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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Juice Up Your Wine Cellar With These Racking Styles

January 17th, 2018

Bored of the blah-looking wine racks in your wine cellar? You don’t need to spend oodles of cash for a full-blown renovation. Why waste your precious dollars when you can juice up your racking arrangement some choice pieces. The addition of one, two, or more of these racking styles will add a fancier look to your wine cellar:

Rotating Wine Cradle

Rotating Wine Cradle

This is a fun and stylish addition to any racking assembly. Your bottles will be put on display in a rotating fashion, making them both visible and accessible. Most cradles come in tiers which means more room for displaying your collection. We recommend getting one with display lighting as well. This will help highlight your best labels dramatically. Check out of Vintner Series section for an example of the Rotating Wine Cradle unit.

Pull Out Wine Cradle

Pull Out Wine Cradle

If rotating wine racks are not your thing, then try the Pull Out Wine Cradle. The simple yet tasteful configuration will spice up your wine cellar quite nicely. You can store split and standard-sized bottles as well as small and large champagne ones in this. As it is built like a shelf, you can easily stack one on top of the other. It’s also so easy to incorporate it into your existing racking arrangement. Since it’s a “pull-out,” stowing and retrieving your wine bottles is as smooth as pouring them.

Diamond Bins with Display Trays

Diamond Bins with Display Trays

For your bulk bottle storage needs, you’ll need a wine rack that can both store and showcase your bottles. Diamond Bins are quite common, but did you know that there are also those with Display Trays? In fact, if you check out our Vintner Commercial line, this is exactly what you can find. Display Trays are strategically designed to jut out of the wine rack and display your best labels. While these units were designed for commercial applications, you can certainly use them in your home wine cellar as well. WCI even has them in 3 and 4-feet versions to accommodate more compact spaces.

Wall-Mounted Racks With Customizable Panels

Wall-Mounted Racks with Customizable Panels

We’ve talked about the versatility of these wall-mounted wine racks in a few blog posts in the last two weeks. But we feel that they deserve even more attention and appreciation. The design possibilities that you can accomplish with these racking units are practically limitless. These panels can be customized to your liking and you also have your choice of material: wood or metal. And when we mean “customize,” we mean that you can go funky with your color options. Take our STACT Aluminum Wall Racks as an example. The panels come in neutral shades like Walnut and Gunmetal Grey. But you can also get them in vibrant Citrus Green and Electric Orange. Definitely a sure way to juice up your wine cellar this 2018!

Reasons Why Vintner Racks Get Top Ratings From Clients

January 15th, 2018

Our Vintner Series is surging ahead of the pack and showing no signs of slowing down. And we’re definitely all for it!  That’s why we’re here today to talk about the reasons why our Vintner Racks get top ratings from clients. Frequent followers of our blog will definitely notice the dramatic increase of Vintner projects being featured here. That includes commercial applications since the series has also expanded to provide a commercial racking line for customers. It’s certainly not all talk, though. Vintner indeed lives up to the hype. Let’s find out how:

Client loving her Vintner wine racking assembly

Amazing variety in racking styles

For a wine racks “kit”, Vintner has truly come onto its own, particularly in terms of wine racking styles. It’s only with this series that you can select from a great variety of designs to complete your wine cellar project. Clients are absolutely thrilled to find out that they can create custom assemblies with these ready-to-assemble units. Plus, they are even more thrilled to learn that they won’t be paying custom prices for them. With Vintner, you get full depth and modular wine racks that can equip wine cellars of any size. The height options have been expanded to let you choose from 3- and 4-feet racks down to 9-feet ones. You also get Curved Corner Racks and the latest Vintner Individual Concave to help store wine when a 90-degree directional transition is needed.

Fantastic customization options

One of the biggest factors that influenced Vintner’s rise in popularity is the customization options for this series. Normally, you’d find these types of amenities in custom wine racks. But Vintner has slowly but surely incorporated some of these customization options. For example, you get to select your wood choice for your Vintner racks, as well as your stains and finishes. This includes the Lacquer option which comes highly recommended if you want your racks to sport a glossy, luxurious appearance. The series also offers packaged “sets” for crown and base moldings to eliminate awkward gaps between the racks, the ceilings, and/or floors.

