About four years ago my husband got the bug to build a wine cellar. He had some grand idea about digging a cave below the pool with an underground entrance. That sounded very complicated and like way too many $$$$$. We had a small room that we used as an exercise/junk room. Translation there was more junk storage going on than exercising! I suggested turning that into a small wine cellar and tasting room. As usual he blew me off until he had time to think it through.
If we had carte blanche and could have built anything we wanted we would have built something like this. It has everything I like in a wine cellar, stone, old doors, beautiful windows and lovely lighting.
harrison design associates
Or this. Love the old beams the barrel ceiling and recycled woods!
via segreto secrets blog
This one by Stephen Gambrell is the wine cellar of all cellars! Amazing!
Love the arched entrance to this beautiful cellar
via willow decor blog
The use of old wine boxes (in the flooring) seems to be a popular trend of late. Love the shape of this one.
This is not a wine cellar per se I don’t think but part of an outdoor kitchen. I love the tiled wine storage, the counters and the beautiful cabinetry.
via Eleanor Cummings
Here are some pictures of our little cellar. The walls were already color coated this lovely color. My husband uses old beams in a lot of his projects and there were a few left over. Steve and I designed the cabinetry (mostly Steve), and I did the finish on the cabinets. We had already purchased a console table from Brazil Baroque seen against the wall. We decided to “try” and replicate the finish on this piece on the cabinetry. I purchased old ceiling tiles and Steve made a mirror seen above the console. The counter on the back bar is old barn flooring from another barn. The front piece was purchased. It is not great and probably will be replaced some day.
We were kind of in a rush (to say the least) to get this completed for my son’s wedding four years ago. We have had another wedding since then so any interior improvements have been on the back burner!
Once we completed the tasting area and cellar it was time to get all of the boxes of wine out of our house!
The issue for me was how to label the wines properly so they can be located? The name of the wine could be scribbled on the bottom but one still has to pull multiple bottles out to find the desired bottle. My husband was constantly losing track of his wine and it was driving me crazy. Enter Ed Schmidt and his reusable wine tags. They are attractive and reusable!
They rings come in black or gold. He also has a patented product called the QuakeGuardian a laboratory tested restraint system to protect your collection from earthquakes. You can find more information about them here http://quakeguardian.com/products.html. For those of us that live in California the thought of losing our collection in an earthquake is frightening. Here is a pic below of Ed’s product in our little cellar.
So on to the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive two 25 packs of the QuakeGuardians with name tags!
Two other lucky winners will each receive a 25 pack of the WineTagits.
All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post . The winner will be chosen at random on September 1st!