Wine Cellars Are Coming Back Into Fashion, But They Come With A Price

Most of the people who enjoy wine aren't in the market for that new high-end winery for their wines that we see pictures of in Architectural Digest. Nonetheless, it is certainly interesting to see how far some people will go to live the passion for wine, the good life, and exotic wood craftsmanship.

During the last 3 years, there has been an improvement in the market for the formal winery industry. "We have seen a 10% increase in sales of specially designed wine rooms over the last 3 years, and most of the increases are due to an increase in new home sales," says Keith Lewis, director of Wine Cellar Innovations. "The sweet spot for our winery designs is custom and semi-custom homes."

The best option for warehouse additions is new homes where floor plans can allocate space for a warehouse at the beginning of the construction effort. Most custom basements involve new home construction followed by remodeling of existing homes, and finally, buyers move into a home with adequate space for a new basement. You can browse for more information on the best wine cellars design.

"We often go into a project after a local craftsman starts a winery and then realizes that building a winery follows the process of design, engineering, and mechanical considerations," Lewis said. All closed/self-contained basements must first be designed according to customer requirements. For example, is the cellar used for storage only, or is it for entertaining, displaying, and collecting? The medium-sized cellar that is sold is sufficient to store 800 bottles.

However, it would not be uncommon to see a custom wine cellar that stores 2,000 bottles of wine. Corporate/commercial wine cellars are a completely different set of challenges and involve detailed permits and designs that provide different access considerations.