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5 custom restaurant wine cellars with some serious WOW factor

by / Wednesday, 01 November 2017 / Published in Design Corner

A wine list only takes a customer so far. Restaurants that want to engage their guests beyond paper are increasingly building beautiful, display-forward wine cellars that help tempt diners into a nice bottle for the evening. Speaking of bottles, open something nice, check out these projects, then get in touch when you are ready to put one of these beauties into your restaurant.

5. Rootstock Wine Bar

Cupertino, Ca

Rootstock Wine Bar Cupertino

This haute wine bar puts its collection on display where everyone can see it: Above the bar. Talk about top shelf. The label-forward wine cellar is pressed against glass and visible throughout this Cupertino hotspot.

Wine Cellar Details:

  • Design by VintageView
  • 1,158 bottles
  • Wall Series metal wine racks
  • Climate controlled
  • Est. wine racking cost: $8,800

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4. French 75

Denver, Co

French 75 Denver

The latest addition to the Frank Bonanno empire is this rustic French bistro in downtown Denver. The upstairs wine lounge is framed by two modern wine walls. The farmhouse vibe throughout the rest of the room leads to a beautiful transitional design.

Wine Cellar Details:

  • Design by VintageView
  • 384 bottles
  • Wall Series metal wine racks
    • Single, Double, and Triple bottle depth configurations
    • Floor-to-Ceiling Frame mounting
    • Brushed Nickel Finish
  • Passive wine cellar
  • Wine racking cost: $2,800

Photo by Adam Larkey

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3. Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Cleveland, Oh

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Cleveland

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Cleveland
Wine walls behind glass. Check. Rooms divided by glass wine cases. Check. Tempting wine display visible from the bar. Check. The Ruth’s Chris in downtown Cleveland went all in on its wine storage, putting back-lit, sexy wine cases in points throughout the high-end steak house concept. The end result is a timeless look that puts the wine list front and center.

Wine Cellar Details:

  • 963 bottles
  • Wall Series metal wine racks
  • Wine racking and metal framing cost: $7,250

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2. Watermark Hotel

Baton Rogue, La

Watermark Hotel Baton Rouge LA

This gorgeous hotel remodel features a private dining space that brings serious design panache to an oft forgotten space (when was the last time you were wowed by a conference space!?!). The brick ceiling treatments bring warm tones to the room, and the back wall turns delicious with floor-to-ceiling columns of wine pressed against glass.

Wine Cellar Details:

  • Design by Milton J. Womack Construction
  • 408 bottles
  • Wall Series metal wine racks
    • Satin black finish
    • Magnum bottle storage
    • Label-forward orientation
  • Wine racking and metal framing cost: $6,600

Photo by Andrew Bordwin

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1. Sea Salt

Naples, Fl

Sea Salt Naples

 

We love everything about this standout Naples seafood spot, from its dedication to interesting salts (salt flights, anyone) to the oh-so-Florida color scheme. The display of wine is a tasteful glass showcase that maintains the airy design feeling of the space. Now we just have to figure out our salt and wine pairings.

Wine Cellar Details:

  • 1,656 bottles
  • Wall Series metal wine racks
    • Brushed Nickel finish
    • Mounted on Floor-to-Ceiling Frames (FCFs) with backer bars for one-sided display
    • Label-forward orientation
  • Wine racking and metal framing cost: $16,000

Photo by Caronchi Photography

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