Article: Building a Wine Cellar
Building a Wine Cellar
Where you locate your cellar will influence the costs of maintaining it in the future. It is recommended that you place a wine cellar in an area that is cool and humid. A cooling unit will be smaller and have a lower overall cost if you keep the temperature and humidity of your wine at 55 °F to 58 °F and 55-75%. You have to consider the surrounding environment in the heat gain calculation for your wine cellar. You’ll need a larger cooling unit to maintain proper conditions if the surrounding environment averages 85° compared to 65°. It will also be necessary to introduce humidity more frequently in a dry environment.