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Client Showcases Custom Features With Vintner x Revue Racks

September 23rd, 2021

Who says you have to break the bank to create a custom look for your wine cellar? Our clients certainly didn’t think so. The luxurious features of their wine room would get you to thinking otherwise. But we’ll let you in on a little secret: there isn’t a single custom wine rack in this project. We’re not pulling your leg! The “built-in” appearance of these racking units is a product of the Vintner and Revue Series:

Custom features using wine rack kitsThere isn’t a week that the Vintner Series hasn’t graced our blog. That’s how popular this wine rack kit is. It is the most versatile one in our catalogue, utilized in wine cellar projects of all sizes and shapes. The series boasts of a bevy of racking styles, including those taking inspiration from our custom line. It is very convenient to work with Vintner racks, thanks to the flexible configurations. The units are stackable and come in 3-feet and 4-feet height options. This makes it easy to manipulate the racks to fit any space. In clients’ case, Individual Bottle Columns were used to equip the archways. Then Solid Diamond Cubes were added to the tasting center:

Custom features w/ Vintner & Revue racks

Now along with the Vintner units, Revue metal wine racks were also incorporated into this project. You can see that some of the archways are outfitted with Revue wall wine racks. This was instrumental in increasing the bottle storage capacity of the cellar. One of the best features of these wall-mount units is that they come in single, double, and triple-deep configurations. So you don’t even need a lot of floor area in order to have that extra wiggle room for more bottles. For clients’ project, our team managed to fit in double-deep metal wine racks into some of the archways.

“The installers were great. The process went very well. We are very pleased with the work!”

~Harry C.~

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Bulk Storage & Your Wine Cellar

September 22nd, 2021

Are there “standards” when it comes to bulk bottle storage? We say none at all! But there are certain details that can strike the right balance between form and function. Let’s find out what they are and explore some WCI racking products that can help achieve this result.

Bulk storage & your wine cellar

Take the practical route…

Without a doubt, bulk storage can do so much for your wine cellar. You can either keep loose bottles or have them in their boxes or crates. It’s an excellent addition to your entire wine room. It will also work with almost any existing wine racks that you have. Here at WCI, we even have units that can be combined with other wine cellar furniture. One of our favorites is the Archway with tabletop or countertop option. You can add bulk storage racks below, from Open Diamond Bins to Rectangular Shelves. Now if you want something a bit more high-end, we recommend WCI’s Rotating Wine Cradles and Pull Out Wine Cradles. These are practical but stylish bulk storage models. And of course, you can always have custom ones made as well.

Adjustable shelving for your wine cellars

Never underestimate “adjustable” units…

One of the most versatile bulk storage options is the adjustable shelving unit. You can find lots of them in them in the market. But of course, WCI manufactures them to specifically cater to wine storage needs.. With adjustable racks and shelves, you can be ready for contingencies. For example, your wine boxes might come in an extra large size. Your collection might have grown faster than expected. But there’s no need to push that panic button. These adjustable units can be conveniently manipulated to accommodate these situations.

Diamond Racks and your bulk bottle storage

Yes, invest in “Diamonds”…

Yes, invest in “diamonds,” but OUR kind of diamonds. We’re talking about Diamond Wine Bins that are so flexible, wine cellar sizes don’t matter. One of the greatest features of this racking style is that it can fit multiple sizes of wine bottles. So you don’t have to worry about purchasing different racks for larger or smaller format bottles. The racks will look fabulous in any wine cellar setting. They are also multi-purpose as they can also be utilized as tasting tables, benches, and more. There are lots of styles available, but we urge you to check our Curvy Cube Series and Diagonal Bins. ^_^

Finding Your Wine’s Happy Place W/ Wall-Mount Racks

September 16th, 2021

We’ve said this so many times before and we’ll say it again: You can have wine storage anywhere in your home. You can find your wine’s happy place with the right wine racking units. Our clients did their research well and were very satisfied with the results. These wall-mount metal racks were the perfect solution to their wine storage woes:

Find your wine’s happy place with wall-mount racks!A little background is in order here. Now the clients are not big collectors or anything. They enjoy their wines on a regular basis. So they were not looking into constructing a formal wine cellar. However, they still needed space to store at least a dozen bottles or even a bit more. They decided that the kitchen was the best place to have their wine storage. There was no spare cabinet or pantry to convert into one, so they had to look for another alternative. They found their answer in WCI’s wall-mount wine rack collection. To be more specific, it was the Revue Series that gave the exactly what they needed.

The Revue Series is comprised of several collections that can provide bottle storage for both residential and commercial applications. For smaller projects, the Revue Wall Series and Revue Riddling Series come highly recommended. In clients’ case, they chose these units from the Revue Wall Series. Per the name, the racks can be easily mounted to your walls with minimum hardware required. They are easy to install on almost any surface. That makes them functional and super space-efficient.

Revue Wall SeriesEven if it’s just an empty wall space, clients were able to create a happy place for their wine bottles. That is a huge success on our part for being able to provide them with the right solutions. Note that these wall-mount units also come in double and triple-deep configurations. That means there is still some leg room for more bottles if you need it. Now if you want an edgier look to your bottle storage, check out the Revue Riddling Series. You can even display these racks on your kitchen countertops! ^_^

Clients Flaunt Curved Silhouettes On Their Wine Cellar

September 9th, 2021

Who says small wine cellars can’t be stunning? Definitely not the case when you’re working with WCI wine racks! See how our clients flaunt the curved silhouettes on their delightful project. It’a really a sight for sore eyes:

Clients flaunt curved corner racks!

