“Unparalleled expertise in glass-enclosed wine cellars, wine walls and wine displays.”
Genuwine Cellars has refined its glass wall and doors systems to the point that they can rightly be classified Wine-Cellar-Grade. With tolerances (i.e. gaps between glass) of less than 4mm, we have perfected the art of creating a fully-sealed environment with glass.
Creating a glass structure is not overly difficult. Creating a fully-sealed glass enclosure capable of sustaining a controlled climate—much more of a challenge. And it is the reason we work with builders, architects, designers and clients around the worldwide, designing and supplying their glass wall/door requirements.
If you are considering employing glass walls and doors into your wine cellar, we strongly recommend leaning on our expertise and experience. Getting this element not exactly right could, at worst, render the wine cellar not functional, or at best, introduce condensation issues as well as see excessive strain put on your wine cellar cooling unit.
Ultra Clear/Starfire (low iron, high-clarity) 12mm tempered glass.
U/V laminate option available for wine rooms in direct contact with sunlight (which can damage wine, especially Champagne). Please note that Genuwine only uses embedded U/V laminates, and does recommend the use of U/V tinting.
Textured glass (variety of selections)
Digital painting on glass (ultra clear glass only). Add high-resolution images in color or black and white onto your glass. Varying degrees of opacity available.
NOTE: All Glass and Wall Systems come standard with all accompanying channels and hardware, including pivot hinges, door stops, door handles and door locks.
1) What is tempered glass?
When glass is exposed to sudden heat and then sudden cooling, its molecular structure changes such that when it breaks, it does so in chunks and pebbles (as opposed to sharp and dangerous shards). Tempering is all about safety.
2) Why should I buy a glass door system through Genuwine and not my local glazier/glass supplier?
Genuwine uses tolerances that most glaziers find daunting. We do this in order to create a properly sealed environment. Our glass wall panels are inset using steel tracks and sealed with silicone. Doors are mounted using a pivot hinge and sealed all around. If you use improperly fitting glass walls and doors for a climate controlled environment you run a variety of risks, including condensation issues and cooling unit failures.
Typical gaps left between glass lites/panes are a ½” or greater, which not only invites the risk of condensation, but it also forces your cooling unit to worker harder, limiting its lifespan.
3) Will the temperature inside the cellar be affected by having a glass wall instead of a regular insulated wall? Will the cellar maintain temperature?
The internal temperature of the wine cellar will be affected by the presence of glass, since glass provides essentially no insulation. Considerations will need to be paid when time comes to select a cooling unit.