Choosing a Wine Cellar Door

| July 14, 2011

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Vigilant has added even more options to their wine cellar door collections, including half glass doors, to help provide a spectacular entrance to any wine cellar.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a wine cellar door for your wine cellar. A wine cellar door should, first and foremost, protect your wine cellar and its interior climate. All of our Vigilant wine cellar doors have an R-value of 13 to ensure your wine is protected properly.

The door’s jamb, or frame where the wine cellar door sits, should be fitted to the door correctly so the top and threshold line up properly. Attached to the jamb are door hinges and a lockset. Vigilant’s doors come with pre-hung jambs to aid in the installation process.

To aid in protection, a sweep with a proper height threshold should be installed to prevent air from leaking out of the wine cellar. A sweep is weather stripping that is mounted to the bottom of the door, consisting of small vinyl flaps that “sweep” the threshold and maintain a seal. Weather stripping, a synthetic rubber material discretely applied to the jambs of the doors, will also help provide a weather tight seal between the door and the jamb when the door is closed.

Beyond the wine cellar door’s function is style and decorative elements. Do you want a full glass, half glass or an all wood door? Do you want decorative elements like wrought iron or etching? Maybe you want French style doors with sidelights. The combinations are endless.

Hardware is the finishing touch on a wine cellar door and can complement pre-existing home décor or can match the style of a wine cellar. Vigilant offers a variety of handle sets in three different finishes.

Custom doors are also available in a variety of woods, finishes and accessories for a unique look.

View the anatomy of a wine cellar door
Learn more about all Vigilant’s wine cellar doors

New Wine Cellar Project – Naperville, IL

| February 3, 2010

The Ingraffia wine cellar is quite amazing. Being well decorated, and perfectly enhanced with lights only tells a part of the story. This wine cellar contains both kit wine racks and stackable wine cabinets with custom wine cellar components.

Additionally, the wine cellar has a set of Vigilant classic french wine doors and utilizes 5 sidelights around the exterior as windows.

Ingraffia Wine Cellar Ingraffia Wine Cellar

Total Capacity: 3,500 bottles

“I love my new wine cellar thanks to Vigilant. You made it easy to install and I love the design. The customer service was great! I’ve attached my photos so you can see how beautiful it turned out. I get a lot of compliments on it. You guys are the best. “

-Linda Ingraffia

Product Features

  • Accented with stone flooring
  • Kit and custom cabinetry and bin storage
  • High reveal displays throughout the wine cellar
  • Grand french wine cellar door entrance with 5 sidelights throughout

Vigilant’s Wine Cellar Doors & Wrought Iron

| April 13, 2009

In the first quarter of 2008 we spent a lot of time and energy perfecting several new products that are sure to excite everyone and allow our customers to accent their wine cellars.

One of the most exciting launches for 2008 is our new selection of wine cellar doors and wrought iron. They are a perfect compliment to our existing doors and will be a great and welcome addition to any wine cellar.

The new Provincial line of wine cellar doors is similar to our Tuscan wine doors but more elegantly styled. Here is a sneak peak at one of the wine cellar doors. This Provincial comes with a speakeasy option and door knocker made from wrought iron. The finish options for our existing line of wine cellar doors are; Chestnut, shaker maple and natural, all with a protective lacquer finish.

Your door will certainly stand the test of time as it comes 1.75″ thick and pre-hung with your choice of jambs. You can also choose casings, sidelights, hardware and hinges, on certain door selections and customization is always available on our wine cellar doors.

You can change the width, height, wood species, finish color, sidelight options, crown moldings and keystones, etching and other finer points to suit your needs.

Our new wrought iron will be available in many styles and will fit perfectly onto our Classic line of wine doors. Check our website as we start rolling out all our new door products and a new section on the wine cellar door section of our website.

Check out Vigilant’s full-line of wine cellar doors or call a sales consultant today for more details at 888.812.4427.

Wine Cellar Doors

| April 13, 2009

There are certain considerations that need to be made to properly choose a wine cellar door for your wine cellar. The number one consideration needing to be made is in regards to protection. A wine cellar door must properly protect the climate inside of the cellar. A wine cellar door therefore must have an R-value of at least 13 in order to assure this protection. All Vigilant wine cellar doors have at least an R-value of 13 to insure that your wine is properly protected.

Additional details of wine cellar doors need to be considered when choosing one to fit your construction. You must install a sweep and have a proper height threshold to prevent air from leaking out from the wine cellar. Properly installed weatherstripping must also be installed . A sweep and threshold, and properly installed weatherstripping will create the airtight seal that will prevent this leakage.

In addition, your wine cellar door must have proper size jambs and casings in order to close and seal properly over time. Vigilant’s wine cellar doors all come with proper jambs and are pre-hung to avoid any issues.

Once a wine cellar door has been built to guarantee your wine cellar climate, you can move on to more decorative elements. If you have chosen a glass panel door, do you want etching? All Vigilant glass paneled doors are double-paned and have an R-value of 13. Etching adds a nice decorative touch on to this protective glass.

Hardware? Are you planning on choosing a handleset that fits your pre-existing home decor or would you want Vigilant to recommend one to match the style of your wine cellar. Vigilant carries three unique and classy handlesets in stock in multiple finishes.

In addition, Vigilant carries 6 plus types of doors and any of these can be fully customized with wood options, finish options, hardware and accessories. Take a look and let us know what you need. We’ll be happy to work with you to make your wine cellar entrance perfect.

View the anatomy of a wine cellar door
Learn more about all Vigilant’s wine cellar doors