Stunning Design for a Custom Home Wine Cellar in San Diego California
Here is a look at a California custom wine cellar, designed by Vintage Cellars that was featured in the November 2010 collector’s edition of the Wine Spectator. We worked directly with the architect from start to completion to create an area for a customer, for a 700-bottle closet wine cellar. What we created was a bump out of the kitchen on the second floor to create the space.
Essential Components Were Installed by Vintage Cellars
Wine Cellar Insulation and Cooling
You could see we had a little bit of a problem where we had the vapor barrier insulate from the outside of this room, so there’s no moisture or mildew problems. Here’s the design.
The room was approx 11.5 feet wide, 4.5 feet deep, and 8.5 feet high. We cooled it with 3600 BTU rack mount coil by LRC.
Custom Wine Rack System
The left hand wall, the customer wanted a feature display area for scotch bottles, whiskey bottles, and a humidor. This area right here is a support beam going up to the roof that we had covered with redwood faschia.
The back wall had some diamond bins, case storage, half case storage, a nice rounded tabletop, and a feature horizontal display area for magnums, 3L, and up to 5L bottles.
The right hand wall is where we will put the wine cooling system and hide it behind a grill at the top of the cellar. Here, you can see the display cabinet with glass shelves, LED light for scotch and whiskey and a humidor area.
Here is your Redwood faschia that covers the support beam to make it look like it was part of the wine cellar.
Here’s a close up of the display cabinet. Here is your main feature of the wine cellar, which is your large format horizontal display.
We put this on adjustable shelving so the customer could adjust each one for 3L, 5L, or down to magnum bottles.
The Completed Wine Room
Here’s your wine cooling system on the right hand wall covered by the Redwood grill. Here’s a close up of your display cabinet, your solid diamond bins, and here is the final look at a 750- bottle custom wine cellar.