Building and accommodating appropriate wine storage for our commercial and residential customers is our passion. Wine is a one-of-a-kind beverage that deserves of all the attention it gets from genuine wine connoisseurs. We support wine hobbies such as wine collecting by ensuring that wine has …
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Wine cellar construction is our passion at Rosehill Wine Cellars. Much of the satisfaction we derive from our work is in sharing little known facts. Only about 2% of wines sold are meant to be aged. The other 98% are intended for immediate consumption. Wine …
Building a wine cellar is a labour of love and it’s important to ensure that it’s done properly. At Rosehill Wine Cellars we have many years of successful custom wine cellar design and construction expertise to draw on.
When planning your cellar, the most important thing to consider is proper insulation. Resources should also be set aside for a quality cooling unit – even if initially you simply want a passive cellar, you should still determine during the construction phase which cooling unit could be installed. Go ahead and create the necessary fittings to allow the cooling unit to be installed in the future.
A wine cellar’s insulation/vapour barrier works opposite to regular home construction as you want to keep the cold air in the cellar – so take the time to ensure you fully understand this construction stage. At Rosehill, we prefer spray foam insulation in our cellars for both insulation and reduction of moisture levels. While windows and doors are popular in cellars, they provide little R value – ensure you select the sealed thermal pane option. Doors should be exterior grade with weather-stripping on all four sides.
Racks should be chosen according to your collecting style and budget. There is a wide variety of racking available on the market. Try our “Design Your Wine Cellar” wizard for racking layout assistance.
Other construction details to consider are:
- the location of the cellar
- the climate you live in
- the temperature you desire your cellar to keep
- recurrent vibrations within chosen area (furnace, motors, etc)
- … and more
Our complete Wine Cellar Construction Tips document (PDF format) is available here.
Take a minute to visit our photo gallery and enjoy a virtual tour of one of our wine cellars.
Then give us a call or send an email, your wine deserves a good home.
“I purchased my cellar from Rosehill about a year and half ago while we were building our home. I worked with Sue – thank you Sue! Her design recommendations made all the difference. The product is phenomenal. Here is a picture of the finished cellar.” …