With help and inspiration from this thread, I’ve had this done for about a year, slowly building the collection. Holds 730. Cooling is a minisplit w/ a CoolBot, working well so far.
How do you get to those bottles way up top? A ladder?
So far, I can reach on my own feet the ones at the top (That are currently stocked). For the ones above that, yes I have a ladder. Since it’s such a small space, I didn’t want to waste some storage.
That door reminds me of a 1920s-30s era brick cottage entry door. Very very nice.
Thanks! Our builder found it in a salvage shop, obviously ripped out of another home. Had some water damage, and in fact we had to cut it down by a good bit. It turned out nice!
Looks fantastic. How tall are the ceilings in there?
Thanks! 10 feet
I currently have around 1K bottles and could probably grow to 4K but my wife would kill me.
Side note, Labradors >>>>> french bulldogs.
sneak the number up till she just wounds you.
Had waterproofing done in my basement, so had to move 850+ bottles out, now in the process of getting 'em back in
After years of wine in various locations in Portland Oregon and the SF Bay Area, I am relieved to have it all in one place! The bottles are now back together at a great facility (Willamette Wine Storage) here in Portland Oregon. That coupled with a solid door 72 bottle EuroCave in the garage works quite well!
After a few weekends of work, all the tongue and groove knotty pine has been finished with Tung oil, and is hung on the walls and ceiling.
Next steps: Finish electrical and make some decisions about flooring and shelving.
Provence cellar #1
Provence cellar #2
Provence cellar #2 with mosaic showing year of construction (1910)
Provence cellar number #3 work-in-progress
Beautiful! Looks like the cellar is eight years younger than you think, however!
So beautiful. My favorite on the thread so far.
year of construction corrected !
Cellar three will be in an old 9 foot square vine vat which is contiguous to the house and still has the original, wine stained terracotta tiles inside. W will knock a door way through into the living room, and seal with a triple glazed glass/ iron door. The idea will be to have a small ‘show’ cellar with bottles displayed parallel to the wall. There will be a barrel table in the middle for tasting etc.