Maryland is a U.S. state that produces more than 400 wines, which means there is a vino to match every palate. Baltimore is its largest city located in the center part of the state.
Coastal has completed another wine cellar construction project in Baltimore, Maryland for a client who needs a wine storage facility that can house 4,010 bottles. Yes, this is huge for a wine collection, but our client is very much in to wine that he wanted to pursue this project. See how Coastal Custom Wine Cellars designed and built this 4,010-bottle capacity wine cellar.
Coastal and Their Wine Cellar Design Process
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars has over ten years of experience in designing and constructing quality residential and commercial wine cellars. They handle wine cellar design, construction and installation, as well as supply all necessary wine room components (e.g. racking, flooring, etc.). As master wine cellar builders, they have worked on numerous wine cellar projects, that range from small room or closet conversions to complete build outs of custom wine cellars.
One of their recently completed residential wine cellar installation projects is in Baltimore, Maryland. For this particular job, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars partnered with Lou Hogan of Vintage Cellars of Maryland, in designing and building the 4010 bottle capacity Baltimore wine room.
“Lou and Jerry collaborated on the wine cellar design aspects, while Lou and his team took care of wall preparations and the wine cellar installation of all components. Here are the unique features of the custom wine cellars Baltimore Maryland project.
The Waterfall Display Wine Racking Style
The custom wine cellars Baltimore Maryland project features a 66-inch long waterfall display, 36 wood case openings, true radius curved corners, and a 136 magnum bottle capacity. All of the wine racking components were constructed from architectural grade Heart Redwood, and applied with satin finish that shows off the natural beauty of the wood variety.
To maximize the total bottle capacity of this Baltimore custom wine cellars project, the Coastal team utilized wine racks in a double depth storage format. A double deep wine rack has a total depth of 27 inches, and can fit two bottles in one opening, making it ideal for bulk wine storage.
The cascading waterfall display is the most prominent fixture in this custom wine cellars Baltimore Maryland project. It measures about 5’ long, and stair steps down into a small tabletop area, with shelving down below that provides additional storage space.
The countertop feature serves as an area for decanting or serving wines. Coastal’s waterfall cascade wine rack is a great choice in showcasing wines at the center of large wine rooms. It also maximizes storage space and creates a customized appeal to the wine cellar.
High Reveal Display & Wooden Cases – Perfect for Large Wine Collection
Single bottle storage racks with a high reveal display row are featured along the entire length of the interior walls. A high reveal wine rack display pitches wine bottles to a 15 degree angle, that offers a full view of the various wine labels on display.
This racking solution is an excellent tool for organizing and managing a large wine collection, since like wines can be stored above and below the high reveal area.
A total of 36 wood case openings are installed for wooden case storage. All openings are designed with rolling shelves, for ease of access. Wine racks with large openings are provided to accommodate a total of 136 magnums (or 1.5L). All of the wine racking solutions rest on a 1 ½” toe-kick, that keeps the bottles off the floor and protects them against damage.
True Radius Curved Wine Rack for the Corners
To utilize corner areas of the Baltimore wine room, Coastal’s master wine cellar builders installed true radius curved corners. Corner racks with true radius curves are cut from a single piece of solid wood. They create a streamlined and seamless effect between walls. With true radius curved corner wine rack, there is no segmented or angled appearance in the corners of a wine room.
Installing the Wine Cellar Cooling System by Wine Guardian
A climate control system is a crucial component of proper wine storage. The unit must be integrated into the wine cellar design and wine cellar construction, to ensure that the selected refrigeration unit suits the cooling needs and requirements of the wine storage space.
For this particular custom wine cellars project, the Coastal team supplied a self-contained ducted air handler, from Wine Guardian. The Wine Guardian D050 is a fully ductable, self-contained unit that can efficiently cool wine rooms from 800 to 3,000 cubic feet. It has a maximum capacity of 5,570 BTU/h, which is equivalent to 1.62 kilowatts.
Installing the Barolo Wine Cellar Door
Proper wine cellar construction and wine cellar installation are crucial to creating the ideal environment for cellaring wines. A wine storage space must be well-insulated and tightly sealed, in order to maintain the desired climate conditions for storing and aging wines.
For this custom wine cellars Baltimore Maryland project, master wine cellar builders installed a dual paned Barolo wine cellar glass door. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars use dual paned glass on their wine cellar door to provide better insulation, and to prevent condensation build up. Additionally, their doors are equipped with an automatic door bottom that seals the gap at the bottom of the entry door.
An automatic door bottom is a mechanical device affixed to the bottom edge of the door. It has a retractable feature that pops up when the door is opened, and snaps back down when the door is shut. This automatic device not only provides a complete seal to the wine room, but also prevents damage to the flooring.
In order to achieve the right balance of temperature and humidity levels, a wine cellar must be carefully designed and constructed. At Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, they provide their clients with a free three dimensional design package of the project. Wine cellar construction takes place as soon as the client okays the proposed design plan.
The 3D Wine Cellar Design that Coastal Offered for FREE!
Check out the 3D wine cellar design drawing for this wine cellar installation project in Baltimore Maryland: