A COUNTRY HOUSE WINE CELLAR
Welcome to Michael Morgan's Wine Cellars. This is where you can see detailed
samples of wine cellars I've created for my clients. This page is updated regularly
so please check back often for new projects I'm working on.
This particular property did not have a purpose built underground cellar and rather than go to the considerable expense of creating one, we converted a garage.
The three walls and double entrance doors were lined and an air conditioning unit for both warming and cooling installed.
Initially the three walls were racked for bulk bottle storage and case storage; some years later self supporting floor to ceiling bottle racks were added across the floor to accommodate the increasing number of different wines. The owner now has the capability of storing over 4000 bottles/magnums and 100 unopened cases and has over 750 different labels from which to choose his next bottle!
Note the outside garage doors covered with clematis to both keep away prying eyes and provide extra insulation from the sun.
As the vintages approach drinking the cases are broken down and moved to the wall racking above the shelf. All the younger wines are kept in original cases beneath the shelving until ready for drinking. Note the air conditioning unit on the wall keeping the temperature at a constant 15 degrees C throughout the year – this temperature can of course be varied.
A series of floor to ceiling self supporting racks were added to accommodate
the smaller parcel purchases. The racks are divided into region with
the older vintages stored at the left of each sector.
Special magnum racks were also purchased as the owner prefers to drink
in magnum size whenever possible
Special magnum shelving was also built to store the young magnums.
Note the useful storage above the shelving for the odd jeroboams and imperials.