Traditional wine cellar in a luxury residential home

Traditional wine cellars.

Is a traditional wine cellar right for you?

As early as the 1600s, the French were utilizing old Roman mining caves for their storage of champagne. Over time, the technology and design of wine cellars has changed drastically, but there is still a place for a traditional cellar design in residential and commercial spaces.

In a home that lends itself to a more classic, traditional or heritage style, a modern cellar design could be too much of a stark contrast. In order to stay in keeping with the aesthetic of the home, a more traditional style wine cellar design can be crafted.

The beauty of a traditional wine cellar is in the richness of the materials you choose, whilst working to maintain that classic theme of the cellar. We assess the space and materials surrounding your proposed cellar site and suggest materials for your cellar that will enhance the space, using more sought after woods in the industry, such as walnut, redwood, mahogany, oak, and imported European beech. These natural woods are of the highest quality and create a warm and inviting feel to your cellar.

Wooden traditional wine cellar increases the value of your home

What to consider when designing your Traditional Wine Cellar.

Designing a traditional wine cellar for your space takes careful consideration. Our wine cellar experts at Heritage Vine have a wealth of experience in designing a crafting traditional cellars for a range of spaces in a variety of materials, so you are in great hands.

1. Location - Consider your proposed space in your home for your traditional wine cellar. How will it be accessed? What are the surrounding materials and how can we ensure that our cellar design enhances the space? What is the lighting like?

2. Size - How big do you want your cellar to be? How large is your wine collection? Do you want space to prepare and taste or is your cellar purely for storage and display?

3. Aesthetic and Materials - What materials in your home surround your cellar space? Do you prefer natural woods or crafted metals? Do you want your cellar to stand out or blend seamlessly into your space?

4. Climate Control - Is your cellar space in a cool, low humidity area? Do you have space for climate control systems to maintain optimum wine storage conditions to protect your collection?

5. Inspiration - Have you seen an example of a traditional style cellar that you love? Do you have a vision for your cellar or are you starting from scratch?

Our Heritage Vine wine cellar designers can assist you in answering these questions to ensure that your custom wine cellar meets your criteria and is not only beautiful but functional for your specific needs.

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Traditional Wine Cellar Project - Scottsdale Gem.

Our project in Scottsdale is an exceptional example of a beautifully considered traditional wine cellar. Enriched with Knotty Alder wood and a custom low VOC stain, this cellar combines natural woods with intricate metal work and fun lighting to reflect the clients personal tastes. Offering a colorful vibrance and playful aura when lit up in the dark, this wine cellar is not what it seems and is a brilliant combination of tradition and creativity.

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How to choose the right features for traditional wine cellars.

Choose from a wide range of traditional options such as brick, natural stone, tile and wood floors, barrelled ceilings, stone columns and rolling ladders. If your taste in décor is more in line with warm, rich woods and intricate details, then choosing one of our traditional wine cellars is the way you should go. However, if you don’t feel like you fall fully in the traditional camp, then your best route could be what we call a ‘transitional’ style. This combines features from both traditional and modern wine cellars, which better match your tastes.

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Traditional wine cellar with ladder and barrel

Much more than a wine cellar.

Traditional wine cellars don’t always have to store wine. Restaurants, country clubs and homeowners are transforming their wine rooms into spaces to entertain. If this is what you envision, consider looking at your cellar’s functionality such as seating, lighting, sound, glassware and cooling system, to make your guests feel more comfortable and entertained.

Start your custom wine cellar project today.