very happy client, Michael, and his newly completed wine cellar. It is a glass-enclosed beauty, featuring our Vintner Series. As far as wine rack kits go, our Vintner Series is the most popular one. It can definitely give custom racking some serious competition, thanks to the variety of designs it offers. In fact, Vintner has been called as “the next best thing to custom,” owing to the many options available for the racking units. Michael’s wine cellar is a terrific example since you can see the quality of the racks in the completed set-up.

If you carefully look at these photos, you will surely notice how seamless the racking arrangement is. The racks are nicely tucked into the corners and beautifully framed out by the rough-hewn stone walls and pillars. Unless someone spills the tea, one would most likely think this is a custom job. But everything came from the Vintner Series and put together with the use of a nail gun. The client went for Premium Redwood as the wood choice for the units. He also chose a bold Dark Walnut Stain option that elevated the elegance factor of the wine room. But what really pulled this gorgeous DIY together are the crown moldings and center seam trim. Thanks to these accents, the racking arrangement flowed seamlessly around the room. There are no awkward gaps between the different racking units and they actually look like they’re built into the space.

Glass-enclosed beauty

“I’m very happy with the outcome and everyone loves it. Let me know what you think. I did use a nail gun to put the racks together. I couldn’t imagine doing it without a nail gun. Then again, I did have a lot of racks to put together. It started slow trying to follow the instructions but once I did a few the rest went quickly. I think my cellar holds 1,150 bottles.”

~Michael C.~

Paradise Market Gets Down To Business With Vintner Racks

May 30th, 2019

Have any of you been to the lovely state of Vermont? If you’re a resident of the state, you’d be happy to know that WCI has extended its reach here as well. By that, we mean both our wine cellar products and custom design services! In fact, we recently received these lovely photos from a client in Sugarbush Valley. Check out the racking assembly put together by Paradise Market for its growing wine merchandise:

Vintner commercial island display racks

Paradise Market is a local market in Warren, Vermont. The store provides the locals with almost everything, from groceries to coffee, craft beer, grab and go food, and of course, wine. The market itself  is carefully designed to stock everything you needs for your visit to Vermont. Since wine is part of the menu, the store proprietors wanted to highlight the market’s selection accordingly. They stumbled upon WCI’s Vintner commercial racking catalogue. The variety of styles and the reasonable price point of the Vintner racks won them over immediately. But when the racks arrived and were assembled, they were impressed by the quality of the craftsmanship as well. This is why WCI launched a separate Vintner line for our commercial wine racks. The Vintner collection combines low price and high quality in a state of the art production of racks and accessories for commercial wine storage needs.

Rustic Pine and Midnight Black Stain

The client chose some Island Display Racks in Rustic Pine with Midnight Black Stain option. You can see from these photos that the darker colored racks really stand out in the store. The bottles are displayed in a prominent manner to easily catch the eye of potential customers. The racks also work nicely with the other store displays and furniture. You can also see that it fits snugly against the wall and does not take up a lot of floor space. Moreover, it provides ample bottle storage space. The store can easily add more racking units in the future to expand this arrangement. We love how creative our client got in putting together those signboards. And the happy smile definitely shows 100% customer satisfaction! ^_^

Paradise Market - our happy client!

 

WCI Customer Services Make It All Come Together For Client

May 16th, 2019

If you think nothing can beat quality wine cellar products, thing again! What do you say to quality wine cellar products PLUS top-notch customer service? This is not a pipe dream because we have managed to deliver this to all our customers. WCI has devoted so much time and effort for decades into developing this magic formula. And believe us when we say that it is absolutely worth it! Check out this beauty of a DIY project our client Joe has put together:

Gorgeous DIY wine room

Joe purchased some of our WineMaker Series wine racking units and all in the Rustic Pine wood option. He needed to equip his wine room with bottle storage that can wrap around the room without making it look cramped. As you may notice from the first image above, there are several pieces of furniture already in place. The goal was to have maximum bottle storage without having to lose any of the existing furniture. Thanks to the WineMaker Series, that goal was definitely achieved.

Short-depth and curved corner WineMaker racks

Our WineMaker Series kits consist of shallow-depth racks that work like a charm with compact spaces. Since the units are created in short depth, less wood is utilized for manufacturing. This makes this series one of our most affordable products. But don’t let the less costly price tag faze you. There are also no compromises here when it comes to the quality of the wine racks. Even with the shorter depth, the body of the wine bottle is fully supported within the wine racks. The necks of the bottles slightly pop out, creating a every eye-catching display. And of course, the racks are stackable. They are available in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations that you can stack to any height you desire.

