When the General Manager and Wine Director at GlenArbor let Wine Enthusiast know they were looking to add a custom wine cellar for their prestigious collection, we were thrilled to assist with this exciting local cellar design. A full glass wall entry was ideal in allowing the members to see the stellar collection that is now housed within this stunning redwood custom cellar. And with a fully ducted WhisperKOOL cooling system, these wines are well protected and aging to their peak perfection…
We asked the customer to share some comments about the design and construction of this unique, custom wine cellar…
“This golf club was built on the premise that there would be three pillars to GlenArbor… Great golf, great golf instruction and first class cuisine. And what goes better with phenomenal cuisine prepared by top chefs, but a phenomenal wine selection.
What was once a storage and service area for the wait staff was amazingly transformed into this custom cellar. Opening up the wall was integral in allowing the members to view the cellar while dining
So when the decision was made to create this wine program we were very fortunate to bring in our Wine Director Fernando Silva, who is an aspiring Master Sommelier, and has provided the members with an unsurpassed overall food and wine experience. Over time the members have really developed a palate for this program and as the wine increased in quantity and quality, we knew he had to enlarge our collection and display it beautifully for all of the members to see and enjoy.
With multiple French Glass Doors the Wine Director is able to access every bottle in this stellar collection easily and efficiently.
Plus, with all of the age-worthy wine that is now part of GlenArbor's well inventoried cellar, we knew we had to have a proper cooling system to protect this very valuable collection… and that was when we called Wine Enthusiast. Marshall Tilden and their local installation team made the process easy from the first onsite visit, to assisting with the proper design for our space, to determining the proper cooling system all the way up to the cellar installation.
Having a spot to open bottles and taste them before serving begged the need for this table top and glass rack center located within the cellar.
We now can host events right in our popular Player's Lounge (named after the course designer Gary Player) and members can gaze at the beautiful custom cellar through the pass through window. The members and staff all agree that it has truly enhanced the overall look and feel of our GlenArbor Golf Club and are delighted with the outcome".
There was a need for both capacity and show stopping beauty for this cellar. By utilizing diamond bins on the lower level of the racking design we were able to fit more bottle in those tight spaces.
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