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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…

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…

Wine Cellar Construction Basics    

Wine Cellar Construction Basics    

Wine Racks from Rosehill for your wine cellar.
Wine racks in a wine cellar from Rosehill Wine Cellars.

A wine cellar can only be the perfect environment for wine storage if it’s properly designed and built.  As a complementary service, the experts at Rosehill Wine Cellars provide helpful wine cellar construction tips.   All of the essential equipment is available from Rosehill, as well as cooling units and cellar wine racks. There are actually many details that go into making the right construction decisions for a particular cellar, which is why there are no guarantees with do-it-yourself advice. Factors such as the climate in which you you live, the temperature you want your cellar to be, and the wine cellar location in the house determine various details of construction. With this in mind, some helpful wine cellar construction basics are listed below.

Wine Cellar Location Guidelines

The best place for a wine cellar is below grade, in the basement. If there is at least one outside wall in the cellar, it is best that be where there is the least sunlight, which is the northeast corner. If a cellar has no external walls, it can actually be located anywhere under a roof. Unused crawl spaces are often considered, when seeking a viable location. Crawl spaces are, however, too cold in wintertime and too hot in the summer, depending on geographic location.

Cellar Design and Wine Racking

A great approach to designing your wine storage space is to determine the wine racking before construction begins. You can proportion the wine cellar walls to the precise size of your wine racking layout. This will give the finished product a custom feel. Visit our different wine racking systems at Rosehill Wine Cellars. Options include Modular, Custom, Premium, and VintageView racks. We have racking and wine storage systems to fit every style and a range of budgets.

Vapour Barrier & Insulation

Included in construction is a vapour barrier, which is very important. The vapour barrier is a thin layer of permeable material that prevents moisture from damaging the fabric of a building. The material is usually polyethylene sheeting, and it is added during construction. The sheeting must be positioned on the correct side. Construction principles for a wine cellar are different from regular home construction. The vapour barrier in a wine cellar is incorporated within the insulation, which is within the walls, ceiling, and, as needed, the floor.

Walls & Ceiling

For the walls and ceiling of a wine cellar, moisture resistant drywall can be used. Baseboards aren’t needed behind wine racking. Finish drywall to the floor, and prime and paint walls and ceiling with latex-based paint.

Wine Cellar Door

A solid exterior-grade door at least 1 ¾” thick with threshold and weather stripping is recommended for the wine cellar door. Glass doors and windows are popular for wine cellars, but they offer poor insulation. If glass doors are used, they must have at least double-paned tempered glass.

Wine Cooling Systems

You can count on the experts at Rosehill Wine Cellars providing you with the specifications for the perfect wine cooling unit for the size of your wine cellar.

Storing and Pouring Large Format Wine Bottles

Storing and Pouring Large Format Wine Bottles

Standard wine racks hold standard sized wine bottles (750 ml), and they make no considerations for large format wine bottles that are now so popular with wine lovers.  Cellar designers have to make their own remedies. Modern wine cellars include wine racks that accommodate larger…

4 Benefits of Adding Large Format Wine Storage to your Wine Cellar 

4 Benefits of Adding Large Format Wine Storage to your Wine Cellar 

Large format wine bottles offer notable benefits over standard 750mL bottles, making large format wine storage important. The standard size, equal to about six glasses of wine, is by far and away the most commonly distributed wine. Perhaps surprisingly, the standard wine bottle is only one…

Wine Racks 101

Wine Racks 101

A custom wine cabinet by Rosehill Wine Cellars.

Every wine lover with a growing wine collection should become familiar with options in modular wine racks.  Although they can add beauty, class, whimsy, or elegance to your home or wine cellar, first and foremost, wine racks are functional. They can be small or large, metal or wood, and costly or affordable. In our catalog, you can see many different option for custom wine racks.

The Function of a Wine Rack

The primary function of a wine rack is to ensure that your wine is properly stored, to protect peak characteristics. Wine racks keep bottles of wine in the correct orientation, so that the cork stays wet. If the cork is not in contact with the wine inside, it can dry out. A shriveled cork allows too much oxygen into the bottle and results in undesirable oxidation that spoils the flavor of the wine. The following are more functions of wine racks:

·       Wine racks also help to reduce the amount of lighting on the bottles.

·       Proper temperature control for each bottle is easier when they are stored on wine racks.

·       Identifying your bottles can be easier when you organize them in a wine rack. You can hang labels on them or use software to keep up with the location of each bottle in your wine collection.

·       If you enjoy collecting oversized bottles of wine, you can choose wine racks built to accommodate various sizes. The large bottles of wine can serve as a reminder that wine racks must also be sturdy enough to hold the full weight of all bottles placed on it. It’s important to buy wine racks from a reputable source.

Types of Wine Racks

There are many types of wine racks to choose from, with styles available for all types of décor. Classic styles available from Rosehill Wine Cellars include 7-foot and 6.1-foot wood wine racks in Pine, Premium Redwood, or Malaysian Mahogany. These allow for wine to be showcased in angle displays and there are also individual bottle storage spaces in which wine bottles are completely submerged. More examples of options in racks for wine follow:

  • An “Evolution Wine Rack” is a free-standing wine rack with acrylic support panels and steel rods.
  • Designed for commercial and retail use, there are freestanding metal wine racks. For maximum product exposure, greater capacity in limited space, and convenient consumer access, there are Vintage View Island Displays and Point of Purchase commercial wine racks.
  • African Mahogany Wood retail wine racks designed for commercial use feature free-standing wine racks, an island display, and presentation perches.
  • A modern wine rack ideal for home use has a peg system, which displays wine bottles so that they appear to be floating. These are sold with or without backings. This system is often used with back lighting. The boards can include colored aluminum, wood, stainless steel, or acrylic.

Custom Wine Racks

The beauty of custom wine racks in a wine cellar is that you can choose a design that best suits your preferences for collecting wine. Whichever type of wine rack you need for your collection, Rosehill Wine Cellars has you covered.