Custom Wine Cellar with Kit-Based Wine Racks

IWA created a functional wine storage room with 600+ bottle capacity, archway display and table top for opening and decanting wine, using kit-based wine racks.

Background & Goals

  • Wine storage room in a Randall, New Jersey residence.
  • Client wanted functional wine room with specific design elements and backlit wine display rows.
  • Tight budgetary needs demanded kit-based wine racks.
  • WineMaker wine rack kit was selected to match the client's desired style.

WineMaker Wine Rack Kit

  • Client chose Premium Redwood with a natural finish, to create an organic feel to the wine room.
  • Rack kit arrived in less than 2 weeks.
  • Racks are stackable, and came in 3 feet and 4 feet height.
  • Client assembled the racks himself.

Wine Room Challenges

  • The room had an unusual asymmetrical shape with 6 walls.
  • One of the walls had a picture window, so the cellar had to look great when looking from both inside-out and outside-in.
  • Accomodate an archway display, a table top for opening and decanting wine, and open diamond cubes for bulk storage.
  • Cooling unit could only be placed in one location.

Maintaining the Right Temperature

  • A cooling unit was installed to keep room temperature to 55-60 Fahrenheit. This helps wine age better and makes it less likely to oxidize or spoil.
  • Inspected the wine cellar to make sure it is well insulated, ensuring that the cooled air stays within the cellar and that warm air does not get in.