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Customize the Refrigeration System Setup for Your Wine Storage Space

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Recently, Arctic Metalworks Inc. was contacted by a client in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California. He needed the help of HVAC specialists to install a cooling system for the four custom wine cabinets in his residence.

You’ve invested in the construction of a beautiful wine storage space. You’re not stopping there. You know you need to purchase the right cooling equipment for your structure. But, you found out that choosing an HVAC unit isn’t as easy as you thought. Each storage room has different needs, and therefore each one requires a unique kind of refrigeration unit. The client that we, at Arctic Metalworks Inc., recently worked for was a client that had the same dilemma. He had four wine cabinets that needed to have a cooling unit installed. But, since the storage area was small, he needed to find an HVAC system that would allow the use of extra thin ducting. Our team of technicians created a customized refrigeration system that could meet the client’s distinctive wine storage needs. 

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Arctic Metalworks Inc. – A Trusted Wine Cooling Specialist in California

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Arctic Metalworks Inc. is one of the most trusted HVAC specialists in Orange County, California.

Your wine storage space is just as valuable as your wine collection. That’s why you can’t settle for less when hiring someone to provide services for your structure. You can’t let an amateur HVAC technician tinker with your wine room equipment. For your wine cooling needs, trust only a professional. Contact Arctic Metalworks Inc.

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The client’s wine cabinets were enclosed by glass doors. There was minimal space inside the storage structure to install any kind of refrigeration system. The HVAC technicians from Arctic Metalworks Inc. set up a cooling system in a separate mechanical room, and had cool air ducted into the wine cabinets.

Our team of HVAC experts is well-trained in providing various services for different kinds of refrigeration systems. These services include installation, maintenance, and repair. With years of experience, our technicians have acquired a wide understanding of the storage needs of wine. Our team gives importance to finding the right cooling unit that could meet the unique needs of your storage room. In one of our recent installation projects, for example, our specialists set up a customized refrigeration system for a client who owned four wine cabinets in his luxury home in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California.

The Laguna Beach client’s cabinets were all sealed by glass doors. The area inside each cabinet was very small, and there was limited space to vent air in and out of the storage structure. Since standard ducting would not fit inside the cabinets, our HVAC technicians had to find a refrigeration system that would let them use ducting that was smaller than standard size.

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Setting Up a Customized Cooling System for the Wine Cabinets in Laguna Beach, California

After surveying the client’s cabinets and assessing its requirements, our team of HVAC specialists installed a Unico High Pressure Cooling Unit. This refrigeration system allowed the technicians to use extra thin ducting, which was appropriate for the limited space inside the wine cabinets.

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The team of cooling specialists from Arctic Metalworks Inc. installed a Unico High Pressure Refrigeration Unit, which was a ducted split type HVAC system that allowed them to use extra thin ducting.

The HVAC Equipment Installed was a Ducted Split Type Cooling System

The refrigeration equipment that was set up for the Laguna Beach project was a ducted split type cooling system. In this configuration, the HVAC unit was installed in a separate mechanical room, and cool air was ducted into the cabinets.

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The ducts that were installed in this Laguna Beach project were smaller than standard. This customization of the refrigeration system was necessary to meet the distinctive needs of the wine cabinets.

Extra Thin Ducts Were Used to Vent Air In and Out of the Wine Cabinets 

There were two types of ducts installed in this setup, namely: a supply and a return. Supply ducts carried cool air into the wine cabinets, while return ducts exhausted warm air out. Each one of the four cabinets had a supply duct and a return duct. A total of eight ducts were installed.

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A total of eight ducts were set up in this project. Each of the four wine cabinets were allocated with two ducts. Each pair of ducts had a supply and a return. The supply ducts brought cool air into the cabinets, while the return ducts carried warm air out.

The Unico refrigeration system mounted in this project used a high pressure forced air system, which is necessary to push cool air through the special-sized ducting.

Additional Cooling System Accessories Were Installed 

An ideal wine storage setup is one where the temperature is constantly kept at the right levels with minimal to no fluctuations. In the Laguna Beach refrigeration system installation project, our team included a thermostat and a remote sensor, so that the temperature in the wine cabinets is maintained at 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

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The thermostat and the remote sensor installed in this project were added, so that the temperature inside the wine cabinets were maintained at the ideal levels.

Hire a Trusted Wine Cooling Specialist to Provide Your Refrigeration System Needs

Click image for a larger view!Your wine collection deserves the best – the best storage space and the best cooling system. Thus, it is imperative that the refrigeration equipment installed is the right one for your wine room. To ensure that you have the appropriate HVAC system for your wine storage structure, you must consult an expert.

Our expert cooling technicians are more than willing to help you select the most suitable refrigeration system for your wine room. We are also fully equipped to provide you installation and maintenance services. Call us today by clicking here!

Construction of a Beautiful Wine Cellar in a Home in Irvine, California

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Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is one of the most trusted wine storage builders in California. They recently completed a construction project for a client in Irvine, a city in Orange County. They built a beautiful and uniquely designed residential wine room that can accommodate wines and other types of liquor. The builders used Redwood for the storage structure’s racks and shelves. Coastal teamed up with Arctic Metalworks Inc. for the installation of a ductless split type refrigeration system. 

Wooden Racks and Wine Storage Cases Made from Lacquer Finished Redwood

Wine Cellar Redwood Racks Irvine CaliforniaThere are various types of wood on the market for making wooden wine racks and shelves. The type of wood that a cellar owner chooses will determine not only the durability of the storage structure, but also its aesthetic value. Coastal builds wooden wine cellars from the most popular materials, like Pine, Redwood, Sapele, Mahogany, and Walnut.

