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What a Wine Cellar Winner Looks Like!

April 30th, 2012

Let us help you guys start the week right with some really exquisite wine cellar news.  Today, we have the absolute pleasure of featuring the completely finished Harrison home! We’ve been working quite hard on this project for some time now and the results have delighted us to no end. So we’re sharing these uber gorgeous images of the finished product to showcase to the wine cellar world what a wine cellar winner should look like! Now if everyone can still recall, we ran a contest last year with a full wine cellar transformation handled especially by the very best of WCI’s professional design specialists as the grand prize. So do you guys still remember our wine cellar winner from 2011? Well, just to refresh our memories, it’s the Harrisons who walked away with the trophy. The installation team was hard at work on their wine cellar room back in August 2011, while our wine cellar factory created the beautiful wine racks for the project. The interior of the Harrisons’ home had a unique, rustic appeal to it so we decided to play along those lines with their wine cellar as well. The Platinum Series was entered in as their selected project since it’s our top-of-the line wine racking system. When the winner was selected, we were delighted to see what a project they were planning. After all, a grand prize winner deserves nothing but the finest of WCI’s products! Here’s a closer view of the individual bottle wine racks, fixed wine shelves, and displays in Black Walnut. Our ingenious designers incorporated the best elements of bulk storage, combining solid Diamond Bins with Face Trim with the wine shelves and displays to accommodate magnums and other larger-sized bottles. Moreover, the custom wine cellar lighting added in enhances the beauty of both the racks and the bottles perfectly. The entire look of the wine cellar reeks of a classy vintage aura that we’re loving so much! We got another close-up shot of the exquisitely crafted wine displays accentuated by warm LED lights. Here, you can see just how snug and secure the larger-sized bottles are, including champagne. You can also choose to highlight your best bottles just like what our designers did here with a combination of LED Downlights and LED Display lighting. It took awhile for the Harrison’s to fully stock their wine cellar. We also did some quality control on their beautiful tongue and groove side paneling and ceiling. It was worth it! What do you think? The tongue and groove paneling was done in Black Walnut as well to create the perfect accents for the wine cellar. Notice how fresh, polished, and wonderfully seamless the entire racking system turned out. The goal was to create a very clean, organized look but nothing too stuffy or standard. Thanks to the flexibility of the Platinum Series, everything seems to have come together in a most unique fashion! Again, we want to draw everyone’s attention to the versatile combination of individual and bulk storage wine racks done on the Harrisons’ wine cellar. The floor space designated for their wine cellar project wasn’t all that big but once our designers were done, it resulted in a wine room that can hold over one thousand bottles. That’s pretty impressive considering the limited, pre-assigned space. As you can see from the images, the wine cellar is not even filled to the brim yet. That means the Harrisons can continue to enjoy expanding their collection without worrying too much where to put all the new acquisitions in! It’s a two thumbs-up to our amazing design specialists who managed to match the wine cellar project with the home’s existing decor.  A modern, home-country feel that speaks of both comfort and elegance is simply beautiful in all angles. This is what this wine cellar is all about. And THIS is what a wine cellar winner should look like! harrison-wine-cellar-back-entrance
Each year, WCI brings in more wine cellar fun and surprises for all wine cellar enthusiasts out there. YOU may even be the next grand prize winner and have your transformation tale up here in our blog for everyone to witness and enjoy! We invite you to fill out a Design Request Form if you are thinking of creating your own wine room, or just looking for the perfect combination of wine racks to fit somewhere in your home or business. This week we are having 10% off our Designer Series wine racks which ends on May 5, 2012! So keep watching out for more of our specials, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and never hesitate to contact us for any and all of your wine cellar needs.

Doing Quality Control on the Harrison’s Custom Wine Cellar

August 17th, 2011

Here we are looking at the Harrison project again, our Wine Cellar winner. Remember, the wood that is being used for their cellar is a custom Black Walnut with no stain. In the video, we are measuring out the wood so we have all the materials ready to go as we put together some of the bigger wine racks.

The wood shown here is from our high-tech CNC machine that produces incredible precision and beautiful cuts with Diamond Tooling.

