Home Wine Cellars

A Small Space Converted into a Visually Appealing Home Wine Cellar in Phoenix, Arizona

In Phoenix, a couple’s home and wine collection were destroyed by the wildfires. After recovering from the shock of losing their home, they began building their new home which would include a wine cellar and tasting room on the second floor. They sought the help of Custom Wine Cellars Phoenix for their installation project. Despite the space constraints, construction challenges, and high expectations of the homeowners, we were able to create a small, yet beautiful custom wine cellar in Phoenix, Arizona.

A Turnkey Solution for the Wine Enthusiasts Who Lost Their Home and Collection


Wine Cooling Unit Hidden on a Wooden Grill on the Right Wall

In 2007, many people lost their homes in Phoenix, Arizona because of the wildfires. A couple, who lost both their home and wine collection that year, wanted to rebuild the property damaged by the tragic incident.

In 2009, they approached Custom Wine Cellars Phoenix to help them in the design and installation of their wine cellar while they continued to work on their new home.

We encountered some challenges in this installation project, but these did not hinder us from creating a safe and stunning storage place for our clients.

Additional Space

The owners wanted their wine cellar to be built in a spatially limited area on the 2nd level of their home. We took the time to review the construction plans to find additional space for the wine room.

We decided to knock out a wall in the kitchen, which enabled us to add 80 square feet to create a wine room for 750 bottles. We ended up with an area of 11.5 feet wide, 8.5 feet high, and 4.5 feet deep.

This project is just another example of Custom Wine Cellars Phoenix building efficient and beautiful wine cellars in limited and unique areas in your home.

Concealing the Support Beam


Support Beam Concealed in Wine Racks on the Left Wall

With extensive experience in Phoenix home wine cellar construction, design issues did not stop us from exceeding our client’s expectations. In this project, we were able to find a way to hide the support beam located on the left wall of the room.

We concealed it by putting a redwood fascia over it. The wood is the same as the wood used for the wine racks, making it look like part of the racking design.

Specific Design Requirements

The couple requested a display area where they can store a special bottle of scotch. This bottle means so much to them. It is from a friend who helped and supported them a lot after they lost their home. The shelf also provided an area for the humidor.

Installing a Proper Insulation and Wine Cooling System

Regardless of the size and location, every climate-controlled wine room must be insulated and sealed by a wine cellar expert to ensure the proper regulation of humidity levels. Failure to do this can cause moisture build-up in the room.

This can trigger mold growth, which can negatively affect the wine’s quality. Fungi can also damage the integrity of the wine racks, walls, and ceiling.

We installed the proper insulation and vapor barrier on the walls, ceiling, and flooring. For the refrigeration unit, we installed the 3600 BTU Rack Mounted Coil by LRC on the right wall. This option is suitable for wine cellars built in a limited space.

Wine Cellar Design with Custom Features to Achieve an Attractive Storage Display

After assessing all of the functional and aesthetic requirements of the owners, we created the 3-dimensional drawings so they could visualize their wine cellar. Choosing a custom-designed wine cellar gives you the opportunity to incorporate unique styles and personalized features into the fdesign of your wine room.


You can build a stunning wine cellar like this if you work with a professional wine cellar designer.

We worked directly with the architect of their new home to ensure that the finished wine room could provide a place for storing wines safely and efficiently. With our team’s creativity and passion for building wine storage facilities, we were able to transform a tiny space into a magnificent wine cellar with custom features. This project was featured in the November 30, 2010 issue of Wine Spectator Magazine.

Display Cabinet, Single Storage, High-Reveal Display Wine Racks (Left Wall)


Custom Wine Racks for Gilliand Home Wine Cellar Phoenix, Arizona

The display cabinet is on the left wall. It has glass shelves intended for highlighting the scotch and whiskey bottles. The lowest shelf of the display cabinet is for the humidor.

We included individual bottle slots at the top and bottom sections of the racking on the left wall. The support beam that we concealed using a redwood fascia is located next to the display cabinet, followed by a two-column single bottle storage rack.

Combining Various Wine Rack Styles for an Efficient and Lovely Home Wine Cellar in Phoenix, Arizona (Back Wall)


Work with a wine cellar design expert to maximize the bottle capacity of your wine cellar.

The top section of the back wall consists of different wine rack designs to allow for efficient wine storage and to achieve a visually appealing wine display.
The top section consists of the horizontal display area for 3 liters to 5-liter magnum bottles. The shelves can be adjusted according to the size of the magnums that will be stored in them.

We added more single bottle slots around the horizontal display racking and a horizontal display row on both sides.

The lower section of the front wall of this custom wine room consists of diamond bins on the left and right sides. There are case storage slots in between the diamond bins. We included a rounded tabletop to add functionality to this home wine cellar in Phoenix, Arizona. It provides an area for decanting wine and storage space for a few more bottles.

Simple Wine Rack Style (Right Wall)

The wine rack system on the right wall has a simple design compared to the racking on the left and front walls. It consists of a high reveal display row in the middle section. The rest are all storage slots for individual bottles. At the topmost portion is where we hid the wine cooling unit behind a redwood wooden grill. Concealing the cooling equipment adds a streamlined look to the wine room.

Here’s a similar project inside a home that’s a combination of a glass wine cellar and wooden wine racking!

Make Use of that Tiny Space in Your Home. We Can Help!

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