Wine Cellar Innovations Blog

It’s The Ultra Wall Mounted Metal Wine Racks Launch!

May 27th, 2019

The modern wine cellar trend is really going strong this year! WCI proudly welcomes another fantastic addition to this line-up as we introduce the Ultra Wine Racks collection. We are thrilled that the Ultra Wine Racks collection is now part of the WCI racking products catalogue. There are several reasons why these wine racks are becoming game changers in the wine cellar construction game. So let’s get to know more about them and find out why they SHOULD be on your wine cellars:

Ultra Wine Racks collection

Now it’s pretty much accepted that traditional wood racking is the bread and butter of the wine cellar industry for many years. However, over the years, wine cellar themes have taken on a more modern style. This gave rise to a noticeable décor shift from traditional wood racking to contemporary metal racking systems. Metal wine racks rapidly grew in popularity and naturally, the demand for more modern racking designs grew as well. Here at WCI, we have diligently kept up with this demand by launching our Modern Wine Cellar series. Apart from our own products, we have also taken to marketing top quality wine racks that can deliver the contemporary vibe. And this why we’re bringing the Ultra Wine Racks to you, wine cellar fans!

The collection is comprised of several uniquely crafted racking styles that will really bring a lot of character to any wine cellar project. You have the Ultra Horizontal Series which offers display appeal and maximum storage capacity. Then there’s the Ultra Straight Peg with its endless design configurations. This is a racking unit that can be utilized virtually anywhere to create proper storage for your wine bottles. You can even install it inside or underneath cabinets, over countertops, or on any wall. The racking arrangements that you can create with the straight pegs are absolutely amazing. We will, of course, be making future blogs of that so stay tuned!

Ultra Straight Pegs

The collection further offers a floating display system that’s quite similar to our Vintage View series. You’ll have to check out the Ultra Cradle Series with its earthquake-resistant racking units. The cradle display system allows wine labels to be viewed at an optimal angle. Last but definitely not the least, there’s also the Ultra Floor To Ceiling racks. This is one of the best ways to achieve an elegant bottle showcase while maximizing storage capacity. The racks can be used anywhere: home cellars, restaurants, bars, country clubs, and more! ^_^

Ultra Cradle Series

Basement Wine Cellar With WineMaker Wine Racks

May 23rd, 2019

DIY wine cellars can be a hit and miss when you’re a total newbie to the whole process. Fortunately, WCI has been studying the construction process for decades and we have identified these wine storage needs and wants. Moreover, we believe there is always room for improvement and we never stop working on upgrading our wine cellar products and services. That’s why for most first-time wine cellar DIY-ers, their WCI experience is a pleasant one. Our client Mitchell is no exception – and we’re super happy about that! There might have been some bumps along the way, but the overall journey to create their basement wine cellar was an enjoyable one.

Basement wine cellar with WineMaker racks

The client purchased several kits from our WineMaker Series to complete their basement wine cellar. Not only did the racks fit their budget, but they also worked extremely well with the designated space. They opted for Rustic Pine for the wood which brought in some added savings. Rustic Pine is the most affordable among the top four stock wood options. But it is also no slouch when it comes to quality. In fact, the creamy colors with structurally sound knots of the wood have made it a super popular choice for custom projects. To finish off their basement wine cellar, the racks were then stained in beautiful Dark Walnut.

“My wife and I took our unfinished basement, and built a wine cellar. So once the walls went up, we took some rough measurements, and ordered a whole bunch of stuff from your organization. Ordering was a little tricky but after a call in to someone, we figured it out. The shipping process was great, one day I came home and there were like 100 boxes on my doorstep!!! We tried to keep all the boxes in separate locations, not to mix them up. This process took a long, long, time (weeks) to get all the wood stained. So then came the puzzle, of how all the racks go together, we were fortunate that we had our contractor here to help. We did use the provided nail gun, and that worked fine. We do love this room, and think it came out amazing.”

~Mitchell P.~

Technical Tuesday Episode #429: Regal Rustic Pine Racking

May 21st, 2019

Does the phrase “fit for a king” give you that heady sense of excitement? Like having someone tell you that your newly built or renovated home will be fit for a king once it’s all done. For sure, you’d want to see the finished product as soon as possible. And that’s totally the same for wine cellar projects! If your design consultant will say that the result will be a regal revelation, that is something to truly look forward to. Today’s Tech Tuesday feature will give you guys an idea of how WCI can bring that regal flavor into your wine cellars:

Project # 307666
Wood: Custom / Rustic Pine
Bottle Capacity: 780
Where: Marietta, GA

Check out this super stunning racking arrangement, courtesy of our GA wine cellar design consultants. It is actually a small wine cellar project, but with quite a big impact, style-wise. The racking units are all customized to fit the designated space for the wine storage. You can see from the photos the excellent craftsmanship that went into these racks. There is no wasted space and the arrangement has a smooth flow to it. There are no awkward gaps between the racks and the ceiling and/flooring and the bottle storage capacity has really been maximized. You can also see that the assembly is able to accommodate both individual and bulk bottle storage. This is what makes custom wine racks really worth the money you spend for them. You get the perfect wine storage for your space, as well as the style that you really want.
As you may also have noticed, the racking arrangement stands out with a striking, bold palette. This is our Midnight Black Stain option. It has become very popular in the recent years because it gives wood wine racks added character. The darker colors accentuate the clean lines of the racks and bring out the grain patterns of the wood beautifully. In this project, Rustic Pine is the wood of choice. The natural creamy colors of Rustic Pine absorbed the stain very well, resulting in this regal appearance for the racks. Bold hues, seamless lines, excellent craftsmanship – definitely the earmarks of royalty! *Cheers*

