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Custom Wine Cellar Project in Ramona, California (a processed video transcription)

Sophisticated Home Wine Cellar Design by Vintage Cellars

double deep wine rack on the left side as you enter the cellar

Double Deep Wine rack on the Left Side as you Enter the Cellar

Today, we’re looking at a residential wine room located in Ramona, California designed by Vintage Cellars. When the customer contacted us, he was looking how to convert a room in his home to build out his dream wine room.

Looking at the design, we added many features, which allows for maximum storage and cleaning up display racking.

When doing a wine cellar with Vintage Cellars, we send you a CAD drawing, which allows you to see all the different features and layout of the room. The room is approximately 10x14x8 and holds around 3,300 bottles.

Custom Wine Rack Features

Walking into the room, we have a bridge located above the door, which holds magnum bottles. We also have here double deep racks with double high reveal display. On the back wall, we have double sided waterfall leading down to a horizontal display wine rack, which holds magnums and a tabletop above.

Behind that, we have case storage which is utilizing some of the dead space behind the waterfall. Also, in the design, we added a double high glass rack. Here, we also have horizontal display storage, which holds magnums and a high reveal display.

Here’s a side view of the waterfall which comes down into a case storage which is located below the tabletop, and the end cap which is a horizontal display for magnum storage.

Photos During the Construction Stage


California wine cellar insulation using spray foam

California Wine Cellar Insulation Using Spray Foam

Let’s take a look at a couple of photos of the progress in the California wine room. Here is the empty wine room here, and we had a glass window on the back wall, which we ended up removing and insulating.

Here are the can lights. These are insulated can lights, which you definitely want to use in a wine room.

Here, we’re doing spray foam insulation, which acts as a vapor barrier well, so you don’t have to wrap the room in a 6 ml plastic.  Here’s the stain on the floor.

Wine Refrigeration System

California home wine cellar cooling unit

California Home Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

Up here, I don’t know if you could see this, but here is the air handler, which we used the Wine Guardian 1 ton split ducted system.

The way the ducted systems work, is while the split ducted systems you have a compressor located outside with two lines running that’s running to the air handler, which is located either in the attic or in another room.

In this case, the customer put it inside the wine room, located in a soffit, which at the end, we ended covering up.

Here’s a photo of the supply for the wine cooling system, and the return on the adjacent side of the room. Here is a photo of the Wine Guardian thermostat located on the wall, and the compressor located outside, which has an exterior housing to protect it from the weather, rain, snow.

The Completed Residential Custom Wine Cellar in Ramona, California

California Wine Rack Design for a Home Cellar

California Wine Rack Design for a Home Cellar

Completed California Home Wine Cellar by Vintage Cellars

Completed California Home Wine Cellar by Vintage Cellars

Here is a picture of the door that was used, which was Alder Wood. And here is the finished project.

Knotty Alder Wine Cellar Door Installed by a California Master Builder

Knotty Alder Wine Cellar Door Installed by a California Master Builder

Hire a Professional on Your Next Wine Cellar Conversion Project.

If you would like Vintage Cellar to design and install a stunning and fully customized wine cellar in your California home, call us at 800-877-68789, or if you would just like to see more examples of our work, visit us at

A Practical and Attractive Storage Solution for a Home Wine Cellar Project in Vancouver

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You do not need to go over your budget to have a custom-looking wine room. You can opt for a modular wine cellar, an economical storage solution for a growing collection. In Coquitlam, British Columbia, a client of Blue Grouse Wine Cellars originally had a few modular storage racks. They wanted to create a custom-looking wine cellar by adding more modular units. Blue Grouse Vancouver created a unique and effective wine cellar design according to their client’s requirements. 

A Master Builder Has Created an Effective Home Wine Cellar Design for a Growing Collection

Vancouver custom wine cellar

Residential Wine Cellar Installation Vancouver, Canada

One of the challenges that residential wine cellar builders often encounter is finding a storage solution that will fit the client’s growing collection, budget, and space.

At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, they can overcome any challenge in wine cellar construction. With extensive experience and passion in building effective wine rooms, they were able to create a functional wine storage space for their clients in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The owners originally had a few modular storage racks, which they bought from Blue Grouse. Later on, they decided to build a dedicated Vancouver home wine cellar to store their favorite vintages. So they came back to Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, and purchased more modular wine racks.

