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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.~

The Traditional Series Brings Graceful Contours To Client’s Wine Cellar

April 4th, 2019

What’s your take on shallow depth racking? If you haven’t heard of it before, then this is the right time to get acquainted with it. Shallow depth wine racks rank high on our list. We’re going to go into the finer details by using this beautiful wine cellar as an example:

The Traditional Series kit

This project was shared by a client who purchased some of our Traditional Series racking units. You can see how the series has brought graceful contours into the racking assembly. The Traditional Series is part of our wine rack kits collection. It falls under the “short-depth” wine racks category, together with WineMaker. It’s a classic style that traditionalists love because of its understated elegance. This particular project demonstrates the main reasons why shallow depth units are becoming more and more popular. First and foremost, the space saving qualities of these racks are impressive. Take a good, long look at the photos. Notice how the neck of the bottles stick out? Since the racks are manufactured in shorter depth, they can be utilized in compact spaces more efficiently. The necks of the bottles stick out as a result, but without compromising their security.

Now let’s also take a look at the design of this wine cellar. The Traditional Series delivers a healthy assortment of racking styles, both in individual and bulk bottle storage format. The units come in 6-foot height configurations. But with the finish options, you can add another few inches to the racking height. Moreover, you can give your racks a really polished appearance, similar to our client’s. Take note that this kit offers both straight and curved crown and base molding. So even with curved corner racks, you can make everything seamless:

Shallow depth racking

You also get all the available stain and finish options for this kit. That even includes our newest stain offerings, such as the gorgeous Whitewash and Graywash stains. This will enable clients to really bring in the desired theme to their wine cellars. And last but not the least, keep in mind that all these come at a more affordable price tag. Since we’re talking shallow depth racks, the manufacturing expense is less costly. Essentially, you’re getting quality wine cellars without having to pay to dollar! ^_^

Client Constructs Gorgeous Vintner Tasting Station

March 28th, 2019
Our Vintner Series takes center stage once more with this stunning tasting station completed by a client. Vintner has always been lauded for its flexibility and it definitely shows here. This DIY project features the 7-foot high racks which accommodates the room’s ceiling height. That’s not something you can just get froma wine rack “kit”. But with Vintner, you get modular wine storage to suit wine cellar projects of all shapes and sizes.
The stackable qualities of Vintner can enable anyone to rack and stack to just about any height you desire. We have 3-foot and 4-foot units that can be configured to as high as 12 feet. That includes the curved corner racking as well. But recently, we’ve made it even more convenient for customers to purchase these racks. Check out the purchase page and see how easy the selection process goes.
Now let’s get into the details of this tasting station. This is comprised of a 7-foot high rack, some add-ons also coming from Vintner, and a Diamond Bin from the Designer Series kit. These add-ons are part of the stacking equipment from Vintner. They include stylish molding packages, center seam trim, base molding packages, and base platforms. You will notice that they help add a few more inches to the racking assembly. The center seam trim helps hide the gaps in between the stacked units to create a seamless set-up. You also have the crown and base moldings which closed the gaps between the racks and ceiling and flooring. The result is the beautiful, built-in look that you can see in the photo below:

Vintner Tasting Station

Since this is Vintner we’re talking about, that means the client has a full arsenal of wood, stain & finish options to play around with. They chose Premium Redwood in Midnight Black stain to give a bold contrast to the light-colored walls. This made the tasting station really stand out. It also gives off a luxurious feel but at a pretty affordable cost. This combination of custom amenities and affordability is what gives Vintner that edge compared to other racking products. Our client certainly did very well in taking advantage of that! ^_^

Client Adds Dramatic Touch With LED Lights To Rustic Pine Racks

March 21st, 2019

Creativity is where it’s at here at WCI’s Testimonial Thursdays! Today, we bring you this wonderful DIY wine storage from our client Nick. He was pretty proud of how everything turned out and didn’t miss the chance to showcase the results:

Nick proudly showcasing his wine storage

Here’s Nick striking a pose with his stunning wine racking arrangement. His project is another inspiring example of how you can build wine storage anywhere in your home. In his case, he transformed a section of his IKEA cabinets into a spot to host his collection. He purchased some individual bottle column racks from WCI in Rustic Pine. He then went for a Midnight Black Stain option for the wood. It was definitely the perfect choice! The jet black stain matched the dark shades of the IKEA cabinet. It seems like the racks were completely built-in! That is one of the biggest benefits of staining your wine racks. You can get it to match your existing furniture or decor. Midnight Black Stain has become quite a popular option for custom and DIY wine cellar projects. It’s a dramatic departure from traditional woodworking finishes with a contemporary appeal.