Level Up On Your Glass-Enclosed Wine Cellar Game

May 20th, 2019

Glass-enclosed wine cellars are, no doubt, inherently elegant. You can’t go wrong with a glass-enclosed design, that’s for sure. But there are still ways that you can improve on that design and make your wine cellar even more turnkey. Here are some terrific concepts on how to level up on your glass-enclosed wine cellar game:

Metal wine rackingLet’s start with the choice of wine racks. Metal wine racks have always been a popular combo with glass elements in wine cellar projects. But while metal wine racks are indeed timeless, they can also be a bit predictable. So why not explore another option that will add an extra layer or two of character to your wine storage? Our recommendation: Arcylic Wine Racks. Acrylic is a beautiful material that is just as transparent as glass. Just imagine the result when you work these two together. If the bottles will seem like they’re floating on the metal wine racks, what more when they are nestled in transparent acrylic ones.

But let’s say you’re the type who really favors metal racking over anything else. What you can do in this case is explore the various finish options. A top favorite of ours is the Satin Black finish from the Vintage View series. Pair it up with glass-enclosed panels with black trim to get a show-stopping design with a modern flair. Another terrific option would be to go for custom colors. Did you know that you can have custom finishes on your metal racking units? Our Vintage View racks can be dressed up with bold pops of color such as Copper, Lime, and Rustic Red.

Glass-enclosed wine cellar ideasLighting and flooring accents on glass-enclosed wine cellars is another clever way to bring them to another level. Recessed lighting can highlight your collection, as well as your wine racks. LED Downlights, on the other hand, work extremely well with wine displays.  As for the flooring, experimenting with different materials can do wonders. Some of them really shine when incorporated into glass elements. One example is Mosaic flooring. Mosaic is made entirely by hand with a unique blend of antique fine china, stained glass, and porcelain tiles. This type of flooring will add a beautiful artistic touch to your glass-enclosed wine storage. Hand-painted tile is another flooring material that is super attractive. Glass panels will be able to showcase these tiles and turn your wine cellar into a real showstopper. ^_^

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.~

Technical Tuesday Episode #428: Midnight Black Stain Boasts Bold Simplicity

May 14th, 2019

We are a huge fan of clean lines and simple silhouettes. But we’re also all for those dramatic touches that can bring that “wow” factor to a wine cellar project. So when these two design concepts are combined and balanced out, we’re positive something amazing will happen. And we definitely called it! Check out this beautiful Tech Tuesday that our team completed for a client in Atlanta, GA:

Project # 310906
Wood: Custom /All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 494
Where: Atlanta, GA

Clean and simple racking layout

This is a full-on custom wine storage designed for the client’s small but versatile collection. The racking assembly is divided into two main sections: the individual bottle columns with displays and customized cabinets at the bottom. With this set up, the client can showcase their wine bottles, but they’ll also have room for bulk storage below. They can also store other items in the cabinets, such as glassware. Notice that the layout is very simple, but it addresses all of the client’s needs. There is even a nice countertop that can serve as a prep station.

Since the design was pretty straightforward, our team also decided to give more character to this project with the help of stains and finishes. The wood option for the racks is All-Heart Redwood, so it was absolutely a gem to work with. All-Heart Redwood is one of the top wood choices for custom wine cellars. It comes exclusively from the center of the log and is consistently in the reddish hues. Of all North American woods, it is the most resistant to moisture, mildew and rot. For those reasons it was used in subterranean wine cellars before mechanically climate controlled wine cellars were invented. Above all, it’s SFI-certified!

In order to really bring out the beautiful grain patterns of the wood, our team went with the Midnight Black Stain option. The jet-black color exudes elegance and character. It is indeed a welcome departure from traditional woodworking finishes. Thanks to this stain option, the racks boast of a bold simplicity that is attractive and memorable. We are certain that this compact wine storage will leave an impact our clients’ guests who will be seeing it soon. Naturally, we cannot wait to see how the cellar will look when it’s all filled up. We will definitely be sharing snaps of that as well, so stay tuned! *Cheers*

Beautiful bold Midnight Black Stain

Wall-Mount Wine Racks Deliver Contemporary Charm

May 13th, 2019

Our love for wall-mount wine racks will never fade away. We’re glad that more of our clients have been feeling the same way, too. We’ve been witnessing more DIY wine cellar projects utilizing these babies. And there are plenty of good reasons for that! These racking units deliver a contemporary charm that has recently grown very popular. But that’s not all. Wall-mount units are absolutely worth every dollar you spend. With the help of our client Adam, we’re going to show you guys why.

“Luis, thanks for your help! Everything turned out well with the cooling unit and Vino pins.”

