Commercial Wine Cellars Orange County California Capital Seafood Irvine - Processed Video Transcription
Hi I’m Jerry Wilson, the founder of Coastal Commercial Wine Cellars Los Angeles. I’m proud and very excited to take you on a short tour of the wine cellar that we created for a restaurant in Orange County, actually in Irvine California. The restaurant Capital Seafood Grill which is situated within Irvine Spectrum Mall there.
We’ll take you in some of the different phases of the commercial wine cellar construction, share some photographs, some design packages with you and some completed photographs as well, so that you can see the whole process.
We were contacted initially in July of 2011 and after some consultation and a site visit, we created a simple wine cellar design for them.
The room wasn’t very large, 7’ x 7.2’ with 10 foot ceilings. This is an overhead view or plan view here of the wine room. This wall right here is the only solid wall that we had to work with. These other walls here, this one and this left side wall that incorporated the entry were full height glass walls. It did cause a problem, something that we do often for the hospitality industry.
We did some other pretty cool features actually for the wine cellar design. This is a custom display here that you’ll better understand when we look at some photographs but this is a one of a kind display; and the storage system along this particular wall that no else in the country actually has.
The other walls we utilized floor to ceiling mount frames that we secure single, double and triple depth, horizontal display commercial wine racks too. Over all it has a 1,011-bottle capacity.
We are obviously working with a raw canvas, so we have some additional wine cellar construction to do. With the framers that were on site, they were instructed to drop the ceiling down where we incorporated some lighting and there is no visible refrigeration equipment.
As you might imagine in a totally glass enclosed room, the client doesn’t want that. So we utilized a CellarMate product. It’s a self-contained ducted air handler that is situated approximately 20 feet from the wine room. Up in the ceiling we simply ducted the air to and from the wine room.
A little bit further along we contracted with a local glass design company, where they came in and built the frame work for us. Now we’ve also put some three-quarter plywood around the parameter, so that we can secure the floor to ceiling frames and have a good firm fit.
These guys did their job for us very well and I’m very happy with that. Then we came in before the glass was installed. We had the commercial wine racks delivered on site and we began the wine cellar construction.
You can see we’ve got floor to ceiling mount frames. This is the custom feature that I’ve mentioned that is specific to Capital Seafood Grill.
A little bit further along we move to this right side wall here which is the only solid wall that we had to work with. This style rack is actually secured to the wall and there is no need for a floor to ceiling mount frame. As you can see up here at the very top we actually got some ducting and some registers installed.
The same wall obviously completed, and I am standing in the wine room right next to the solid wall. A lot of display not only the 15 degree pitch here, which is called the presentation row, but as you can see the bottles lay laterally or sideways on the wall so you can see the full length of it.
It is a very unique wine racking system that actually gives the illusion as if the bottles are floating versus the traditional wood racking. It’s a little bit cleaner, a lot more contemporary appearance.
This display row or presentation rack is the custom feature that I spoke of and the pictures don’t really do justice to it. It’s quite a visual display for the restaurant.
Here’s another angle, from the floor looking up. You don’t really see any racking; all you see are bottles and this is an ideal situation especially in a restaurant or the hotel. The visual impact on the client makes them thirsty for wine.
Here’s a little bit more of a close up picture of the custom presentation row that I mentioned. I got some full height pictures of the commercial wine cellars Los Angeles.
Overall the client was very happy and here is one of the owners standing in the wine room. Another very satisfied customer and we were very happy to help him.
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any question please feel free to reach out to me at 949-355-4376 or visit us at www.coastalcustomwinecellars.com.