Get more information about the most popular types of wood used for building wooden wine racks and shelves. Click here!

The team of wine storage experts from Coastal decided, together with the client, to use Redwood for the construction of the racking and the shelves. Redwood is a popular choice among homeowners because it is very durable. It has natural oils preserved in it that make it highly resistant to moisture and mildew. A lot of people love Redwood also because of its aesthetic qualities. Its soft earth tone colors are known to develop beautifully over time.

Redwood, if kept unstained or unfinished, is still gorgeous. This is why some people choose to use Redwood without any stain or finish. But the Irvine construction project client wanted his wooden racks and shelves to be lacquer finished. He asked the team from Coastal for advice, and the experts agreed with the client that applying a lacquer finish to the Redwood racks and shelves will enhance the color Wine Display Row LED Lighting Irvine Californiaof the material.

There are many kinds of finishes on the market. Shellac, polyurethane, lacquer, and varnish are a few of the most common types of finishes for wooden wine racks. Not all of these types of finishes are compatible with all kinds of wood species. It is imperative to consult with a wine storage specialist regarding the application of stains and finishes, so that the right product can be used.

Many people choose lacquer because it is very durable. It is also well-loved because it provides a stunning gloss to the wood that is applied to. As per the request of the client, the expert builders from Coastal applied lacquer on the wooden racks and shelves. The finish made the Redwood’s colors more pronounced, and this made the client very happy.

Wood stains and finishes should only be applied by a professional. Find a wine storage expert now by clicking here!

Wooden Shelves and Single Bottle Wine Racks Custom-Designed by Coastal 

One of the reasons why this construction project was successful was the open communication between the client and the builder. The homeowner was freely contributing ideas to the contractors regarding the design of his wine room. For example, it was the client’s idea to install the wood storage cases on commercial rollers. The setup helped the client reach for bottles in the boxes conveniently. Instead of bending down, he simply pulled the shelves out by rolling them across the rollers.

Wooden Storage Cases Irvine CaliforniaCommercial wood cases come in various sizes. Some of these wooden boxes can accommodate three to twelve bottles, depending on the design. Coastal custom-designed the shelves in the Irvine residential wine cellar, so that the openings were large enough to accommodate wines of varying sizes, including standard champagnes, Oregon Pinots, Shiraz, Turley Zinfandels, and other large format bottles.

In one of the cellar’s shelves, a display row accented with LED lighting was added. The client loved the display row not only because it made his wine room look stellar, but also because it provided a convenient way to manage his stock. The wines in his collection can easily be organized by storing similar bottles above and below the display row.

Originally, the Irvine wine room had a mini cellar on one side, which was intended for storing whites, champagnes, and other bottles that needed to be stored at a cooler temperature. The client gave his mini cellar away some time ago. The area where the mini cellar stood became an empty space. The client called the team of builders from Coastal to come back and construct more single bottle storage racks, which will be used to fill the area where the mini cellar used to be.

Have your own home custom wine cellar designed and built by a trusted expert. Contact a wine storage specialist now! Click here!

Arctic Metalworks Inc. Installed a High-Quality HVAC System in the Irvine Residential Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar Cooling Unit Louvered Grill Irvine CaliforniaAn ideal wine cellar has to have an efficient cooling system installed. Without dependable HVAC equipment, a storage room cannot provide the required climate conditions that are needed to keep wines from spoiling. Custom wine cellars vary in many ways, like size and number of stock stored. These are a couple of the factors that should be considered when choosing a cooling unit for a storage room. Each wine room needs a different refrigeration system, and an HVAC expert should be consulted in order to determine the most suitable equipment for a storage space. For the Irvine residential wine cellar, a team of cooling experts from Arctic Metalworks Inc. installed a high grade ductless split type refrigeration system.

The technicians from Arctic Metalworks installed the HVAC system’s evaporating unit on the cellar wall, and they set up the condenser outdoors. This split type configuration made the client very happy because there was no hot air exhausted inside his house. Moreover, he was pleased that the evaporator operated quietly inside his cellar.

The evaporating unit was mechanical-looking in nature. The client did not want the HVAC system to be seen in his wine cellar, and so the builders made a wooden box for the unit and covered it with a louvered grill. The material used for the box and louvered grill was the same wood used for the racks and shelves.

Find out what cooling unit is most suitable for your home custom wine cellar. Consult a wine storage refrigeration specialist today! Click here!

Smart Choice of Wine Cellar Cooling System and Racking Design for a California Home

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Anaheim Hills California Wine Cellar Design

Anaheim Hills California Wine Cellar Design

Standard air conditioners don’t have the capacity to maintain a stable environment which is required for wine. A wine refrigeration system manufactured by a highly reputable company should be installed in your wine room to prevent damaging the quality of your wine.

In California, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars used a CellarPro cooling unit in building a beautiful home wine cellar. Learn how they transformed a playroom into a wine storage display that has style and elegance, using custom features. 

Home Wine Cellar Cooling and Racking Solution for a California Home

On the 23rd of July 2015, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars began the construction project for a home in Anaheim Hills, California. The clients had a large basement where their children’s playroom was located.

They wanted to transform it into a climate-controlled wine cellar using wood and metal racks. They also wanted to add a cigar humidor within the racking. Read on to find out how this was accomplished.