That happy and satisfied expression on Greg says it all. They totally love how their wine cellar turned out and we couldn’t be more proud. Clients did a fantastic job on their racking arrangement, thanks to the help of our expert design consultants. As you can see from the photo, the space is a relatively compact one. But it was more than enough for clients’ collection. All that was needed was to equip that space with the right wine racking units. Sounds pretty simple, right? In theory, it does seem like a straightforward project. But if you are a newbie, it pays to seek professional guidance. Our clients worked with the WCI design team to come up with a functional and elegant layout. The results are exactly what the client hoped for.

Instead of the standard Individual Bottle Columns, Curved Corner racks were integrated into the assembly. This adds flair to the wine cellar despite how compact it is. The flowing, solid curves create a seamless transition that makes the cellar look so classy. Note that these racks are available in our wine rack kits as well. That means you don’t need to have them custom-made, especially if the budget isn’t up to it. Our Vintner and WineMaker Series offer Curved Corner units with reasonable price tags. We also encourage you to check out the gorgeous Vintner Concave Individuals. The racks are beautifully crafted and will bring character to any wine cellar project.

Like the old saying goes, “When you’ve got it, flaunt it!” Clients” wine cellar has everything – ample bottle storage, quality racking, and style. ^_^

We love our wine cellar!”

~Greg S.~

Client Reaps The Amazing Benefits Of The WCI Advantage

September 2nd, 2021

If you follow our blogs often enough, you’ll certainly recognize the phrase “WCI experience.” This encompasses the wine cellar journey with our clients, including their take on our products and services. But what is the “WCI advantage”? This is actually the phrase used to describe the benefits of choosing WCI products. Today’s Testimonial Thursday is a prime example:

Benefits of the WCI advantage!

As can be seen from the photo above, our wine racks are truly world-class. Even DIY projects can look this spiffy when you are working with quality materials. This is the first benefit you get from our wine racks. We pay attention to the tiniest details to ensure excellent results. That being said, all of our premium and custom collections are manufactured with radiused, smooth edges. That way, wine labels will be protected from tearing when removing or replacing bottles. Moreover, clients are assured that there are no gaps in the corners of our rack rail construction.

For those who have undergone the WCI experience, you guys know that giving options is one of our biggest campaigns. This also forms part of the WCI advantage. So apart from the standard wood, stain and finish options, we have so many others. Molding packages, center seam trim, casters, and base platforms are just some of them. But another optional part that we send out with most of our racks are the back support braces. These help make the racking sturdier. It will prevent the unit from rocking or swaying when you lift it to mount to the wall. Also take note that once mounted, our racks will not shift from side to side with or without the brace.

Lastly, let’s talk about the solid wood paneling material for our racking units. We are very proud to declare that our paneling material is made from 100% wood. We value quality and durability which is why our racks are built to last. We utilize solid wood, edge glued construction, and not MDF with strip edging and paper thin veneer. When MDF veneer materials receive unfortunate dings and nicks,  it can flake over. But with solid wood, the stain will be preserved for years to come. In addition, you can easily sand and refinish solid wood. All these form part of that WCI advantage that our client Kevin definitely reaped in his project. ^_^

All is great! The communication was good, and it came together pretty quickly once I started.” 

~Kevin J.~

Happy Client Shares Fruits Of Wonderful WCI Experience

August 26th, 2021

Testimonial Thursdays are for sharing the “WCI experience” as told by our clients. Most projects are DIY and range from small wine storage systems to full blown wine cellars. Moreover, a good number of them have come to life with the help of our professional design consultants. More often than not, clients would share with us the results. They would also provide feedback on our products and services. And believe us when we say that this is the only rising “positivity rate” we like to see.

Our client Lisa worked with our team to put together her wine cellar. She picked a mix of wood and metal racking units for her project. For the metal racks, she went with the Revue Series in single deep configuration. The Revue Series is a collection of wall-mount racks that can be utilized in both residential and commercial applications. You can get them in single, double, and triple deep configurations. That means you can really maximize bottle storage even in compact spaces. The racks are  are safe, security, and easy to install. On top of that, they are also earthquake resistant. The bottles are actually angled towards the wall. For the double and triple deep units, there are gravity stops between the bottles.

For the wood wine racks, our design team helped our client select some Wine Bottle Waterfalls. This is indeed a smart choice given how restricted space is. The cascading layout is perfect for navigating the awkward corners of the space. Note that the waterfall falling option is available with our wine rack kits. You don’t have to have one custom-made, especially if your budget won’t allow it. The Vintner, WineMaker, and Designer Series all carry this racking style. Naturally, you also have wood, stain and finish options to go along with it. Check out what Lisa has to say about her WCI experience below:

Happy client shares WCI experience

“The wine cellar is amazing! The design consultant was incredible, professional, and helpful.”

~Lisa R.~

Reasons Why You’ll Want A Wine Cellar Design Consultant

August 19th, 2021

Is a wine cellar design consultant worth spending those extra dollars? Before you answer that, let’s have you guys run your eyes over today’s Testimonial Thursday. If these photos made your eyes pop (like it did ours!), then we can give you all the reasons why a design consultant is worth it:

Why you need a wine cellar design consultantIf you’re planning on a formal wine room AND you’re a complete newbie, these are enough reasons to have professional guidance. Think about it. You will be spending a small fortune on this project. You are not equipped with the knowledge to see it from start to finish. You wouldn’t want to waste all that money on results that won’t make you happy. But with an experienced design consultant, you can be confident that your wine cellar goals will be achieved. Going the DIY route is highly encouraged, but should also be coupled with caution. Start small, gain experience, and never try to tackle a project that’s too much for you.

