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#1 Post by B. Buzzini » April 3rd, 2015, 11:40 am

Always fun to look at pictures of wine cellars…..SO….post a pic of YOURS! [cheers.gif]

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#2 Post by Mark Y » April 3rd, 2015, 12:02 pm

Not sure you have quite enough Screagles!! nice!! :)
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#3 Post by TSimpson » April 3rd, 2015, 12:07 pm

Party at your house! Very nice, I like the compact yet very functional design.
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#4 Post by Jay T. » April 3rd, 2015, 12:17 pm

If everyone else's cellar looks as nice as the OP's, I'm pretty sure that no one wants to look at a picture of ours other than to point and laugh at it.
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#5 Post by Andrew Dodd » April 3rd, 2015, 12:18 pm

Gorgeous cellar you have!




Pales in comparison, but here is my work in progress (minus the wine fridges out of the shot):
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#7 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » April 3rd, 2015, 12:21 pm

Foosball for the win!
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#8 Post by Mark Y » April 3rd, 2015, 12:24 pm

I think Willy Gladstone should be calling the OP...
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#9 Post by Andrew Dodd » April 3rd, 2015, 12:53 pm

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:Foosball for the win!
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#10 Post by AlexO » April 3rd, 2015, 1:25 pm

B. Buzzini wrote:Always fun to look at pictures of wine cellars…..SO….post a pic of YOURS! [cheers.gif]

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I think these pictures should re-labeled as "Wine Porn"!!!

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#11 Post by Dany K. » April 3rd, 2015, 1:36 pm

AlexO wrote:
B. Buzzini wrote:Always fun to look at pictures of wine cellars…..SO….post a pic of YOURS! [cheers.gif]

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I think these pictures should re-labeled as "Wine Porn"!!!

Well done!!!
I think I have to concur with Alex. Very, very nice.
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#12 Post by Anton D » April 3rd, 2015, 2:53 pm

I can't show mine. The light required to take a pic would too greatly accelerate the aging of my wines.

I must say, that is one lovely cellar door!

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#13 Post by ericskitei » April 3rd, 2015, 3:37 pm

May I ask the approximate the cost to turn a space like that into a cellar of that caliber (minus the wine of course)? I want to pull the trigger badly, but the cost factor is definitely a concern. If it is inappropriate to ask on the board publicly, I apologize.

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#14 Post by David Cooper » April 3rd, 2015, 4:52 pm

Mines the same but with more Petrus.

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#15 Post by brigcampbell » April 3rd, 2015, 5:22 pm

I refer to it as a multi functional space.
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#16 Post by Alan Rath » April 3rd, 2015, 6:06 pm

I can compete with Brig

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#17 Post by Jody Smith » April 3rd, 2015, 8:10 pm

Nice Brian. I wish we could revive that epic thread on ebob. Eric LeVine for the win on that one! I've down-graded to a LeCache. It works though.
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#18 Post by Rick Joyer » April 3rd, 2015, 9:26 pm

Great pics, and fun idea for a thread, Buzz. I’m almost a little embarrassed to post these after seeing how nice your cellar is, but here goes…

We have an unfinished "crawl space" below our house, which is built on a steep hillside, and I converted a portion of it into an active cellar. It was definitely more of a "low-budget" high elbow-grease project that I undertook, but it was a lot of fun at the same time. The space used to be all dirt and exposed insulation, and looked like this (you can see the concrete footings I poured to frame my walls off of):

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Digging to get things level sucked....I'm 6 feet tall, and the ceilings are about 5'6", so all the manual labor was done hunched over. That said, after a lot of sweat equity, beers and help from a few friends, it ended up morphing into a space that looked like this:

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This was where things accelerated and got fun....as, at that point, I got the granite countertop installed, stuffed the thing to the gills with my wines and various wine-related items, and called it a finished product:

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This gives you a view back to the entry door:

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It is definitely more about function than show, what with decomposed granite floors and all, but it's been a great (fun) learning experience and I've really enjoyed having a cellar at home.

