The key to a well functioning cellar is often in the details. Finding the perfect balance of design and technology enables our customers to enjoy their new cellar. There are several systems that serve to enhance and protect a valuable wine collection. These systems need to be considered in advance of construction.
The most important factor in ensuring a proper aging environment for a wine collection is the cooling system. Refrigeration equipment must be sized to fit the space and ducted to promote uniform temperature and humidity control. Other environmental considerations include noise level and vibration-free operation. We work with our clients to determine the optimum system for the project.
Temperature fluctuations can rapidly damage a wine collection. We recommend a monitoring system that will alert the client in the event of a change in cellar temperature or humidity, loss of power or unauthorized cellar entry. These systems offer the ability to provide instant notification to the client of a change in conditions, providing peace of mind for owners that are frequently absent or on vacation.
An inventory management system is a must for serious collectors. It can help organize wine within the cellar, maintain tasting notes and current values. It can also mean the difference between drinking a wine in its prime and finding a favorite bottle after it is too late. These systems even can be equipped with remote monitoring, enabling the client to view and manage a collection from a remote computer or iPad.