Which need to know about your modern wine cellar design?
Along with the growing consumption of wine recently, more people want to have wine cellars in private or commercial places. The modern wine cellars are not only for wine storage, they have more different functional sections than the original ones in wineries. A full-featured modern wine cellar contains a wine storage area, wine-tasting area, display area, reception, and a specific area for equipment. Let’s see the features of each part.
- Wine-storage Area
The wine storage area is absolutely the heart of the wine cellar. If the wine storage area is lacking management or does not control the suitable atmosphere for wine aging, no matter how fancy the other parts are, the wine cellar is unqualified. There are some requests that the wine storage should meet:
-Enough and proper space for wine accordingly. Even though some wine collectors are keen on one or some specific brands of wine, these collections should be classified by years and varieties, not speaking of other collectors or commercial wine cellars. That’s why most of the modern wine cellar are customized. Cellar designers custom the rack according to the specific wine varieties, the owner’s drinking habit and make all the wine bottles have their own place to stay. Some software companies launch wine cellar management software or App for users, which is very different from the traditional wine cellars.
-Stable and proper atmosphere controlling. The humidity and temperature good for wine aging are not the same as the room atmosphere. We need equipment to control the stable and proper humidity and temperature for better wine aging. Or the treasured wine may be ruined by the carelessness. Not only the specific cellar air controller, but the wine cellar should also be tight and sealed by heat insulation material, to reduce the influence from outside, such as sunshine or cold wind.
-Ventilation is always important for a modern wine cellar. A stable atmosphere condition doesn’t mean without ventilation. With the new equipment, fresh air can provide oxygen for wine aging.
- Wine-tasting Area
The wine-tasting area is not only the place for tasting or drinking. This is the place where people can sit together to enjoy their time with wine. For a private wine cellar, this is the place for having fun together; for a commercial wine cellar, this is the place to sell their wines. In some commercial modern wine cellars, there are more tasting areas for different customers. The professional wine-tasting area should be far from noise and fancy color, to reduce the influence from outside. Wine tasting should also be located far from the kitchen or restroom. They are all for people to able to taste the wine flavor quality.
- Display Area
The display area is the right place to display the treasured wine. But please don’t forget to control the air conditioner. In common design, a glass wine cabinet with an interior air conditioner is chosen for the display area.
- Equipment Area
In modern wine cellars, equipment such as air conditioners, ventilators helps a lot to keep a good air condition for wine aging. On the other hand, the equipment is not always with good appearance. When you plan the design of the cellar, you should consider building a room for them, and hide the vent-pipes in the ceiling or walls.
Reception is the place for guests waiting or relaxing, always located right after the main door of the wine cellar. Different from the tasting area, the sofa and seats are the common furniture in this place.
In private modern wine cellars or commercial ones, the wine-storage area may be integrated with the display area; the wine-tasting area may be integrated with the reception. If you want to custom a wine cellar in your house or for your business, Ciematic is always ready for you.