The racking had to be installed in a utility space, located in the lower level of their home. The wine cellar, which has an area of 7 square feet, was designed to hold approximately 680 bottles.

Modular Wine Racking System – a Flexible Solution for a Budget-Savvy Collector

Your wine rack design should not only enhance your storage space. It should also suit the size of your room, the size of your collection, and your budget.

Vancouver modular wine cellar design

With the increase in demand for unique wine storage solutions, modular wine racks are becoming more popular among homeowners. This racking solution is ideal for budget-conscious homeowners, who are planning to expand their collections in the future. Another benefit of the modular racking system is its ability to create a custom look in your wine room without breaking the bank. Investing in fully customized wine cellar is much more expensive.

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars offers a wide range of high-end modular storage units. Since these wine racks are available in different sizes and designs, clients will have more options to mix and match racking configurations. You can customize your own racking layout using the modular dimensions found at, or you can send your requirements to blue Grouse, if you want them to create a 3-dimension plan for you.

Some of the Modular Storage Systems Offered by Blue Grouse Wine Cellars

Vancouver modular wine rack Artisan collection

Artisan Collection Modular Wine Rack

All of Blue Grouses’ wine racking modules are manufactured with master craftsmanship and quality materials. Their precision kit wine racks are suitable for collectors who are looking for a budget-friendly storage solution. Although beautiful on their own, these modular units can create a more attractive wine display when added with custom features, like top shelves, a stemware rack, an archway, crown moldings, and a stain.

The Artisan Collection is a high-end modular racking system that offers custom-level quality. If you have the right tools and are willing to do the racking assembly, the Vintner Keeper Wine Racks made from California redwood are a good option.

With various wood options and racking designs to choose from, it best to discuss your requirements with your chosen specialist. At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, their goal is to create wine rack designs that will satisfy both the aesthetic and functional needs of their clients.

Beautiful Racking Configurations Combined

An elegant wine storage room was created by combining attractive wine rack configurations. There are individual bottle slots at the top sections of the left and right walls. Below these sections is a horizontal display row, which runs horizontally through the middle of the racking. It features specific vintages from the owner’s collection. The lower section of the racking consists of the diamond bins, which are intended for bulk storage.

The focal point of the room is the back wall. It has a beautiful backsplash, made from reclaimed wood. This eco-friendly feature adds visual appeal to the Vancouver home wine cellar.

Vancouver Residential Wine Cellar Installation with Modular Racking

Vancouver Residential Wine Rack Design

Blue Grouse also added a countertop area at the back wall, which gives a good view of the backsplash. The countertop provides a convenient space for decanting and pouring wine. It can also be used to display a few bottles, and store wine glasses, decanters, and other accessories that you want to keep within the racking. The countertop is constructed from plywood that matches the finish of the modular wine racks.

The Racking Material Used to Create an Impressive Vancouver Home Wine Cellar Design

redwood wine racks Vancouver

All Heart Redwood Wine Racks

Your choice of wine rack material can make or break the look of your wine room. It is for this very reason that you should seek the help of an expert. The common materials used in manufacturing wine storage racks are wood and metal. Wood is a favorite choice of homeowners who want to achieve a warm ambiance in their wine cellars. Additionally, wood is durable, flexible, and can blend well with any decor.

The owners chose All Heart California redwood to match their existing modular wine racks. Redwood has the ability to absorb and retain any type of finish very well.  Its reddish brown color and beautiful grain patterns add sophistication to a wine room. Expect darker hues as the wood ages.

The sturdiness of this material provides redwood wine racks with the ability to withstand the humid conditions in wine cellars. Redwood storage racks contains natural wood preservatives that make them highly resistant to insects, molds, decay, warping, and shrinkage. They can last long even without staining or finishing the wood.

Achieve the Look of a Custom Wine Cellar. Contact a Professional.

Choose a modular wine rack system to build out a full California home wine cellar. With a master builder, like Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, you can have a custom-looking storage space without having to spend more. Request a free 3D modular racking design today!