Clients in Houston, Texas were looking to replace an outdated, built-in buffet with a wine wall to store and display their wine collection. We utilized half of the space for temperature-controlled wine display while leaving the other half for the homeowners to use for entertaining, with a counter, shelving and updated cabinetry.
Our clients wine wall includes two areas for wine storage. The top portion has double-deep designer wine racks, in a matte black finish, with a label-forward design, and a capacity of 110 bottles. The lower portion is new white oak cabinetry, with adjustable shelves, that can be used for décor as well as bulk wine storage to increase the capacity to over 290 bottles.
An additional bonus we included into this wine wall was a humidrawer lined with Spanish cedar in the lower cabinetry. The white oak utilized in the space matches a mantel and other light woods used throughout the open concept living area.
The quartz countertop in the wine wall matches the countertop in the kitchen and on the adjacent bar. Alamo Random stone was used on the back wall to add interest without taking away from the wine as the focal point.
We incorporated an LED strip in the soffit to light the space and finished the ceiling with white oak to blend in with the space. The wine cooling system is placed out of sight in the attic and frameless glass doors help ensure proper temperature and humidity is maintained. Matte Black pivot hinges and ladder style handles on the doors match the wine racks that were selected to tie the wine wall display together.
This seamless integration is a great example of updating an existing space with a wine wall that is both practical and functional.
Whether you are a homeowner looking for a unique way to display your wine collection or a builder or designer looking for a wine storage solution for your clients, we can help. For over 20 years, Vineyard Wine Cellars (VWC) has been turning clients wine storage visions into reality. We have earned a reputation as the premier designer and installer of wine cellars, wine rooms, wine walls, and wine cooling systems. We source state-of-the-art products and materials in wine cellar racks, cooling systems, construction, finishes, and lighting, for all applications and to suit any design style. Browse our collections or contact us at 866-973-1100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Megan Hoffman is a marketing professional with a focus on brand development and growth in the wine industry. She is a wine enthusiast with expertise in wine marketing, wine education, and wine country travel. Visit her LinkedIn profile here.