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  1. Making It Perfectly Clear: Considerations for Wine Cellar Windows

    Making It Perfectly Clear: Considerations for Wine Cellar Windows

    I have two examples I want to share with everyone currently planning on building a wine cellar.  Whether new construction, a remodel or an addition to the home, it is important to review all aspects of construction with a wine cellar specialist.  These two examples both have to do with heat load and wine cellar windows. The first example is...
  2. Dining Room Nook Becomes Wine Cellar

    Dining Room Nook Becomes Wine Cellar

    Creating the “Modern” Wine Cellar You’ve finally bought that house of your dreams and that 200 bottle Eurocave just can’t satisfy your desire to grow that wine collection.  Where are you going to build your personal wine cellar?  What about the 7 ft by 30 inch deep nook in your dining room?  Sure, we must consider how to cool the...
  3. The Wine Cellar: New favorite room

    The Wine Cellar: New favorite room

    Before - The Cellar After - The Cellar   The Stan Story Stan's basement was a room fit for lawn equipment, a ladder and boxes filled with holiday decorations, but hardly a place to properly cellar over 2500 bottles of wine.  Wine is a delicate matter here at Vintage Cellars and cellaring wine at an improper temperature in an...
  4. A Vintage Cellars Custom Wine Cellar in the Wine Spectator

    A Vintage Cellars Custom Wine Cellar in the Wine Spectator

    Vintage Cellars just had a unique custom wine cellar featured in the Wine Spectator. Actually, Jeff Strauss of the Pamplemousse in Solana Beach, Ca was the true feature of the article, but it was a Vintage Cellars design and build. This was a totally unique custom wine cellar project. There are curved display features, 3 rows of high reveal display...
  5. Custom Wine Cellar Photo Tour

    Custom Wine Cellar Photo Tour

    Sometimes, even the best-chosen words fall short.  When you're talking about some of the incredible wine cellars that Vintage Cellars has designed in the past, the pictures really are worth a thousand words.  Today, rather than waxing philosophical about wine tasting or discussing at length the benefits of wines from a particular climate, let's take a pictorial tour of some...
  6. Vintage Cellars Featured in Wine Spectator!

    Vintage Cellars Featured in Wine Spectator!

    Vintage Cellars was delighted to be featured in Wine Spectator's November 30th issue (on sale now). The article featured Vintage Cellars wine cellar projects in Escondido and San Diego, one of which is pictured above in high resolution. More from the article (click for larger images): The Gilliland's 750-bottle wine cellar in San Diego, completed in '09, features large-format storage...
  7. Featured in Wine Spectator: The Gilliland Wine Cellar

    Featured in Wine Spectator: The Gilliland Wine Cellar

    Three Vintage Cellars custom wine cellar projects were recently featured in Wine Spectator magazine. You can click that link to see the original article; in this post we are focusing on the details of one of the cellars. Click the photos for larger versions. The Gilliland wine cellar in San Diego, built in 2009, was designed to be the focal...
  8. Cellar Space for Wine Cases

    Cellar Space for Wine Cases

    If purchased by the case, most people want to keep their wines stored in their original cases.  Unpacking and storing identical bottles on regular racks can be a waste of precious bottle space.  Therefore, if you plan to purchase wine by the case, it’s important that your wine cellar be able to accommodate wine cases.  Because wine cases vary in...
  9. Meet Our New Custom Cellar Design Request Form!

    Meet Our New Custom Cellar Design Request Form!

    Have you always dreamed of having your own wine cellar? Or, if you're new to collecting, is your cabinet filling up faster than you expected? It might be time to look into building a custom wine cellar—and Vintage Cellars is the exact right place to come. Use the new Custom Cellar Design Request form, easily accessible from our Custom Wine...
  10. Custom Accents for Wine Cellars: Artwork

    Custom Accents for Wine Cellars: Artwork

    Collectors building custom wine cellars often struggle with a question: "How do I make my wine cellar reflect me?" Wine is your true passion, so you want your wine cellar to be more than just rows and rows of bottles. You want it to reflect your personal style, and say a little something about you and your love of wine...
  11. Custom Accents for Wine Cellars: Fontenay Flooring

    Custom Accents for Wine Cellars: Fontenay Flooring

    Beautiful Cooperage floor from Fontenay Looking to add a subtle, yet show-stopping accent to your wine cellar? Consider a gorgeous, custom wood floor...made entirely from reclaimed barrels and tanks. Fontenay, the world's original source of reclaimed wine barrel flooring, installs one-of-a-kind wood flooring that tells a story of winemaking in the very grain of the wood. Imagine a floor...
  12. Vintage Cellars Wins Customer Satisfaction Award

    Vintage Cellars Wins Customer Satisfaction Award

    Every year, the design website Houzz.com selects from its long list of contractors and designers to award professionals for outstanding customer service. This year, that award went to Vintage Cellars! Houzz selected Vintage Cellars for its "Best Of Houzz" 2013 award based on our excellent customer reviews given by their users, which number more than 11 million each month. Users rates...
  13. Featured Project: Contemporary La Costa Wine Cellar

    Featured Project: Contemporary La Costa Wine Cellar

    Curious about the process of building a wine cellar start-to-finish? Today we're showcasing a new 800 bottle contemporary wine cellar we built in La Costa, California. The client, Don, presented us with a challenge: convert a study in his new home into a wine cellar with a unique design. Read on to find out how we did it. The Client...
  14. Custom Cellar Inspiration

    Custom Cellar Inspiration

    Vintage Cellars' specialty is custom wine cellar designs. All wine cellars have to have functionality, of course. Racking and a cooling system are the bones any wine cellar must be built on. But when building a custom wine cellar, most clients have something more in mind than just mere functionality. Beyond storing their wine in perfect conditions for aging, a...
  15. Custom Cellar: Poppa's Wine and Spirits

    Custom Cellar: Poppa's Wine and Spirits

    Poppa’s Wine & Spirits in Oxford, Mississippi had a business plan: to become the most high-end wine shop in the state. Poppa’s owners set off on an extensive search to find the perfect company to bring their vision to life. Finally, Poppa’s owners found Vintage Cellars online, and saw that we offer commercial wine racking, and also free designs. They...
  16. Custom Wine Storage Design Ideas

    Custom Wine Storage Design Ideas

    Thinking of having custom wine storage built, but overwhelmed by design options? You're not alone. With dozens of materials and styles available for everything from flooring to wine racks, finding a place to start can be overwhelming. To get your creativity jump-started, here are five of our favorite custom wine storage design ideas: by Vintage Cellars We're crazy for this...
  17. Custom Cellar: Chino Hills

    Custom Cellar: Chino Hills

    Once in a while, the team at Vintage Cellars gets to take part in a unique custom wine cellar project with one of our clients. We always enjoy getting to stretch our creative minds while solving client needs. One of the ways a client with custom cellar needs can find us is through Houzz.com. After browsing our previous work for other...
  18. Converting a Closet into a Wine Cellar

    Converting a Closet into a Wine Cellar

    You'd love to build a wine cellar in your house to accommodate your growing collection in style. But the only place it could possibly go is a small closet. Can this tiny space be converted to a wine cellar? If done properly, many small spaces, even closets, can be converted into wine cellars. Check out this wine cellar for proof ...

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