Building a custom wine room is all about controlling temperature and humidity levels and creating a dedicated space for storing and aging wines for a prolonged period of time.
A wine room that is designed and built properly should consistently maintain the ideal climate conditions for optimum wine storage, and efficiently organize and manage wine collections.
The Creative Minds Behind this Residential Wine Room Project
This recently completed Baltimore, Maryland, residential wine room project shows how bringing together the right components can create a stunning wine cellar space that not only maximizes total bottle capacity but also provides optimum environmental conditions for wine storage.
About Coastal Custom Wine Cellars
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars provides their clients with a free 3-dimensional design package that includes different views and elevations of the proposed wine cellar design.
A 3D illustration shows in detail how every component ties together, and allows the client to make design modifications before green-lighting the project.
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is a full-service designer, builder, and installer of custom wine cellars. The company also supplies all components of residential and commercial wine cellars, such as climate control systems, wine racking systems, flooring products, and wine cellar entry doors.
Design Specifications for this Custom Wine Cellar
All wine-racking components come in double-deep configurations, to increase the overall bottle capacity of the custom wine cellar. Various wine storage and display solutions were utilized to create a wine storage space that has a total storage capacity of 4,010 wine bottles.
All wine racks were made from architectural grade Heart Redwood, with a satin lacquer topcoat. Additionally, all components rest on a 1 ½” toe-kick that raises the bottles off the floor, protecting them against breakage.
Single bottle storage wine racks with a high reveal display row went around the perimeter of the Baltimore custom wine cellar.
A high-reveal wine display holds bottles at an angle, with the labels facing the front, providing ease of bottle recognition and identification. Aside from the individual cubbyholes for 750 ml wine bottles, the Coastal team also included single bottle openings that can accommodate a total of 136 magnums (or 1.5L).
True radius curved corners are installed in corner areas, in order to maximize every space available in the Baltimore, Maryland, residential wine room. Corner wine racks with a true radius curve provide a smooth transition between walls. Since true radius curved corners are constructed from a single piece of solid wood, they do not exhibit an angled or segmented appearance.
This custom wine cellar features a stunning 66-inch long waterfall display. This custom wine racking provides a cascading appearance that stair steps down to a small tabletop, which can function as a work area for serving or decanting wines. Additional shelves are provided below the tabletop, for storing wine bottles or other wine accoutrements.
This residential wine room project also features a total of 36 wooden case openings that will help manage and organize wood cases. The openings come with roller shelves that allow for ease of access and restocking.
A Barolo-style door was fitted into the entryway to completely seal the residential wine room and enhance the beauty of the space at the same time. To effectively prevent cool air from escaping, a wine cellar door must be weather-stripped on all sides, and equipped with an automatic door bottom.
Additionally, a wine room door must be of exterior grade quality, to prevent warping and shrinkage. If the door has glass components, the glass must be dual-paned, for better insulation properties.
Proper Wine Cooling System for a Beautiful Wine Cellar
A proper wine storage environment requires a temperature range of 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels that remain between 60 to 75 percent.
A wine cellar refrigeration system is specially designed to help maintain constant climate conditions. There are various types of climate control systems that can fit the unique needs and requirements of a wine cellar space.
For the Baltimore wine room project, the Coastal team installed a Wine Guardian Model D050. This wine cellar refrigeration system is a self-contained air handler that reliably and efficiently cools areas of up to 3,000 cubic feet. Wine Guardian cooling products are known to be noise-free and energy-efficient.
They also provide remote monitoring controls and sensors that allow the constant monitoring of the wine cellar refrigeration system, to ensure that it is performing at optimal levels.
This collaborative project between Coastal Custom Wine Cellars and Bella Vita Wine Cellars created a beautiful and elegant space that is not only ideal for storing and aging wines but also for showcasing the client’s many vintages. For this particular project, the Coastal team handled all wall preparation and installation of wine room components, while Lou handled the design aspect of the wine room.
Create Your Custom Residential Wine Cellars with Our Wine Cellar Professionals!
If you’ve got residential wine room ideas that you’re eager to bring to life, don’t hesitate to contact Bella Vita Wine Cellars! Our expert team can assist you in consolidating your concepts, creating a comprehensive plan, and flawlessly executing it in your space.
If you’re interested in working with us, get in touch today at +1 (714) 798-9858, and let’s make your dream wine cellar a reality!