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A glass of your favourite pinot noir on a winter’s day with a home cooked meal, or a champagne in the sun for a special occasion; most of us have fond memories of those perfect moments in time that are highlighted by a fine drop of wine. Once considered a rare extravagance a wine cellar is fast becoming an essential component to many contemporary family homes.
Wine aficionados will concur that having a wine cellar in your home provides an element of luxury and convenience, and it will undoubtedly impress your guests. Experiencing wine at precisely the right temperature, that has been stored with the perfect amount of air flow, level of humidity, correct lighting and with minimal vibration, is a far superior sensation than without careful consideration of these factors.
Marshall White Director and expert on the Bayside luxury market, Kate Strickland says, ‘a wine cellar can add a touch of class to any home. Having a vast selection of wines correctly stored at home can allow you to bring out the right bottle for the right occasion. Whether that be a special celebration, a dinner party or even just when you are relaxing to watch your favourite movie.’
A thoughtfully stocked and attractively presented cellar is a desirable addition to any home and this first-class asset can support a successful sale for when the time comes to move. Kate and her team recently completed the successful campaign for 22a Deauville Street, Beaumaris, which was fitted with an impressive wine cellar. With a capacity of approximately sixty bottles behind a substantial glass door, the cellar offered practical functionality matched with a sleek design.
The recently sold residence at 4 Chastleton Avenue, Toorak was also equipped with a phenomenal wine cellar. Adding to the overall aesthetic of the home, the cellar was well designed and stocked with a bespoke collection. Marcus Chiminello, Marshall White Director and Auctioneer, who listed the property, says, ‘this exemplary property ticked all of the boxes in terms of location, design and sheer elegance. The wine cellar lifted the standard even further.’
If you have a cellar in your home, designing a custom wine collection can be made easy with the help of an expert. Specialist wine curators, such as Stocked Cellar in Melbourne, can undertake private wine purchasing or ongoing cellar management.