Are These Your Favorite Wine Cellar Features?

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There are many design elements to choose from for your custom wine cellar.

Wine cellars are awesome, to anyone with an appreciation for wine. Wine must be stored “just so,” and wine cellars are the best places to create that specific environment. Once the decision is made and you’re going to have a wine cellar built, call Rosehill Wine Cellars. We will go over with you the many exciting options that can make your wine cellar distinctly ideal to match your design preferences and your needs. The following are some of many features you could choose for your personal or commercial wine cellar.

Wine Rack Arches

Your wine cellar can be whatever you want or need it to be, as opposed to rows of cabinets with individual wine cubicles. If you would like to have some countertop space for the purpose of creating a wine tasting or decanting area, creating an arch within the wine cabinet is a beautiful way to achieve that. Arches with bead board or slats are among the options. You can also choose to have a true full-radius arch or soffit arches.

Type of Wood

The most significant decision you will make in the design of your wine cellar is the type of wood to be used in building it. There are only a few types of wood that are truly suitable for building wine racks. Mahogany and redwood are the best choices. Redwood is more resistant to mildew, rot, and insects than other species. Mahogany is resistant to warping, shrinking, and decay; plus it has the same qualities listed for the redwood. Another significant quality is that these types of wood do not emit odors. Oak can be used, but it’s more difficult to work with because of its extreme density. Pine is less stable and sturdy; although it can be used for wine racks, it’s not something we recommend at Rosehill Wine Cellars.

Display Row

There are numerous options for showcasing wine so that the bottle isn’t tucked away in seclusion. A nice way to display numerous bottles is with a row of angled display racks across the length of the wine cabinets. This adds a beautiful design element and allows for lighting of individual bottles that have labels deserving of the spotlight.

Custom Wine Cellar Door

The entryway and exit to your wine cellar can be as beautiful as it is functional. Wine cellar doors need to be insulated and properly sealed in order to protect the wine bottles stored inside. There are many options to choose from, including having an original design built.

Contact Rosehill Wine Cellars

Having a wine cellar is every true wine lover’s dream. Which features will you choose for your custom wine cellar? Contact us a Rosehill Wine Cellars today to discuss the many possibilities for distinctive wine storage.


10 Reasons to Drink Wine

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The more you know about wine, the more you want a wine cellar.

Plenty of people in the U.S. create the perfect conditions for wine storage by building a wine cellar for their home or business. Wine cooling units with humidity ensure that the atmosphere protects the wine, allowing it to age as beautifully as an Italian supermodel. If you haven’t gotten on the wine-drinking bandwagon, you may be wondering why go so far as build a room for a beverage? There are actually many compelling answers to that question that may make you want a wine cellar of your very own.

10 Reasons to be a Wine Drinker

Countless hobbies are shared and enjoyed by communities of avid participants, and being a wine connoisseur is among them. The more you know about wine, the more likely it is that you will recognize that wine is worthy of occupying European caves and wine cellars everywhere. The following are 10 reasons to drink wine:

1 – Those that regularly drink moderate amounts of wine have a lower risk of heart disease. The following are some health effects wine can have: Reduces risk of blood clots, reduces bad cholesterol, protects blood vessels in the heart from begin damaged, and helps maintain a healthy blood pressure.

2 – Wine helps to prevent decline of brain function. A study from Columbia University discovered that, compared to moderate wine drinkers, nondrinkers experience a markedly faster rate of brain function decline.

3 – An extensive Finnish study that was done over the course of 29 years found that drinking wine has the effect of prolonging life.

4 – If you’ve ever had gum disease, you know it’s not pleasant. Good news! If you drink red wine, it can help to prevent gum disease because of the polyphenols in the wine.

5 – Life have you down? If you drink between two and seven glasses of wine per week, it can reduce depression.

6 – When you pair certain wines with certain foods, the delicious flavors are enhanced. For instance bread and fish are perfectly paired with sparkling wine or champagne.

7 – You can reduce the risk of developing a cancerous tumor with the good oxidants contained in flavonoid-rich wines such as Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

8 – Enjoying wine is something everyone can afford. Though the finest wine can cost thousands for a bottle, wine that is tasty can be as affordable as $20 or less.

9 – Unwinding is good for you. Stress can roll away when you drink wine.

10 – Wine is truly fascinating and drinking it is justification for using words such as fleshy, brawny, supple, and hints of oak.

Be sure to contact us at Rosehill Wine Cellars if you decide to store your own collection of wine. We will install wine cooling units and all of the other necessary components for proper wine storage.


4 Trusted Wine Cooling Unit Manufacturers et al.

CellarCOOL: Through the Wall Wine Cellar Cooling Units

Cooling units are critical components of a wine cellar.