Impeccable details on wine room! A look at the final product here will show us another reason why you’ll want a design consultant. Check out how clean and seamless the racking arrangement is. You can see the “There’s not a hair out of place” vibes here. All the elements come together and the wine room is professional looking. And you can have something like this on a budget! Your consultant will work with you to provide you with all available options. These include your wine racks, flooring, ceiling, lighting, and all other accessories. You will be provided with a bevy of choices and with expert advice, be able to select the best ones. By “best,” these would be products that are both of reputable quality and affordable.

Beautiful but affordable wine racks!

Last but not the least, if you have a growing collection, you’d want a wine cellar that can accommodate this. That means the layout should be such that there is room for future acquisitions. Your wine cellar cooling system should also be a suitable fit. This “longevity” feature can be attained with the help of a design consultant. Here’s what our client has to say about their WCI experience:

“Brett Norris was great to work with. We went through several designs and finished with exactly what I wanted.”

~Glenn H.~

Never A Tight Fit With The WCI WineMaker Series

August 12th, 2021

Is your wine collection a fast growing one? Then you might want to check out our clients’ amazing wine room. It’s a fantastic example of why it’s never a tight fight when you choose the right wine racks. Our WineMaker seals the deal here, accommodating several hundred bottles with wiggle room for more:

Never a tight fit with WineMaker racks!Before we talk about how the WineMaker racks did a stellar job with this wine cellar, let’s first go over the design details. That arched, brick inlay ceiling is a stunner, don’t you think? We love how it emulates those underground European caves where wine storage began. It also makes the room feel less cramped thanks to that bit of headspace. It also works well with the wooden floors and wine barrel-themed furniture. The effect is very old country – something the clients were really shooting for.

Not by any coincidence, the racking units complement the style and structure of the wine room. WineMaker is best known for its shallow depth wine racks. The shallow depth configuration is perfect particularly for smaller spaces. Notice how the necks of the wine bottles stick out. With the larger-format bottles, the clients decided to store these with the bottom sticking out. The result is quite eye-catching and anyone can see that it’s not a tight fit at all. You can also see that the bottles are nestled comfortably on the racks. They are securely stored on square cut rails:

Charming arched ceilings & wooden plank floorsThe last photo above is a beautiful capture of the racking assembly. The seamless transition from the wine racks to the arched ceiling is quite impressive, isn’t it? No tricks involved here, wine cellar fans! It’s just the clever use of center seam trim and crown and base moldings. Keep in mind that these little accents are actually key in achieving a clean and “professional” look to your wine cellars. We highly recommend incorporating them into your racking assembly, especially for DIY projects. You can say goodbye to those awkward gaps between your racks, the ceiling and flooring. ^_^

 

Wine Cellar Goals Attained With WineMaker Racks

July 29th, 2021

We always look forward to our Testimonial Thursday blogs. The reason? This is where we feature how our clients have attained their wine cellar goals. And we’re talking mostly about DIY projects. These people worked with WCI racking products with the guidance of our design consultants. The results are definitely worth showing off, if we do say so ourselves:

Wine cellar goals attained with WineMaker!Today’s showcase is this absolutely darling wine room by our client Joe. He purchased several units from our WineMaker Series wine rack kits. The wide range of styles offered by the series afforded him so many options. He wisely chose to maximize on bottle storage capacity with the Individual Bottle Columns. The look of satisfaction on the client’s face is definitely the icing on our cake!

Satisfied client equals a happy us!So one thing about our wine rack kits is that they give you lots of opportunities to get creative. WineMaker, in particular, is very versatile with its stackable qualities. Here you can see how client incorporated curved corner units into the racking assembly. It’s a smart way to really utilize the available space by spanning those sharp corners in the room. We also love how they put together the countertops from wine bottle corks. It’s fun and adds tons of character to the wine room. It also works very well with the wood choice for the racks: unstained Rustic Pine:

Wonderful countertops made of wine bottle corksThe last photoset below gives us a great view of the racking layout. The signature shallow-depth configuration of the racks makes those bottles really pop out. But even if the bottle necks do stick out, rest assured they are safe and sound. WineMaker racks are manufactured with straight rails and eased edges. These help keep wine bottles secure even with the narrow depth of the racks. The narrow depth is what makes these racks a highly recommended choice for compact spaces or small wine cellar projects. With their wine cellar goals attained, clients have these wonderful words for WCI:

Clients attained their wine cellar goals with WCI racks!“From the online order to questions with the employees, returns, technical support and customer service, Wine Cellar Innovations has been FANTASTIC!! Every email and/or phone call was answered and my issues (which were not many and very minor) were resolved immediately! I have referred WCI to several family members and friends. I can say nothing but praises about the entire company, quality of the equipment and most importantly, Customer Service!”

~ Joe R.~

Homey Basement Wine Cellar With Our Vintner Series

July 22nd, 2021

The basement is definitely the ideal location for a wine cellar. So when you have one in your home, take advantage of it. Our client Erica did made the best decision ever when they pushed through with their project. They are now the proud owner of this homey wine room, all decked in the Vintner Series:

Homey basement wine cellar!The clients were quite hands-on with the entire construction process. This made the project proceed at a smooth pace. They worked with one of WCI’s professional design consultants to design their racking assembly. They decided on our Vintner Series wine rack kits. The end results were highly satisfying, prompting clients to deliver rave reviews. We are thrilled to share their WCI experience, especially since they took awesome photos like this one:

3-foot & 4-foot Vintner racks

For the finer deets of this project, clients worked with the 3-foot and 4-foot Vintner units. Their design consultant helped them select from Vintner’s extensive product resumé. A combination of Individual Bottle Columns and Open Diamond Bins gave clients the bottle storage they needed. Note the low ceilings on the photos. Since Vintner racks are super flexible, it wasn’t difficult to configure them to work with the ceiling height. See how the wine cellar doesn’t look cramped at all. Plus, with a little tinkering, future racks can still be stacked onto this assembly.

