Wine in its natural wonder holds an insatiable intrigue in today’s American culture.
In its ever increasing growth of consumption, so it follows wine storage solutions are in high demand. Proper storage is critical to the resulting experience and pleasure upon consumption.
Improper storage can seriously alter the wine quality and in most cases destroy the content of the bottle. The pleasure of collecting is a calculated evaluation catered to the client’s long term collection, entertainment schedule, cuisine preferences, house wines and wine budget. The process of creating a cellaring plan can be a wonderful adventure and should be considered carefully, after all a well thought out collection can last generations.
Building Your Custom Wine Cellar
CastleGate has designed and built dozens of customized wine cellars. We are truly passionate about our expertise as wine cellar experts. This division of CastleGate Custom Homes came out of my own love of wine and the art of collecting wines from around the world.
A wine cellar can be elaborate or as simplistic as you want it to be, either way it’s an important addition to any custom home. The options for how you store your wine are endless, but there are important guidelines regarding how you store your wine that you must follow.
The first principle for building a wine cellar is to ensure temperature control. A perfect storage temperature for wine storage is 55 degrees. Higher temperatures especially in the Arizona heat will not only accelerate the wine’s aging, but when kept above 75 degrees the wine will slowly bake. Excessive temperature fluctuation will cause the wine to expand and contract in the bottle, which will draw in air through the cork and cause oxidation.
Building a quality wine cellar to fit your specific needs is the solution for wine lovers and wine collectors. Imagine entertaining in your home and showing off your beautiful customized wine cellar.
Today, America’s love of wine has spurred a collecting and entertaining revolution. As more people become collectors, there is an increased desire to create magnificent spaces at home where they can store, sip, and share it. No longer are wine cellars tucked-away dungeons, visited only by staff members when fetching bottles for guests.
The wine cellar has risen, quite literally, to become part of an entertaining matrix in our homes — one that marries luxurious design aesthetics and ingenious storage solutions. The results are so inviting that they encourage their owners, and perhaps more importantly guests, to spend meaningful time treasuring each glass.
Robert Mondavi, “Harvests of Joy” Autobiography