The steady growth of wine production by some estimates has increased by 35 percent a year in just the last five years. The recent influx of wineries in the Texas Hill Country has spurred a trend to opt for a custom wine room, not only to house this new “cash crop” investment, but to add and hold value to the home, something that a wet bar would not normally do.
While the contents of a liquor cabinet are not normally viewed as an investment, fine wines most certainly are, and therefore command much more attention to how they are displayed and stored. You just simply stand liquor upright on a shelf at room temperature in a cabinet or closet and don’t give it another thought until it is cocktail time. Not so with fine wine. It needs an optimum temperature and humidity range (55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit with 50 to 70 percent relative humidity) and should lay neck down to keep the cork from drying out.
KingWood Fine Cabinetry has been a leader in addressing the demand for high-end custom crafted cabinetry to complement the investment of professionally designed wine cellars and grottos.
“We expect the trend to continue and are actively engaged in designing and building some of the most impressive creations to date,” said Greg King, owner and founder of KingWood Fine Cabinetry.
Co-written by Rachel Duke, copywriter, Design Guide; and Sam Stanton, KingWood Fine Cabinetry Photos courtesy of KingWood Fine Cabinetry