Protecting the Client’s Collection by Using an Efficient Wine Cellar Cooling System

Master wine cellar builders don’t just use a home air conditioning system for their client’s wine room. Wine easily spoils when it is kept in a poor environment.

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, a trusted partner of WholeCellar, have been using CellarPro cooling solutions in their projects in California, Maryland, and New Jersey. We work together to install the appropriate wine cellar refrigeration system to achieve the optimum storage conditions.

Wine Cellar Insulation

Home Wine Cellar Insulation California Project

Home Wine Cellar Insulation California Project

At Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, it is their utmost consideration to preserve the quality of your wine until it is consumed because, for them, your happiness is their happiness. They take time and effort to prevent extreme changes in temperature and humidity levels which can ruin your wine. Imagine enjoying the complex flavor and aroma of the wine that has reached its peaked maturation in your refrigerated wine cellar.

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars insulated the walls and ceiling to ensure that there was no air leakage to or from the wine cellar. With proper insulation, wine storage problems can be avoided. Additionally, it will prevent the cooling unit from working harder than it should. Meaning, creating an airtight seal will not only protect the wine’s quality, but can also help reduce energy consumption.

Wine Cellar Cooling System

California Wine Cellar Cooling System

California Wine Cellar Cooling System

In this installation project in Anaheim Hills, California, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars conducted a heat load calculation to analyze the BTU (British Thermal Unit) requirement because the room had to be enclosed in glass and it is nearly 1,300 cubic feet. In running a heat load, temperature changes and the size of the room must be considered.

They used  the CellarPro 8000S ductless split wine cellar cooling system. The wall-mounted evaporator was placed inside the cellar while the condenser was placed outdoors.

To protect the condenser from weather conditions, they added an exterior housing.

Glass Walls and Door

Seamless glass walls and door are recommended for collectors who want to have a good view of their wines from outside the cellar. Additionally, glass panels also add a modern appeal to any living space. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars used tempered glass panels, and they had to install the frameless glass very carefully to create an airtight seal around the door.

A 2,055-Bottle Wine Cellar Tasting and Cigar Room

A 2,055-Bottle Wine Cellar Tasting and Cigar Room with Glass Walls and Door

Stylish Wine Rack Design for a Home Wine Cellar in California

Anaheim Hills California Home Wine Cellar with Wood and Metal Wine Racks

Anaheim Hills California Home Wine Cellar with Wood and Metal Wine Racks

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars offers a free 3-dimensional design package. These drawings include the perimeter of the room, different elevations, plan views, and bottle capacities, which allow the owner to visualize their dream wine cellar before the build begins.

For this room conversion project, they have designed a wine rack system that can store up to 2,055 bottles.

Metal Racking Design

On the wall where the door is located, they installed floor-to-ceiling height metal storage racks from Vintage View. This section can hold up to 852 bottles. One of the advantages of using Vintage View metal wine racks is the convenience in finding a certain type of wine because they display the bottles in a label forward orientation. You don’t need to pull out a bottle just to see the label.

The open airflow design of these wine racks distributes the liquid temperature more efficiently. The metal wine rack system is recommended for those who want to achieve a contemporary appeal in their California home wine cellar.

Wooden Wine Racks

California Contemporary Wine Cellar Design

Contemporary Wine Cellar Racking with Cigar Humidor California

When you enter the room, you will see that the left wall starts with a quarter round display wooden wine rack. This storage unit has five shelves, which provides an excellent storage place for some of the owner’s favorite vintages and wine accessories.

The next set racking consists of diamond bins at the bottom. The top section has a tabletop for decanting and serving wine.

Back Wall Wine Rack with Cigar Humidor

The back wall is where the core racking was installed directly across from the metal racks on the glass wall. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars combined various orientations to add character to the overall design.

The top section stores the bottles individually. The center of the back wall racking has an open area. It provides a space for the wine glasses, where the owner can hang them upside down in a stem rack. This design allowed Coastal Custom Wine Cellars to hide the evaporator that was used to cool the playroom.

Both sides of the open area consist of a display row with lighting. The bottom section has double-deep wine racks with a tabletop for decanting wines. Most of the openings are intended for 750ml bottles.  Both sides of the bottom racking consist of a double-deep wood case storage.

Cigar Humidor Anaheim California Custom Wine Cellar Project

Cigar Humidor Anaheim California Custom Wine Cellar Project

The double-deep cigar humidor cabinet is located just below the open area at the center of the back wall. Unlike California home wine cellars, which require about 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the quality of wine, cigar humidors need a warmer environment.

Therefore, they installed weather stripping on all sides of the cabinet door to achieve a bit higher temperature in it, about 70 degrees.  

Coastal lined the humidor with Spanish Cedar because this wood variety can help create a higher temperature and humidity level in the cabinet.

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars created a 4-level tray on the left cabinet. The lowest level has a tray for displaying the owner’s cigars individually. On the right is a standard cabinet where other items can be displayed.

Planning to Convert a Room into Your Dream Wine Cellar? Seek the Help of an Expert.

If you have a room that you want to transform into an attention-grabbing wine cellar, contact Coastal Custom Wine Cellars at +1 (949) 355-4376 or request a custom design for free.

A Playa Vista Wine Cellar Under Stairs Project Shows its Creativity

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Playa Vista Under stair wine cellar blueprint

This is blueprint to Playa Vista under stair wine cellar project

There are projects that the Whole Cellar team is particularly proud of, not just because of how they were able to implement it, but because of the difficulty they experienced in achieving that perfect job. The Playa Vista wine cellar under stairs project is one of those jobs.