~Adam C.~

Vino Pins in glass-enclosed cabinets Clever use of wine storage

Our client sent us photos of this stunning wine storage that they completed for their home. They created glass-enclosed cabinets that also serve as the entryway to the dining area. Not only is this functional, but it is also a unique design concept. It will allow for convenient access to the wine bottles, especially when our clients will have guests dropping by. Since the glass-enclosed wine storage units are quite compact, maximizing the space was important. Our Vino Pins from the Vintage View Metal Wine Racks collection were the perfect solution to this.

The Vino Pins offered a stylish, contemporary racking that allowed for a good amount of bottle storage inside the cabinets. These pins can go anywhere: the kitchen, living room or any other social area in the home. As far as space-efficiency is concerned, these pins are second to none. Moreover, they allow for a label-forward storage which works perfectly with the glass-enclosed space. This makes it so easy for the clients to organize their wine bottles. But here’s the best part: the pins can be mounted on just about any surface. Upon purchase, you can customize your pins to your desired mounting configurations. The options are dry wall, masonry, and wood. You can also choose between the elegant milled aluminum finish or the modern anodized black finish.

At WCI, we provide a range of wall-mount racking products for clients to work into their wine cellar projects. Our Vino Pins is actually just a small part of that! We invite you to check them all out and see what fits your wine storage needs best. From our Vintage View line, we have the Vino Rails and Grain + Rod panels. For medium-sized to large wine cellars, check out our WineZone Wine Shelf System. And for those who want a little more flair, explore our Curvy Cubes and STACT metal wine racks. ^_^

 

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! ^_^

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Wine Cellar Services You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

May 8th, 2019

Is there a way to save money and/or stay within or under budget with your wine cellar project? You bet there is! Apart from taking great care in the selection of products and materials, there are other ways to save. You can do this by knowing what wine cellar services you shouldn’t miss out on. By this, we mean those complimentary services most wine cellar construction companies offer. We’ve compiled some of the major ones for you:

Request a free design!

Initial consultation or request a design…

At the very beginning of any wine cellar project, you will certainly need to seek some professional guidance. This is particularly essential if you’re a newbie with wine cellar construction. While it is no rocket science, there are still crucial details that will make a huge difference with your project. Now here’s one thing you shouldn’t forget: to take advantage of free initial consultation and design services. That’s right! Plenty of wine cellar companies actually offer these services free of charge – and WCI is one of them. If you visit the WCI website, we have a Design Request Form that potential clients can fill out. You may submit a plan to any of our wine cellar design consultants and request a complimentary 2-dimensional drawing of your wine cellar. The design features a quoted price for the cellar, a plan view, key page, elevations of each wall, and a molding plan. You also get an optional ceiling plan if a raised panel ceiling is requested.

Have your wine racks shipped for free!

Free product shipping services…

Never underestimate the dollars you will save on free product shipping. Understandably, some clients get frustrated when they can get free shipping only if a minimum purchase amount is met. But think about how much it will actually cost when you have to pay for shipping. Keep in mind that wine cellar products, such as wine racks, need to be packaged properly. Otherwise, you will find yourself with missing pieces or worse, damaged products. Here at WCI, we offer everyday shipping on most of our wood wine rack kits. Of course, this applies to online kits and not to custom orders. Nonetheless, we guarantee great savings for our clients on this complimentary service.

Dont miss out on free DIY tutorials!

Free online educational/instructional services…

Whether you’re going to let professionals build your wine cellar or go at it DIY, gaining knowledge on the process is necessary. But you don’t need to shell out extra bucks to get that valuable information. A lot of wine cellar companies, like us at WCI, offer free online educational and/or instructional services. Our most notable one is our free On-Line Continued Education. The program provides an overview of the design and construction requirements for wine storage. It includes room build out, the best suitable wood types to use, and climate control. ^_^

 

Technical Tuesday Episode #427: Clean And Classy Unstained Premium Redwood

May 7th, 2019

A clean, open theme to a wine cellar project will never go out of style. It may be cliche, but yes indeed, simplicity is beauty. For today’s Tech Tuesday feature, we will go back to appreciating this particular design concept. We have here a clean and classy racking assembly that offers no pretensions at all. But you can certainly see the quality of the craftsmanship of the racking units:

Project # 313195
Wood: DKS / Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1172
Where: Valhalla, NY

Classy unstained Premium Redwood racks

This wine storage was assembled for a client in Valhalla, NY. Our team was offered the opportunity to work with yet another city in the state. Take note that WCI design consultants are literally everywhere! We have made it even more accessible for you guys to access our wine cellar design services. Check out the Locate A Design Consultant section of our website for more deets on this. Now let’s go back to this beautiful racking arrangement. The Designer Series wine rack kits were responsible for this creation. Our Designer Series has always been known for it’s full depth racking which holds the full body of the wine bottle. The racks come in 6-feet and 8-feet height configurations. However, with new and improved add-ons, you can purchase extra individual racking to stack on top of the base units. This will give your racking assembly an added 20 inches of height.