To embrace the homey feel of the room, clients went with Premium Redwood as their wood option. They also chose Dark Walnut Stain for the racks. This deepened the natural color of the wood and made the racks stand out. We like how the darker wood is being accentuated by the muted golden hues of the the room. Props to the lighting accents on this one! The rough-hewn stone walls also worked very well with the bold colors of the racks and other furniture. ^_^

“I wanted to send a positive review for Jennifer. My husband and I worked with her to design racks for our new wine cellar. She was responsive, helpful, and experienced, and I’d recommend her services to anyone.”

~Erica E.~

WCI Brand Of Professionalism Lauded By Client

July 15th, 2021

If Tech Tuesday is a showcase of WCI’s inventory of racking products, Testimonial Thursday takes it up a notch. This is where we proudly exhibit our products AND client testimonials. The feedback validates our efforts towards providing for any and all wine storage needs. It also motivates us to improve and focus on areas in our products and services that need improvement. Needless to say, these reviews are also a huge ego booster. Today’s feature is definitely one of the very uplifting ones. Our client Lisa lauds our services as “incredible, professional, and helpful.” Her wonderful smile next to her completed wine cellar certainly says it all:

Client lauds WCI services!

Lisa worked with WCI design consultant to put together her racking assembly. As you can see from the picture above, it’s a wood and metal wine rack combo. The metal wine racks are from the Revue Wall Series. These units come in 3-foot and 4-foot height variations and single, double, and triple deep options. They are space-efficient, seeing as you can mount them in almost any surface. Client’s space was a bit of a tight squeeze. But the Revue racks offered additional bottle storage in an organized, label-forward format to boot.

As earlier mentioned, Lisa solicited the help of one of our design consultants. How does our professional wine cellar services actually work? It’s super duper easy! If you are looking for step-by-step guidance on your project, all you need to do is email or call us. But if you have a design in mind and need initial professional input, you can fill out our Design Request Forms. Take note that we actually offer a free 2D design package. That’s right! We provide this service to our prospective clients completely free of charge. You can also request for a free quote on our racking products AND custom wine cellar services. We are committed to helping you guys realize your wine cellar goals. And you can bet we don’t take any shortcuts! ^_^

“The wine cellar is amazing! The design consultant was incredible, professional, and helpful.”

~Lisa R.~

Flexible WCI Wine Racks Earn Rave Reviews From Client

July 8th, 2021

Don’t you just love it when you earn rave reviews from your customers? We simply THRIVE on these heartfelt testimonials. They are the best reminders that we are doing our job right in providing solutions to all kinds of wine storage needs. So for today’s Testimonial Thursday, we’re sharing this wonderful review given by our client Chris:

WineMaker racks earn rave reviewsChris has a small but steadily growing collection and     generous space to house it. He only needed to equip his cellar with the right wine racks. But he also wanted to incorporate his personal touches. Imagine his delight when he discovered that he could do just that with our wine rack kits. Client went with the WineMaker Series which was a clever choice. WineMaker comes highly recommended for entry-level wine cellar projects. It is easy on the budget, owing to the shallow depth configuration of the units. You will notice from the photos that the necks of the bottles are slightly sticking out. Nonetheless, the narrow depth does not compromise the safety of the wine bottles.

Shallow depth and flexible racking

So how does one work with WineMaker to make the units suit their bottle storage needs? Firstly, keep in mind that these wine racks are well-known for their stackable qualities. Customers can conveniently purchase 3-foot and 4-foot racks and stack them to any height they desire. Second, there’s a healthy assortment of racking styles to choose from. You can mix and match these styles to practically customize your wine storage. Lastly, you also have the ability to customize the appearance of your racks. Select from various stain, finish and wood options, including accessories. Little details like the crown and base moldings and center seam trim can do wonders to your racking assembly. Of course, it’s always worth mentioning that in terms of quality, these “kits” can definitely hold their own. It’s no surprise WineMaker units are able to earn such high praise from clients. ^_^

“I built the cellar myself by customizing the layout of the racks to fit my design. The quality was fantastic. Customer service was perfect. Thanks again for a great product at a great price!”

~Chris D.~

The Things You Can Do With Custom Built Wine Storage

June 24th, 2021

If you’re still debating whether or not to go the custom route for your wine storage, today’s blog will definitely change your mind. The things you can do with custom built wine storage are just incredible. And we’re not just talking about bottle storage capacity. The design opportunities are even more extensive.

The things you can do with custom built wine storage!Check this super stunning wine room. It’s certainly not your usual racking arrangement but the client wanted something different for their collection. Some might say that there is a lot of wasted space with this kind of layout. But that’s not the case at all. Since the racks are all customized, there is a good mix of individual and custom bottle storage. You don’t have to sacrifice form for function and vice-versa. WCI has a bevy of racking styles that can be conveniently combined to accommodate any and all storage needs. We start from the simplest of layouts all the way up to the most extravagant designs. For example, we can expand from the standard individual wine bottle to adding high display reveals. For a fancier look, we can throw in some double displays and cascading wine bottle waterfall.  Bulk storage doesn’t have to be plain either. With custom built units, you can have generous bottle capacity in an attractive setup. Open Diamond Bins can be accentuated with solid face trim for a seamless look.  Concave Racks, Curvy Cubes, and Rotating Wine Cradles will turn racking simple racking arrangements into conversation starters.