Our Ohio factory is located in Cincinnati and we employ a combination of high-tech machines and handcrafted techniques to create our different products.

Now it’s time to get these beauties prepped for shipping! Along with instructions for the installers.

Another item we are doing quality control on is the diamond bins. Here are the instructions all laid out.

Even technology can be unpredictable though which is why we have those strict quality control guidelines that have each piece of wood inspected before it’s shipped out.

A person from that team is doing a quick test run of the product to make sure it all the parts are correct and ready to be installed.

Our Wine Cellar Winner’s Home is Almost Done

August 4th, 2011

Our winners of the 2011 Dream Wine Cellar Givewaway continue to be hard at work on the new construction of their wine cellar. Take a look at how close we are getting to installation day!

The room is getting prepped and the wood is being cut and getting ready for it’s new home. The cellar will be made of our gorgeous Black Walnut wood with no stain. It was ordered in our Platinum Series of Custom Wine cellars. We are going for a maximum capacity of over 1,000 wine bottles.

You can see from the video that it’s going to be a large area. The completed wine cellar will have 5 different elevations with wine racks. With the ceiling on a few different levels, you can see the areas where the lighting will be installed to highlight the cellar. It’s going to be gorgeous.  Mostly filled up with individual bottles, along with some solid diamond bins, a beautiful display row, case storage, and some vertical display bottles so show off some of their favorite wine labels.

We snuck a peek into our Ohio factory where we are constructing the racks. We have the Black Walnut wood we are using to create their individual bottle storage. It’s pre-cut and sanded already. Each rack is reinforced on each rung to make it secure and stable for each wine bottle. This particular rack we are working on is a display row. You can see the section on top to hold the wood down at a perfect angle. Once he’s finished, you can see that it’s one half of the rack used to hold the wine bottles. It looks great! We have to finish all the rest.

We had already prepped the wood and you can see the individual storage racks are all completed. They are now getting ready for shipment while we continue to work on the other aspects of the cellar like the diamond bins and case storage.

We will be sure to update you as we continue to take steps to complete this wine cellar.

Winner of the 2011 Dream Wine Cellar Giveaway Announced

May 9th, 2011

John & Janet HarrisonThis is an exciting day for Josh & Janet Harrison, the winners in our 2011 Dream Wine Cellar Giveaway!  When we held our three month long contest from January 2011 to March 2011 to give away $10,000 in a free custom wine cellar, we never realized we would see so many unique and fun ideas! It was an absolute joy to see all you wine lovers out there and when we saw the winning entry consisted of some amazing racks? Well, we can’t wait to show them off!

The Harrisons submitted room dimensions, and relevant information about their wine cellar project back in March, as a contest entry. They then worked closely with Wine Cellar Design Consultant, Erik Kuehne, to create a beautiful wine cellar floor plan and layout of  the desired wine cellar for their residential home in Georgia. Randomly selected, the quote was picked as a winner and they were notified shortly after.

The couple’s winning wine cellar design consists of our Platinum Series custom wine racks in Black Walnut wood, a Poplar wine cellar door with sidelights, as well as various wine display and storage options including individual wine bottle storage, high reveal displays, wood case storage, and solid vertical displays.  The wine cellar will hold up to 1,000 wine bottles. The couple is also investing in a WineZone Air Handler ducted wine refrigeration  unity to ensure their wine collection stays at the proper temperature.

A custom wine cellar is a wonderful investment for a home or business. It will not only protect valuable wines for years; it will also increase the value of the property.

We can’t wait to get started on their house! Right now we are wrapping up some final stages of the design but here is what the insides look like…

The New Wine Cellar Is Getting Ready!

Taking a Peek at Elevation Two

Peek at the Ceilling

If you would like to keep updated on the progress of our winner, be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed or check back often! We can’t wait to show off the complete design and installation process.

Find out more on creating a customized wine cellar using All Heart Redwood, Prime Mahogany, Premium Redwood, or a custom select wood by browsing through our custom wine cellar designs and contact a Design Specialist.