The snap below shows how the racks can be stacked to accommodate a desired ceiling height. This makes the Designer Series pretty flexible to work with. But not only that! You also get a wide array of racking styles to choose from. See how the client’s wine storage is comprised of individual and bulk bottle racking units. There is even storage to accommodate wine boxes and/or crates, courtesy of the Rectangular Bins. A Quarter Round Shelf finishes off the assembly really nicely:

Designer Series racking

Our Designer Series kits include a full selection of woods and finishes, just like Vintner. In this project, the wood of choice is Premium Redwood. Both the clients and our design team opted for the unstained version of the wood. This enabled the natural pinkish gold colors of the wood to really shine. It was definitely the right choice since the unstained racks are complemented by the muted interior as well. Clean and classy all the way! *Cheers*

Modern Wine Cellar Series Welcomes The Vintner Modern Racks

May 6th, 2019

The popularity of modern-themed wine cellars is not slowing down anytime soon. In fact, it’s gaining more more momentum as time goes by. This is something we have anticipated at WCI. The positive feedback of clients with our Modern Wine Cellar Series is certainly proof of that. Because of this, we’ve continued to expand our modern racks. This time, it’s more new additions to the Vintner Series. But before the big reveal, let’s first recall the recent additions that were introduced in the last couple of months.

Taking a leaf from the Cable Racking System in our contemporary wine rack collection, we also launched cable racking units for Vintner. These are the Cable Racking with 3 Display Rows and the Cable Racking with 6 Column Individual and 1 Display Row. And that’s not all! We also introduced a Vintner version of our Acrylic wine racks. These invisible units have become such a hit with newer wine cellar projects. That’s why we presented clients with a more affordable option: the Acrylic 9 Column Individual. But now we have two more wonderful products to add to the Vintner roster. First up, the Modern Style Vintner Kit with 3 Column Display:

Modern Style Vintner Kit with 3 Column Display

As a nod to our Modern Wine Cellar Series, the Modern Style Vintner Kit with 3 Column Display embraces both elegance and space-efficiency. The racks are installed within wood platforms ranging from the ceiling to the floor. There are metal supports that keep the wood platforms upright for maximum security. This means that your collection is really kept safe from any accidents or injuries. Moreover, this display configuration will really highlight the wine bottles. Notice that it is a label-forward display configuration. This is a nice departure from the usual cork-forward display. Plus, thanks to the metal supports, wine bottles give off a “floating” appearance. This is one of the attractive design features of the Modern Wine Cellar Series that was emulated in this Vintner kit.

Now let’s talk about the customization options. Since this is Vintner, you get several custom amenities that can pretty much rival custom racking. First up is the height configurations. This particular unit is available in 3-foot and 4-foot height configurations. Like the rest of the Vintner products, it’s also stackable. That means you can select your racking height up to 9-feet high and stack the racks to as high as 12 feet. As for the wood for the platforms, these come in our four most popular choices. These are All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Grand Mahogany. Then you can stain and/or finish the wood platforms to suit your design preference. The best thing about Vintner is that all of our stains offerings are available with the kits. That includes a gorgeous lacquer finish on your racks!

Modern Style with 6 Standard Columns and 1 Center Display Column

The second addition to Vintner’s modern wine racks line is this beautiful Modern Style with 6 Standard Columns and 1 Center Display Column. It is quite a unique racking style since it combines two display configurations. You can store your bottles both in cork-forward and label-forward manner. The center platforms allow you to display the bottles in a label-forward style. Then you have additional racking on both sides that allow for a cork-forward display. The layout is clean and minimalist, but edgy as well. It definitely exudes that “modern” appeal. Naturally, you also get all the design options that you can get from the 3 Column Display! ^_^

Our Vintner Series Wine Racks Kit Is A Hit In Florida!

May 2nd, 2019

WCI’s wine cellar services are getting lots of rave reviews all over the country. This is something we’ve worked so hard for and the results are showing. Note that clients can seek out our custom wine cellar design services no matter what state they are located in. This is our way of providing really versatile and reliable services. If you check out our Consultant Locator section in our webpage, you’ll be able to see the breadth of our projects. We’ve done a lot of work for customers in major cities in a lot of the states. But we’re definitely not stopping there! We want to do so much more and let more people have the WCI experience with their wine cellar projects. That’s why today, we’re featuring this gorgeous DIY wine cellar, courtesy of our Florida client Lydell. Our Vintner Series was chosen for the job and it definitely delivered:

A wine cellar in the fitness room!

As you can see from the photo above, this room was equipped as a workout room for the client. However, they added a twist to it! Beyond those wooden barn doors is voila – their custom wine cellar! So remember how we always point out that you can create wine storage anywhere in your home? Chalk this up as another addition to our ever expanding list. We are all for combining physical fitness with enjoying good wine. Our clients had a little stroke of genius here when they did just that. The extra space in this workout room was just right for their collection. With the help of racking units from the Vintner Series, they were able to put together wine storage that can hold around 446 bottles. The racks were assembled with the use of the nail gun that was included with their purchase. Don’t forget that our nail gun kit actually comes free when you purchase at least $2000 worth of wood racking products. Naturally, this sped up the assembly time significantly, much to our client’s satisfaction.

Beautiful Vintner racking

Dark Walnut stain on Premium Redwood racks

“Everything was as expected and that included the shipping, racking, and assembly. We used the nail gun kit that was included with our order and it was all straightforward. I have already shared my experience with some friends who live down in Florida who are really thinking about buying a wine cellar. We were very pleased with the Vintner racking which was part of our entire project.”

