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Proper Wine Storage in Wine Cellars: Managing Temperature, Humidity, and Vibrations

Proper Wine Storage in Wine Cellars: Managing Temperature, Humidity, and Vibrations

Wine is perishable, so proper wine storage is critical to maintaining its delicate flavour and bouquet. The manner in which wine is stored impacts the way it tastes when served.  Collectors have no control over how their wine was made, but after purchasing the product 

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 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. 

The Best Wood for Wine Cellars

The Best Wood for Wine Cellars

Experts recommend that wine cellar designers choose all the same type of wood when planning and building a wine cellar.

Rosehill Wine Cellars uses the best wood for wine cellars.
Redwood is an excellent wood for wine cellars. Pictured are redwood wine racks, granite counters, and leather floors in a custom wine cellar built by Rosehill Wine Cellars.

Rosehill Wine Cellars offers consumers a wide selection of different  hardwoods, including African Sapele, Black Walnut, Red Oak, White Oak, White Maple, Cherry and more.

Popular selections are All Heart Rosewood,  cherry wood wine rack, and maple wine racks, or mahagony wine cellars. Pricing on these woods is done to order and are subject to market fluctuation.

What’s the Best Wood Species for Wine Cellars?

The top three types of wood for wine cellars are walnut, redwood, and mahogany; but there are several others species that are also suitable in the wine cellar’s high moisture refrigerated environment.

Mahogany – Wine cellars are frequently built with durable mahogany.  The hardwood has a moderately coarse grain pattern. For the most part, the grain pattern is straight but can be slightly interlocked in some cases. This species of wood maintains its structural form in humid wine cellars. Grand Mahogany is a plantation grown hardwood that is extremely attractive. With its uniform color, it has a few slight variations that go from medium to pale pink.

Walnut is among the best wood for wine cellars.
Walnut wine cellar built by Rosehill Wine Cellars

Having a mahogany wine rack in your cellar is a versatile wood that is comparable to sapele and cherry with its hardness, density, and grain texture. In regards to its durability and stability, you can easily match it up to sapele, hard maple, or cherry wood wine rack examples and find it compares well.

Walnut – An extremely hard wood, walnut is another excellent choice for use in wine cellar construction. Walnut is highly resistant to shrinkage or warping. It’s also heavy and resilient.  Walnut is an all-around popular choice for woodworking. It has a fine texture and works extremely well with hand and power tools. Walnut is prized for use in furniture, cabinets, cutting boards, gunstocks, and a multitude of other projects. It is a popular choice for turning and carving. Walnut hardwood trees bear nuts by the same name, and the wood is a magnificent option for building custom wine cellars.

Beech, sapele, and toasted maple are fine types of wood for wine cellar racks.
Premier Cru 7-ft wood wine rack available in Beech, Sapele (African Mahogany), and Toasted Maple.

Redwood. The best wood for wine cellars is widely considered to be redwood. The trees flourish best in humid air, and they have natural oils that ensure that the wood maintains its form for many years, because the oils repel moisture. There is an option of All-Heart Redwood or Premium Redwood. The least expensive of the two is Premium Redwood, and yet it is just as durable as All-Heart Redwood.

Cherry. Another dense premium hardwood suitable for a custom wine cellar, freshly cut cherry is often very pale, but the wood oxidizes to its famously favorable rich brown red colour in time. Cherry wood is valued for its appearance and straight grain in manufacturing fine furniture, particularly desks, tables and chair.  This type of hardwood has a nice grain as well as unique richness and warmth. The stiff and strong wood is reported to work easily with both hand and machine tools. European and American black cherries are reported to be comparable in many aspects, but the latter is more plentiful.

Red Oak – With a classic course texture, red oak is a heavy, mostly straight-grained hardwood with high shock resistance.

wooden wine racks in residential homeWhite Oak is another type of hardwood that’s frequently used in the construction of a custom wine cellar.  This is sometimes a plywood veneer.  Using oak largely comes down to a matter of taste and colour preferences. Oak is regarded as one of the most beautiful woods to work with because of its grain pattern and character. Oak is used in many other woodworking applications; its hardness is rated as medium, and its weight is high.

Not the Best Wood for Wine Cellars

Pine is a popular and economical softwood for various uses and lends a rustic appearance when used to build furniture, but pine is actually a poor choice for wine cellars.  Pine is not an option in cellars that have a climate-controlled system because it is soft and warps in such humid conditions.

The walls are built with wood and often the flooring, as well. In most wine cellars, the wine racks are also typically wood, such as Premier Cru 7-ft wine racks. Only certain types of wood are able to tolerate the climate-controlled atmosphere in wine cellars, and they are the only kinds that should be used in custom wine cellar construction. A wine cellar cooling unit from a major manufacturer such as CellarPro, EuroCave-Inoa, or CellarCOOL is added to custom wine cellars, to maintain the ideal temperature for wine. The wood and cooling unit in a wine cellar are the major components.

Get started today on a custom wine cellar built by experts who specialize in creating the perfect storage setting for wine collections. Contact Rosehill Wine Cellars at 1-888-253-6807. The size and type of wine cellar you have determines which wine cellar cooling unit our professionals recommend, whether  CellarPro, EuroCave, CellarCOOL, or another brand.