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Tips for Luxury Design in Wine Racking for the Home

Tips for Luxury Design in Wine Racking for the Home

Behold a proud wine collector’s new cellar showcase. See how every wine bottle’s paper label is clearly displayed? The bottles are presented here like proud works of art. Imagine how fun it would be, or perhaps how overwhelming it could be, to come here each 

Wine Racking Storage in a Wine Cabinet

Wine Racking Storage in a Wine Cabinet

Wine cabinets are good solutions for oenophiles in urban settings with no access to a proper cellar spaces. If you have a limited space in your house, apartment or condo, or in your office space at work,  a wine cabinet could be the ideal solution.  

Wine Cellar Design Includes Security Features

Wine Cellar Design Includes Security Features

A secure lock is part of wine cellar design.
Wine cellar design includes security measures. (Photo: Rosehill Wine Cellars Walk-in Wine Cooler)

Security is a crucial feature of wine cellar design, since the purpose of the space is to protect your wine collection. When it comes to wine, the top elements of security are achieved by providing an environment with the correct temperature, storage racks, etc. The security features discussed below also include the kind that keep unwanted guests from helping themselves to your wine collection, whether a thief or an uncle who partakes a bit too freely of O-be-joyful.

Theft Prevention

Your wine cellar door and the lock on it are the primary lines of defense against theft. The door also serves the dual purpose of protecting the unique environment that preserves wine. You can choose from a vast selection of fully customizable wine cellar doors. Materials include glass and the wood of your choice, along with the type of stain. Ornamental doors are available, as well. The doors should have a reliable lock and create an adequate seal that maintains the desired temperature and overall environment in the wine cellar. You can choose electronic locks or more traditional locks.

For more advanced monitoring of your wine cellar, you can have external sensors that activate video recordings of activity around your wine cellar or wine cabinet. Mobile features make it possible to check on your wine collection wherever you are.

Extra Layers of Security

Additional security inside your wine cellar can be achieved with a cabinet that locks. A cabinet can enhance wine cellar design while providing you with an extra measure of security for your finest, most expensive wines. Locksets should be requested when ordering wine cabinets.

You can also choose to have wine rack lockers installed above the wine racks, so that the most valuable vintages have additional security.

Environmental Threats

The environmental conditions in a wine cellar provide the best protection for the investment you’ve made in your wine collection. Why bother with locks if the wine isn’t kept in optimal conditions? Wine needs to be protected from sunlight and UV rays caused by certain types of lighting. The temperature range is very specific for wine, and continuous fluctuations in temperature must be eliminated. Wine cellar cooling units from top manufacturers

Systems are available that will send you an alert if the temperature in the wine cellar moves out of the set range.

Rosehill Wine Cellars for the Best in Wine Cellar Design

The experts at Rosehill Wine Cellars specialize in all things related to wine cellars, including wine cellar design that provides a secure environment for your collection. Contact Rosehill today by calling 1-888-253-6807.

7 Things you May Not Know about Wine Rack Kits

7 Things you May Not Know about Wine Rack Kits

Wine rack kits are affordable, high-quality options for setting up home storage for your wine collection. Any true wine lover will set up proper wine storage space, creating the option to buy in bulk and take advantage of other opportunities to cut the cost of 

The Wine Storage-Cork Connection

The Wine Storage-Cork Connection

Wine storage is widely known to be best in cellar-like conditions, but far fewer wine drinkers understand the importance of the cork. The idea behind creating a wine cellar is to provide the perfect environment for wine to be stored so that it ages properly. 

Do you Prefer a Traditional Wine Cellar or Modern Design?

Do you Prefer a Traditional Wine Cellar or Modern Design?

Traditional wine cellar from Rosehill Wine Cellars
Is a traditional wine cellar your style preference?

A practical step involved in building a wine cellar is to determine if a traditional wine cellar has the desired features or if you prefer a modern or transitional style. Other aspects of your custom wine cellar can be left to professionals, as long as builders are experienced with the precise requirements of proper wine storage. For wine cellar construction in Toronto and the surrounding area, contact the experts at Rosehill Wine Cellars. We can create the high-quality modern, transitional, or traditional wine cellar of your dreams. Our inventory includes a broad selection of wine cellar cooling units by top manufacturers as well as wine racks and racking systems that perfectly complement your design choice.

Attributes of a Traditional Wine Cellar

What features do you have in mind for your wine cellar? You lean towards traditional design if you like warm woods intricate in detail. Common attributes of a traditional wine cellar also include natural stone, wood floors, tile, brick, rolling ladders, and barreled ceilings. Wood wine racks may be made with redwood, African Mahogany, Toasted Maple, or another type of rich wood that holds up well in the wine cellar environment.

Features in a Modern Wine Cellar

Modern wine cellars demonstrate a clear departure from the rich woods essential to traditional wine cellars. Features are sleeker, with cleaner lines. If you like a wine cellar with stainless steel, acrylic, and/or frameless glass, a modern cellar is more your style. Modern wine storage is sometimes contained to cabinet space, as opposed to occupying a cellar. An Evolution Series wine rack, for example, is more suited to a modern wine cellar than wooden racks might be.

A Transitional Wine Cellar

If your taste in wine cellars falls somewhere between a modern and a traditional wine cellar, then a hybrid, or ‘transitional design’ might be a better choice.  Transitional styles combines the best features of both a modern and more traditional wine cellar design. For instance, you may want wooden wine cabinets below and metal racks on the upper portion of the walls.

Finishing Touches

No matter the style of your wine cellar, certain features may be chosen to perfect the storage space. Lighting is standard, though you can get as elaborate as you like in highlighting the wine with your lighting system. You can choose to have a tasting nook with or without seating. A sound system is a nice touch, especially if your modern, transitional, or traditional wine cellar is meant to showcase your wine collection for guests.