~Lydell S.~

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Creating Eco-Friendly Wine Cellars

May 1st, 2019

Earth Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean we should stop the “green” campaign. In fact, we should be doing it every day and in all aspects of everyday living. And yes, we definitely can do this with our wine cellars as well! WCI has been a long-standing advocate of creating eco-friendly wine cellars. That’s why we’ve been developing our products to embrace this cause. If you haven’t joined the green movement yet, it’s about time you should. WCI will help you out with these eco-friendly choices:

Cork flooring and tabletops

Cork flooring and tabletops

For those of you who are not familiar with this, cork is a natural and durable material that is highly recommended for wine cellar projects. This material is harvested with minimal impact on the environment. Cork is a rapidly renewable resource and perfect for wine cellar flooring and/or tabletops. Here at WCI we carry several cork flooring options. We have the Cork Traditional Wide Flooring in four different styles. We also have the Cork Deco Narrow Plank Flooring with six unique designs. As for the tabletops, we also carry three style choices: Cuero, Pedras, and Roca. Our Cork material in general features the JointShield moisture protection system and Microban. It is also fire resistant and thermally and acoustically insulated.

We are formaldehyde-free!

Formaldehyde-free wood products

Most of you might not be aware of this, but WCI wood products are all formaldehyde-free. Formaldehyde is quite a popular element in construction materials, including building wine cellars. But in a research conducted by the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) in California, formaldehyde has been found to be “carcinogenic to humans” or contains “cancer-inducing elements.”  Our cabinet-grade plywood for wine cellar and furniture purposes comes with the Timber Products CARB Certificate. This covers our wood products like Mahogany, Walnut, and Red Oak, among other varieties. This means the plywood we use in our business meets the California standards  for formaldehyde. That includes the federal standards emphasized in the “Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act.”

We are SFI-certified!

SFI-Certified Redwood products

Here at WCI, our Redwood racks and other furniture are purchased under SFI guidelines. When wood products are SFI-certified, this means they have been harvested in an environmentally sound manner. By purchasing SFI-certified Redwood, you are contributing to the protection of the environment. Plus, Redwood is one of the top wood options for custom wine cellars. It has been proven to age gracefully, just like your wine bottles. ^_^

Stained Vs. Unstained Wine Racks: Which Side Are You On?

April 29th, 2019

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to wine cellar design is whether or not wine racks should be stained. If you are asked that question, what would be your answer? Which side are you on? Let’s compare unstained versus stained versions and see which one gets the big thumbs-up:

We have here a beautiful wine cellar that was completed utilizing custom racking units. The wood option is Premium Redwood. The client chose to go with unstained racks for this project. So here we can point out some of the advantages of going for the unstained version of the wood. First off, the natural colors of Premium Redwood become the star of the show here. Since it is a clear grade of wood, the pinkish gold hues really come through. Take note that it basically includes wood from all parts of the log. This is responsible for the variety of colors ranging from white to pink to red and reddish brown. There are those who prefer Premium Redwood specifically because of this color variety. When you stain the wood, you run the risk of giving it a uniform appearance. If that is not the direction your wine cellar design is headed, then you need to keep the wood unstained. Another advantage of not staining the wood is that it retains a more natural look. For those who want to keep that old-country charm in their wine cellars, this is the way to do it.

Now let’s talk about stained wine racks. When you are seeking to achieve a specific theme for your wine cellar, stains and finishes can certainly do that for you. For example, if you want a more modern appeal, you can go for much darker stain options. WCI’s Midnight Black Stain is one of the popular choices for that. If you prefer something really clean but distinct, try the Whitewash or Opaque White Stain. And if you’re the traditional type, the Classic Mahogany or Light Danish Stain can deliver just that. Another great thing about staining your racks is that it can refresh the look of your entire wine cellar. You won’t need a full-blown renovation. Just changing up the stain and/or finish can do wonders. Last but not the least, this is the best way to achieve a uniform look for your wine racks.

This brings us back to our earlier question: stained or unstained, which side are you on? It really all boils down to style preference! It’s a win-win situation, no matter what side you’re on. ^_^

 

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.~

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Why “Second-Hand” Racks Are A-Okay

April 24th, 2019

The word “preloved” has become quite iconic in the fashion industry. From clothes to shoes, and of course, designer bags, owning something preloved has become the “in” thing. But when it comes to wine cellars, is this concept also acceptable? Are owning second-hand racks okay? Our answer: yes, it’s a-okay! We can give you several really good reasons why:

Second-hand racks are money savers!

One, second-hand racks are huge money savers…

This goes without saying. In fact, here at WCI, we have a specific product catalogue for what we call our “factory seconds.” This happens occasionally when a rack is manufactured with an extra knot in the wood or was stained a wrong color. It can also be that the order was cancelled half way through production or becomes discontinued due to lack of popularity. Essentially, the racks are still brand new. There is certainly nothing wrong with them, especially in terms of quality. It’s just purely due to these unavoidable circumstances that they cannot be sold at their regular prices. The units are all very attractive and sturdy pieces of wood wine storage, but marked down to move out at a quicker rate. When we say marked down, we mean like a really deep discount!

You can get custom racks from these factory seconds!

