Genuwine Cellars is a boutique design and build firm located in central Canada (Winnipeg, Manitoba). With nearly 20 years of experience designing and building custom wine cellars around North America and the world, we are well-accustomed to working with designers near and far.
Our design philosophy is collaborative in nature. We have extensive experience working at a distance with other design professionals from around the world, including New York, London and Beijing.
Designers contacting Genuwine Cellars generally take one of two approaches:
a) They have their own pre-existing wine cellar design and they want Genuwine to review their ideas/sketches/designs, provide recommendations as required (e.g., feasibility, cost projections, climate control advice, etc.), and then ultimately build and install the wine cellar; or
b) They have a space in the floor plan of their project demarcated for a wine cellar, and they request that Genuwine handle all aspects of the design, build and installation.
In both cases, you (the designer) and Genuwine will share information as required.
Material selections, physical samples, and custom stain matches are generally coordinated between Genuwine and you (the designer), who can then relay information as required to the client.
Some designers prefer to handle all contact with Genuwine directly, effectively relieving their clients of any added responsibility.
Others prefer to immediately introduce Genuwine to their client and “hand them off” for all aspects related to the wine cellar. In both cases, Genuwine remains sensitive to both client and designer throughout the process, and always keeps in mind the ultimate objective—to create an aesthetically strong and functional wine cellar.
Note on Initial Project Costing
We can certainly appreciate the need for quick costing estimates for budgeting purposes, and while it is possible to provide rough estimates and guidelines in a timely manner, please keep the following in mind:
A wine cellar is not a typical construction project. Any architect/designer/builder that has gone through a wine cellar design and build will attest to the staggering amount of detail entailed for such a relatively small space. Working through the myriad complexities requires attention and time.
Genuwine Cellars takes all wine cellar projects very seriously, for at least three reasons:
- A wine cellar often represents a significant investment;
- The wine that needs to be protected inside the wine cellar is often an even greater investment; and
- The complexities involved to protect both of those investments require astute attention to detail.
Enlisting the help of Genuwine Cellars means bringing onboard a hyper-specialized team that will attend to those critical details. We take the time to make things right.