Wine cellars have been around long before refrigeration was even a possibility. In fact, large wine cellars date back over 3,700 years! Technically speaking, wine cellars are traditionally below ground, while wine rooms are located above ground. The purpose of a wine cellar is to provide consistent storing conditions that allow wine to age in ideal conditions. Typically, these conditions include a room that is 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit and has 65 to 75 percent relative humidity. Light is also a factor in wine productions. Cellars are kept dark to ensure the wine is not exposed to light — which can affect the quality.
If you’re a wine connoisseur, or even a casual wine drinker, take a look at a few of the homes below. Each comes equipped with a fully-functional wine cellar!
Listed by Kerry Mormann
Listed at $18,000,000, there are very few amenities this home doesn’t have. It’s located in the heart of the Central Coast wine country, and set amid gentle meadows and rolling lands with oak-covered hills. The wine cellar is one of the property’s many highlights.
Listed by Lucy Kelts
The first time ever on the market, this home is a one-of-a-kind. It features bold architecture, quality construction, and a wine room that will be the envy of all your friends.
Listed by Marc and Rory Shevin
Luxury greets you at the beautifully gated entrance of this home. The vast estate is home to a main house, guest house, pool/spa, barbecue center, sports court and, of course, a stunning wine room.
Listed by Janell O’Meara
As if the award-winning landscape at this home wasn’t enough, the wine cellar holds 1,000 bottles!
This property is for the true wine lover. After all, where better to sip a glass of your favorite wine than in the heart of Tuscany. Not only does the home feature cellars on the property, but it also includes its own winery.