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#19 Post by Alan Rath » April 3rd, 2015, 9:39 pm

Wow, Rick, that's fabulous! I would kill to be able to do that, but live on the flats. What's the natural temperature like in there, how much cooling do you need?
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#20 Post by c fu » April 3rd, 2015, 9:55 pm

woah rick, looks great!I wouldn't even know where to begin on a project like that.. other than calling a contractor. KAKA
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#21 Post by Rick Joyer » April 3rd, 2015, 10:49 pm

Thanks fellas.

Alan - it gets pretty hot out here in the foothills during the summer time, but we have a nice exposure that protects us from the late afternoon sun. That said, temps below the house can creep into the low 70's when we get a heat-spell, but the cellar keeps its temp quite well, especially considering it has an exposed DG floor. I let it go passive in the winter and just plugged the AC unit in the other day, which will run for the next 6 months or so.

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#22 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » April 4th, 2015, 5:30 am

Obviously I haven't started unpacking spring shipments yet! Walls on the ends are double deep, and the rack between the magnums and the door are mostly for half bottles.
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#23 Post by Paul H Galli » April 4th, 2015, 6:28 am

Rick,

Damn! The sweat you must have lost during construction could fill a small swimming pool!

In my yute, I helped somebody in a similar project, so I fully appreciate the pain you must have endured.

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#24 Post by Eric LeVine » April 4th, 2015, 7:32 am

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#25 Post by Ramon C » April 4th, 2015, 7:34 am

This multi-functional thingy must be gaining ground. My wife did the same to my clutters right after some renovation work were done.

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#26 Post by Adam Noble » April 4th, 2015, 7:50 am

Yeah, but what about the one in Bern?

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#27 Post by Rick Joyer » April 4th, 2015, 8:00 am

And Mr. LeVine for the win!

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My jaw is on the floor looking at those pics, Eric. What an amazing piece of work....I'm curious, what is the total capacity between the upper and lower levels?

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#28 Post by scamhi » April 4th, 2015, 8:50 am

no more room in this cellar.

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#29 Post by Chris D » April 4th, 2015, 8:56 am

Strange Eric, seems like I've seen that cellar before. [snort.gif]
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#30 Post by GeoffEwart » April 4th, 2015, 10:37 am

Wow, these are incredible, great work! Alan's is looking similar to ours, will grab a shot when I get home
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#31 Post by Russ Williams » April 4th, 2015, 12:07 pm

Rick - really impressive job. What is the ceiling height? I sure hope it's greater than 5'6".
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#32 Post by Russ Williams » April 4th, 2015, 12:10 pm

Rick Joyer wrote:
And Mr. LeVine for the win!

[wow.gif] flirtysmile

My jaw is on the floor looking at those pics, Eric. What an amazing piece of work....I'm curious, what is the total capacity between the upper and lower levels?
I'll take a wild guess...5,000 btls. I hate to say it Eric, but I covet thy cellar.
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#33 Post by Justin W ells » April 4th, 2015, 12:20 pm

Russ Williams wrote:
Rick Joyer wrote:
And Mr. LeVine for the win!

[wow.gif] flirtysmile

My jaw is on the floor looking at those pics, Eric. What an amazing piece of work....I'm curious, what is the total capacity between the upper and lower levels?
I'll take a wild guess...5,000 btls. I hate to say it Eric, but I covet thy cellar.
iirc it was closer to 9k.

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#34 Post by Carlos Duarte » April 4th, 2015, 12:22 pm

Rick Joyer wrote:Great pics, and fun idea for a thread, Buzz. I’m almost a little embarrassed to post these after seeing how nice your cellar is, but here goes…

We have an unfinished "crawl space" below our house, which is built on a steep hillside, and I converted a portion of it into an active cellar. It was definitely more of a "low-budget" high elbow-grease project that I undertook, but it was a lot of fun at the same time. The space used to be all dirt and exposed insulation, and looked like this (you can see the concrete footings I poured to frame my walls off of):

