Inspired by the latest wine cellar Masterpiece created by Signature Custom Homes in Leach Street, we dove into a discussion on wine storage and how to incorporate it into any style home.
Although the term ‘cellar’ refers to something under ground level, now that modern technology can climate control any room in the house, there is no need for your wines to be stored in a ‘cellar’ at all – although most users still appreciate the novelty. Many scullery spaces, under stair spaces, kitchen pantries, and garages are making room for the wine and beverage collection to be displayed proudly.
When it does come to wine storage design, it is all about the users individual pallet. Many like wine cellars dark and robust, while others enjoy a mix of textures and finishes. Many homes built pre 1930 included cellars to store cold items before refrigerators were commonly used, and it is those spaces that now take up wine and beverage storage in the home. And since they were primarily visited by servants and maids, the space was not decorated with the finesse or style of a wine cellar today, instead featuring rough concreted walls and candles for the main lighting source. This look generally complements the aged wine that is housed in the walls and many wine cellars built in homes today replicate the style.
Lots of wine cellars also include a tasting bar or lounging area, where invited guests or home occupants can retreat to examine the collection, taste samples, and breath in some of that cold, wooden air.
If you appreciate a drop of wine (or two) you will love this selection of wine cellar inspiration below. Enjoy … with a nice glass of pinot noir, perhaps?