3 Important Elements for a Great Denver Wine Cellar

What homeowner wouldn’t want an entire room in their basement dedicated to delicious aging Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio? Creating a fabulous wine room for your finished basement is a fun project that will add a lot interest to your home. Building a great wine cellar is all about creating a controlled, optimal environment for wine—and Basement Finishing Colorado knows just how to do that. What does it take to create the ideal conditions for a great wine cellar? Here are three things you need to know:

A Dark Space

When creating your wine room, begin by choosing an area of the basement with no windows. It is important that the space is completely dark. Any amount of sunlight entering the wine cellar can warm the wine, which will significantly affect how the wine ages. You will want to keep this in mind as you choose lighting for the room as well. Many kinds of lighting used elsewhere in your home will not work for a wine room, because standard lighting puts off heat. LED lighting does not put off heat, making it an excellent choice for lighting your wine cellar. The lighting can be designed and arranged to create ambiance and make the space beautiful.

Air-Tight Temperature and Humidity Control

The optimal temperature for a wine cellar is 55 degrees Fahrenheit and we recommend 55-75% humidity. It is possible to install a cooling unit that simultaneously regulates humidity. In other cases, separate temperature and humidity regulating units can be installed. The cooling system you select will also ventilate the wine room, keeping air moving through the room and protecting against musty odors. A key factor in keeping the temperature and humidity steady is choosing a cellar door that is air-tight. An air-tight door with weather stripping and a door sweep will seal the wine cellar, keeping perfectly-cooled air in and warm air out. By maintaining the temperature and humidity in an optimal range, your wine will age beautifully.

Protection From Vibrations, Noise, and Odors

When selecting the location of your wine room within your basement, it is important to arrange the wine cellar as far away
as possible from potential vibrations, noise, and odors. Vibrations from noise, foot traffic in the house, or road traffic just outside the house can affect the quality of your wine. Vibrations specifically affect the acidity in wine, which changes and reduces the flavors and aromas. 

Because basements are located below ground and are often unfinished and unused for long periods of time, they can sometimes acquire a musty scent. It is important to eliminate any odors from the wine cellar so they do not infuse into the wine. The best way of protecting your wine from odors is by installing a moisture barrier to protect against mold and mildew, as well as a great ventilation system to keep temperature-controlled air moving through the room.

Your basement is a wonderful place to store the wine collection of your dreams. Our team at Basement Finishing Colorado is ready to assist you in creating the best possible storage system to preserve and age your favorite wines. Your personal wine cellar will provide you with an amazing bottle for tonight’s dinner as well as for that special occasion in the future—and all you have to do is walk downstairs! Call (303) 697-1702 or contact us online today to discuss your wine room ideas and receive a free initial consultation for your project.The body content of your post goes here. To edit this text, click on it and delete this default text and start typing your own or paste your own from a different source.

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