The Minto Fridge

When Michael Adamson originally built his home, a large custom wine cellar for storage was not a part of the design. With a growing collection overflowing into other areas of his home, he quickly concluded that a more formal storage space was necessary for his sanity.

Custom wine fridge storage system using Wine Pegs.
Wine sitting on Wine Pegs.

Hardware: XY Series, Custom storage & slide shelving
Materials: LED Lights, Stainless Steel
Cooling unit: yes
Dimensions: 3 x 3,5 meter
Bottle Capacity: 388 bottles
Budget: USD $75,000
Timeline: 16 weeks
Collaborators: Michael Adamson



With the expertise of Vin de Garde, Adamson’s wine storage of choice evolved to include a 3 meter by 3.5 meter brushed stainless steel, temperature-controlled custom wine fridge, with the capacity to store up to 388 bottles. A combination of individual bottle racks, case storage and slide-out shelving complete the interior layout. The addition of LED lighting with dimmer shows the wine dramatically. The temperature control is achieved using a water-cooled wine cellar cooling system and ducted cold air in two locations from the ceiling.

All the wine is stored at the same constant temperature. Magnetic locks with handheld FOB controls and a high temperature alarm alert the owner if the cooling system were ever to fail. The end result is a high-quality custom project that is both functional and a visually stunning display of a passion-fueled collection.

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