According to a study from the Wine Institute, the U.S. is the largest wine-consuming nation per capita, making wine rooms and wine cellars an attractive feature in homes on the real estate market. Wine cellars have long been a popular household amenity and according to the National Association of Home Builders, 31-percent of new-home buyers with an annual household income of $150,000 said that a wine cellar was their most desired amenity. It should come as no surprise that many Americans might find a wine cellar an essential amenity during the nationwide quarantine and across the country, many families have decided to take the time to design and install custom wine cellars into their homes. Gene Walder, the president and co-owner of Vintage Cellars, said that his company is currently working on about 60 custom wine cellars around the country — six of which were ordered during the height of the coronavirus outbreak.
For a little inspiration, we rounded up some of our favorite Engel & Völkers listings with their very own wine storage from across the Americas.
Located in Louisiana, this Mediterranean mansion in Lafayette is one-of-a-kind. The custom-built and insulated wine cellar stores up to 1,200 select bottles of wine. The room is climate controlled and was designed with bricks from Hungary and a slate roof from Asia.
Take to the mountains for your quarantine in this beautiful Blackcomb ski home. This property is stunning; tucked away in a truly private setting, but still within a short walk of Whistler Village. The wine cellar offers ample space for all your lockdown necessities, complete with glass doors so your impressive collection can be admired from the outside.
Experience seclusion on this gated property nestled among the trees on a rare 17-acre equestrian property in Park City, Utah. This home’s custom wine wall is temperature-controlled and installed behind the oversized dining area. In addition to the wine wall, the property has an additional wine cellar for extra storage.
This stately residence on Ile Bizard is stunning. The custom floors, massive wine cellar, and breathtaking views impress, but it is the details that will make you fall in love with the estate. The wine cellar was custom designed with a temperature-controlled humidifier and exquisite custom details.
This stunning property is considered one of St. Helena’s rarest and most iconic estates. Sitting on 8 private acres, this outstanding property is both contemporary and sleek. The home features its own private vineyard and an 8,000-gallon winery permit. Not only would you have the cellar to store the wine, but you can make your own. What more could one need?
For more information on homes with wine cellars, contact your local Engel & Völkers shop or visit https://www.evrealestate.com/.