Beautiful, custom built racking consoles

Here are some great snaps of the wine room that showcase that “built in” look. This is just one of the many things you can achieve when going custom. There are tons of ways to experiment with various materials and come up with a very unique look for your wine cellar. In this case, notice how this room emulates the feel of European wine caves. We love the tasteful play of textures between the stone and wood elements. Note that the racks were stained to match the ceilings! ^_^

“Here are the couple of pictures from the wine room I did for a customer. They loved it!”

~Roy L.~

What You Can Get From Custom Wine Cellar Design Services

June 17th, 2021

We often hear this question pop up: “Is a custom wine cellar design worth it?” Based on the decades of testimonials of happy and satisfied clients, we can certainly say it is. Today’s Testimonial Thursday showcases another example of what you can get with custom wine cellar design services:

What custom wine cellar services can bring youOne of the most important things to keep in mind is that a custom wine cellar can be designed in any size. Moreover, our experienced consultants will work with you within your desired budget. This stunning wine storage of our client Kalon is a great example. The clients were not looking to build a formal wine cellar. They wanted to have suitable storage space at a price they can afford. But they also wanted the wine storage to suit their home’s aesthetic. They went the custom route and discovered an almost limitless number of options. They learned that wine storage can be anywhere from a small closet transformation to the largest wine room layout. See how their racking assembly even has storage for larger format bottles!

The process usually starts out with a free wine cellar consultation provided by WCI. This usually encourages clients into pursuing the custom route. After that, WCI will provide you with a free 2D design of your wine cellar or racking arrangement. Your design package will also contain quotations on our products and installation services. That is why you don’t have to be apprehensive about the cost. We have a wide range of options, from woods, stains and finishes, and accessories. In the event that a full-blown custom project becomes improbable, we can mix it up with our wine rack kit series . The kits provide tons of racking styles in quality materials as well. There will be no need for clients to compromise on their wine storage goals at all!

Beautiful customized wine storage

All these being said, we’d love for you explore our custom wine rack styles, wood options, cellar sizes, and living spaces. From wine artwork, to ceilings and floors, to wooden door entryways, we can do them all for you. ^_^

“I am very pleased with the final product and happy to show off my wine cellar.”

~Kalon D.~

Build Your Own Home Wine Tasting Center With Winemaker

June 10th, 2021

A home wine tasting center is one of the best alternatives you can have to a formal wine cellar. Not everyone has the budget for a full blown wine cellar. Also, not everyone is ready for the responsibility of maintaining a wine room. But you definitely need proper storage for your wine bottles. A wine tasting center fits the bill perfectly, just like what our clients did here:

Build your home wine tasting center!As you can see, clients have a small collection going. There was also a vacant wall space in their home. It was pretty much a dead section since it was a tad narrow. But that’s what the Winemaker Series is for! These racks are designed with shallow depth making them work extremely well in compact spaces. Winemaker is the Vintner Series equivalent of WCI’s short depth racking units. The racks are highly versatile, manufactured in 3-foot and 4-foot options. These can be stacked to accommodate any ceiling height. And of course, there are a plethora of styles to choose from. One of these is the Individual Tasting Center.

Our clients went with the Individual Tasting Center with Open Diamond Bin model for their home.  This comes with an archway and tabletop option, as well as a glass rack and tabletop combo. The clients wisely chose the glass rack and tabletop option, allowing them space for their wineglasses. Note that the unit also comes with Display Rows. This is a new feature for the Winemaker Series. The Display Rows enable you to  fully showcase your best and/or favorite labels.

Winemaker home wine tasting centerCheck out how the wine tasting center fits so well into this corner. The tabletop is a terrific spot for clients to prep drinks or display their wine accessories for easier access. We also really like how the shorter depth configurations make the bottles pop out. You can see that the necks of the wine bottles stick out, yet, they are nestled comfortably on the racks. This is made possible by the square cut rails that will keep your collection safe and sound. ^_^

“Wine racks are great!”

~ Joseph M.~

Our Favorite Metal Wine Racks For Compact Wine Storage

May 27th, 2021

No doubt about it – wall-mount wine racks are second to none when it comes to space-efficiency. And metal wine racks are certainly the way to go with this racking style. Our clients took the right route with their compact wine storage. Check out this clever and sleek space they created:Wall-mount metal wine storagAs you can see, most of the bottles are stored in a horizontal or flat, label-forward manner. This is actually the best position for wine storage. It will allow the cork to remain moist and swelled. This will prevent unwanted air from entering the bottles and ruining your wines. So that now begs the question: what metal racking units carry this style? WCI has a robust catalog to choose from. Let’s start with the Revue Wall Series. The wall-mount units can hold up to a dozen bottles in the single depth format. But they are also available in double and triple deep configurations. This will expand your wine storage considerably. Notice that this is exactly what clients did in their compact space:

Compact storage done right with metal racksAnother great collection to explore would be the Ultra Wine Racks, particularly the Ultra Wall Rails. They come in 1, 2, 3, and 4-feet height options, as well as single, double, and triple deep configurations. The 4-feet triple deep unit will enable you to store as much as 36 bottles. Now if that isn’t a super space saver, we don’t know what is!