Two, some second-hand racks are actually custom orders…

If you desire custom racking but cannot afford that hefty price tag, checking out the factory seconds catalogue comes highly recommended. There is a great chance you’ll stumble on custom orders that have been abandoned. The reasons can range from minimal mistakes in the stain or finish option, racking dimensions, or something similar. Since the original client isn’t up to it anymore, the racks need to be sold at a lower price. Otherwise, they will eat up the storage space meant for other product orders. Here at WCI, we’ve had lucky customers who were able to snag these custom wine racks. Like they say, one man’s trash (and don’t take this literally!) is another man’s treasure.

Build a brand new wine cellar with second-hand racks!

Three, you can build a brand new cellar with second-hand racks…

This is especially beneficial for first-time wine cellar owners. You can have a spanking new wine cellar while saving tons of dollars, thanks to these discounted racks. Take note that they are not even “used” wine racks at all. They are in perfectly mint condition that will last for years and years to come. If you are a newbie with a relatively small but growing collection, this is one of the best alternatives to avoid spending big bucks. You’ll also be pleased to know that WCI actually has an entire showroom stocked with our factory seconds. If you live locally or are in the Cincinnati area, all you need to do is set up an appointment to check our stuff out. ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #426: Vintner Series Debuts in Alaska

April 23rd, 2019

Being in this business for nearly 30 years, we can say with confidence that our products and services have become even more accessible than before. We have experienced wine cellar design consultants in the various states who can assist in the many facets of your wine cellar project. Today’s Tech Tuesday is a terrific example of that! Cast your peepers on this gorgeous wine cellar that was completed for a client in Alaska:

Project #261270
Wood/Series: Vintner/All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 
Where: AK

Wine cellar project in Alaska

Our Vintner Series happily makes its debut in this project designed for an Alaskan client. This is a generously sized wine room that needed to be maximized for the client’s collection. They had a steadily growing one and wanted more than enough space for future acquisitions. So our design team turned to Vintner in order to deliver the desired results. For the racking arrangement, they made sure that there is enough space for both individual and bulk bottle storage. This was conveniently achieved, thanks to the variety of racking styles available.

The image below shows a lot of Individual Bottle Storage units, some Open Diamond Bins with Face Trim,  and Individual Diamond Bins. The cellar also features an Individual Tasting Center with Displays and Case Storage. For the accents, some Quarter Round Displays were incorporated. The racking assembly was finished off with crown moldings, center seam trim, base platforms, and LED lighting accessories. Now notice that the wine cellar utilized floor-to-ceiling racking in order to really maximize the bottle storage space. So in order to facilitate easier organization of the collection, a rolling ladder was included:

Vintner Series floor-to-ceiling wine racks

WCI manufactures wine cellar ladders, as well as step stools. Our rolling ladders come standard in Red Oak with a clear finish. However, like all other WCI products, these can also be custom made to fulfill your specific needs and environment. Our client opted for an unstained rolling ladder to match the unstained All-Heart Redwood wine racks. However, you can choose to stain and/or finish your ladder, depending on your wine cellar’s theme. The only exception is lacquer. WCI does not do lacquer on the ladders, but they can be stained with a clear finish instead. In addition, you can also select from several wood choices. Wood selections such as Birch, Cherry, Maple, Mahogany, White Oak, Lyptus, Alder and Walnut are available for a slight upcharge. *Cheers*

Vintage View Brings Racking Elegance To Another Level

April 22nd, 2019

A “hoppy” Monday to all of you wine cellar fans out there! For sure, you guys had lots of fun during the Easter weekend. And we’re also pretty sure there has been plenty of cork-popping along the way. So let’s keep that good mood going with a motivating blog post. Today, we’re shining the spotlight on our metal wine racks – our Vintage View racks, to be exact:

Vintage View metal racking units

Look at this gorgeous wine storage that was created for one of our clients. It features a wall-mount racking arrangement that covers almost the entire wall space. This was made possible with the Vintage View units. Vintage View is one of the first metal wine racking products that was launched by WCI. It quickly become popular because of it’s space-efficiency and easy to navigate, label-forward system. As you can see from the image above, the labels of the wine bottles are clearly visible. This makes it convenient to organize them and locate the bottles you want to pop open. For those with sizeable collections, this is certainly an advantage. Naturally, this is also a desirable racking method for commercial establishments like wine stores, bars, and restaurants.

One of the most prominent features of this series is that it be easily mounted into the wall surface or in the alternative, displayed floor to ceiling. Yes, that’s right! You can actually utilize the racks in two different ways. If you want to go for the second option, you will need to purchase a Floor to Ceiling Frame separately. This will allow you to showcase your bottles in a floor to ceiling configuration. The bottles will then take on a “floating” appearance which is super attractive. You can check out samples of this kind of layout in our photo galleries. The floor to ceiling displays work extremely well with glass-enclosed wine cellars. It definitely brings racking elegance to another level! Take note that our Vintage View metal wine racks come available in four different finishes. Added to that, they also come in single deep, double deep, and triple deep storage options. The racks are designed to hold standard sized wine bottles when mounted 7.5 inches apart. But by tweaking and mounting at 5.5 inches apart, the racks can also accommodate split-sized bottles. ^_^

 

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. ^_^

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Dare To Be Different With Your Wine Rack Styles