Why was it singled out among the many projects the team completed, you might ask? Well, it has to do with the “unusual” wine cellar area proposed by this client to be turned into a wine cellar: underneath the stairs of his house. Yes, the picture you are seeing above really was the area where he was asking the team to set up a wine storage area in his home. As you can imagine, there were a lot of structural hindrances that the team had to consider before drawing up a plan for the project in the first place.

But hey, Whole Cellar did not win the Best of Houzz 2015 awards for nothing; the team is well-accustomed to accepting challenging jobs that require a high quality of craftsmanship, and the Playa Vista project proved no different. Read on to discover how they took up  the challenge; the process is documented below!

Is it ‘Cool’ Enough?

Even though this was the first time the client had requested that contractor provide him with a wine cellar, he had an impressive knowledge of wine storage principles that he was already portraying. For one, he already owned a standalone refrigerated cabinet by Le Cache, and he knew that a standing temperature of 57-degree Fahrenheit was needed to ensure that his fine wine collection matured properly. Of course, it just so happened that the space underneath the stairway was the only place available for this purpose.

Los Angeles Home Wine Cellars – Playa Vista Project
Wine refrigeration systems can be notoriously bulky. The original idea of making a glass wall enclosure–on which the front of it was supposed to be refrigerated–in the area underneath the stairs was quite improbable for this project. And, not to mention, very costly too.

However, since the client already owns a single refrigeration system, the team suggested he move 200 of his fine wine bottle collection to the Le Cache refrigerator and leave the rest of his collection to be stored “passively”–that is, to be put inside the wine cellar for the sole means of displaying it to visitors.

The client agreed to the idea, and then the team set about designing the wine racks that would be used for the cellar.

A Mix-and-Match of Racks

Under the stairs wine cellar Playa Vista before completion

This is the Playa Vista under the stairs wine cellar project before completion.

As you can see from the picture above, the Whole Cellar team had to account for the slope of the stairway above the area, in order to design the wine rack accordingly. They also decided to include some “elements” from popular wine rack designs like diamond bins and rectangular storage bins to create a custom wine rack that is truly one of a kind.

Since one of the main purposes of this wine cellar project was to display the client’s wine bottle collection, having a high-reveal display row was of the utmost importance for the rack. Pitched at a fifteen-degree angle, this angle afforded the wine rack a sleek and thoroughly modern look.

All openings in this wine rack were also made to be “universal”; in other words, it has been designed to be wide enough for just about any large wine bottles like champagnes or burgundies to be stored inside it.  A modified countertop was also included in the design of the wine rack so as to allow people a simple “table” where they can set wine bottles or glasses, in case they would like to have an impromptu wine tasting session.

Finally, the wine rack came in an Alder wood design, and it was finished off with a rustic stain look that perfectly matched the flooring in the rest of the house.

A Unique Addition to the Whole Cellar Portfolio

The client was very pleased with how the Playa Vista wine cellar under stairs project turned out after three months of hard work. If you have a similar idea in mind, but do not know how you can go about it, then you can always call Whole Cellar’s toll-free number at +1 (888) 735-8889 and get a FREE 3D wine cellar design!

Playa Vista California wine cellars finished product

This is the finished product of the Playa Vista California wine cellar project.

List of Different Models of Wine Fridges – Choose Your Own Wine Fridge Now!

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Wines need a safe haven, where they can age gracefully under the right environmental conditions.  There are many available wine storage options in the market today, including wine fridges.

You can find many wine fridge products from one of the most trusted wine storage design experts, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars.  Listed below are the different brands of quality wine fridge that Blue Grouse offers, and their specs.

Vinotheque Wine Fridges

Vinotheque wine fridges are an ideal choice if you are looking for quality wooden wine storage furniture.  Their wine fridges are available in different wood species, depending on the model you choose.  Several wood stain options are also offered.

The versatility of these wine fridges makes it easy to blend them with kitchen cabinetry and other home furniture.

Closet Wine Fridges

The Vinotheque Closet Wine Fridge model features a display row with LED lighting.  It is equipped with a WhisperKOOL 2500 wine cellar cooling unit -one of the most trusted brands of cooling systems.

Closet Wine Fridges are available in 3 stain colors (light, medium, and dark).

Wine Reservoir

The Wine Reservoir model is the entry-level product of Vinotheque.  It is equipped with a WhisperKOOL 2500 wine cellar cooling unit, to maintain the ideal temperature and humidity inside the fridge.

It has wire shelving, which maximizes wine storage capacity and grants flexibility in storing various sizes and shapes of wine bottles.  Wood choices include Luan and Mahogany hardwoods and veneers.

Vinottheque Wine Fridge Models

Vinottheque Wine Fridge Models

Sienna Wine Fridges

The best thing about Sienna Wine Fridges is that the full length windows and simple structural design make your wine bottles the center of attention.  The panels are made of Alder hardwood and veneers, and the racking is made of high quality metal.

Optional LED lighting and a display row are available with Sienna Wine Fridges.

 

Clos Pegase Wine Fridges

The main design features of Clos Pegase Wine Fridges is the attractive French windows and intricate dentil moldings.  This type of wine fridge comes in 6 sizes that can house various types of wine bottles.

Clos Pegase Wine Fridges are equipped with a QT wine cellar cooling unit that operates quietly.  They come with a liquid measuring thermostat option, where a probe measures the wine temperature inside the bottle.