Last but definitely not the least is the most veteran product in our metal racking catalog: Vintage View. We’ve done countless projects using these racks and they are pretty high on the popularity ladder. The wall-mount units are designed to hold standard sized wine bottles when mounted 7.5 inches apart. But by playing around with the configurations, you can also mount them at 5.5 inches apart. This will allow you to host split-sized bottles in your wine cellar. Now if you are working with a more generous space, you can also go for the floor-to-ceiling layout. Vintage View will let you showcase your collection in a more dramatic fashion. All you need is a floor-to-ceiling backer which can be purchased separately. ^_^

 

Magical Moments With Under Stairwell Wine Storage

May 20th, 2021

There is something so fulfilling about transforming hidden spaces. Nooks and crannies tucked away and unused can give birth to wonderful magical moments. It’s all about getting creative with those spaces. Wine lovers will totally love today’s Testimonial Thursday feature. It’s not just about transforming a forgotten corner of the home. It’s also about proper storage for your wine bottles! Magical moments with under stairwell wine storageOur client Crystal certainly knew what she wanted when she decided to play around with this little nook under the stairs. Instead of this space playing host to dirty shoes or cleaning supplies, it’s now a home to the client’s small collection. Notice how the racks fit quite seamlessly in there. You might be wondering if they have to be custom-made to look as good as client’s racking arrangement. The answer is “no”. While we do recommend going custom for awkward spaces like this one, that doesn’t mean there are no alternatives. Keep in mind that here at WCI, we have a plethora of racking solutions for all your wine storage needs. Those solutions include working within a budget that suits the client.

One the best options would be to go with our wine rack kits. We recommend checking out our Vintner and WineMaker series. Vintner is our most popular and versatile wine rack kit. It offers 3-foot and 4-foot units that you can rack and stack to match just about any ceiling height. With just a bit of tweaking, you can get the units to fit nicely into an uneven space. You can also do that with the Wine Bottle Waterfall. The cascading configuration will be magical in an under stairwell project. The WineMaker Series offers about the same range of choices as Vintner. The only difference is that this collection is comprised of shallow-depth racks. So when you store your bottles, the necks will pop out. That doesn’t mean the security of the bottles is compromised in any way though. The shallow depth was designed specifically to combat compact space issues. Also, this means that price-wise, the units are more affordable. ^_^

“The wine rack came out great!”

~Crystal D.~

The Moose & Goose Wine Cellar & Vintner Wine Racks

May 13th, 2021

Ok, wine cellar fans, here’s a question for you: do you name your wine cellar? Or if you’re just in the planning stages, are you thinking of naming once it’s completed? It’s a super cute idea and our clients think so, too! That’s why they came up with this unique name for their lovely wine cellar: the Moose & Goose:

The Moose & Goose wine cellarClients wanted their wine cellar to reflect their Canadian and New Hampshire roots. So apart from the very apt name, they even took to putting in decorative touches as well. Check out the colorful reds reminiscent of the Canadian flag. They really pop out against the light-hued wine racks and flooring. Speaking of wine racks, this is where that New Hampshire influence is being showcased. Note that it is the state with the highest percentage of timberland area in the country. That includes a wide variety of hardwood species like Mahogany. Not by any coincidence, our clients went with Grand Mahogany for their racking units. They chose to go with the unstained version of the wood that gives this wine room a cozy, cottagecore feel:

Vintner Series for the Moose & GooseThe Vintner Series is responsible for bringing clients’ dream wine cellar to life. They worked closely with our team of design professionals to ensure that the results will be to the clients’ satisfaction. We’re quite proud to say that our team and the Vintner Series really pulled through. Clients did not only love their wine cellar, but enjoyed their WCI experience as well. This is one of the biggest advantages when working with wine rack kits like Vintner. There are lots of styles to choose from and you even get opportunities to tailor the units to suit your design preference. These “custom” amenities sans the price tag of actual custom wine racks. As far as wine rack kits go, Vintner is the most versatile one. It offers wine storage not just for residential, but commercial applications as well. ^_^

Welcome to the Moose & Goose wine cellar! “Our wine cellar is a huge hit. We call it the Moose & Goose Wine Cellar combining our Canadian and NH family history. Vince was amazing and helped with every small request or idea I had. From dream to finish, it only took about a month – which blew me away.”

~John E.~

What You Get From WCI Professional Design Services

May 6th, 2021

DIY is all the rage these days and we’re all for it. In fact, that’s why we developed a whole product line in the form of our wine rack kits to cater to DIY endeavours. But not all wine cellar construction projects are made for the DIY route. Moreover, not everyone is cut out for that. There are wine cellar goals that can be best achieved with the help of an experienced professional. Our clients in today’s Testimonial Thursday were certainly aware of that. They sought out WCI’s professional design services and the results left no room for regrets:

Clients had a very generous space in their home for a formal wine cellar. They didn’t want to cut corners and put to waste the opportunity to create their dream wine cellar. They wisely decided to get in touch with one of our experienced design consultants. While they were prepared to undertake this project, they definitely wanted to stay within budget. There was the usual apprehension that comes with hiring professionals. Nonetheless, our team was able to put quell those fears. Our clients ended up loving the WCI experience, especially with how gorgeous their project turned out after.

So how does our wine cellar design process actually work? First off, keep in mind that you can receive a design from us completely, 100% for free. You read that right, wine cellar fans! This section of our website provides both a short and long design request form for you to fill out. That means you can get started on your project from the safety (which is very important these days!) and comfort of your home. You will then receive a free 2D design of your wine cellar. We also offer free initial wine cellar consultation. This will give prospective clients the chance to discuss essential aspects of the project, particularly costs. We will happily work with you to come up with the most feasible wine storage solutions. We also love to share best practices for the perfect setup of a wine room. Our professionals are here to help – from how it will look, to cost, to assembly and installation and so much more.

“It’s been a great experience working with your team. My wine cellar looks great with lots of complements from friends and family.”

