2018 Wood Diamond Award
Savante Wine Cellars (Denver, CO)
Main Category: Wine Cellar/Storage
Dollar Amount: $25,000 - $50,000
Briefly describe your business and the type of products manufactured.
With 40 years of woodworking experience and 15 years of wine cellar design and construction, we design, fabricate, and install custom wine racking, architectural millwork, and custom furniture.
What materials/species were used in this project/item?
The wine racking and cabinetry was constructed with new white oak solids and plywood, Counters were made from reclaimed wine barrel with the purple side up to allow for the varied shades of wine to accent the fumed and oiled white oak.
Describe, in detail, the project/item's construction
Using furniture grade mortise and tenon joinery and press fit dowels to support the bottles , the racking is assembled to allow proper spacing and air flow around specific bottle sizes.
Curved parts are steam bent and form bent and veneered for the ply parts.
Reclaimed wine barrel counters are T&G assembled with re-sawn stave facing.
What is the most unusual aspect or outstanding characteristic of this entry?
Each bottle space and bin are laser etched with sequenced numbers.
Finish is a proprietary fumed and no VOC oiled finish to achieve the dark color for White Oak .
Straight and curved display rows allow for open viewing of selected bottles.
List any items that were outsourced.
Remodel, stone, tile, glass, wall board, metal door.
How has being a member of the CMA benefited you and/or your business?
Recent CMA seminars and visits to other facilities have been beneficial with networking and management tips for improving the business.