We begin each new project by working with either you or your dedicated representative to identify your needs. This could be your independently hired designer or contractor. We welcome collaboration with our in-house designers in obtaining a custom plan and a budget applicable to each client. Since every client and cellar is unique, we invite revised designs and open conversations about every project. Whether our designer or yours, the artistic details each designer provides are secure and used exclusively to his or her client.
Our in-depth discovery process includes your aesthetic desires, budget, bottle counts, types of storage and the available footprint you wish to build within. We will also ask you about any unusual bottle sizes you may have collected, your consumption patterns, the anticipated growth of your collection and how you intend to use your cellar.
Please see below for a detailed, step-by-step process beginning with initial conversations and concepts through to installation.
True craftsmanship is alive and well at Distinctive Wine Cellars. Skilled craftsmen work to exacting standards to create some of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world. They have helped us fixture both our stores here in Indianapolis with excellent results.
My installer used to do installations for “another” rack manufacturer. He continues to point out the subtle, but significant differences between their products. DWC’s bottle supports are more substantial to provide a better cradle for your bottle (and are angled to look better), there are more horizontal spacer bars (every 3 rows) to better distribute the weight of bottles, every ladder/post/bottle support has an eased edge, racks are put together with nails (instead of staples) and the quality of the wood is higher quality and more consistent. These things really make a difference in the look of your cellar.
Distinctive Wine Cellars and I have been business partners for over 10 years. Their fit finish is unparalleled in the industry. But most importantly, it is a joy to work with a company that listens to our very specific needs and delivers a product that always meets or exceeds the expectations our demanding designs. They truly understand what custom means, and at the same time offer suggestions and innovations that save us time and money.