Wood options include Alder, Red Oak, Maple, Black Walnut, Cherry, and Mahogany.  Wood stain options include light, medium, dark, natural, and limed.

Wine KoolR Wine Fridges

Wine KoolR wine fridges are an economical wine storage solution with a striking design.  Choose this brand if you are in need of a wine storage capacity of 120 up to 800 wine bottles.

Wine KoolR offers wine fridges in single deep or double deep configuration.  They come unassembled, so they are convenient to move to your preferred storage space.

Assembly procedure is fast and easy.  Assembly service is available for metro Vancouver customers.

KoolR Slimline Wine Fridges

There are three types of Slimline wine fridges.  These are the KoolR Imperial Slimline, Sovereigh Slimline, and Goliath Slimline wine fridge models.  They vary in size and storage capacity:

Imperial Slimline: 120 standard 750ml Bordeaux bottles

Sovereign Slimline: 240 standard 750ml Bordeaux bottles

Goliath Slimline: 400 standard 750ml Bordeaux bottles

Wine KoolR Slimline Wine Fridges

Wine KoolR Slimline Wine Fridges

The KoolR Slimline wine fridges are in single deep format.  They are made of a reinforced, stackable, heavy duty honeycomb plastic material that enhances insulating properties and reduces the weight and size of the wine fridge.  Color choices include black oak and mahogany wine.

The door is a reversible Lexan glass door which can be hinged on either side.  It is installed with a keyed lock for security.  A virtually silent digital wine cooling unit maintains the ideal temperature and humidity inside the fridge.

KoolR Full Wine Fridges

The KoolR Full wine fridges are the double deep version of the KoolR Imperial Slimline wine fridges.  Here are the three different types of the double deep KoolR wine fridges and their storage capacities:

Imperial Full: 240 standard 750ml Bordeaux bottles

Sovereign Full: 500 standard 750ml Bordeaux bottles

Goliath Full: 800 standard 750ml Bordeaux bottles

Double deep KoolR wine fridges have the same design and quality features as those of the Slimline version.

Le Cache Wine Fridges

If you are looking for fine furniture for your fine wines, choose Le Cache Wine Fridges.   They can easily blend with virtually any décor, or become the center of attention in a room.  With Le Cache, you can be sure of top quality craftsmanship, and the fridges can be passed from one generation to another.

Le Cache Loft Wine Fridge Models

Le Cache Loft Wine Fridge Models

Le Cache Loft Wine Fridge Models

Le Cache Loft Wine Fridges have aluminum doors, with the choice of two finishes; namely, black matte and brushed aluminum.  The door can be hinged on either side.

The Loft wine fridges have black laminated walls and dual-pane tinted glass.  They feature all-wood universal racking with 3 ¾ inches opening.

To maintain the ideal temperature and humidity inside the wine fridge, an ultra quiet CellarPro cooling system is installed, featuring digital display, temperature control, and adjustable humidity control.

To make climate control more efficient, a top-vent exhaust, foil-backed polyisocyanurate insulation, and low-heat interior light were used.

Below are the different Loft wine fridge models and their corresponding storage capacity:

Le Cache Loft 1400: 172 bottles (160 racked, 12 bulk)

Le Cache Loft 2400: 286 bottles (256 racked, 30 bulk)

Vinopro Wine Fridges

Vinopro is known for their stylish, functional, and affordable wine fridges.  Vinopro wine fridges are one of the best new offerings of Blue Grouse Wine Cellars.

Enjoy the many options with Vinopro wine fridges:

Models: BU-490, BU-145, BU-130, BI-56

Bottle Capacity: 24-194 wine bottles

Vinopro Wine Fridge Models

Vinopro Wine Fridge Models

BU-490: 194 bottles

BU-145: 46 bottles

BU-130: 41 bottles

BI-56: 24 bottles

Temperature zones: Single or Dual

Door types: All glass or stainless steel

Installation: Built-in or Free-standing

All of the models are available in single and dual temperature models (same price), except for the BI-56 wine fridge, which is available in single temperature only.

Vinopro wine fridges have the following features:

  • Stainless steel pull handles
  • Slide-out beechwood shelves
  • Touch-key control panels with digital display on the door
  • Power on/off
  • Automatic control panel locks
  • Interchangeable Fahrenheit and Celsius units of temperature
  • Circulated fan cooling for balanced temperature
  • Low vibration
  • Auto defrost
  • LED lighting
  • Smoked tempered glass doors

Enjoy one year full-system warranty and 3 year warranty for compressor.

 

EuroCave Wine Fridge Storage Cabinets

EuroCave Wine Fridge Storage Cabinets

EuroCave Wine Fridge Storage Cabinets

Avid wine connoisseurs choose EuroCave wine fridges for their quality and design.  EuroCave wine fridges have unique features that make them stand out among the others brands.

Twin Process Thermal Control for an Even Temperature

Eurocave Wine Fridge Cabinet (Pure Series)

Eurocave Wine Fridge Cabinet (Pure Series)

This special feature keeps the temperature inside the fridge constant, even when the temperature outside reaches up to 35 degrees Celsius.

This is achieved using SRA aluminum walls, which promote the even distribution of temperature, as well as by ensuring that the heating and cooling processes are balanced.

Hygro + System for Constant Humidity Levels

Relative humidity is kept constant above 50%, using stucco aluminum walls that distribute moisture evenly.  This keeps the cork moist, which in turn maintains an air tight seal for the bottle.

