Making wine takes not only time but also space. Realised by Slovenian architect Sanja Premrn, the project below features an abundance of storage — at the right temperature, of course — as well as an interesting way to entertain family and friends. Before diving into aesthetic principles for wine cellar design, you should pay attention to several essential issues: ventilation and temperature control systems, washable flooring, minimal exposure to sunlight, and resistant work surfaces. All of them will help equip the space properly and lay out a functional wine cellar. ‘Wine making is a tradition in Orehovica, a small settlement south of Podnanos in the upper Vipava Valley. Almost all the families own vineyards and the region has been famous for such activities since 1476.‘, Sanja explained. The cellar bellow appeared because the family needed more space. An old, unused barn was transformed into a wine making room housed in the basement, while the first floor was dedicated to tasting.
Wine cellar design
A built-in fireplace
Beams were left exposed for a lovely natural effect.
Let the tasting area be flooded by natural light as much as possible.