Wine Cellar Innovations

Wine Wednesday: Protect Your Investment With A Custom Cellar

We put our jewelry and watches in pockets of velvet and silk, our shoes in hardwood boxes and satin bags while our fine china collects dust in a ‘do not touch drawer’. We take care with these possessions that we curate carefully, making sure each has a perfect little protected nook of its own. Which begs the question—why wouldn’t you take the same care with your wine collection?

“Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil.” ~ Lord Byron

Each bottle of wine is a story, a memory, an investment; a purchase of purpose. If you just like to have a good bottle of red around for a Wednesday evening or if you spend years curating your collection, it doesn’t matter. You are officially an Oenophile, capital O. And with that persona comes great responsibility… like making sure you have a walk in wine closet that can keep each bottle in its own little cubby of perfection.

Wine Cellar Innovations is a unique designer and manufacturer of custom wine cellars and racks that make all your dreams of a wine haven come true. If you’ve ever fantasized about walking downstairs and finding a plethora of wall to wall wine bottles, arranged into an expert display of art and functionality, Wine Cellar Innovations is the perfect place for you.

The company was founded in 1998 when Jim Deckebach began revolutionizing the industry and experimenting with the best storage methods for aging wine (opening the business out of his garage at first). His addiction to fine wine and food began during a stint in France in the ‘70s where he learned that improperly storing wine can be the downfall of a great collection.

Wine Cellar Innovations focuses on customizing wine cellars and bringing a dream to reality, designing, crafting and installing the final product. The design process starts with a private consultant who walks you step by step through the entire project, helping you create the perfect cellar with the perfect climate. Wines kept at higher temperatures will age prematurely, robbing them of freshness and subtlety, while lower temperatures paralyze wine, inhibiting its natural development. Wine Cellar Innovations cellars shield from humidity and keeps your collection at a precise controlled temperature for an optimal aging environment. Keeping those bottles stored laying down, not standing up, is also a key element of protecting each bottle—the cork stays moist and keeps from drying out. If your cork dries out it lets in air, potentially spoiling your 1990 bottle of Paul Jaboulet Aîné Hermitage La Chapelle….That’s a pretty big deal.

They’re also very flexible in making bespoke cellars available to any budget, offering three customizable product levels. The Silver Series maximizes space and minimizes cost, the Gold Series increases craftsmanship and adds storage options while the ultimate Platinum Series is the quintessential mecca of wine storage with endless possibilities.

It’s all about the details, from the bespoke options to working hand in hand to make sure your vision is the same as the final reality. Don’t let that Château Lafite Rothschild or Goosecross Howell Mountain Cab spend another minute in a non-temperature controlled climate on that rickety shelf. Build the wine cellar of your dreams and taste the difference.