Today's wine collectors are incorporating wine storage into their homes in dramatic ways, combining state-of-the-art technology with artistic presentation. Four owners of breathtaking cellars take us inside their wine sanctuaries. For the other Q&As and more great cellar design ideas, see the full "The Art of the Cellar" cover story.
Number of Bottles 1,000
Focus of Collection France, Italy
Highlights Antinori Toscana Tignanello 2007–2016 (1.5L)
How did you become interested in wine?
It evolved as we became adults together. We have always been curious, and with time, our tastes evolved, with Vanessa enjoying Champagne and [Pierre-Luc] having more interest in red wine. We can both recall important days of our life—graduation, wedding—enjoying nice wines together.
How would you describe your cellar, and how do you use it?
It’s two rooms: The larger front space is for the more everyday bottles, and the back room is for older vintages. [The cellar] is where we take our friends, saying, “What would you like to drink tonight?”
What advice would you give a new collector?
Taste many wines from different countries, regions and styles. Build your taste. And most importantly: It is not so important to collect wine but rather to use the bottles that you collect to build memories that will last a lifetime.