~David N.~

The Design Opportunities Stains & Finishes Can Offer

April 29th, 2021

Would you look at that, wine cellar fans – it’s already our last blog post for April! We’ve had nothing but incredible projects this month, both professional and DIY. That goes to show that wine cellars can help us outlast this pandemic. Staying at home and social distancing aren’t so bad when you have the company of your favorite wine bottles. Our clients are certainly in that mindset when they completed their beautiful wine room:

Design opportunities with stains & finishesWe just adore the rustic feels that this wine cellar brings. It looks so cozy and we bet it feels exactly that way, too! The wine racks are a major factor in creating that rustic vibe for this project. They were stained to complement the dark hued flooring and ceiling. The racks also brought about a stark contrast with the wine bottles and brightly colored walls and wine boxes. Indeed, the design opportunities these stains and finishes can offer are quite amazing. So if you also fancy this kind of look on your wine cellar, here are our recommendations:

Dark Walnut – This stunning golden-brown stain deepens almost all shades of wood. It is very elegant, so if you want a more rustic appeal, choose a wood that is a bit more on the knotty side. Rustic Pine is a top example. Also avoid lacquer on your wine racks if you want to go “rustic.”

Mocha – This is actually our newest stain offering. It is a beautiful blend of black and dark walnut to create a warm, dark-colored stain. It is not as overpowering as Midnight Black, but it will considerably deepen with light-colored woods.

Blended Stain – As far as design opportunities go, the Blended Stain option has so much to offer. This stain is true to its name. We can blend any of our current stains together to create something custom for clients. We can even take a custom match and match it up. That means clients can get just about any kind of look they want for their wine racks.

Dusty Weathered Finish – This finish will make wood achieve a timeworn look. The weathered appearance is attractive and reminiscent of that old country charm. Note that this finish works particularly well with pine, redwood and oak. A custom topcoat is applied and the color plays on the grayish-brown hues of the wood.

Explore design opportunities with our stains & finishes

“I love my wine racks!”
~Bobbie S.~

Achieve Creative Wine Storage With Metal Wine Racks

April 22nd, 2021

Creativity is part and parcel of any wine cellar project. Even if it’s not a full-blown one, there are so many ways to put together unique wine storage. Our clients were kind enough to share their WCI experience with our racking products. See how they came up with this creative and space-efficient wine storage using our metal wine racks:

Creative wine storage with metal wine racks!There are several racking products in the WCI catalog that can achieve this look. One would be the Vintage View Series. While it is designed to be mounted to a wall, you can also achieve a “floating” appearance like that in the photo. All you need is a Floor to Ceiling frame which can be purchased separately. Notice how this racking style displays the bottles in a label-forward fashion. Not only is it attractive but it makes for easier organization of one’s collection.

The Revue Series is another product that give you a truly creative racking arrangement. It’s one of the newer additions to WCI’s metal wine racks catalog. The units come in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations, as well as single, double and triple deep options. You can also fit split and champagne bottles on the racks just by adjusting the mounting configurations. Moreover, these racks were also designed to be able to store Turleys. Just take note that with the latter, you will need to load the bottles from the side of the rack.

Lastly, we have the Cable Racking System. Cable wine racks can accommodate a variety of bottle shapes and sizes. They are very flexible and can work with any wine cellar size. Utilizing this system will allow you to store other types of liquor, not just wine. It is perfect for those who want to curate a versatile collection. Naturally, the racks are also designed to be super space-efficient. They can be conveniently secured to the walls or the back panels in the case of a wine cabinet. This highly versatile system works with different types of materials such as metal, wood, and even acrylic. Of course, that includes mixing and matching these materials for a truly creative result! ^_^

Love how creative this wine storage is!

“We are very happy with the wine racks. Thank you!”
~ Dan C. ~

STACT Racks Bring Stunning Contemporary Charm

April 8th, 2021

The photos clients sent us of their wine cellar project had us “ooohing” and “aaahing” from the first glance. It is a stunning contemporary creation, courtesy of the STACT L-Type series:

STACT L-Type racks bring contemporary charm

Modern Wine Cellars

A modern take on the traditional wine cellar design is always a welcome concept. Modern wine cellars have risen in popularity at a rapid pace. We love the minimalist appeal, clean lines, and space-efficiency a contemporary style can bring. Clients’ wine cellar encapsulates all these details. They did a fantastic job selecting the furniture and decor for the sitting area. And thanks to the extensive selection of racking products here at WCI, getting the right wine racks was a no-brainer.

Wall-mount STACT units bring focus to clients’ collection

Label-Forward Wine Storage

Clients opted for some STACT L-Type units that allow for label-forward bottle storage. This was a smart move because they bring the focus to the clients’ collection. Moreover, the rails and glass panel doors complement each other perfectly. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. One of the most outstanding features of the STACT wine racks is the ability to fully customize them. You read that right! These racks are incredibly customizable and expandable to fit your walls the way that you want. That’s why you can install them anywhere, even in the kitchen or the living area.

Note that one unit is composed of three parts: the panel, aluminum supports, and wall brackets. The aluminum bottle supports are engineered to bring maximum bottle storage capacity. They are precision machined from aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized for a clean, elegant finish. But the backbone of the STACT wine rack system are the wall brackets. These are designed to securely connect to each other and attach directly to the wall. The panels are then hung from the wall brackets without the aid of any tools. The brackets are the subtle highlight that appears between each panel.

Minimalist racks bring elegance to wine cellar Last but certainly not the least, you have the panels. This is where the style factor of the racks come in. The panels come in ten beautiful finishes. You have walnut, white oak, zebra wood, gray oak, piano black, pure white, electric orange, gunmetal gray, blackout, and citrus green. Each panel is crafted to exacting specifications and pre-installed with anchors for a secure mount.

“The wine cellar looks exactly as I envisioned! I am highly satisfied with them! We had to custom-make additional structure and trim to weld to the wall. Thankfully, the end result was amazing.”

