Oct 28, 2015
Our modular design allows wine and interior design lovers to create storage solutions for any size or need, not just expansive wine cellars for vintage Bordeaux. We continue to see more and more installations of wine walls, which quickly become beautiful focal points in any room. These projects can’t always include climate-controlled functionality to preserve wine for decades. That’s OK. Here’s what you need to know to build something amazing and without harming your wine.
1. Avoid Extra Heat
Room temperature is more than adequate for Tuesday night pizza wines that likely last as long in your home as, well, the pizza. Please avoid unnecessary heat from appliances, however. Above the fridge storage, for example, will cook a wine. Being near an open stove or anything else that produces extra heat can be problematic, too.
2. Move Away from Natural Light
Direct sunlight is also your enemy. Even through a window, the sun can harm a wine very quickly. Find an area for your display that doesn’t get direct natural light.
3. Know Your Surface
We have mounting hardware for just about any wall surface you can throw at us including concrete, wood and drywall. Just know what you are dealing with before you make too many extra holes in your walls. If you are working with drywall, a quick pilot hole will tell you whether there is a hidden stud to work with.
4. Pick a Size
How many go-to wines will you want to store at any given time? This will depend largely on your entertaining and consumption habits. Understanding this will decide if you should install a 10-bottle wine display over your counter or a 100-bottle wine wall. If you find yourself needing storage for hundreds of bottles or more, it might be time to consider a cellar or wine room!
5. Be Creative
The goal should be to create a pleasing design element to your room, allowing you to engage with your collection. It can be the focal or a nice accent to your existing décor. You can plan to fill every cradle or strategically leave empty, negative space to highlight the bottles. We’re happy to help your vision come to life with our complimentary CAD design services.
6. Enjoy Being the Envy of Your Friends
Your wine wall will be a showstopper. Get ready for endless compliments, and plan on needing more bottles of wine to keep up with your friends’ increasing visits.