April 17th, 2019

Tired of the same, uniform look for your racking arrangement? Or is it your very first wine cellar project and you want something completely unique? Then maybe it’s time to dare to be different with your wine rack styles. There are styles out there that can really up your wine cellar game. Some are modern and bold, yet still exuding an elegant appeal. Others are sophisticated, but still with that necessary traditional touch. There are also those that are quirky and can add so much character to your wine cellar. We’ve put together some favorite picks for you guys to check out:

Grain + Rod Panels

Try out these Grain + Rod panels…

Wall-mount wine racks have become super popular in the recent years. They are easy to install, space-efficient, and come in so many designs. Of course, it also helps that you can mount them anywhere in your home. One of the most recent wall wine racking products here at WCI is the Grain + Rod panels. They actually come in two configurations: the Grain + Rod Cork Forward Panels and the Label Forward Panels. This is probably the ultimate in modular wine walls. The metal and wood wine rack board combines Vintage View’s award-wining design with a simple, elegant American wood mounting system. Moreover, the rack mounts to any wall surface, even drywall, in minutes. These panels will also make for terrific accent pieces in combination with other wine storage units.

Rotating Wine Cradle from Vintner

Step it up with the Rotating Wine Cradle…

Rotating wine displays are quite popular as a design concept. But it seems we see more of them in commercial wine establishments, rather than residential cellars. But there’s no reason why you can’t have one in yours! It’s especially the case with the Rotating Wine Cradle from our Vintner Series. This beautiful wine display comes in 3-foot and 4-foot height options. That means you can easily work it into even a smaller-sized wine cellar. The cradles can be used in a number of ways, as stand-alone displays or by mixing and matching with other wine racks. They can even serve as end tables!

Our Echelon Wave wine racks

Make a statement with Wave Wine Racks…

True to their namesake, wave wine racks are designed to emulate the flowy silhouette of waves. This makes for the creation of a very unique racking assembly. Here at WCI, we already launched our version of these flowy units: our Echelon Wave Wine Racks. They come in 6, 12 and 24 bottle configurations and are perfect for the kitchen bench, tabletop, or bar area. The racks are crafted from extruded aluminum with a natural stain anodized finish – architectural grade. They sport a sleek look that definitely spell “luxury,” owing to the quality of the materials. ^_^

 

Technical Tuesday Episode #426: Wine And Entertainment With Vintner

April 16th, 2019

What’s better than enjoying a bottle of wine? How about a bottle of wine and some entertainment to boot – all in the same space. We completed a wine cellar for a client in Oregon that delivers the goods! Check out this fantastic project that combines wine and games in a convenient way:

Project #292049
Wood/Series: Vintner/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1152
Where: OR

Vintner in Premium Redwood

The client had ample space in their home for a formal wine cellar. They also had a growing collection which needed enough space to include future acquisitions. But of course, they also wanted to stay within budget. So in order to meet these wine storage needs, our design team went with the Vintner Series for this project. In particular, the racking arrangement was comprised mostly of Vintner units in Premium Redwood. Thanks to the variety of racking designs afforded by Vintner, this generous racking arrangement was realized. This cellar can hold up to a little over 1100 bottles:

Midnight Black Stain on Premium Redwood

So here you can see Individual Bottle Storage racks, some Rectangular Bins, and a Tasting Center with Open Diamond Bins below. These provided for tons of bottle storage space for the client’s collection. But our team also put in another notable addition to the cellar: some Vintage View metal wine racks. Instead of the wall-mount units, the floor-to-ceiling configuration was chosen. This allowed for a “floating” appearance for some of the wine bottles. We love how this worked so well with the glass panels and lighting fixtures. The wine cellar is not only spacious, but now sports very elegant ambiance as well:

"Floating" bottles on Vintage View racks

Now here is a great shot of the adjoining entertainment/game room. It’s all decked out with a television and a billiard table. Can you imagine just how much fun the family and friends of our client will have here? They can enjoy game night with a glass of wine or two…or even three or more! This concept definitely worked so well for our clients and it was a pleasure to bring both wine and entertainment together for them. How about you, wine cellar fans? Would this kind of set-up work for you as well? Let us know your thoughts on this project by sharing them in the comments below. *Cheers*

The adjoining game room!

Why Grand Mahogany Wood Option Is Worth The Money

April 15th, 2019

There are lots of wood options to choose from for your custom wine cellar project. In fact, there are such a healthy selection of wood types that it can get confusing. What kind of wood would work best with your desired theme? Would your preference be commercially available? More importantly, will your wood option be worth the money you’ll putting out? Well, here’s one thing our experienced wine cellar consultants can assure you: Grand Mahogany wood option IS worth it!

