We pride ourselves in offering high quality, custom wine cellars with creative storage solutions and design components.
Our owner and founder has an extensive background in design, marketing, and construction. Her love for architecture, creative freedom, and project management inspired her to begin Cellars South. Her keen knowledge of residential and commercial construction has given Cellars South a proud reputation.
We are proud to serve the southeast including South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and all Cliffs and Lake Communities. We have a talented team of people to draw from, and together we create and construct beautiful wine cellars. We work with artisans to provide our customers with high-quality craftsmanship.
We are passionate about providing a beautifully finished product—from consultation to creation, to construction. If you are a budding wine enthusiast, passionate wine collector, or connoisseur, contact Cellars South for all your wine cellar needs.
More About Us
- What makes Cellars South different than other companies that install wine cellars?
- Is there a new trend in the style cellars today?
- Are there any unique ways to include a wine cellar in your home?
- What are the limitations in installing a wine cellar in your home? Does the cellar require a certain type of temperature control? Can it have windows or be in the attic?
- Do you find that more people are using glass or wood for their cellars today?
- What types of wood are most popular to use now for wine cellars?
- Do most cellars come with a way of categorizing the types of wine? Does champagne have to be stored separately or differently?
- What made you get into the wine cellar business?
Wine Cellars are all we do. A lot of people try to do them, but don’t realize that there is a science or specific protocol for not only the proper build out of a climate controlled cellar but the type of wine racking or components used to house the wine. The most misconceived belief is that concrete is an insulator. We receive 2-3 calls every year from people having issues with condensation inside their cellars. This is a give-away that it was improperly built out. And upon a physical inspection, the cause or issue can usually be determined pretty quickly.
The hottest trend has been for the ‘transitional’ look. Which is a cross between traditional and contemporary. It is a warmer contemporary style. To carry this look through, many of our designs incorporate frameless glass across the front. More and more requests are for reach in coolers in dining rooms, kitchens and hallways.
A question we are ask quite often is, does a cellar have to be in a basement? The answer is ‘no’. Wine cellars have come out of the basement. Over the last few years, we have seen a trend for reach-in and closet cellars move more onto the main level of a home. People want to showcase them like a ‘work of art’ or a visual interest in dining rooms, kitchens and hallways.
As far as limitations on where a wine cellar can be placed in a home, it just depends on the type of wine cellar a person is wanting. A passive cellar can be put most anywhere, keeping in mind any temperature variations. Obviously, an attic would be to hot for a passive cellar. A climate controlled cellar, there are many variables to consider. It is critical that the proper insulation and vapor barrier are applied. And the location of the cellar will dictate the type of climate control system needed.
About 75% of the request we receive are still for the traditional wine cellars. Which is mostly all wood, brick, stone or iron. However, the trend right now being the ‘transitional’ look is a combination of wood, glass, acrylic, metals etc.
We offer, Mahogany, Walnut & Oak. Mahogany being our biggest or most popular because of its deep rich color, insect resistance and its density helps in making it more mold and mildew resistant.
Categorizing wine in a cellar is a homeowners preference. It is not something we personally put in our wine cellars. There are several different types of systems or programs out there for wine people to use.
Champagne can be stored in a wine cellar, and usually is. We offer certain components in our wine racking just for champagne.
From the owner:
This business landed in my lap more less. I was building homes for a high-end home builder when the bottom fell out of the market. Ended up going to work for a small business that had started building wine racking. I did whatever was needed. From answering the phones, to accounting, scheduling, working with homeowners, ordering materials, even working in the shop at times cutting bottle supports and edge banding. I learned the business right along with the owner. When he decided to direct his path towards national wholesale instead of actual building of wine cellars, is when I branched off creating Cellars South. I am now a dealer of his product. With a background in residential and commercial construction as well as architecture, art and a love for design, it has been a perfect fit for me.