The Wine Cellar: New favorite room
The Stan Story
Stan’s basement was a room fit for lawn equipment, a ladder and boxes filled with holiday decorations, but hardly a place to properly cellar over 2500 bottles of wine. Wine is a delicate matter here at Vintage Cellars and cellaring wine at an improper temperature in an uncontrolled environment just doesn’t sit well on our palates.
When Stan and I first met, we had to immediately attack some issues: time and wine! He was moving in soon and had to transfer his collection. We needed to work fast but we needed to think about both the present and the future. We needed to build out, properly vapor barrier, insulate and cool the wine cellar. Elevate the racks and create a raised wood floor in case the basement area ever retained water. We needed a custom wine cellar design that could handle a collection of Bordeaux, Barolos, California Cabs, Oregon Pinots, 750’s, magnums, double magnums, cases and growing/changing every year. There were plumbing pipes that needed access, a rear door entering a crawl space and electrical lines everywhere. After several revisions and conversations, the former basement was Stan’s (and his wine’s) new favorite room.
“Vintage Cellars did this project on time and within my budget. It’s now my favorite room in the house.” – S.G.