Wine Cellar Photo Gallery

A selection of cellars featured in Wine Spectator's Nov. 30 issue
Oct 25, 2010

Do you think you know what a wine cellar looks like? Guess again. From the smallest nooks to the grandest collections, today's wine storage comes in all shapes and sizes. For Wine Spectator's Nov. 30 issue, we asked collectors across America for a peek inside their cellars. Below is a selection of what we found.

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Eric Bourekas wanted a sleek, modern finish for his wine room, which was finished in 2009 by Dave Fox Design. It holds 1,214 bottles in horizontal racking that displays the labels for his wines.
 
 

Cellarworks designed Randall Feingold's 2,500-bottle capacity cellar to reflect his passion for antiquities. The floor is made from Jerusalem stone that is hundreds of years old.
 
Kevin Buckler, racecar driver and owner of Adobe Road Winery, designed his own 5,000-bottle capacity cellar in Sonoma County. If he had to do it again, he would make it even bigger.
 
 

Hank Uberoi has over 16,500 bottles, but keeps less than 5,000 at his home in Montclair, N.J., in this cellar from Design Build. A broad-leaf maple table (foreground) serves as a gathering spot for tasting wine.
 
Marin County, Calif.-resident Bruce Raabe went from a wine fridge to a 1,500-bottle capacity cellar, and his collection has increased quickly. "Knowing that we were going to have a cellar made it easier to start imagining buying more than two bottles of wine at a time," he said. The racking, designed by Thomas Warner, is made from distressed walnut.

 
 

Manhattan residents Anita Provost-Cohen and her husband, Ron Cohen, keep 200 bottles in this passively-cooled cellar, designed by Cellarworks.
 
 

Architects Bevan + Associates designed Dub Hay's Sonoma cellar to look like the inside of a wine barrel. Sunlight flows in from between the slats, lending a nice ambient light to the space.
 
Retired corrections facility officer Raymond Hart built his own cellar after he exceeded the capacity of a wine fridge his wife had bought him. He stores investment-grade wines he intends to eventually resell alongside the younger California wines he prefers to drink.
 
 

Lawyer Patrick Mincey built this cellar himself at his parent's home in Pinehurst, N.C. The clay piping he used as racking helps hold the temperature in the passively cooled space.
 
Michael Theimann's two-story cellar is made from aged lumber and stuffed with antiques—the opposite of the contemporary style of his home. He keeps a non-inventoried bin for his everyday drinkers.

 
 

Architect Richard Granoff has built huge cellars for many of his clients, but when it came to his own, he kept the capacity under 1,000 to help limit his wine purchases.
 
 

Trabuco Canyon, Calif. residents Rich and Verna Tyson designed this temperature controlled cellar themselves, building enough space for 400 bottles, a wine fridge and displays in a tiny footprint. The custom racking and woodwork is by Bruce Boucher of King Crown.
 
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