- House is over 100 years old
- Property owned by a famous person or brand
- Have wooden wine crates or wine boxes in them
- The wine cellar was especially attractive and unique
7. Ann Colgin Historic Converted Farmhouse featured in Architectural Digest
The Colgin vineyard is a staple in Napa Valley. This very old barn on the property was brilliantly re-made into a wine cellar, with stone pillars to hold bottles and a hardwood rack
6. The First Wine Cellar in Sonoma California circa 1870
I looked high and low to try to find the source of this picture to no avail. It was definitely modernized because of that brand-new looking Screaming Eagle wooden wine case on the table, and the racks look like they were recently put in. Other than that it's a mystery.
5. Historic Weathersfield Inn
Located in Vermont, this secluded and upscale inn has a southern colonial look. The cellar is elegant yet approachable
4. Rugby Road in the University of Virginia
Described as clean, modern and unpretentious, The Rugby Road Rotunda wine cellar will make you quickly forget that its well over 100 years old.
3. The Elysee Palace
This is the private wine cellar of the President of France. It is terribly unfortunate that they're in the process of liquidating for the austerity of France. This is where Napoleon kept his prized wines!
2. Mouton Rothschild
I found the 1st and 2nd spots to be especially difficult to choose between. If you read alot of my posts you'll know that I'm a huge fan of the Rothschild family. It pains me to put the magnificent Mouton Rothschild cellar in 2nd place, but when you see number 1 you'll know why
1. Historic Alverna Mansion
This unbelievable 2000 square foot space was the inspiration for the Downton Abbey's wine cellar. It's so big and I loved it so much that I had to put another picture of it below.
Here you can see that they also added drawers that fit wine crates. I have a hard time looking away from this space
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