Cellular Insulant for Effective Insulation

EuroCave is built with a CQI cellular insulant, and 5cm cabinet walls.  This combination provides solid and effective insulation.

Separate Vents for a Breather Effect Ventilation

EuroCave wine fridges have separate vents, one for air intake, and one for air output.  The air intake vent has a charcoal filter for air purification.

Alarm System for Better Security

The alarm system is triggered when the temperature or humidity level goes wrong, or if you simply leave the door open.  This lets you know right away that you need to check on your wine storage fridge.

Better Storage Capacity

The design maximizes the storage space for higher bottle capacity.  The durable shelving of EuroCave wine fridges can house wines of different sizes or shapes.

Different EuroCave Wine Fridge Models to Choose From:

  • EuroCave Tete a Tete System

    EuroCave Tete a Tete System

    Revelation Series

  • Professional Series
  • Pure Series
  • Premiere Series
  • Collection Series
  • Compact Series
  • Tete a Tete System

All of these wine fridges come with a carbon filter with a meter, a lock, a reversible door, and a brilliant amber lighting strip.

These design features, and the wide selection of wine fridge designs, make EuroCave Wine Fridges a favorite among many wine aficionados.

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars offers these different brands of wine fridges.  Contact them now to choose your own wine fridge.

A Successful Newport Beach California Wine Closet Conversion

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Closet conversion is becoming popular in the design and construction industry.  Many home owners are considering having a vacant small or large space in their home converted into something useful.

One residential owner in Newport Beach contacted a California wine cellar builder to request help in converting his closet into a custom wine cellar.  The client wanted a wine storage and display space that was both functional, and elegant.

Newport Beach  California Wine Closet Project Site

Newport Beach California Wine Closet Project Site

Vintage Wine Cellars, the California wine cellar builder that the client contacted, came up with a gorgeous custom wine cellar design.  It featured a stunning wine rack design to store and display wine bottles, a wine cellar cooling system to cool the wines, a glass wine cellar door, and matching wine cellar flooring.

Wine Rack Design Features

The wine storage and display racks are a combination of several different wine rack designs, including:

  • Single bottle storage wine racks
  • Horizontal display wine racks
  • High reveal display rows
  • Arched tabletop
  • Diamond bin cases
  • Rectangular bins

 

Single Bottle Storage Racks and Rectangular Bins

Single Bottle Storage Racks and Rectangular Bins

The single bottle storage wooden wine racks store 750 ml wine bottles individually, in cubicles with 3 ¾ inche openings, which are perfect for easy bottle access.  The bottle holders on each cubicle are hand sanded, to protect wine labels from scratches.

The horizontal display storage with a high reveal display row runs on the entire length of the walls.  This feature angles the wine bottles at 15 degrees, keeping the corks moist and the bottle tightly sealed.  An LED lighting fixture was also added, to illuminate the angled wine bottles on the display row.

At the center of the wine closet is a tabletop with an archway, where wine pouring or decanting can be done.  It features a lovely art piece, which is highlighted by a puck lighting.

At the bottom of the tabletop are solid diamond bins, which store wine bottles one on top of the other.  Diamond bins are ideal for bulk wine storage.

At the side of the wine closet are rectangular bins, which maximize the small storage space.  This wine racking style gives the wine collector an option to store wines by group (by variety, origin, size, age, etc.). This wine rack design is a wise option for storing 1.5L and 3L bottles.

The wooden wine racks are made of Premium Redwood, one of the best wood types used in the wine racking industry.  A dark walnut stain was applied to the wooden wine racks.  The natural aesthetic appeal of the stained redwood adds beauty to the wine cellar.

The total storage capacity of this wine closet is 840 wine bottles.

 Efficient Cooling using a Fully-Ducted Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

Wine Cellar Cooling Unit Installed in the Attic

Wine Cellar Cooling Unit Installed in the Attic

This Newport Beach California wine closet is highly functional, as it is equipped with a wine cellar cooling system.  This maintains the right balance of temperature and humidity inside the wine closet.

Vintage Wine Cellars installed a fully ducted wine cellar cooling unit from Wine Guardian.  It is a self-contained wine cellar cooling system, and it can be installed either indoors or outdoors.

For this Newport Beach California wine closet, the cooling unit was installed indoors, in the attic located just above the wine cellar.  The wine cellar cooling system is assembled in a platform with a drain pan.

The duct system of this wine cellar cooling unit supplies cool air into the wine cellar and exhausts hot air outside. A louvered grill that matches the wooden wine racks covers the cooling unit.

Wine Cellar Entryway and Flooring that Attractively Matches with the Wine Racks

Barolo Glass Wine Cellar Door

Barolo Glass Wine Cellar Door

The cellar door used is a Barolo style dual-paned glass wine cellar door.

This entryway has two door openings, and it has certain features that ensure a tight seal to the room, and these include weather stripping and a concealed door bottom.

The wine cellar door was coated with a Chestnut wood stain, creating a beautiful contrast against the Premium Redwood wine racks.

To enhance the look of the wine cellar, the owner chose a unique tile flooring. The color scheme of the flooring matches charmingly with the wooden wine racks.

Get Started with your Own Wine Cellar Design!

Vintage Wine Cellars did a great job completing this Newport Beach California wine closet renovation project, considering the limited space their team had to work on. Vintage Wine Cellars specializes in wine cellar design, installation, renovation, and even maintenance, for both residential and commercial locations.

