Which Unit Is Right For You? Cellar Wizard

How To Build A Wine Cellar

Planning and building a wine cellar is a fun and creative experience. The process gets the creative juices flowing like an endless array of design possibilities exists to capture your style and taste. Want to know how to build a wine cellar? Let us help you take a strategic approach to design your wine cellar by addressing the important construction considerations that need to be made in order to build an efficient and practical cellar for storing your fine wines.

Note: Please consult a wine cellar professional before you begin construction on your cellar.


Cellar Location: Choosing the best possible space in your home(or business) for a cellar.

Wine Storage Fundamentals: All you need to know to ensure that you are properly storing your collection.

Cooling System Applications: The WhisperKOOL systems available to allow for various cooling applications.

Recommended Cellar Construction: Efficient wine cooling requires that certain steps be taken when constructing your cellar.

Cellar Location

There are certain locations within your home (or business) that are more suitable to build your wine cellar. The location of your cellar will determine the sort of construction your cellar will need. The location will also determine the sort of cooling system will be adequate for your needs.

Wine Storage Fundamentals

There are key principles that you should know in order to adequately store and care for your precious wine collection. We’ll review how temperature, humidity in your geographical area, light exposure, vibration, and the angle of your bottles can affect the aging process.

Cooling System Applications

There are several factors that need to be considered where choosing the right unit for your wine cellar. There are four major categories of WhisperKOOL cooling units: Self-Contained, Ductless Split, Fully-Ducted, and Ducted Split. Visit our Cellar Wizard to determine the right application for your needs.

Recommended Cellar Construction

Problems may arise if you do not adequately construct your wine cellar. There are key concepts to keep in mind when constructing your cellar: (1) Venting, (2) Framing the room, (3) Vapor barrier, (4) Insulation, (5) Doors, (6) Lights, (7) Wall covering , (8) Flooring, and (9) Racking.



While all of the basic essentials of how to build a wine cellar are important, these wine cooling fundamentals are critical to review in order to ensure adequate and efficient cooling.

Vapor Barrier Construction

Insulation Requirements 

Types of Cooling Systems