 ~Ana M.~

Easy And Efficient Wine Storage Solutions For Your Home

April 1st, 2021

Wine storage doesn’t have to be large or fancy to get the job done. Not everyone has room for a full wine cellar in their homes. But of course, you have to ensure that your wine bottles are securely stored. This calls for an easy and efficient racking assembly. It goes without saying the quality should never be sacrificed. WCI has many options for clients who are going down this route with their wine storage plans. Our client, Wrea, is one of them and she is very happy with the results:

Here you have a straightforward racking assembly that can easily store several dozen bottles. There is even room for bulk bottle storage, as well as for wine boxes and/or crates. It fits nicely into this area in the client’s home, taking up minimal floor space. The racks are unstained but seamless, a testament to the fine craftsmanship of our wine racks.

Wine Racks Kits

You can have a racking arrangement like Wrea’s custom-made to your heart’s desire, or you can browse through our wine rack kits.  There are several ways to create easy and efficient bottle storage like this. We have the Vintner, Designer, and WineMaker Series at your disposal to help you come up with unique wine storage. Vintner and WineMaker are very flexible when it comes to the racking configurations. Designer offers units in 6-feet height configuration, with a variety of customizable add-ons that make it easy to equip your space.

Small Wine Racks

Another terrific alternative to custom units are WCI’s line of small wine racks. The Mini Stack Series, in particular, is a gem that will work wonders on compact spaces. Explore different racking styles and have fun mixing and matching them. There’s also the huge bonus that these racks can be shipped fully assembled to your home. Speaking of compact spaces, we also encourage you to check out our Urban Living Series. These “packages” were specifically designed to suit condo or apartment living. This collection takes some of our best wine cellar components and puts them together to give smaller living areas the perfect wine storage solution. ^_^

Everything is great!”

~Wrea M.~

Clients Give Stamp Of Approval To WCI Racks & Services

March 25th, 2021

It’s one thing for clients to give their stamp of approval on either our products or services. But it’s a whole different ballgame when they give the thumbs-up for both. Today’s Testimonial Thursday gave us the validation that we need every so often. Our clients sang praises to both our wine racks and services. Their happiness and satisfaction over their completed wine cellar definitely made our month!

Clients give stamp of approval to our products & services!For those who don’t have that “WCI experience” yet,  we are confident in saying that we are able to walk our talk. As you can see from these photos, our racking products are second to none when it comes to quality. We can help achieve wine cellar goals, regardless of the size, bottle capacity, and location. That’s because we are able to customize everything to suit the client’s wine storage needs and preferences. This includes customizing accessories as well such as the moldings, trim, flooring, ceilings, and even lighting. But of course, we also take into account the client’s budget. That’s why we developed an extensive line of wine rack “kits.” These kits provide clients with a ton of racking options without letting them go the custom route. We’ve seen the amazing ways our client got creative wit these kits. We understand the reality that not everyone is ready or able to take on a full-blown wine cellar project. But with these kits, our clients are able to build proper wine storage in their homes. The best part? There is absolutely no compromise on quality!

Stamp of approval for the “WCI experience”

Now let’s talk about WCI’s brand of wine cellar services. We help clients build their dream wine cellars from the ground up. That means we are with them every step of the way, from the initial planning and budgeting stage down to the final clean-up. Note that our services extend to both residential and commercial wine cellar applications. So whether it’s a personal collection or a commercial wine establishment, we can get the job done. Start your WCI experience by booking a free consultation today. We can’t wait to have your stamp of approval as well! ^_^

“The wine racks arrived in good condition, assembly went smoothly, and installation was very straight forward. Working with your staff was excellent! I am very satisfied with the outcome; your products and my wine cellar are now complete!”

~John M.~

Clients Proudly Showcase Their “Wonder Wine Cellar”!

March 18th, 2021

Small wine cellars have really conquered the wine cellar scene. It’s does bring a big sense of fulfillment when you can equip a compact space and do so in style. Our clients proudly showcase what they call as their “wonder wine cellar.” They put together this gem, utilizing every inch of available floor space beautifully. In fact, even their dog Bacchus gives the paws-up on this one:

Clients showcase their “wonder wine cellar”!You know how they say you shouldn’t trust everything you see in photos? Well, believe us when we say that these photos are 100% legit. This small wine room has the look and feel of a large, open space. It’s all about creating the right racking arrangement. WCI, in particular, has a slew of racking products dedicated specifically to outfitting small projects. While you can go the custom route, like our clients, keep in mind you have other options as well.

Wall-mount wine racks are one of the most popular solutions to compact wine cellars. That includes the clever use of wine rack pegs and rails. But note that you can still utilize “standard” racking styles as well. Our Mini Stacks can give you that and so much more! This series offers compact, quality units that you can work into any space. Plus, there’s a healthy variety of styles to choose from.

Now if you’re looking for something with a bit more flair, check out our Curvy Cubes. The unique yet ergonomic configurations of these racks are worth every dollar you spend for. The cubes can either be stacked or wall-mounted and even come with display tray options.

We’d also love for you to check out our Acrylic Wine Racks. These units offer a minimalist appearance and will give your bottles that magical “floating” appearance. Since it’s just as clear as glass, it will also give the illusion of a larger wine cellar. We offer several kit variations of acrylic options, including for wine pegs. Having your own “wonder wine cellar” is just a phone call or email away! ^_^

“Everything came out beautifully. You helped me create a wonder 300+ wine cellar in a 7’x7’ space. I really appreciated your willingness to replace the molding pieces that came broken. Our well-aged dog Bacchus enjoys the coolness and other features of the cellar as much as we do!” 

~Robert R.~