Most modern homes don’t have enough space to install full-fledged wine cellars. Homeowners usually turn their basements or spare rooms into wine cellars if they need one, but sometimes that isn’t an option. At Signature Cellars, we recommend Spiral Cellars if you don’t have enough space or simply don’t want to sacrifice rooms for a large cellar.
Spiral Cellars are a relatively recent invention and are designed specifically for the modern wine collector. They’re an innovative, watertight, cylindrical system that provides natural cooling and passive ventilation to an underground room. This room will house your wines and keep them in optimal conditions. These installations often require no additional energy to maintain and can be fully installed in just 2 weeks.
The Original Spiral Cellar has been around for 30 years and is a cost effective option when compared to the excavation of a traditional square or rectangular cellar under an existing home. Most of these cellars are capable of holding 1,000 to 1,900 bottles so you won’t have to worry about your collection outgrowing your cellar. Most modern wine collectors don’t store 2,000 bottles of wine in their home, even if they intend to sell them for profit.
Spiral Cellars can be accessed through a variety of trap doors in the floor that can take tiles, floorboards or even a motorised glass door. They can be located almost anywhere (preferably a south facing room) and can be installed into an already existing ground floor room, or can be incorporated into the build of an extension or new property. As these cellars are built into the ground, they’re entirely out of the way. Here’s a brief look at the installation process:
People hesitate to install spiral cellars because they aren’t of a conventional design. However, they are the closest you can get to the wine cellars of olden times, because they’re installed underground. Whether you are a wine connoisseur or looking to create a point of distinction in your next build, these cellars are guaranteed to give that you that wow factor. Here are some reasons why you should install this cellar in your home:
Spiral Cellars are an imported product. As a rough guide, the investment, which includes complete project management of the installation, starts from $75,000+GST to supply and fit a 2.0m Original Cellar into a pre-excavated hole. Supply and fit of the higher specification 2.0m White Cellar starts from $80,000+GST, not including excavation or third party costs, such as planning, engineering, or flooring.
Each project is different, dependent on the type and depth of cellar, trap door, lighting and other options extras you prefer. The cost of excavation is also dependent on your specific site conditions and subject to a site visit and formal proposal.
Please enquire for more details by calling Signature Cellars on 1300 570 636 or via our contact page.