The most complex and interesting wine grapes typically grow on vines that have a stressed environment in which there is a struggle to get proper nutrients and water. The best wines go through painstaking processes, such as temporary storage in oak barrels; even barrels from different regions make a difference in the ultimate flavor profile of the wine. Makers of fine wine deserve respect for the start-to-finish venture of winemaking. Wine that ends up in a cellar needs a proper and unstressed environment, so that all the flavor carefully bottled isn’t spoiled. At Rosehill Wine Cellars, we appreciate that there are fine cooling units that can be depended upon to protect the environment in the wine cellars we devotedly build. The following is information about four leading wine cellar cooling unit manufacturers, and three more will be featured in our next post.

Wine Guardian

Wine Guardian is a leading manufacturer of cooling units. Their stated goal in designing their products is to replicate the conditions in underground caves, where wines were stored in centuries past. Many collectors across the world trust their wine investments to Wine Guardian’s cooling units. With precision, they control humidity as well as temperature. Other benefits are that their units are energy efficient and are said to be the quietest. Units are available for small home cellars, expansive commercial wine cellars, and all sizes in between.


Another manufacturer with a devotion to providing wine cellar cooling systems of the highest quality is WhisperKOOL. Their product line has expanded through the years and now has higher capacity wine cellar cooling systems designed for wine cellars that are larger and pose special challenges. They have, for instance, a split system with multiple ducting options.


CellarPro is a manufacturer in the U.S. that started out building cabinets for oenophiles. They found that they couldn’t find the precise kind of refrigeration system that suited their expectations. Hence, in 2008, they began designing and building wine cooling units themselves. Located in Sonoma’s wine country, CellarPro is in partnership with numerous restaurants, wineries, and homeowners to provide custom wine storage solutions.


CellarCool wine cooling systems are made in the USA, and they have been manufacturing for the wine industry for more than two decades. They have a national network of contractors qualified to provide needed support. Their systems are rigorously tested for quality control. CellarCool cooling unit manufacturers consider customer satisfaction the benchmark of their success in the industry.

At Rosehill Wine Cellars, it is our goal to build the best custom wine cellars in the world. We are glad that there are many different manufacturers providing reliable wine cooling units. After all, our wine cellars work in conjunction with wine cooling systems to create the perfect environment for fine wine collections.

Wine Cellar Construction: What You Need to Know

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Special wine cellar construction protects fine wine collections.

Wine cellar construction is our passion at Rosehill Wine Cellars. Much of the satisfaction we derive from our work is in sharing little known facts. Only about 2% of wines sold are meant to be aged. The other 98% are intended for immediate consumption. Wine collecting is obviously not a hobby adopted by the masses. The following are a few wine cellar construction tidbits for those who may be new at oenophilia.

Makeshift Cellars Aren’t Sufficient

Wine spoils when stored in a typical basement. There are certain conditions which must exist for wine to age properly. Temperature must be regulated. There should be no heat, light, or moisture. Some amount of humidity is needed so that corks don’t become too dry and shrink. When a wine cork shrinks, the wine evaporates and oxidation affects the taste. The wine bottles must be stowed horizontally and should not be jostled or moved at all. Vibration is a bad thing. Anyone who lives near a train track should not have a wine cellar.

Vapor Barrier

The vapor barrier is a critical component in wine cellar construction. In high-humidity climates, the barrier will prevent moist air from getting to your wine collection. Too much humidity causes mold. If you live in a dry climate, the vapor barrier regulates humidity. Wine cellar humidifiers are often needed.


Every part of a wine cellar must be taken into consideration, to ensure an environment that’s conducive to proper wine storage; and that includes the floor. Floor insulation is often recommended, depending on various conditions. The purpose of insulation is to create an environment that accommodates consistently cool temperatures at a specific and narrow range.

The flooring for a wine cellar should never be any type of carpeting. The damp, cool atmosphere in wine cellars causes mold and mildew to develop on carpets and rugs. Just about any other type of flooring is fine. In fact, a wide range of flooring is used in wine cellars across the world. Hardwood, slate, tile, concrete, marble, cork, and vinyl are all perfectly fine and are frequently chosen for wine cellar flooring.


The door is frequently the aspect of a wine cellar that fails. A wine cellar must be a sealed environment, for wine to age well. When the seal on the cellar door is lacking, controlling humidity and temperature is more difficult. Cooling units tend to burnout prematurely due to the need to run continuously.

These are just a few of many details involved with proper wine cellar construction. Contact us at Rosehill Wine Cellars to ensure that your wine collection is in an optimal environment.

Wine Cellar Construction: Our Secret is Out

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Proper wine cellar construction is essential.

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
  • Ventilation
  • Darkness
  • Security

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.
  • Racking.
  • 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.