Guide on Building Wine Cellar in Toronto

Whether you are a wine novice, bluffer, or connoisseur, it is a worthwhile investment, especially if you plan to assemble a much larger fine wine anthology, to build your own wine cellar.

Fortunately, depending on the size of your collection, there are a number of wine storage options you can choose, from a wine refrigerator to metal wine cellars, which can provide more effective climate control solutions, especially with those people who are having a large number of wine anthologies.

metal wine racks

However, wine cellars are not just a place to store wines. They should be the ideal environment where wines comfortably age so that the vintage carries its characteristics, complexity, and quality and reach perfection the way the master of the vintage intended it to be.

Thus, when you plan to build your own wine cellar, you must consider first a lot of things such as:

  • Installing Wine Racks

To hold your wine collection, you need wine racks, which are offered in four basic options namely: according to its type, standard and custom; and according to materials of construction, wood and metal.

Metal racks are said to be typically restricted to 705 ml bottles and cost more per bottle for storage. The most common rack is made of wood. These wooden racks are offered in a selection of standard configurations, such as individual bottle column racks, "cubes and bins", corner racks, magnum racks, etc. 

  • Wine Cellar should be well Insulated

Make sure also that the door is well-insulated as well as your interior ceiling and wall covering material must be rot and mildew-resistant. When creating a cellar, a good rule of thumb is that the thicker your walls are, the better the insulation, and the better the cellar will keep a consistent temperature.

  • Get the Best Cooling Units

To make sure you get to achieve the ideal temperature within the cellar, a wine cellar cooling system must be provided to properly keep the climate of the cellar controlled at a temperature of about 55-58 degrees and humidity of 50-70%. 

These are some of the things you should consider while wine cellar construction.