Vista Wine Cellars
Refrigeration

Wine storage began in the underground caves of Europe. These caves provided the consistent storing conditions that allowed wine to age at an elegant pace. By convention, these conditions have become the standard for modern wine cellars: 55-58 degrees and 55-75% relative humidity. Our wine cellar refrigeration systems maintain these ideal conditions, gracefully aging your wines, then keeping them at their peak for years to come.

WINE BREATHES
Wine breathes through the cork and ages in the process. Environmental changes (fluctuations in temperature and humidity) accelerate the aging process. Excessive oxidation causes the wine to become bitter, as it would in a glass overnight. Wine requires oxidation to mature; but, it must be regulated to assure adverse conditions do not affect the aging of your wine. The pace of breathing is faster at high temperatures and slower at low temperatures.

DAILY CHANGES
As the temperature rises, your bottle of wine expands; but, the wine expands seven times more than the glass bottle. This process creates pressure, which forces wine out of the bottle. When the bottle cools a vacuum forms, which sucks oxygen rich air into the bottle. Ullage is the oxygen free air within the bottle. Unregulated, temperature fluctuations prematurely age and deteriorate your wine.

HUMIDITY
55-75% is the ideal humidity range for stable wine aging. Humidity levels of 80% or higher will cause mold to form and rot the labels. Lower levels will draw wine out of the bottle and be replaced with oxygen rich air.

PEAK
The cool temperature and consistent humidity that our wine refrigeration systems maintain, keep your wines at their peak. These proper conditions will allow you to enjoy them for years to come.

Vista Wine Cellars
Type of Refrigeration Units
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Split Refrigeration

Our industrial quality Split Refrigeration systems are ideal for any wine cellar. Split Refrigeration systems are available in sizes from 1,500 BTU and larger and are built to last under the most demanding conditions.


Whisperkool

This affordably priced wine cellar refrigeration unit is easyto install . The user friendly system is perfect for entry level wine storage.


Whisperkool

This affordably priced wine cellar refrigeration unit is easy to install . The user friendly system is perfect for entry level wine storage.