Cooling system

Work with a Wine Cellar Refrigeration Expert 

If you are collecting wine but do not have a climate-controlled wine cellar, then you cannot expect your favorite vintages to be in good quality. Poor conditions will spoil your wines, resulting in a waste of time and money. If you want to have a long-lasting enjoyment of your wines, you must ensure that they are kept in a stable environment. Seek the help of Classic Custom Wine Cellars, a team of refrigeration experts in the Texas Hill Country. Learn how they can save you from dealing with wine storage problems.

Every wine storage project is different, meaning that you need a cooling system that is chosen and installed by experts. Choosing the right cooling system from the beginning can be the difference between worry-free operation for years to come or costly and painful problems.

Are you in the market for a cooling system for your custom wine cellar? If you have questions, you’re not alone. Experts at Classic Custom Wine Cellars, are here to answer your questions and help you select and install the perfect refrigeration system.

We have many cooling unit options available for your custom wine storage project. Which one is right for you?

Wine Cellar Refrigeration by Local Experts: How it Can Help Save Your Wines from Damage

Wine is sensitive to environmental factors like heat, light, odor, and vibration. Cooling a wine cellar requires technical skills and knowledge.

Classic Custom Wine Cellars is the most reliable wine cellar refrigeration specialists in the Texas Hill Country. We know the importance of installing a high-performance wine cooling system in preventing wine storage problems. Our team knows and understands that cool and humid conditions are required in aging wine gracefully.

Understanding the Role of the Wine Cellar Refrigeration System Installed by an Expert 

Whether your project is a cozy home wine cellar or a large commercial display, the right cooling system makes all the difference

Temperature and humidly are two crucial elements in building wine cellars. Keep in mind that the ideal temperature in a climate-controlled wine room is 55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Heat damage can spoil the wine.

Wines must be stored in a room with humidity levels ranging from 60 to 70 percent. When the humidity is higher than the normal range, mold can start to grow on the wine racks and wine labels, including the walls and ceiling. The worst is when molds grow on the cork and contaminate the wine.

Varying humidity levels cause wine oxidation. The cork, which seals the wine bottle, will shrink and become brittle when the humidity is too high. When it loses its elasticity, it will allow an unwanted amount of oxygen to enter the bottle and mix with the wine. When this happens, the wine will be oxidized, causing off flavors and aromas. Moreover, the wine’s aging process will accelerate.

At Classic Custom Wine Cellars, we want you to enjoy your hobby by creating a safe wine storage facility for your prized collection. We always make sure that an efficient and the most suitable wine cellar refrigeration unit is installed in your residential or commercial property.

Before installing the climate-control system, we insulate the walls and ceiling to prevent the cool air from escaping and the warm air from entering your wine room. Failure to do so will cause temperatures and humidity levels to fluctuate. Unstable conditions will not only affect the wine’s quality; they will also cause your refrigeration unit to work hard, which can result in break-downs.

Factors We Consider When Choosing the Wine Cellar Refrigeration System for Your Needs

Seeking the help of a wine cellar refrigeration professional is a smart idea. At Classic Custom Wine Cellars, we make a careful assessment of our client’s needs.

We consider the following factors when choosing the type, size, and brand of wine cooling unit for each project:


Size and location of the wine room


Number of bottles you intend to collect


Your aesthetic preference (do you want the equipment to be concealed?)


Your budget

Heat Load Calculation: an Important Process to Help Determine the Ideal Wine Cooling Unit for You

We offer three types of wine cooling systems: self-contained, ductless split, and ducted split. Performing a heat load calculation is an essential step to help as determine the correct size of wine refrigeration unit for you. This process will help us know the BTU’s needed for the location of your wine cellar.

Self-Contained Wine Cooling System

Classic Custom Wine Cellars recommends the self-contained or through-the-wall wine refrigeration systems for budget-savvy wine collectors. The unit is easier to install, saving you on installation costs. The unit is designed to mount between the wall studs.

Keep in mind though that you must have an extra room adjacent to your wine cellar for the proper dissipation of heat coming from your refrigeration unit. It will serve as an exhaust morn with a temperature that does not exceed 80 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use your garage, basement, or mechanical room.

Ducted Self-Contained Refrigeration System

We recommend the ducted self-contained wine cooling system for clients who do not want any equipment to be visible in their wine cellar and want to avoid noisy operation. This option also offers easy installation. The unit can be placed up to 25-ducted feet away from the wine room.

Call us today at (830) 420-0211 to speak with our team about your project!

Split Wine Cooling System

This type of wine refrigeration system requires the two components (evaporator and condensing unit) to be installed separately. Heat dissipation to an exhaust room is not necessary for this type of climate-control system. You will need the help of a Texas Hill Country expert like the team at Classic Custom Wine Cellars to install a split wine cellar refrigeration system.

In the ductless split system, the evaporator is installed inside the wine room while the condenser (the noisier component) is placed outside the cellar or in another room. They are connected through MO copper lines. This type of installation results in a minimal or quiet operation. In the ducted split cooling system, the copper tubing and electrical wiring connect the evaporator and condensing unit.

Split-system cooling units use an outdoor condenser unit like this one.

Brands of Wine Cellar Refrigeration Systems Trusted by Experts 

f you do not want our precious wines to spoil, you must invest in a wine cellar cooling system manufactured by a reliable company. At Classic Custom Wine Cellars, we offer wine cooling units from Wine Guardian, US Cellar Systems CellarMate, and WhisperKool.

All of our cooling products are made from commercial grade components to ensure maximum performance and high efficiency. They are also equipped with features that provide ease in monitoring and regulating the temperature and humidity levels. Most of the units have alarms that warn the owner when the conditions fall outside the normal range.

Our refrigeration specialists will recommend the best brand and model of cooling unit that best suits your needs.

Protect Your Collection from Harm. Work with a Wine Cellar Refrigeration Expert 

Classic Custom Wine Cellars wants to protect your wines from spoiling. In addition to proper insulation, we also determine the best cooling system for your wine room. If you are living in the Texas Hill Country and need the help of an expert in wine cellar refrigeration, do not hesitate to call us today at (830) 420-0211!

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(830) 420-0211

131 Schumans Beach Rd New Braunfels,
TX 78130