New restaurant, Capital Seafood, at the Irvine Spectrum Center, Orange County, California, has installed a contemporary, glass, state of the art, 1,011 bottle, custom wine cellar created by Coastal Custom Wine Cellars.
This new wine cellar not only looks beautiful but improves our revenue by allowing us to serve the best wines available with our wonderful meals.
Orange County, CA (1888PressRelease) August 04, 2012 - There are three main characteristics that can be attributed to Capital Seafood's new Wine Cellar and they are: Contemporary, Glass and Metal. This commercial wine cellar was built for a new restaurant built in Irvine, California and the remit was for a contemporary style wine cellar that would not only allow for storage but also showcase the wine collection.
This wine cellar takes contemporary to a new level with walls of glass and label forward metal display racks that are a mixture of standard and custom wine racks provided by Vintage View, a close partner of Coastal Custom Wine Cellars.
A commercial project such as this has to be made to the highest standard and has to project that ambiance that will permeate the new restaurant at the Irvine Spectrum Center. The final creation was a 7' square commercial custom wine cellar that is 10' high and all glass except one wall. On top of which it was designed to hold 1,011 bottles of wine.
Working with the owners, Coastal created a special glass wall that showcases a custom label forward metal wine rack display that is visible from the entrance to the bar/lounge area creating a stunning visual for customers. These racks were designed so that the wine label is facing the customers and thereby impressing them with the quality of wines on offer.
For a commercial venue, this is the ultimate setting, where selling good quality wines in a very pleasing environment is the end goal. Not only that but these metal wine racks were created in such a way that, while not hidden from view, actually fade into the background giving the impression the bottles of wine are floating in the air and putting the focus right on the wine itself.
Capital Seafood is a restaurant that offers traditional Chinese dishes rather than the Americanized version. With food such as dim sum and fresh seafood being served in a trendy new restaurant it meant the wine cellar had a lot to live up to. While having a custom wine cellar with 10 foot high glass walls is nothing new when it comes to the hospitality industry, filling it with metal wine racks with lots of display space can be.
When the installers started construction there was nothing but a cavernous empty room. First a drop the ceiling had to be added, then of course special lighting had to be added in order to highlight all those bottles of wine. Finally, the ducted cooling system and ducting to the wine cellar had to be added, all of it installed in such a way as to be invisible to the restaurant's customers.
Although it appears the glass wall is just a single pane of glass it is in fact all 'dual pane glass' in order to eliminate any possible condensation that might be caused by the cooling system and the level of humidity inside the cellar. When creating the 3D design for this cellar a ducted self-contained air handler was chosen and placed above the wine cellar, about 25 feet away.
To add to the security of the system the door to the cellar has a digitally controlled security locking mechanism. All coming together to create a stunning, state of the art, highly contemporary, commercial wine cellar.