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Digging to get things level sucked....I'm 6 feet tall, and the ceilings are about 5'6", so all the manual labor was done hunched over. That said, after a lot of sweat equity, beers and help from a few friends, it ended up morphing into a space that looked like this:

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This was where things accelerated and got fun....as, at that point, I got the granite countertop installed, stuffed the thing to the gills with my wines and various wine-related items, and called it a finished product:

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This gives you a view back to the entry door:

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It is definitely more about function than show, what with decomposed granite floors and all, but it's been a great (fun) learning experience and I've really enjoyed having a cellar at home.
Actually I think it looks great with the decomposed granite floors! More old worldly [cheers.gif]

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#35 Post by Carlos Duarte » April 4th, 2015, 12:28 pm

Crap the height is even perfect for me since I am in a wheelchair. It's always a pain in the ars when I open my cellar door to reach something on the top level. So you know where all the good stuff is [cheers.gif]

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#36 Post by DavidG » April 4th, 2015, 12:36 pm

WOW. Very impressive. Let me say that again...WOW? Need a live in caretaker?
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#37 Post by A. So » April 4th, 2015, 12:37 pm

Carlos Duarte wrote:Crap the height is even perfect for me since I am in a wheelchair. It's always a pain in the ars when I open my cellar door to reach something on the top level. So you know where all the good stuff is [cheers.gif]
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#38 Post by ykwon » April 4th, 2015, 12:53 pm

I was wondering who's cellar it was on CT. Shoulda figured. ;)
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#39 Post by Joe B » April 4th, 2015, 2:01 pm

I think I can beat brigs too.
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#40 Post by Scott Watkins » April 4th, 2015, 2:22 pm

I notice in one of those pics you have not changed to the NEW cellartracker?? [wink.gif]
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#41 Post by Eric LeVine » April 4th, 2015, 2:37 pm

Scott Watkins wrote:
I notice in one of those pics you have not changed to the NEW cellartracker?? [wink.gif]
Haha, those pics were taken in 2007 when I setup the new cellar. No new CT until 2010. :)
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#42 Post by C Janko » April 4th, 2015, 4:47 pm

My humble daily red cabinet.... Whites are getting a lil more "chill" and the agers are at off-site storage.
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#43 Post by Casey Hartlip » April 4th, 2015, 7:31 pm

My cellar was part of my new house construction in 2007-2008. I went from a basement cellar with tons of room to 6x16 in house wine room. My cellar is a tribute to my first career 30 years managing Eaglepoint Ranch. I have over 60 bottles of producers from that era.
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#45 Post by Joseph Scrant Jr » April 4th, 2015, 7:54 pm

Need to condense these storage units. What do you think?
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#46 Post by Joseph Scrant Jr » April 4th, 2015, 8:00 pm

A few more. It's a sickness. :P
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#47 Post by AlexO » April 4th, 2015, 8:35 pm

Sherri Shapiro wrote:Obviously I haven't started unpacking spring shipments yet! Walls on the ends are double deep, and the rack between the magnums and the door are mostly for half bottles.
Looks like you need some more Schrader!

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#48 Post by AlexO » April 4th, 2015, 8:38 pm

You are my new personal hero! What an amazing cellar! Now I have something to strive for!!

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#49 Post by Alan Rath » April 4th, 2015, 10:08 pm

GeoffEwart wrote:Alan's is looking similar to ours, will grab a shot when I get home
I was kind of kidding. Don't have a cellar, most of my wine is in an off-site locker. But I do have that 50 bottle cooler, and a few bottles lying around [cheers.gif]
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#50 Post by Rick Joyer » April 4th, 2015, 11:07 pm

Russ Williams wrote:Rick - really impressive job. What is the ceiling height? I sure hope it's greater than 5'6".
Well, technically it is slightly under 5'6" since I put the sheetrock on and poured the decomposed granite in.... but you take what the space gives you and I couldn't do too much digging around my foundation and structural supports. If you look, you can see that there are two levels, and in the back area the racks are only 13 bottles tall (space is only 59" in that section). Not ideal, but functional. The chairs help so I'm not hunched over at all times when in the cellar.

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