Where to Store Your Wine Collection

Whether you have a wine collection or are looking to get one started, you’ll want to have a good place to store it. That’s where a wine cellar comes into play. When deciding where to store your wine, be on the lookout for these aspects.

  • A dark, well-ventilated space that can protect your bottles from contamination.
  • Somewhere that’s cool (experts say 51°F and 59°F is ideal) and has the perfect levels of humidity (shoot for 50% to 70%).
  • Plenty of room to organize – already installed bottle grids or racks are a plus!

Below is a selection of properties that not only offer wine cellars but also gorgeous settings to enjoy a glass that you’ve pulled from your collection.

East Bay | Islesboro, ME

  • East Bay wine cellar
  • EastBay aerial
  • East Bay

Whether you choose to organize by price, variety, region, or producer, a setup like the one at this waterfront Maine estate makes it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for. Additionally, it’s fully insulated and heated with first-floor radiant heat and includes Wi-Fi and a music system.

129 Atlantic Road | Gloucester, MA

  • 129 Atlantic Road wine cellar
  • 129 Atlantic Rd

Along with the perfectly arranged wine cellar in this coastal European-style manor, there’s also a tasting room. After you’ve selected your bottle for the evening, grab a glass and enjoy the views over the ocean to the Twin Lights and beyond.

11 Nichols Lane | Middleton, MA

  • 11 Nichols Lane wine cellar
  • 11 Nichols Lane pool
  • 11 Nichols Lane

The climate-controlled wine cellar at this custom-built North Shore Colonial can hold 800 bottles. It’s perfect for someone with a well-established collection or for someone looking to grow one. What’s also perfect is the backyard – whether poolside or by the firepit, it’s an ideal place to enjoy a glass.