Gorgeous Vintner wine room


Stylish units for bulk bottle storage

Let’s face it. Storing wine bottles in bulk can at times lead to style issues. That’s why one must resort to custom racking to be able to store bottles in bulk fashionably. Vintner has found a way – or rather, ways – around that! With the bevy of choices such as the Diamonds and Cases, the Vintner Elite Cabinetry, and and the Vintner Stacks, one can get very creative with bulk bottle storage. And of course, don’t forget that there’s the Vintner commercial line for volume storage as well. ^_^

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Racking Styles To Explore For The New Year

January 10th, 2018

Time for your weekly dose of wine cellar inspirations, wine cellar buddies! Since 2018 is off to a pretty energetic start, let’s go with the flow and explore more unique avenues. And as far as wine cellar projects go, it will always be about the wine racks. Step out of your comfort zone and check out some of these stylish racking styles. We guarantee that having them in your wine cellar will attract more than just fleeting attention.

Get an invisible acrylic wine rack to let your wine bottles float in the air. This Invisible Wine Cellar Series takes large sections and parses them out like a riddling wine rack concept where neck holders give the elegant appearance of floating wine bottles. Each wine bottle is securely held via the specialized wine slots but provides a high end modern feel to your wine room.

Invisible Wine Racks

Talk about unique! Having “invisible” wine racks in your wine cellar is sure to be a stunner. But how exactly can that be achieved? Did you know that apart from the usual wood and metal materials, wine racks can also be crafted our of acylic? Yup, you read right – acrylic! WCI in fact launched our Acrylic Wine Racks just around two years ago. With a glass wine wall and acrylic back racking, customers love the sparse, uncluttered, and elegant view these wine rooms bring to their living areas. You can also add an even fancier twist by turning your assembly in to an invisible wall with the Acrylic Cube series. The alternating concave and convex racking units result in a clear minimalist modern beauty perfect for small cellars or large wine rooms.

Wall Wine Racks

Now Wall Wine Racks  are not exactly a new trend in wine racking. But nowadays, they have evolved particularly in terms of the style factor. Take the Wall Wine Rack Series here at WCI as an example. The wood boards have holes manufactured in them for the bottle necks to go in and be properly supported. So basically, you have the punt facing you making the label visible to be read. This is not possible with a neck forward design. And of course, there are multiple stain and finish options. You can also choose to have an  unstained version and paint them any color you want.

Aluminum Bottle Supports with Finished Panels

The Aluminum Bottle Supports with Finished Panels are space-saving wonders that can offer tons of bottle storage even in really tight spaces. They are easy to install and can go just about anywhere in your home. But it’s the finished panels that really make them stand out. The background can be customized in multiple colors making your design possibilities practically limitless.


New Year, New Wine Rack Stains And Finishes!

January 8th, 2018

Second week of 2018, wine cellar lovers! Just how fast can time fly? Well, we’re certainly not going to let any of that go to waste. This week, we start off our series of exciting blogs by introducing “new” stuff for the new year. Let’s kick it off with these latest additions to our stain and finish options for our wood wine racking units:

Light Danish Stain

Light Danish Stain

Previously, we just called this as a “light stain” option on the wine racks. So it’s not actually a new addition, but we decided to improve on how to promote this beautiful, light golden stain. It helps accentuate the tones and grains of all types of woods. But for the record, this stain develops best on lighter-colored woods. So Premium Redwood with it’s softer, pinkish white hues makes for one of the best canvasses for this stain.

Whitewash Stain

Whitewash Stain

The whitewash finish was introduced last yeae and is one of our newer selections. It has gained popularity quite fast because it is able to give a whitish cast to the wood. Lovers of white cabinets, shelving, and white furniture in general will definitely fall in love with this stain option. It’s a very versatile finish that complements the clean, open themes of modern décor. Moreover, it also exudes a rustic, seaside appeal which is quite unique. Note that our whitewash stain is a semi-transparent stain. That means the natural beauty of the wood grain will still show through. You will also learn that Whitewash actually adds a definitive ‘texture’ to the wood. The end product essentially takes on a “rustic elegant” character. We highly recommend requesting a sample if you would like to see the end product prior to purchasing.

Opaque White Stain

Opaque White Stain

If you desire a truly “white” appearance to your racks, this newest addition to our stains lineup is your best bet. Our Opaque White will yield a more obvious result compared to our Whitewash. You will find that this stain option is not semi-transparent as the other stains. With Opaque White, you will not be able to see through to the grain on the wood. This because a primer is first applied on to the wood after which it is stained with white. The result is a beautiful solid finish that is not transparent at all.

Blended Stains

Blended Stains

Perhaps one of the best additions to our  wine rack stains and finishes is the introduction of our Blended Stains. You cab literally blend any of our current stains together to create a custom one that suits your style. This includes doing a custom match as well.