ADVICE

On this page, you’ll find all kinds of advice to insure your wine is stored in the best conditions.

Optimal Conditions for Wine Preservation

To ensure optimal preservation, a quality wine cellar must meet a number of standards. Through proven technology and superior manufacturing quality, Cavavin wine cellars offer an environment that recreates the five conditions necessary for the proper aging and preservation of wine.

Consistent temperature

Extreme temperatures must be avoided at all times. Temperatures above 15°C will accelerate the aging of the wine, while a temperature below 9°C will slow this process down. Cavavin has had a special thermostat designed for its wine cellars which ensures a consistent temperature of 12 with a maximum fluctuation of+/-2°C. This consistency is further supported with our insulated double casing (see vibration).

No vibration

A calm environment is critical for quality wine. Vibrations prevent sediments from settling and hinder the development of wine's flavor and aroma. Our wine cellars are equipped with 2 casings, separated by specially designed thermal insulant. The outer casing plays an aesthetic role, while the inner casing safeguards your bottles from vibrations. Moreover, cellar compressor is located in a distinct area and installed on absorbent padding to further reduce vibrations.

Hygrometry (humidity)

Overly dry air will dry out bottle corks, leading to wine evaporation and excess oxidation. Air that is too humid, in turn, will negatively impact bottle label quality.

Cavavin wine cellars produce and maintain the ideal level of humidity through accumulated condensation. Excess humidity is evacuated through a drain that empties into a basin under the compressor. Any leftover humidity then evaporates due to the compressor heat.

Proper air circulation

Wine breathes through the bottle’s cork. The majority of our wine cellars have a ventilation system, and all of them are built with odorless components, thus preventing unpleasant odors.

Darkness

Protection from UV rays is highly important. Cavavin wine cellars are equipped with full doors or glass doors that have been processed to filter UV rays and seal off outside light. Our glass doors ensure optimal thermal performance and bear the ENERGY STAR seal. This is the best benchmark on the market. Moreover, the cellar's inside lighting, while very limited, makes it possible to clearly see the bottles and gives the cellar a stylish look when used as a display unit.

Choosing The Right Cellar

There are factors you should consider to help you choose the wine cellar that best meets your needs and fits your decor.

Our current cellar collections

Buying a service cellar is the ideal product to help you maintain and serve your wines always at the best temperature.

A preservation cellar is for those who have developed a passion for wine and need a cellar where they can keep great bottles until they are ready to taste sometimes for years.

The number of bottles to be stored

Do not underestimate how quickly you will acquire bottles for your cellar. We recommend always leaving 25% empty space in your wine cellar, to provide adequate room for storing future must-have.

One or two zones?

Many of our cellars come with a one zone temperature control, which means that all wine bottles inserted in the cellar will be always ready to serve at the perfect temperature.

Some of our cellars offer a 2 zone temperature control, in these cellars you can store your white wine bottles in one area at a different temperature than your red wines.

Wine cellar location

Space issues? Go for a built-in model. Your wine cellar will be out of sight? A full-door option will be a perfect match.

If you plan to install your wine cellar in the living or dining room, it can be built using a wood that will blend in with your decor. Consider adding a glass door for a more fashionable look and to showcase your wine collection.

Your budget

Cavavin understands the importance of the price-quality ratio. Better still, we firmly believe that added value is critical, and we apply this philosophy to our wine cellars’ capacity. That’s why a 200 bottles cellar (Majestika series, laminated metal) costs only 20% more than a similar 90 bottle model.