Voila! Electric blue LED lights!

But this is not all that the client has accomplished. To add a fanciful touch to his racks, he also integrated some LED lighting accessories. Check out the snap above! The electric blue LED lights are certainly eye-catching, aren’t they? Lighting accents are a clever way to bring more focus to your wine collection. They accentuate both the wine bottles and your racking units as well. The client did really well in choosing bright colors for the lighting. They create a great contrast with the dark shades of the racks and cabinet. And get this! Our client also informed us that he made it so the lights can change in a fade set to multi-colors. What else can we say but “Bravo, Nick”!

Elegant Rustic Pine racks in Midnight Black Stain

“The racks arrived as ordered and yes, I used a nail gun to put the together. Attached are three photos of the racks. I placed them in the center of an IKEA cabinet arrangement which form a square with the racks in the center. I also put LED rope lights behind the racks as you will see in one of the photos. I can change the light colors or have them change in a fade set up to multi colors. We are very pleased with the results.”

~Nick G.~

 

Joshua Creek Ranch Racks Up More Wine Storage With WineMaker

March 14th, 2019

A wine storage system that lets you organize your collection the way you want it is certainly what we call “goals.” This week, our happy customer from Joshua Creek Ranch was able to meet those goals. The best part is this: it’s with the help of our WineMaker Series wine racks kit!

Beaming client with her wine racks

They say a picture is worth a thousand words – and the photos client sent us showed us all we need to know. That beaming smile on Rebecca really made our week! So let’s have a bit of background on Joshua Creek and how they made use of our wine racking products. Joshua Creek Ranch opened for guests in 1990 on some of the finest hunt country in America. Over the last 28 years, it has been developed into a sportsmen’s paradise. Along with the hunting opportunities, it also offers luxury lodging and gourmet dining. Naturally, that includes indulging in fine wine. In fact, the ranch has a pretty impressive collection in their inventory. So they purchased some WineMaker racks in Rustic Pine and the rest was pretty much DIY. Thanks to the ease of assembly afforded by WCI’s wine rack kits, everything came together smoothly. Our clients used a brad nailer for the assembly and installation of the racks. This was, without a doubt, the best method. They were able to assemble their wine storage in record time:

WineMaker Series short-depth racks

As you can see from the close-up photos, the necks of wine bottles are slightly sticking out from the racks. This is the most distinct feature of our WineMaker Series. The racks are created in short-depth, using less wood in the process. That’s why these “shallow depth” units are a lot more affordable. Nonetheless, quality is never compromised. The racks are finely crafted and can store your bottles securely, which you can see from these snaps. Moreover, because of the shallow depth, the racks are super space-efficient. You can utilize them in compact spaces. Or, you can create more bottle storage in a bigger space compared to standard-sized wine racks. As with most of our wine rack kits, the WineMaker units are also fully stackable. These flexible configurations allowed our clients to organize their collection exactly the way they want it.

WineMaker in Rustic Pine

“We clear coated them with a sealer and used the brad nailer as suggested. They are working great! They gave us the opportunity to store even more wine than before at Joshua Creek Ranch and the ability to organize the wine in the same order as our inventory list. Easy peasy! Now all we need is a bigger wine closet.”

~Rebecca M.~

Designer Series Wine Cellar Is Newest Addition To Client’s Home

March 7th, 2019

Having a new addition to your home is always an exciting moment. It doesn’t have to be anything major. But when it is a project that involves time and effort, it is always worth it. Our client Jack can certainly attest to this. They embarked on a wine cellar construction journey, with very satisfying results. We’re quite proud to have been a part of that, courtesy of our Designer Series wine racks kit.