If you have a custom wine cellar project in mind, whether in Southern or Northern California, just contact Vintage Wine Cellars California Wine Cellar Builder for a free design consultation. Visit their page at http://www.vintagewinecellars.com/.

Custom Wine Enclave Coto de Caza CA Golf and Racquet Club Project by Coastal

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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.

Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club California

Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club California

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

Contemporary Metal Wine Rack Display

Contemporary Metal Wine Rack Display

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.

Coto Golf Club Vintage View Metal Wine Rack Displays Before Glass

Coto Golf Club Vintage View Metal Wine Rack Displays Before Glass

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.

Tempered Glass Walls

Tempered Glass Walls

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

Installating the Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

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.

Wine Guardian Model D088 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

Wine Guardian Model D088 Wine Cellar Cooling Unit

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.

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars

If you have a wine cellar project in mind, just contact Coastal Custom Wine Cellars. Click here.

New Component for Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems Improves Performance

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US Cellar Systems, a California based wine cellar manufacturer that we work closely with recently announced an important new innovation in one of their commonly used components. The LRC Expansion Valve is now externally equalized. Learn how this is to be installed and some of it’s performance advantages.

The Expansion Valve by LRC

The Expansion Valve by LRC

New Expansion Valve

The LRC Expansion Valve looks almost like a pressure regulator, mounted inside one of the US Cellar Systems refrigeration system for wine cellars. It is a common component in all of the series offered by US Cellar Systems, except for the CC series.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration Technical Update – New LRC Expansion Valve Saves Time and Effort
This valve is now externally equalized. This gives the system better performance on all of the systems and makes it more convenient to adjust.

Installation of the New System by LRC

When installing, add a T with an access shrader. This has a key advantage. You will be able to measure your evaporator coil pressure at the evaporator, instead of having to go all the way out to the condensing unit to look at your gauges. This makes adjustments to your system much more convenient.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration System Adjustment

Adjusting Your Expansion Valve by LRC

Adjusting Your Expansion Valve by LRC

Use a 3/8” nut driver or a ratchet and a 3/8” socket.

You can adjust the valve by turning the head on the top of the regulator. To increase pressure you turn clockwise. To decrease pressure you will turn counter-clockwise.

Caution! Remember to make small adjustments. Never go all the way in with the adjustment. If you go too far in you can damage the diaphragm and then the expansion valve will no longer adjust. This damage will not be covered under warranty, so be very cautious when making adjustments to prevent such harm to the system.

Contact US Cellar Systems for Support and Advice

US Cellar Systems (Logo)If you’re in need of technical support for your wine cellar refrigeration system, contact US Cellar System here: +1(562) 728-5774.

If you’re interested in purchasing one of their systems, feel free to contact sales and customer support: +1(562) 513-3017.

This new expansion valve has important advantages; they can give you more information about it if you’re interested in learning more.

Residential Installation of Orange County Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit

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Wines are one of those rare commodities that require a consistent and stable environment, in order to preserve and improve their quality over time.  Wine cellars are specially designed to provide the best climate conditions for storing and aging wines.  To maintain the ideal wine storage temperature of 55°F to 58°F, a wine room must be outfitted with insulation and vapor barriers, as well as equipped with the proper wine cellar cooling system.

A wine cellar refrigeration unit is engineered to help stabilize temperature and humidity levels in a wine storage environment.  There are three main categories of climate control systems:  through-the-wall self-contained cooling units, ducted self-contained refrigeration systems, and split systems.  Each make and model has its own unique features, but all are designed to efficiently cool a wine cellar.

To ensure optimum wine cellar climate conditions, it is crucial to have your wine room fitted with the right type of Orange County wine cellar refrigeration system.  There are several factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding on a climate control system, such as size and location of the wine cellar, amount of insulation, ambient conditions, and the number of wine bottles intended for storage.

This recently completed Orange County wine cellar refrigeration replacement project shows the importance of providing your wine cellar with the proper wine cellar cooling system.  This project was serviced by Arctic Metalworks, Southern California’s leading manufacturer and supplier of commercial grade wine cellar refrigeration systems.

Initial inspection of the wine storage space shows that the existing cooling unit, a through-the-wall breeze air style refrigeration unit, is not capable of cooling a large wine cellar (10’ x 6’).  The homeowners also complained that the unit was blowing hot air and noise into their living space.

The Arctic team recommended removing the existing refrigeration equipment and replacing it with one of their wine cellar refrigeration systems, Arctic 0050 ½ HP split system.  A split system wine cooling unit is considered as one of the most efficient cooling option.  This type of climate control system is designed to be unobtrusive and quiet.

A split wine cellar refrigeration unit houses the evaporator coil and the condensing unit separately.  Separating both components allows for flexibility in installation and helps eliminate noise.  The evaporator coil is mounted in the wine cellar, while the condensing unit can be located outdoors or in a well-ventilated adjoining room.

For this refrigeration replacement project, the Arctic team installed the condensing unit outdoors.  The unit sits on a 24 x 24 air conditioning pad.  Arctic Metalworks created a custom-designed sheet metal cover to protect the condensing component of the refrigeration system against the rain and other harmful outside elements.

The Arctic team used refrigerant lines to connect the outdoor unit to the indoor evaporator coil.  Refrigerant lines are a set of tubes or pipes that transport refrigerant through a wine cellar cooling system.  The suction line is responsible for transporting gaseous refrigerant, while a liquid line carries refrigerant in its liquid form.  A drain line is also needed to remove water that is produced during the dehumidification process.

