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A Wine Cellar: Atlantic Beach, NY

Custom Cellar Featuring A Wraparound Counter Top Tasting Area: Atlantic Beach, NY


Life sure is a beach when you have a wine cellar like this! This custom cellar was created using All Heart Redwood in a home located in the charming town of Atlantic Beach, Long Island NY. The cellar-wide wraparound counter top provides a functional workspace no matter where you are in the cellar. A ducted Wine Guardian cooling unit was used ensuring his precious wine collection will always be properly protected.
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Alternating Walls of Individual Racks and Compact Diamond Cubes
Wine Storage Specialist Lou Ann Hesch consulted on this project. She asked the owner to share some comments about the design and construction of his unique, personal wine cellar…

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I have recently, built a new home in an upscale beach community on Long Island. One of my pet projects was to build a wine cellar for my 2000+ bottle wine collection. It was important to me that my wine will be stored at the ideal environment and will be able to mature over the next few decades. It was not a priority for me to have an entertainment space for guests in my cellar.

No other wood beautifies a custom cellar like our US grown All Heart Redwood. These compact diamond patterns of solid wood accentuate the richness of this species.
A Close-Up of Individual Racks in All Heart Redwood

I had reviewed a couple of wine storage companies one of them was Lou Ann at Wine Enthusiast. I can say that Lou Ann was, from the beginning, a pleasure to work with as she created a plan based on my specific requests and needs , suggested productive changes and additions only an experienced person in her field could do.


Creating any wine cellar is a process requiring a shared vision. We worked together to iron out the many details and schedule changes over time until the final completion of this spectacular wine cellar.
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Various Bottle Size Racking with Large Format End Cap Rack

Lou Ann was patient to wait until my construction project got further along and kept sporadically in touch, just to make sure I was still happy with the drawings. When time came to improve and adjust the drawings further, due to slight adjustments on the space available, Lou Ann did redo the plans according to my needs and was very helpful in suggesting the right cooling and humidifying unit. Lou Ann always followed up on scheduling, whether it was for the measurement appointment, the installation of the cooling system or even on the wine delivery.

This versatile wine cellar is able to house any size 750 ML bottle as well as all larger format bottles sizes too. The overall concept was to create a combination of components ideal for storage, display, organization and sheer beauty.
Double Deep Wood Cases with Table Top Counter

I believe Lou Ann was genuinely happy to see that I was a satisfied customer and of course made clear not to hesitate contacting her if I have any issues whatsoever.

I can only recommend Lou Ann and Wine Enthusiast.


There is a countertop work surface throughout the cellar on top of the double deep wood cases below. These are quite versatile as they can house both wood cases and individual bottles.
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