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Wine Cellar Framing

Wine Cellar Framing

The proper storage and aging of wine requires certain environmental conditions that are often best achieved by locating your cellar below grade (in a basement). The reason for this is cooler and more humid conditions already exist there. Unless local codes dictate otherwise, standard 2 x 4 framing is sufficient for R13 insulation, but ideally R19 should be used, and that requires 2 x 6 framing. Electrical work should be completed to code prior to insulation and drywall installation. Foam insulation with vapor barrier is installed to maintain proper cooling and prevent mold. Moisture proof sheetrock is installed and sealed.

Flooring & Lighting

Wine Cellar Flooring

Flooring for your wine cellar should be a hard surface that can handle the high humidity and the occasional wine spill. Tile, stone, sealed brick, concrete, or hardwood are all good choices. Avoid carpet as mold and mildew will grow very quickly. Proper lighting should be low heat (if lighting will be left on) and properly insulated and installed. Below-ceiling lighting is preferred. If your wine racking is single depth, your lighting should be a minimum of 16 inches from the wall.

Wine Cellar Doors

Wine Cellar Doors

In selecting a door for your wine cellar, please choose a solid core, exterior grade door. Standard interior doors do not provide the insulation required to keep your cellar at the proper temperature and humidity. All doors should be weather stripped and completely sealed to prevent loss of cooling and/or infiltration of warm air that will cause condensation. If you select a decorative glass door, be certain that glass is thermopane.

Cooling Units

Investing in a wine cooling unit is the best way to maximize the life of your wine and create the perfect storage conditions for years to come. The ideal temperature for storing wine is 55 degrees Fahrenheit with humidity levels between 60-70%. If used correctly, a cooling unit will maintain these conditions, preventing premature aging and oxidation of your wine.

There are many options, including through the wall, ducted, and split system models. Choosing the right unit depends on several factors  like the location, size, and existing climate of your wine storage location. We will help you select a cooling unit that meets your needs, specifications, and budget.


This unit is installed through a hole in a wall and exhausted into another room. When choosing this unit, you need to take into account the size and ambient temperature of the room where it will be exhausted.

Fully Ducted

A fully ducted cooling unit allows you to mount the cooling unit itself remotely (in a ceiling or utility room) and then use ducting to both blow the cool air in and exhaust the warm air out.

Split System

This unit works like your homes central air conditioning. Half of the unit is inside the wine cellar and the other half is located outside of your home. These units usually require installation by a certified HVAC technician.

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