Moreover, add-ons are also available, such as crown and base moldings, base platform, and center trim. These help make your racking arrangement really come together by removing any awkward gaps between the racks, flooring and ceiling. The center trim helps in transitioning racking units in a seamless manner. That holds true even for the Curved Corner Racks! Observe the photo below and you can see that the racking arrangement has a nice, smooth flow to it. There are no uneven corners or gaps even between different racking styles. But of course, this wouldn’t have been possible if there were missing pieces in the kits. Our client encountered missing parts with his packages, but everything was quickly resolved. Joe’s testimonial to our brand of customer service lets us know that we are doing things right for you! ^_^

Bottle necks slightly pop out

“They look very nice in my cellar! Thanks to customer service for being helpful with my problems with missing parts and replacement pieces.”

~Joe R.~

Clients Showcase Custom Racks In Stained African Mahogany

May 9th, 2019

Only one more day to go till the weekend! How’s the week treating you so far, wine cellar buddies? If you’re feeling a little burned out, we have something to boost your spirits. Our clients from Norman, OK sent in these beautiful shots of their completed wine cellar. It is actually a compact wine storage that was dolled up with the help of custom options. Yes, you read right! Today, we’re going to show you guys how customization can really level up your wine cellar design game:

Full-arched custom door

Now let’s get started by first checking out this vintage-themed wine cellar door. It’s a full-arched, glass door that lets you have more than just a sneak peek into the cellar. Here at WCI, we can customize wine cellar entryways to satisfy any design goal. We do have a great variety of door styles available and our stock doors will save you the wait. But if you want something tailor-made to your specifications, we also have the capacity to deliver the same. Our clients wanted something quaint for their entryway and that would match the wood of their racking units. We’re proud to say that we were able to give them exactly what they wanted!Custom racking units in African Mahogany

Next up, let’s take a closer look at the racking assembly. The clients ordered for individual bottle racks, but these were custom-made to maximize the limited space. This is where customizing your wine storage really makes a difference. This compact wine cellar can actually store up to an estimated 379 bottles with ease. Moreover, you can see how the racks fit nicely inside the room without looking too cramped or busy. To give the assembly that professional look, center seam trim, as well as crown and base moldings were incorporated. Notice that there are no awkward gaps between the stacked units, as well as between the racks and floors.

Dark Walnut Stain on African Mahogany wood

One of the special features of this project is the wood choice. Instead of the popular options like Redwood or Rustic Pine, the client went for African Mahogany. They also chose a Dark Walnut Stain that matches the arched door. We are proud to say, we are able to provide clients with non-stock wood options. We have a fully integrated mill which takes lumber from a rough sawn stage all the way through the finishing details. Because of our capabilities, we can manufacture wine cellars in any wood commercially available. That being said, when a client wants “custom,” then that’s exactly what we give them! ^_^

WineMaker Racks In Rustic Pine Bring Joy To Clients

April 25th, 2019

Our WineMaker Series is really stepping up its game this year! More and more clients are discovering the benefits of using these shorter depth racking units. Today, we’re showcasing another DIY wine cellar that made use of our WineMaker wine rack kits. It’s a beautiful racking arrangement that highlighted some of the assets of the series. Let’s take the grand tour and see why these racks bring joy to our clients:

Beautiful WineMaker racks in Rustic Pine

The photos above show just how much variety there is in the racking options. This is one of the strengths of the WineMaker Series. While it is the more affordable product compared to, say, Vintner or Designer, it is no slouch when it comes to style. Take for example the Individual Bottle Storage racks. These units also come in Curved Corners and Magnum Wine Bottle Racks to accommodate larger-format bottles. Moreover, we’ve upgraded these individual racks to include display rows. The WineMaker Bottom Stack with Display Row and Top Stack with Display Row have recently gained  a lot of popularity. For the client’s wine cellar, they chose to go with the standard Individual Bottle Storage units. They combined those with Open Diamond Bins, the Individual Diamond Bin, and a Tasting Center with Case Storage.

Now in case you’re not aware of it, WineMaker also carries wine tasting centers. You will find a nice selection of these tasting centers, with room for further customization. You can select from several height configurations, wood, stain and finish options. The choice for this project is unstained Rustic Pine, as well as for the rest of the racking units. But that’s not all! You also have insert options for your wine tasting center. Choose from either racking with archway and table insert or racking with glass rack and table insert. Our clients went with the second option which provided storage for their wineglasses as well.

