Everything about wine is an art. From the making of it into the packaging of it and even the showing of it. If you collect bottles over time, you are left with a delightful problem: What do you do with your growing collection? Before you begin saving bottles in the coat cupboard, learn more about the multiple methods of saving, racking and exhibiting your wine. Some systems are prefabricated and can be set up easily; custom storage components may require assistance from a programmer and a carpenter.
Whether small or large, many wine cellars have two or three different styles of racking. A number of these are built for bulk storage, along with others for showing the tag — also known as the vintage — to assist the owners find what they’re looking for and also to showcase the highlights of a personal collection.
From the sparse and modern to the custom and traditional, the great spaces below create the showing and saving of wine really an art.
Jaffa Group Design Build
Prefabricated Wine Storage Systems
The Vintage View racking system is an economical way to store bigger collections of wine. This cellar also uses beautiful recessed spotlighting and natural stone. It is a simple design that creates a major impact. If you are looking to look for a wine cellar with a more transitional appeal, consider the components that make this space so attractive.
Vin de Garde Cellar Systems Inc..
The Nek Rite system is an outstanding Vin De Garde merchandise. This racking system is perfect for those who love a modern and minimalist design. The easy paneling behind, frameless glass enclosure and backlit LED lighting create a statement without all of the pretense and formality of a traditional cellar.
Vin de Garde Cellar Systems Inc..
This is just another Nek Rite storage system in Vin De Garde, used in a warmer, modern setting. Whether you are seeking to do your entire cellar with this racking system or simply use it like a part of your racking, it will be able to help you get that high-end designer look while still letting you tackle the project yourself.
The Reserve wine racking system is just another interesting way to store and display your wine. It is a scalable system that incorporates tag view, demonstration view, standing view and cork view methods of showing off your collection. This system could be set up relatively easily, and added to as your collection expands. This provides you with a lot of versatility and allows you to begin with just a few cases.
Here’s another image of a Reserve wine racking system at work. If you lack a dedicated space for the wine, then a machine in this way can look great while providing heaps of storage; it adheres to any wall in a house.
Alair Homes Charlotte
Combined Custom and Prefabricated Cellar
This is a classic wine cellar that uses prefabricated and custom components. Yet again, the system employed here’s scalable, and probably what you are most used to seeing in a traditional wine cellar. The storage system is constructed of ready-to-order components that come in pine, cherry, redwood and mahogany.
The X-style storage, demonstration view and individual slots make for a fascinating distance, while the prefabricated components help cut down on cost. Notice the way in the image, the arched doorway, stone work, industrial lighting fixture and slate vinyl flooring make these prefabricated bits seem a little more custom.
Charlie Barnett Associates
Custom Wine Storage Systems
when you’ve got a particular look for your wine cellar in mind, consider investing in a custom-built space. Having a great design and a fantastic carpenter, you can build something completely unique.
In this image we see a cellar that seems to actually be an extension of the house. It is not meant to seem old or ultramodern — it’s been assembled to match the requirements of the collector and follows layout cues from the remainder of the space. The large glass panels and wood beams not just seal in the area, but make a sense of understated grandeur. It is not pompous, but it is impressive.
If you intend to add a cellar as part of a larger renovation, then utilizing custom millwork for storage can be a great way to make consistency throughout your home.
This room is not big, but it ties in beautifully with the rest of the custom cabinetry in the surrounding cellar. Details like fitting the wood species, stains and styles of the cabinetry give the entire area a planned and cohesive feel.
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