Thursday, December 31, 2015

Wine Crate Interior Design Highlights of 2015

Every year I like to showcase our favorite client wine crate DIY projects right after the holidays. This year for 2015 we had many more projects with wine panels than we did with wine boxes or crates. Nevertheless we were given some truly stunning pictures!

This is the 319 Wine and Cheese shop in Tallahassee FL. The back wall of the shop has nearly 200 original wooden wine crate panels representing dozens of different vineyards from all over the world.

The assortment of panels shown was part Classic style and part Collectors

The special piece shown above was designed for an Italian restaurant in Boston. The wine panels on the base wall are mostly from Napa and Italian vineyards, and were all deeply finished with a natural lacquer. All of these panels were from the Premier line of Collector's panels.

A lovely wine cellar with a base trim wainscot of Collector's panels. A light strip was placed above the base for illumination. This is one of the more innovative designs that I've seen in 2015.


This is a bar table for a wine room which was covered in wine panels and epoxied to create a glass-like finish covering the table-top. All are Collector's style and this is easily one of my all-time favorites.

The picture above is an old world style wine cellar with rope bottle display. The back wall has a random wainscot trim collector's and First Growth backdrop.  This space took over a year to design and is full of vintage character!

We featured this storied wine art piece called "Reminiscence" earlier in the year. It's a montage of original Collector's wine panels mixed with wine corks and memorabilia from the travels of a lovely couple through different wine countries. Even the custom hanging bottle lights were part of the experience.

Lastly we have the very popular industrial-style layered shelving designed by the renowned Etsy seller Urban Farmhouse Group with Medium Collector's Wine Boxes from Winepine. It's a work of art which gets lots of re-pins and likes on our social media sites.

And that sums up the client project highlights for 2015. Hope you have a Happy New Year and we look forward to working with you in 2016!


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wine Boxes for Vinyl Record Storage

Record store owners and vinyl enthusiasts are always looking for a unique way to store and display their musical treasures. You can always go with a leather flip-top case or some other standard option, but that isn't nearly as fun as going with something eye-catching and different. If you happen to be a wine enthusiast or enjoy a vintage style look, the most attractive option for vinyl display would be an original wooden wine box.

Vinyl record storage in wine boxes is tricky though because most records average 12 1/4"

Most original wooden wine boxes or crates are 12" in width on the inside dimensions, so they're just a touch too small

In the past what we'd do is disassemble the wine box and shave down the sides with a surface planer. We'd then put the box back together. This became a problem because the shaved-down sides decreased the durability of the crates, and it also increased the cost of them because it took so much time to do. Over time the sides would crack from use and we'd have to re-make them.

Because of this issue we told customers that asked for crates large enough to hold vinyl that we couldn't do it. The solution to this problem was right underneath our noses...

The best format for vinyl ended up being a fairly rare format of wine box called a 6 bottle magnum size. They're oversized, stack-able and square shaped designed to hold 6 magnum sized wine bottles, and are perfect for record display/storage. Ever since this discovery we've been getting more and more requests for them. Unfortunately we don't get many of them in because most vineyards don't make them. They're almost exclusively from select French wineries, and only a few dozen are made per vintage/per winery. We may be able to offer them on the Winepine website at some point, but at the moment we don't have enough in stock to maintain a regular supply. If your interested in one or more for your own record collection give me a call or shoot me an e-mail: These also make perfect gifts for music lovers.

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, December 6, 2015

Bring Your Bordeaux Vacation Back Home

Is your wine room, bar or kitchen missing that unique decorative accent? Perhaps your looking for a way to enhance the look of your living space to make it feel more inviting and nostalgic?

Picture this: It's dusk and silent. Your standing out on your old world style patio on a gorgeous villa in St. Emilion. While you enjoy the scenic beauty, you realize there's a small French village to your left that hasn't changed much in 100 years. As you soak in the eclectic surroundings, you look to the right and see an ancient single vineyard plot with grapevines that seem to stretch on forever. The mood is light and your sipping on a fine Cabernet from those same grapes. There's a gentle breeze caressing your hair and a subtle aroma of flowers in the air. The sun is beginning to set, the temperature is perfect and your mind is at ease. You don't have a care in the world. You've come for Paris but ended up in a Bordeaux chateau. What a story you'll have to tell when you get back home...

If you ask me, I'd be ok with every day ending like that. Unfortunately life gets in the way and most of us don't get this rare experience until we vacation in France. Every other day we have family and work. Nowadays it's easy to get caught up in the routine, but as time flies and days go by, how do you capture the exquisite feeling from that magical vacation?

You bring it home with you!

How is this possible you may ask? Well, there's many different styles of interior decorations available that can match a similar design to a French chateau. You can go with a modern or traditional look to an antique style and everything in-between. You'll at some point realize though that there's something authentic missing. It may be a space that seems too open or a corner that needs to be filled. Sometimes you can't quite put your finger on it.

Genuine French Wine Crates may be the answer. They have the beautiful Bordeaux designs your looking for, and the vintage-style wood that will accent a space like nothing else. They've been Imported from France to protect fine wine and to give your home an elegant touch.

Original wine crates and boxes are stackable to fit in corners, they're not too large or too small and . everyday you'll remember France as you look at the logos of the world's oldest and most revered vineyards. Your fond memories of that Parisian vacation will come alive as you share a bottle and some laughs with a close friend and reminisce. The essence of your home is accented with age-old pieces of history throughout. Your close friend is just a little envious and quietly wonders how you got these beautiful crates back from France. The perfect look of your home is now complete.

So where can you find these decorative wine-themed gems? At Winepine.

Winepine offers the largest selection of original wooden wine crates in the world. Established over 11 years ago with thousands of satisfied clients; Winepine has worked with everyone from Fortune 500 corporations to wine enthusiasts looking to beautify their homes. If your looking for genuine French wooden wine crates or boxes there's no other place to look.

Visit Winepine at or call Patrick at 914-565-0134 to discuss your own wine-themed project or to buy some wine crates directly. Winepine will help bring your Bordeaux vacation back home.