The Best Wine Cellars of November (residential, commercial, and retail)
Holidays mean one thing: Wine. Ok, two: Entertaining. As we wade through the holiday season, we found a home, restaurant and tasting room display to inspire your next soirée. We’ve even included some fun wine pairing ideas inspired by each design. Because that’s what we love to do.
Residential Wine Cellar: Wine in Wisconsin
AB & K Remodeling took a once empty basement and turned it into a modern wine room mixing metal wine racks and wood. Talk about making the most out of unused space.
Their customer opted for Floor-to-Ceiling Frames with Wall Series metal wine racks in single and triple deep configurations, in addition to a wine wall of Vino Pins that gives the appearance of floating bottles.
While the wine bottles can be stored the label forward way, wooden bins create additional storage and visual dividers in the room. The overall layout is for more than just show, it gives the owners a great place to entertain and host great vertical or horizontal wine tastings with a side of cheese curds.
Wine-room inspired pairing: Cheese Curds and Terrunyo Peumo Vineyard Block 27 Carmenere 2015
AB & K Wisconsin Wine Room Details:
- Wall Series metal wine racks (single- and triple-deep) in Brushed Nickel
- Floor-to-Ceiling Frames in Brushed Nickel
- Milled Aluminum Vino Pins (triple-deep)
- Estimated bottle capacity (on metal racking only): 1,240
- Estimated racking cost: $13,000
- Location: Mequon, Wi
Restaurant Wine Cellar: Denver Hot Spot Proves Metal Wine Racks Aren’t Just for Wine
Denver’s Bonnano Group loves to use VintageView metal racking for its restaurant concepts. Since a few of their concepts aren’t your traditional spaces, they got creative.
One of Denver’s go-to ramen spots, Bones, turned the perfect #winewall space into a Sake wall. This display uses Wall Series metal racks to enhance the hip, contemporary, whimsical atmosphere of the space. While enjoying their pork buns or lobster ramen (heck, both!), the wall full of Sake has the perfect pairing for lunch or dinner.
This snug Denver noodle house is warm and inviting. Guests can sit at the bar and watch the food being prepared, or grab a seat along the windows. Like the Sake Wall, the restaurant seating layout is functional to accommodate the most guests and keep them interacting with the food and booze.
Wine wall inspired pairing: Yellowtail Tuna Soba and Tentaka Tokubetsu Junmai sake
Bones Sake Wall Details:
- Wall Series metal wine racks (single-deep)
- Satin Black Finish
- Estimated bottle capacity: 144
- Estimated racking cost: $1,164
- Location: Denver, Co
Winery Tasting Room Design: The Candy Room at Kelham Vineyards
Located on Zinfandel Lane in St. Helena, Ca, Kelham Vineyards sits on more than 80 acres. While the views can be enjoyed throughout the vineyard and while guests enjoy lunch on their outdoor patio, the good stuff is inside.
In what is called “The Candy Room” guests have the opportunity to try any vintage dating back to 1998, when the winery started. This space uses Wall Series metal wine racks in triple deep, with the addition of magnum and big bottle racks to show off their homegrown wines. The vineyard is family owned and operated, and the transitional wine room feels elegant and inviting as if you were entering someone’s home.
Kelham produces a number of fine wines with a focus on estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon meant to age in your cellar.
Wine library inspired pairing: 2003 Kelham Vineyards Cabernet with prime rib
Kelham Vineyards Wine Room Details:
- W Series Wine Rack Frame 15s (solid frame, custom) — Up to 252 Bottle Floating Wine Rack System $450.00
- Evolution Wine Wall Post 10s (solid frame) $225.00
- W Series Wine Rack Frame Elbow $28.00 – $38.00
- W Series Wine Rack Frame 12' — Up to 198 Bottle Floating Wine Rack System $360.00 – $500.00
- Vino Series Magnum Rails, 1 Bottle Metal Wine Rack $37.00 – $41.00
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