Meeting the Client and Starting the Project
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club is among the finest private clubhouses in Orange County, California. The 36-hole country club features a 44,000 square foot clubhouse thatis an ideal setting for weddings, business meetings, and private parties. The club recently remodeled Preserve, their upscale dining room, to include a 1,380-bottle capacity wine enclave, where members can store and display their private collections.
In November 2013, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars was contacted by an architectural firm in San Diego, California. They wanted to add a glass covered custom wine enclave to the newly remodeled Preserve Dining Room. The room measures 11’ wide, 2’ deep and about 9’ tall. After several consultations, and a couple of site visits, Coastal prepared a three dimensional design.
A 3D wine celalar design work from Coastal provides a three dimensional illustration of the proposed wine cellar design. The wine cellar design package includes plan views (elevations and 3D views), total bottle capacities, construction guidelines, and an audio/video tour of the design.
The Wine Cellar Design Features
Stunning Metal Wine Rack Displays
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, SoCal’s leading expert in wine cellar design and construction, created a climate-controlled commercial display wine room, encased in glass, that features VintageView metal wine rack displays.
Three sets of seamless 1/2″ glass doors provide access to the wine enclave. To stabilize the climate conditions inside the wine storage space, the Coastal team recommended a Model D088 from Wine Guardian.
Unlike wood-based wine racks, metal wine rack displays provide a contemporary look that will go well with any modern interior. VintageView metal wine rack displays are designed to hold bottles in a label forward orientation, allowing for ease of product recognition.
The horizontal placement of the bottles also helps maintain the continuous contact of the cork with the wine, thereby ensuring its sealing quality.
To increase the total bottle capacity of the custom wine enclave Coto de Caza CA, the Coastal team installed metal wine displays in single and triple deep configurations.
Triple depth wine racks can hold three bottles in a single row; two wine bottles are stored behind the visible bottle.
The metal wine racks are mostly label forward horizontal displays. A presentation row running the width of the racking system was also installed, for showcasing the finest wine bottles in the collection.
The metal wine rack displays come in a black satin finish, to give them a stainless steel effect. A three deep configuration wine display rack is located right in front of the series of glass doors that lead to the wine enclosure.
Single deep display racking is installed on the rear, fixed glass panel. The wine rack design is set up in such a way that the bottles appear as if they are floating when viewed from the outside.
Tempered Glass Walls and Doors
The Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club contemporary wine cellar display is encased in seamless 1/2″ tempered glass walls and doors.
The glass covered custom wine enclave is an aesthetically pleasing addition to the clubhouse’s Preserve Dining Room. The heavy duty glass doors are hinged on self-closing, commercial grade pivot sets.
Installating the Wine Cellar Cooling Unit
To maintain the ideal wine storage temperature of 58 degrees Fahrenheit and a relative humidity between 50 to 60 percent, the Coastal team recommended a self-contained air duct handler, by Wine Guardian.
After conducting a heat load calculation, it was determined that the Model D088 wine cellar cooling unit would most efficiently cool the glass encased wine cellar.
Wine Guardian is a world-renowned manufacturer and provider of wine cellar cooling solutions. Their wine cellar cooling products provide whisper-quiet operation and superior cooling performance. They offer different types of cooling systems, including through the wall units, split cooling systems, ducted units, and humidifiers.
The Model D088 is a self-contained, fully ducted wine cellar cooling unit, that is ideal for medium to large residential and commercial wine cellars. This cooling unit not only provides optimum temperature and humidity control, but also adds to the aesthetic quality of the wine storage space.
Since this wine cellar cooling unit can be ducted up to 25 feet away from the wine enclosure, it eliminates the presence of mechanical equipment in the room, thus promoting a quiet storage environment.
For this particular project, the cooling unit was placed in the ceiling. Installing the climate control unit out of sight eliminates any presence of mechanical equipment in the custom wine enclave Coto de Caza CA, and allows the wine cellar builder to maximize available space. Ceiling mounted units also provide better air distribution and circulation.
About the Wine Cellar Builder
Coastal Custom Wine Cellar Builder has over ten years of experience in designing and building commercial and residential wine cellars in California, and throughout the country. They provide all aspects of wine storage needs, including wine cellar cooling systems, wood and metal based wine racking, wine cellar doors, and wine cellar flooring.
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