At Rosehill Wine Cellars, we have a passion for cellar construction that rivals the delight a wine connoisseur has in tasting a perfectly aged red wine. Ultimately, it all really is about the wine, isn’t it? We are so devoted to the art of wine cellar construction that we freely share the basics of getting the job done right. The possibilities for creating a custom cellar to fit your space, your needs, and your spirit of adventure are limitless. In the end, all wine cellars need a few essential attributes, to be sure the purpose of the cellar construction is achieved.
Secrets of Proper Wine Storage
There are different storage needs for different wines. The average wine drinker can make use of a wine cellar, but wines that are ready to drink aren’t improved while being stored. When it comes to storing fine wines and monitoring the wine so that it can be enjoyed at the time of maturation, a wine cellar is a precious commodity.
A wine cellar may be more complex than many realize because it must be a place where the following elements are staunchly in place:
- The correct temperature
- Stability of temperature
- The right level of humidity
Secrets of Wine Cellar Construction
A handcrafted wine cellar may be built to impress others, built to satisfy the personal vision of a sommelier, or built with nothing but the wine itself in mind. Every wine cellar should have certain elements in common. These common attributes are the core of the matter of building the perfect environment for wine storage and management.
While these secrets may have been around for a long while, at Rosehill Wine Cellars, we cherish them. No matter how elaborate or unassuming the construction projects we undertake, they have these basic components in common, as all wine cellars should:
- The perfect location, which gets the least amount of sunlight possible.
- A vapor barrier.
- Appropriate insulation, which depends on the types of walls in the cellar.
- Floors that are properly insulated.
- Moisture-resistant drywall.
- The right kind of glass, if glass doors and/or windows are used.
- Kick plates.
- Cooling systems.
Of course, there is much more knowledge required, to put this information to proper use. But these are the true secrets of top quality cellar construction. Contact us at Rosehill Wine Cellars, to discuss plans for your dream project.