Simple and elegant Designer Series racks

The client had a really great space in their home to create proper wine storage for their collection. They wasted no time in putting that space to good use. They sent in for several racking units from our Designer Series wine racks kit. The 6-feet Individual Bottle Storage racks suited their storage needs perfectly. Note that the Designer Series offers 6-feet and 8-feet units in full depth configurations. But just recently, we’ve upgraded the kit to increase its flexibility. With new and improved add-ons, you can purchase extra individual racking to stack on top of your racks. This will provide another 20-inch height boost to your racking assembly. And that’s not all! You also have the option to add high reveal display rows. These will enable you to showcase your bottles to maximum advantage. Plus, the add-on is also available for the Curved Corner wine racks. Because of this, even wine establishments have taken a great liking to the Designer Series.

Tons of wine bottle storage!

Here you can see how the racks fit together in a seamless manner, making good use of the available space. The client chose a simple and functional layout for their racking arrangement. But if you want something with a bit more flair, you can certainly achieve that as well. The series allows for lots of “mix and match” opportunities. You will have an enjoyable time building your racking with the new extensions offered in this kit. Take for example the Diamond Bin with Front Trim and Solid Diamond Cube. These are the same width and will match up with our five-column add-on extension rack. You can also choose to go with Rectangular Bins or Waterfall Displays to create a beautiful tasting center. To top it all off, throw in a Center Seam Trim to give your assembly a really clean and professional appearance. And of course, don’t forget about your stains and finishes! The client opted for Light Stain on their Premium Redwood racks. We love how the lighter colors stand out against the much darker walls:

Premium Redwood with Light Stain

“What a wonderful addition to our home, everything worked out well.”

~Jack K. ~

Wine Sentinel Cabinets And Wine Lockers Rated A+ By Clients

February 28th, 2019

Wine cabinets have become one of the more popular alternatives to formal wine cellars. But if you have the space for it, who says you can’t have both? Our client Chris was blessed enough to have such generous space to work with. So he made sure that the wine cellar will be both functional and attractive. Going the custom route was definitely the best decision. Check out these super elegant wine cabinets, customized to a T:

Wine Sentinel customized cabinets

These refrigerated wine cabinets are from our Wine Sentinel line. They are specifically designed to maximize wine storage bottle capacity, while minimizing the overall space of the cabinet and storage area. But functionality is not the only thing that Wine Sentinel has to offer. Take note that these units are all fully customizable. We have been working with different clients with varying storage and style preferences for decades. So in order to accommodate all these, the ability to fully customize a wine storage unit was key. For the Wine Sentinel, these include being able to adjust the height, width, and inside configurations. Moreover, units also feature an attractive French door entry system. You can choose from either wood or full glass doors, as well as custom moldings for your entryways.

Custom wine lockers

As you can see from these beautiful snaps, our client decided on a combination of refrigerated wine cabinets and wine lockers. It was a smart move because the locks can be keyed in numerous configurations, or as one single key. Plus, you can throw in more add-ons to really make the lockers have a personal touch. Below is a terrific example of how adding name plates can help you organize your collection:

Cute labels on wine lockers

Now just like the wine cabinets, these lockers are also quite versatile when it comes to design. You can select your wood option from our four most popular products: All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Grand Mahogany. Moreover, you also have the full selection of our stains and finishes, including lacquer. Lastly, you can also customize the door panels. Select from mesh, flat, glass, or raised panels to suit your style. Our client went for the glass ones with lighting accents and they turned out fantastic:

Beautiful detail on the wine lockers

“From my perspective, we are very pleased with the quality of work, expedition of delivery, and the installation experience. The lockers are exactly what we had envisioned. The product is very high quality. Your installers were a pleasure to have on site and were extremely professional. Our contractor is still working on balancing the air in the units, but that should be worked out in the coming days. A+! Thank you very much!”

~ Chris C.~