Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Wine Caving

[photos via Kunde Family Estate]

You know that whirlwind week I had? The one that had me flying to San Francisco for work? Full disclosure: I got to stay in Sonoma and dine deep inside the wine aging caves at Kunde Vineyards (above) on the company's dime. So, really, I had no right to complain.

Even three glasses deep, the serenity of the caves did not escape me. So, when it comes to designing a wine cellar for the home, it's no wonder that ambiance can trump all else...

A rustic county home puts the wine cellar front and center. 

Drilling a complete underground lair out of a mountain, the father/son architectural team of Harvey and Conrad Sanchez, along with designer Ron Mann, matched this wine cave to the modern feel of the Sonoma, Calif., house above.
[photo by Scott Frances via Architectural Digest]

This cathedral-inspired wine cellar in Nashville, visible from above through a glass floor, looks like something straight out of Tron. Not my thing, but impressive nonetheless.

All I can tell you about this wine cellar is that it's located in California, but I love the minimalism of it.
[by Taylor Lombardo Architects]

Covering a spiral staircase, a transparent hatch keeps a wine collection in view while maximizing floor space above.
[by IE Designs / photo by Ed Hall]


  1. amazing! i love the tron one & the spiral staircase with the transparent hatch!

  2. AglimpseofglamourMay 22, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    um, jealous!!!!!!!! i love sf. and i really like wine. and i've never been inside a cave.


  3. you are the luckiest girl ever! I would pay to go there for sure, much less if it was paid for me! Looks swanky!

  4. the first 3 photos are amazing! Can you imagine a rehearsal dinner there... so cool!

  5. yeah no complaining for you lady!

    beautiful pictures per usual. i want to be in the sherman chu images. 

  6. I am always amazed at the different wine cellars in different vineyards all over the globe. I just love that last pic...My friends would love this, he's got his own wine biz... someday!

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