At Redwood Wine Cellars, we combine the age old practice of “Cellaring wine” with modern technology to create the ideal storage environment. This will ensure that your valuable wine collection ages gracefully. In business since 1996, we are proud to offer the latest design techniques combining architectural elements such as stone work, re-claimed wine barrels, murals, faux finishes and custom woodworking to design a wine cellar that meets all of your needs. Whether you are a restaurant owner, wine collector enthusiast or just looking to add some additional functional storage to your home, we will work with you to make your dreams come true.
We have built our excellent reputation through our creativity in design, using only the highest quality materials available, taking great pride in our workmanship, and providing unparalleled customer service that only a local company can provide. We offer a full array of services (design, room construction, racking, and cooling) to both our residential and commercial clients. Often, our clients are already working with a contractor or builder and ask us to work directly with them and just provide the racking. Our work can be viewed at local businesses such as Bacana Steak House, Scape, The Melting Pot restaurant in University City and Balabans’s wine retail and Tapas bar in Chesterfield, Forest Hills, Sunset Hills Country clubs Simon Homes, Fischer and Frichtel, Wines of Wildwood and Blood and Sand in Downtown St Louis, to name a few.
Going Green: Finishes and Wood:
We use sustainable commercially grown clear all heart Redwood, which is the most desirable and valuable part of the redwood tree. We also use re-claimed wine barrels for flooring, wine racking and in architectural elements.
Redwood wine cellars is environmentally friendly, and uses water based stains for the following reasons:
As a former Chemist and Environmental Biologist, I feel it is my duty to protect your health, the health of our planet and your wine collection. We use water based finishes which are low in VOC’s and odors.
Oil based stains typically have high concentrations of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) Verse water-based finishes.
- Water based products are more UV resistant than solvent products, which typically will get hazy and lose their color clarity. over time
- Water finishes are “green” and environmentally friendly.
- The natural aging process of wine, allows air into your bottle through the cork . You do not want your wine contained in an area with high concentrations of VOCs.
Why do we choose water-borne stains?
- Our water based finishes are virtually odor free. No more headaches from sniffing too many VOC’s, and your entire home will not smell like it was just painted.
- Water-borne products are largely composed of water, their dry time is a fraction of that to oil-based products.This means multiple coats can be applied in the same time it would take a single coat of oil-base product to dry.
- Clean up is a breeze. Water based finishes clean up with just soap and water. Paint thinners and solvents , which are high in VOC’s are not needed. .
- They penetrate deep into the grain of the wood giving and provide a richer finish.