Design and Craftsmanship
Whether you prefer a contemporary design with a distinctly modern style or a more traditional old world cellar, our objective is always the same – to create a unique space that meets the needs and vision of each client in the areas of aesthetics, storage capacity, environmental control and budget.
We follow a four phase process when creating a new cellar:
- Consultation and Assessment – We meet with the client, architect, interior designer and contractor for a comprehensive needs assessment. During this on-site meeting we establish the needs, objectives and budget requirements for the project. This includes discussion on special dimensions, desired bottle capacity, bottle sizes to be stored (magnum, champagne, etc.), specific design elements, bottle displays, room function (storage, display, entertaining, etc.), flooring, lighting and any other unique cellar requirements.
- Design – CAD drawings of the complete cellar are submitted with design options and budget estimate, defined project scope, cellar layout and environmental controls. These, along with a construction proposal, are submitted for client approval.
- Pre-Construction – All interior elements (wine racks, cabinets, doors, etc.) are manufactured off site to the exact dimensions and specifications of the approved plans. Once completed, these elements are brought to the jobsite for installation.
- Construction and Approval – Our craftsmen prepare the room, including insulation, cooling ductwork, electrical, flooring, wall and ceiling finishes and then install the racks, cabinetry, doors, lighting and hardware. When completed, final walkthrough is conducted with the owner for final approval.