Stunning racking arrangement

Grand Mahogany is the most recent addition to WCI’s stock wood options. It’s considered as one of the top five best choices for custom wine cellar projects. Grand Mahogany is a plantation grown hardwood that is extremely attractive. It is blessed with a uniform color, with just a few slight variations ranging from medium to pale pink. The wood also sports a moderately coarse grain pattern. For the most part, the grain pattern is straight. However, you will notice that it is slightly interlocked in some cases. This contributes to the beautiful texture and character of the wood, particularly when it is stained. This completed project by our client presents a wonderful illustration of the same. Check out this stunning racking arrangement, in Grand Mahogany x Midnight Black Stain combo:Grand Mahogany wood option

Now this versatile wood is actually comparable to sapele and cherry with it’s hardness, density, and grain texture. As far as its durability and stability, is concerned, it can also match up to sapele, hard maple, or cherry. You will find that as the wood ages, it becomes even more attractive, especially in its unstained state. But of course, for those with a specific wine cellar theme in mind, stains and finishes are the way to go. This completed project by our client is a wonderful example of that. They wanted something a bit more contemporary, but still with a traditional touch. The bold stain option combined with the light countertops definitely delivered that:

Midnight Black Stain on Grand Mahogany racks

Here’s a closer look at the racking assembly. Grand Mahogany is great to work with, as far as the manufacturing process goes. But it does cost a bit more compared to other wood types, such as Rustic Pine. The uniform color and relatively clear grade of the wood are some of the bigger reasons for this. Grand Mahogany may have a moderately coarse grain pattern, but it does not sport knots or streaks. Whether stained or unstained, the wood is pristine. So if you are going for a bold, modern, luxurious and/or sophisticated themes for your wine cellar, THIS is the wood for you. ^_^

Bold, modern and sophisticated wine cellar

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.~

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Casual And Cozy Feel To Your Wine Cellar

April 10th, 2019

Do you want your wine cellar to also be a spot for hanging out with family and friends? Like having a pre-dinner drink or two in an informal, low-key gathering? Or just having a place to chill and chat during a slow weekend. In that case, your wine cellar needs to have a welcoming ambiance. We’re talking about that casual and cozy feel that will really ease your guests into great convos. If that’s the atmosphere you’re aiming for, here are some concepts to try out:

Consider a wine tasting station

Consider putting a wine tasting station…

A tasting area in your wine cellar will make for a terrific spot to gather and talk. If you have a generous amount of space, also consider putting in a peninsula. You can combine this with Wine Bottle Waterfall racking units. Then, you can add some bar stools, just like in your kitchen island. But if you have a more compact space to work with, a tasting table will work. Check out our Wine Barrel Table as well as 108-Bottle Tasting Table from our Vintner Series. For medium-sized wine cellars, we recommend putting in a countertop. This can serve multiple purposes. You can use it as a prep station, a wet bar, as well as a place to serve some yummy tidbits.

Set a warm and inviting mood with lighting accents…

The right lighting accessories can really change the mood of your wine cellar. If you’re going for a warm and inviting atmosphere, low profile IC Can Downlights or recessed LED Downlights can give you that. They are eco-friendly and will help highlight your wine collection as well. If you have some stained glass or other similar decorative applications, then try some fluorescent slimlites. They will enhance the stained glass artwork and make the colors really pop. That will help set a happy and welcoming tone that your guests will love.

Set the mood with lighting accents

Choose muted and/or earthy palettes…

Since you want a casual and cozy aura, it’s best to stuck to muted or earthy shades in your wine cellar. For example, you can go for unstained wine racks or staining them with lighter colors. Our picks are our Light Danish Stain and Classic Mahogany Stain options. But we also recommend trying out the Whitewash and Opaque Stain. The “white” finish will give your wine cellar that warm, cottage-like feel. You can also go for the Gray Wash Stain which combines traditional and modern touches. ^_^

Top Reasons For Choosing A Glass-Enclosed Wine Cellar Design

April 8th, 2019

No doubt about it, a glass-enclosed wine cellar is one of the most sought-after designs. Whether it’s a professionally constructed wine cellar or a DIY one, the glass element always works. So what is the reason for this style’s popularity? Well, we’re giving you top reasons (not just one) for choosing to go with a glass-enclosed wine cellar. Read on and find out!

The timeless appeal is incomparable…

Glass is a very versatile material to work with. It can go with just about anything. It has that “elegance” factor that can enhance the inherent beauty of other materials. Take for example this gorgeous project below. It’s a relatively simple layout for a wine cellar. The wood wine racks are unstained and the arrangement is space-efficient. You can say it’s pretty much a standard design. But look at how stunning is has become with the addition of the glass panels. Enclosing the wine cellar really made the racking stand out. Also, the lighting accessories worked very well with the glass-enclosed space:

Beautiful glass-enclosed cellar

It can be built anywhere in the home…

Another big advantage with a glass-enclosed wine storage is that you can have it anywhere in your home. Just think about it! You can install it in your dining area or kitchen. But you can also have one in your living area. You can convert seemingly useless spaces in your home to accommodate your collection. Some examples are unused closets, empty rooms, and even that corner under the stairs. But that’s not all! You can actually build a glass-enclosed cellar in your living area. Check out this video of a unique install that illustrates this concept. You will be wonderfully surprised at how creative a racking arrangement can get.

It will keep your bottles in peak taste condition…

A glass-enclosed wine cellar can perfectly emulate ideal storage conditions. Naturally, you will have to install the right wine cellar cooling unit inside. But that aside, the glass will be able to maximize refrigeration and humidification benefits. That means you can actually save on maintenance costs. Here at WCI, our glass wall specs were carefully considered to help keep your wines in peak taste condition. Our glass panes are 1/2″ thick and seals are utilized on the top, bottom and sides of the entry door. In addition, glass panes are joined using a clear silicone bead, creating a seamless connection. ^_^