Building a Cellar

Building a Cellar

You don’t need a dedicated room in your basement to start a wine cellar. Heck, you don’t even need a basement. A little used room or closet can fit the bill, as long as you follow some basic rules. But if you do want a top-grade cellar, we’ve also got you covered. In any case, what are you waiting for to build that collection?

There are two steps to "building" a wine cellar: 

  1. Collect a range of wine to meet your short and long term goals or desires.
  2. Prepare the physical space to hold your collection.

Step 1 – Creating a Basic Collection

Below is a sample cellar you can personalize to your tastes. Vary your selection as much (or as little) as you’d like within a specific category, or concentrate your choices so you have several bottles of the same wine - it’s completely up to you (it’s your cellar after all). 

The Basic Cellar - 40 bottles

Step 2 – Physical Storage Area

Tips about where to have your cellar:

Dream Cellars

"Dream cellars" have two basic forms.  

  1. For the basement-less crowd: a refrigerated cooler unit. Several different sizes and models are available. The most elaborate come with wood veneer to suit a formal dining room. 
  2. For homes with basements or separate storage areas: a custom designed cellar. Insulated walls and ceiling, temperature control, built-in storage bins, Italian ceramic floors, etc., etc. The sky's the limit.