Arctic Metalworks installed a digital room thermostat with backlit display.  Thermostats are control systems that help maintain the correct temperature in a wine room, and at the same time allow wine collectors to regularly monitor the climate conditions inside their wine cellar space.

The entire climate control system runs on 115 volt/ 20 amp electrical receptacles.  After inspecting the refrigeration equipment for leaks, the Arctic team started the system and charged it with R134a, a type of refrigerant that is non-ozone depleting and is completely safe for the environment.

When deciding on a wine cellar refrigeration unit, always consult with a wine cellar refrigeration expert.  They will perform a heat load calculation to determine the best cooling option for your wine enclave.  Professional refrigeration experts will also take into account any constraints in your storage space, as well as your specific preferences to ensure that the cooling unit will suit the conditions of your wine room.

Arctic Metalworks is a family owned and operated multi-division company that designs and builds Orange County wine cellar refrigeration systems for both residential and commercial applications.  The company also specializes in wine cellar construction and renovation, as well as handmade wine racking systems.

The Arctic team has carved out a name for themselves as a leading manufacturer of commercial grade quality climate control systems and providing professional prompt service.  They have a full service team of refrigeration specialists and technicians on standby should your cooling system require maintenance or repair.

Residential Wine Cellar Cooling Installation Aliso Viejo CA – Learn the Importance of Refrigeration Systems

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Types of Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems by ArcticA wine cellar refrigeration system is designed exclusively to help create and maintain a stable and consistent wine cellar environment.  Temperature plays an important role in the maturation process of wines, while the correct humidity level keeps the cork moist and expanded, and thus maintaining its sealing quality.  For optimum wine storage conditions, the temperature must be kept within 50°F and 55°F, with the relative humidity between 60% and 75%.

On the market are three primary categories of wine cellar refrigeration systems: self-contained cooling systems, ductless-split refrigeration units, and ducted-split climate control systems.  These units are available in a range of sizes, configurations, and cooling capacities, that can address the unique specifications and needs of commercial and residential wine cellars.

For optimum cooling performance and efficient operation, a ductless-split refrigeration unit is the best cooling option.  This climate control system uses a line set to connect two separate units; the evaporator unit is installed inside the room and the condensing unit outside.  Separating both components allows the noise-producing condenser to be located remotely, thus reducing the production of noise and vibration inside a wine storage space.

elocating the Condenser - Residential Wine Cellar Cooling Aliso Viejo CAAlthough the condensing unit can be located indoors (such as the attic or garage space), wine cellar cooling installation specialists recommend locating the unit outdoors, where it can receive proper ventilation.  Since these indoor spaces have a tendency to gather heat throughout the summer months, placing the condensing unit in one of these areas can lead to a compressor failure and bring serious consequences to expensive wine collections.

This recently finished wine cellar cooling installation Aliso Viejo CA project demonstrates the importance of providing a well-ventilated space for condensers.  The project involved replacing an existing condensing unit that was damaged due to exposure to extremely high temperature levels.

The condensing part of the residential wine cellar cooling system was originally located in the garage, which had a temperature reaching up to 100 degrees in the summer.

The heat emanating from the garage space reduced the chilling capacity of the condensing unit, causing a warm wine storage environment in the process.

Condensing Unit Wine Cellar Cooling Installation Aliso Viejo CA

Upon initial inspection by Arctic Metalworks, the refrigeration component was discovered to be overheating.

To keep the condenser perpetually cool, the Arctic team suggested moving the unit to the side yard.

The Arctic wine cellar cooling installation Aliso Viejo CA team fabricated angle brackets to hold the residential wine cellar cooling system in place.

After anchoring the angle mounts to the walk, the condensing unit was removed from the carport and secured to the brackets in the yard.  Two additional copper tubes were attached to the existing line set, which is located in the garage space.

After completing all copper and electrical wiring connections, the Arctic wine cellar cooling installation team attached a rain shield to the residential wine cellar cooling unit to protect the compressor against elements, and recharged the system with R134a refrigerant.  Starting and testing the system allowed the Arctic team to detect a compressor malfunction.

The existing condenser had to be replaced with a new one; it failed due to the high heat in the garage space.  The Arctic wine cellar cooling installation team came back a few days later to replace the outside half of the split refrigeration unit with a brand new 1/3 hp Arctic 0033 split system.  The wine room climate control system is now in perfect working condition, and the client is very happy with the result of the wine cellar cooling installation Aliso Viejo CA project.

Wine Cellar Cooling Remedial Project - Aliso Viejo California

When building commercial and residential wine cellars, it is important to integrate the proper support infrastructure (such as insulation, vapor barriers, and an exterior grade entryway door) into the wine cellar design, to ensure that the wine cellar environment remains stable and tightly sealed.  A carefully constructed wine enclave will not only create the best climate conditions for storing and aging wines, but also allow wine cellar refrigeration systems to provide optimum cooling performance.

Arctic Metalworks specializes in wine cellar refrigeration systems, for both commercial and residential wine cellars.  This family owned and operated business is committed to manufacturing and supplying top quality wine cellar climate control systems, backed by a team of refrigeration specialists dedicated to providing exceptional service and professionalism.

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Their wine cellar cooling products are manufactured from commercial grade materials, and are designed to fit the unique needs and specifications of a custom wine cellar.  This Southern California-based company expanded their business to include wine cellar construction and renovation, as well as custom wine rack making.