Restaurant Wine Racks, Restaurant Wine Storage, & Hospitality
What do Morton’s, Del Frisco’s, Fig & Olive,
Eddie Merlot's, and Jeff Ruby Steakhouses
have in common?
Excellent cuisine, wine and racking from
Wine Cellar Innovations!
Special care is essential in selecting a wine cellar cooling unit for restaurants and other similar establishments. It is imperative to choose a unit that is correctly sized for the restaurant wine rack storage needs. Storage conditions should be as close to 55-58 F for temperature and 55-75% relative humidity as much as possible.
White storage vs Red storage: We have specialized cooling systems that offer different configurations with the Serving Temperature option. Choose from Through-The-Wall, Ducted, and Split systems to suit the restaurant wine storage cooling needs. Ask us for details!
Restaurant Wine Cellars - Unstained Examples
"I used Wine Cellar Innovations in designing and constructing our state of the art wine cellar. The result was a great success to the wine program in exposing the guests to the wine and promoting wine awareness and consumption.
Thank you WCI."
- Chef Vik Silberberg -
The Celestial Restaurant, Mount Adams, Cincinnati
Every restaurant has its own unique way of catering to its customers. Where serving wine is concerned, each restaurant wine cellar should also be built to accommodate the kind of storage it needs. There are several considerations, from the size of the restaurant's wine merchandise, restaurant wine cooler, or down to the available space for wine storage, and of course, the design. Some restaurants feel the need for visible storage of their wine bottles. Others prefer storage at the back of the establishment. And there are also those that would want to have the best of both worlds. That's why the initial planning stages are very important. These examples show off restaurants with unstained wood as the main offering in their dining room.
Restaurant Wine Display - Stained Examples
"I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Wine Cellar Innovations. The huge selection of wood, color, finish, and design options gave us complete freedom to design around the space we had to work with. The most important thing is the WOW factor when people come into our store and the first thing they ask is where did you get the racks? Enough Said. Cheers!"- Keller Ford / Primo Vino Cape Girardeau, MO
When customers visit a high-end restaurant, they have a certain expectation about their drink of choice. Displaying eye-catching wine cellars helps pique their interest about your wine list and helps sell more product. We have many examples of stained wood wine cellars in this section. Be sure to click through all of our photo examples and contact us for any questions you may have. If you like the featured photo of Del Frisco's, they had limited space and used their wine cellar as a divider of their seating. There was no refrigeration used but features many beautiful wine bottles. Or, if you have limited space, think about using wine refrigerated restaurant wine cabinets, such as our Wine Sentinel which is a great alternative for smaller spaces. We have options for any configuration and are happy to work with you to explore them.
Restaurant Commercial Metal Racking
"Aesthetically, the wine cellars are attractive and great. Absolutely they help sell more wine. With two featured wine cellars, the people in the wine bars and dining room get to look at them. They are a showpiece and they look fantastic."
- Jonathan H, Eddie Merlot's, Bloomfield, MI
In terms of the wine cellar design, let's say the restaurant wine rack design is gearing more towards a contemporary look with emphasis on metal and glass elements. These examples go over uses of metal wine racking. Remember that care has to be taken that the proper wine cellar conditions are always maintained. If using glass, the panels have to be of the appropriate quality and correctly sealed. Otherwise, condensation might occur on the outside. Never forget that extreme changes in temperature and humidity levels can be very detrimental to the wine bottles. So making sure the planning stages are ironed out prior to actual construction work is vital.
Sales of wine in wine shops, grocery stores, and other establishments have double digit value & and volume growth in many price points. (Fredrikson, 2016)
"Loving my racks from Wine Cellar Innovations! And the customers at my wine bar are in awe when they walk in the door." - John Faneris
~ Rustic Kitchen Market & Cafe ~
Wine bars these days are more than places to go and have a drink or two. A wine bar has now become a place where one can let their inner wine connoisseur break free. That's why the wine merchandise isn't just there for one to just pay for and drink. These wine bottles are there to be savored because people are looking for an "experience" and not just mere popping another bottle open. That being said, wine bars have now taken to showcasing their collection for the customers' benefit which means creating the most suitable bottle storage is essential. A pre-construction inventory is highly recommended because the wine storage should be flexible enough to accommodate not just the current bottles but future acquisitions as well.
Wine Lockers are "prestigious" and popular at country clubs, steakhouses, and resorts. There is a limited supply and often a waiting list. (Sweeney, 2016)
Club dining rooms are seen as being extremely important as amenities for club members where wine menus can be shown to increase sales without raising regular meal menu prices. (Thacker, 2017)
Country Clubs, Resorts, Hospitality
"WCI was instrumental in delivering quality wine racks and personal storage lockers. The wine racks enable us to display the thousands of wine bottles showing the labels we offer and present them in an organized and inviting way to our customers. The installation went smooth with a professional and clean installer. We recommend WCI to anyone wanting quality racking at affordable prices." - David Schutz - All Corked Up
It's pretty amazing how wine influence has grown over time. From the comforts of the home to the glamour and sophistication of fine dining in restaurants, and yes, to country clubs, steakhouses, resorts, and more. Having a glass of wine has steadily become an anticipated activity in these places as well. Take a look at country clubs today! More and more of them have incorporated wine lockers as part of their members' privileges. Country club members with a passion for wine can now store their favorite labels safely and end the day on a high note with a glass or two. It also gives individuals better opportunities to socialize and broaden their wine tasting experience with others who share the same passions. In fact, wine lockers have become so popular over the years that there is a limited supply and often a waiting list for them. And that's not all. The presence of wine in these venues have also been shown to increase sales without raising the regular menu prices. Enjoy these examples of wine lockers in clubs around the nation.
The U.S. has been the world's largest wine market since 2010. "Results show steady growth... The outlook is still positive because it is expected that 2018 will continue to see steady growth pattern of previous years, at around a 2% increase in U.S. wine sales value." - Master of Wine Professor Liz Thach (Thach, 2017)
Thatch, L (2017) Overview of the US Wine Industry.
Thacker, K (2017) Country Club Demographic Trends
Sweeney, E (2016) Inside the secret world of wine lockers. Boston Globe.