Sustainability - Green Wine Cellar
Stunning eco-friendly wine cellar with diverse world influences built in cutting-edge LEED Platinum home.
Tucson, Arizona - Bottle Capacity: 3000
Wine racking made from sustainable materials to decrease environmental impact
Energy efficient lighting lowers carbon footprint of cellar
Dining area for guests to be entertained and enjoy cellar
Hand-made boveda ceiling uses high-ash material for carbon sequestration.
Wine cellar has multicultural influences for a diverse style.
- Sustainable Wine Cellar
- Secret Bookcase Entrance
- LEED Platinum Home
- High Carbon Sequestration Insulation
- LED and High Efficiency Lighting
- Diverse International Influences
If you weren’t looking for it, you’d probably miss this truly one-of-a-kind green wine cellar designed by Vintage Cellars. Carefully hidden behind the bookshelf in the kitchen of one of the country’s most environmentally-friendly homes lies a secret entrance to a truly breathtaking and unique cellar.
Following a dinner enjoyed in the wine cellar of a local restaurant, these Arizona wine collectors were inspired and first dared to dream about having a wine cellar of their own. When they chose to completely rebuild their home to be more efficient and sustainable, they decided it was also time to at last add a space for their wine collection.
Their home, known as the Less Impact House, is the first home in the nation to be built in part from the recycled materials of the site’s de-constructed previous home into a newly constructed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum home.
Like the rest of the house, the Arizona wine cellar exemplifies sustainable design and efficiency. By using concrete made in part from high ash content and recycled bricks from the previous home, this cellar sequesters carbon while providing top-quality insulation to decrease energy use and maintain temperature stability. To further save energy, the cellar uses only LED and high efficiency halogen lighting.
Throughout the rest of the wine cellar, one also finds a range of renewable materials used to help make this a truly green wine cellar. Most notably, the custom wine racking is constructed from redwood, a particularly durable and renewable resource. Similarly, the floor is built from cork tile, another highly renewable material.
Yet this sustainable wine cellar is not only remarkable for its innovative green design, it is also a highly intricate and beautiful cellar inspired by a variety of cultures and Old World style. Reaching skyward from the brick walls is a hand-crafted Mexican boveda ceiling from which hangs an oval chandelier. Below the chandelier sits a table large enough to seat ten and the cork tile floor covered by a Middle Eastern style rug. Along the walls one finds a variety of individual, cubicle, and diamond bin racking complemented by a table for opening bottles and displaying large format wines.
Speaking of their experience with Vintage Cellars, the cellar owner recounts, "Vintage Cellars worked seemingly non-stop to create a beautiful cellar for us, all within our budget. Extensive pre-communications regarding design ideas, preparation of the site, and goals culminated in an outstanding end result. We would recommend and use them again in a heartbeat!"
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