Happy clients with their WineMaker wine racks

This snapshot of our happy clients is definitely one for the books. We like how it shows those wine bottles popping out of the displays. As an aesthetic consequence of the shallow-depth racking, the necks of the wine bottles stick out. Not only is it very attractive, but it also makes for convenient organization of the wine cellar. Notice how the clients have already started putting bottle tags on some of their wines. We just know they can’t wait to fill all those racks up!

“We just finished the wine cellar and are very happy with the setup.”

~Larry I.~

Utah Client’s Wine Cellar Decked Out In WineMaker Racks

April 18th, 2019

Our WineMaker Series makes a splash in today’s Testimonial Thursday! It’s so refreshing to see more and more clients recognizing the wonderful features of this wine rack kit. So we’re really happy that one of our clients from Utah sent in these photos of their completed wine cellar:

Wine cellar for Utah client

You can easily tell by looking at these photos that the client opted for a traditional theme to their wine room. We were informed that this was actually a corner wine room and one of the priorities was to maximize it’s bottle storage capacity. So what better product to achieve this goal than our WineMaker Series! Take a closer look at the image below and notice how the bottles are popping out of the display trays. This is because WineMaker racks are manufactured with shallow depth configurations. Thanks to the shorter depth of the units, it becomes convenient to outfit compact spaces with more bottle storage space. And of course, that also means that manufacturing cost is considerably less compared to standard-sized racks. This makes the WineMaker Series one of the most budget-friendly racking products here at WCI.

But space-efficiency and affordability are not the only strong features of this wine rack kit. It also carries a healthy selection of racking styles, suitable for both individual and bulk bottle storage. In this particular project, the client opted for  quarter round shelves, curved corners, and wood case bottles. Plus, there’s lots of the standard individual bottle racks as well. The wood option is Premium Redwood in beautiful Dark Walnut Stain. You can choose between Premium Redwood and Rustic Pine for your wood. As for the stains and finishes, all options are available, including our newest offerings. These include Whitewash, Opaque White, and Graywash stain. Moreover, the lacquer option is also included. If you want a gleaming and glossy look to your wine racks, a coat or two of lacquer is the key.

WineMaker Series in Dark Walnut

Now lest we forget, we also want to emphasize that WineMaker racks come in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations. That makes it just as flexible as the Vintner Series! The racks can be stacked even up to 12-feet high. So while they are an excellent for smaller wine cellar projects, they can also work well with larger ones. That’s why for starter wine cellars, WineMaker is a highly recommended product. ^_^

Highlighting The Ease Of Assembly Of The Designer Series

April 11th, 2019

One of the strongest selling points of a wine rack is when it allows for ease of assembly. This is why at WCI, we have put a lot of effort into this particular feature with our wine rack kits. All our collections have been lauded by clients as convenient to put together. Naturally, that includes our Designer Series. In fact, Designer easily matches up to our Vintner Series when it comes to this aspect. The overall rating for both kits is at a solid 4.4 out of 5 stars. This is what we want to highlight today, with the help of this DIY project by our client Chris:

The client purchased several racking units from the Designer Series kit. Specifically, they got some Individual Columns with Display Rows and Open Diamond Cubes. Now take note that with this series, you get the racks in 6-foot and 8-foot height configurations. You do not get the half-height configurations that are available with the Vintner and WineMaker Series. Nonetheless, there are still options available to increase the height and wine storage of your racking assembly. This is all thanks to the “add-on” options that were introduced with this kit. These add-ons come in several bottle storage capacities, to match your individual racking. Plus, there’s also one for the Curved Corner Racks. But that doesn’t end there! You can still pile on a few more inches by incorporating crown and base moldings. The moldings are also instrumental in removing awkward gaps between your racks and the flooring and/or ceiling.

The question now is this: how easy would it be to assemble these racking units? It’s actually a no-brainer! We have made it less cumbersome for our customers with our Stacking Assembly Manual and add-ons. They can purchase exactly the racks and stacking equipment they need for their wine storage needs. First, they just need to select the main racking unit. Then, all they need to do is mix and match those with the add-on extension racks. Next, they can go for the extra options, such as the moldings, platforms and center seam trim.. Last but not the least, they have the ability to select their wood, stain and finish options. Designer offers the full selection of woods and finishes, just like Vintner.

Once the racks have been purchased and delivered, actual assembly can be done with a nail gun. This is the most recommended method as it is quick, efficient, and requires little to no construction experience. A quick view of our 7-minute assembly video will help you bring to life your wine storage in record time. ^_^

“They arrived and were relatively easy to assemble.”

~Chris K.~