So, you've gotten to the point when a simple wine rack that houses a dozen or so wines just doesn't cut the mustard anymore. Your collection is beginning to take hold, or the desire to collect cannot be denied any longer. Does this prick your ears? Is this starting to sound all too familiar?
For the wine collectors and connoisseurs of this world, a carefully preserved and designed wine cellar is the ultimate statement. Whether it's a ongoing passion or something you've always wanted to begin but simply haven't had the space, don't stress. We have an ideabook filled with some of the most incredible examples of wine cellar design that will quite literally have you drunk in love.
This contemporary styled wine cellar shows that there is no vernacular when it comes to design. A vintage leather sofa and solid stone table is in perfect balance and unison with the honeycomb like wooden storage system. When you want to show off your collection to your guests, it is quite literally lights, camera and action!
Temperature, light and climate controlled. All three essential ingredients for maintaining the perfect environment to cellar your wine. With a quasi-alchemist laboratory appearance, this fine example will keep your collection in optimal conditions for longevity and aging, and if will of course, ensure when you open that thirty year old blend, it will taste absolutely perfect.
This cellar setup is for those who are truly dedicated to storing and cellaring wine. Generally this would cater for a more commercial purpose when wine is bought and ordered in large amounts, however, inspiration can easily be drawn from this example on varying scales. Categorising and organising your collection can take hours, days, weeks and even months. The owner of this underground delight has cleverly installed a sound system to ensure the time is passed with much ease, even when in complete solitude.
Every exceptional bottle of wine, pairs wonderfully with an aged cheddar, dried figs or even some artisan crackers. Where better to do this than in your own cellar, surrounded by your pride and joys? Here, you can bring a platter of your favourite foods to pair with the bottles you've always wanted to open. Whether alone or with a group of your friends, you will be sure to spend hours around the table oohing and ahhing and savouring the taste of the finer things that life has to offer.
Here, mood lighting has made a huge impact to the overall ambience of the room. Important bottles are highlighted in the feature rack and the table is spot lit for ease of visibility when opening wine bottles or pouring—the essentials. The most important factor of this room is that the wine remains in the dark and the other features that are not sensitive to light, have been illuminated. Creating a somewhat hierarchical existence, we can see exactly what is important and the rest just blends seamlessly into the background.