At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, our services and offerings have evolved greatly over the years. Basic wood modular wine racking was our our main product offering in the early days. We continue to sell a great deal of this to clients looking for a more traditional wine storage solution.
As time went on, the call for more modern wine storage solutions grew, making metal Vintage View wine racking a very popular offering. This continues to be one of our best-sellers and is featured as the standard racking offering in The Stellar glass wine cellar.
Clients didn’t just want to walk into their wine rooms to see their bottles on display though, they wanted visibility from outside their cellars. Along came windows and even full glass walls. With this came the challenge of cooling these non-traditional spaces. Various solutions ensued, all grounded in thermal load calculations to ensure the cooling unit installed would be sufficient.
One of our most famous projects was made possible by a client who wanted to push the envelope. His desire was to create a full glass wine enclosure to double as a room divider and piece of artwork for the great room of his high-end, West Vancouver home. This stunning design has spread around the online world and within the design community at a scale we never imagined possible. To this day, we receive myriad inquiries about this cellar design from all corners of North America.
Of the designers, homeowners and architects making these inquiries, we are often asked if we can ship a glass cellar. Until The Stellar, the answer has been no. Instead, we would offer design/consultation services as far as building the glass enclosure goes and the client would find a local glazier to complete the installation. We would supply the racking and cooling system. We still do this for clients requiring a truly customized solution.
At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, we pride ourselves on our creativity and solutions-focused mindset. We were speaking to many clients interested in a glass cellar with a certain level of flexibility, moderate budget and aversion to a messy renovation project. The question of shipping a glass wine cellar became too popular to ignore. Thus, The Stellar, fully-shippable glass wine cellar was created.