Wine Cellar Cost

What can you expect?

A homeowner can expect to pay an average of $40,000 to build a wine cellar. This price is heavily dependent on size. While small cabinets can cost as low as $500, building an entire room for 3,000 bottles can cost upwards of $100,000. Construction costs can average between $300 to $600 per square foot.

Cost To Build A Wine Cellar 
Average$40,000
High Cost $100,000


Other factors that will affect the total cost of your build include the type of refrigeration, the local of the wine cellar, the specific materials used in the build, etc. When completed by trusted professionals, a wine cellar provides a significant return on investment, both in your personal enjoyment, as well as a significant increase in your property's value.
There are other factors to consider for your wine cellar construction. While the total size is one of the most significant factors, other variables can impact the total cost of your project. It is important to be familiar with these costs in order to adequately plan your budget accordingly.

FactorAverage Pricing
Location$500-$25,000
Design$500-$15,000
Storage$300-$600 per square foot
Refrigeration$1,000-$10,000
Racks$2-$20 per bottle
Temp. Control $100-$3,500
Flooring And Walls$2,500-$8,000
Lighting$150-$750

Location & Sizing

As noted, the location you choose for your custom wine cellar will likely be a the greatest point of consideration. A wine celllar should be located in a space that does not receive any direct sunlight, and is able to mainan a temperature that is consistent. This factor will also determine the amount of renovation that will be required to complete the project. When determening the sizing of the cellar, you will want have an idea of the number of wine bottles that you would like to store as well as the amenities and features you would want included.
For more information regarding your desired location and sizing costs, please contact us today.

Design

Our custom designed wine cellars are built to be both stunning and functionable. We will work with you to create a space that appeals to your tastes and fits your overall design preferences.

Storage

When you are deciding to create a wine cellar for your home it is important to consider the total number of bottles you would like to have stored. Depending on the size of your collection you can expect to see some variations in the price of your custom wine cellar build. On average, you can expect the following costs:


No. Of BottlesAverage Cost
100$500-$4,000
200$7,000-$15,000
500$26,000-$32,000
1,000$35,000-$45,000

Refrigeration

Certain variations of wine, such as red wines, don't require refrigeration but are best kept at a mild temperature between 60-68 degrees. For your rose and white wines, it is important to have a refrigerated storage space to maintain a temperature between 34 and 53 degrees.
The average priced ranges for refrigeration systems will depend on the overall requirements of your storage needs. The cost of the cooling system will also depend on the cooling unit you install.

Refrigeration TypeAverage Cost Range
Through-the-Wall Coolers$1,000-$3,500
Split Cooling$5,000-$15,000
Ducted Cooling$3,000-$10,000

Wine Racks

Red wines should be properly stored on wine racks. Often, wooden materials (such as mahagony) are utilized for durability and aesthetical purposes. Metal and glass have also become a popular choice. The type of material utilized and the amount of storage required will change the total costs of your wine cellar installation.

Temperature & Humidity Control

For the best maintenance of your wine, it is important to keep a temperature between 55-60 degrees, with a humidity ranging between 60-70%. Controls put in place will help to keep the health of your wine optimal.

Flooring & Walls

The flooring and walls you choose servces to add a splendid touch of elegance to the overall look of your wine cellar. Similar to other aspects of your wine cellar build, the total cost is dependent on the size of the cellar as well as the material you choose. Wood and glass have been favorable choices for your walls. Tile or wood flooring are common selections amongst clients.

Cellar Lighting

It is important to note that you do not want your vintages to be exposed by damaging UV light from direct natural light. A very common choice for wine cellar lighting is LED or fluorescent lights, which will prevent your wine collection from being exposed to potential damages. You can also highlight the favorite aspects of your collection with spotlights, or add backlighting behind our wine racks for a touch of ambiance.