Making wine takes a lot of time and many steps before it gets sealed into a bottle and corked. Wine cannot be made in a hot room or a freezing room. Furthermore, extreme air temperature fluctuations pose a serious threat to the quality of the wine in progress. From the fermentation process to storing it for sale or collection, there’s one common factor: it requires specific temperatures to avoid spoilage and temperature regulation to ensure the overall quality of the wine.
Learning about the importance of proper insulation in Sacramento, CA for wineries and wine cellars can ensure that you are storing your wine in the right temperature setting.
Good wine is not ready to drink immediately after bottling. In fact, it needs time to mature inside the bottle—and this time varies depending on the type of wine. Since this is the case, wineries and wine collectors need to practice proper bottle storage techniques. For all wine to properly mature, the bottles must be left undisturbed for long periods of time, sitting in the perfect temperature and humidity. You will have no problem finding the right conditions in a well-planned and well-built wine cellar.
The temperature in the structure
In the case of wine cellars and winery bottled wine storage areas, the perfect temperature to store wine is 55 degrees for reds and 45 degrees for whites. The temperature needs to be constant throughout the year, which is why good insulation is important. Most homes and buildings are not in ideal locations for storing wine—this is why winery owners and wine collectors may decide to build a climate controlled cellar using spray foam insulation. A cellar that is well insulated with closed cell spray foam (two pound polyurethane) will provide the ideal environment needed for wine to maintain its quality.
How spray foam insulation protects wine
Spray foam is a product that is sprayed into a space to ensure that outdoor temperatures and air of different temperatures from other rooms in the home or structure do not reach the wine. It also reduces your energy use and adds protection to walls, roofs and wine tanks. But not only does spray foam insulate against unwanted air, it also creates an airtight environment to protect the space against dirt, dust, mold, allergens and other airborne particles.
Spray foam insulation has a high R-value, meaning it’s a high quality material, and it can be used in homes and commercial, industrial and agricultural structures. The spray foam insulation’s continuous barrier also blocks out odor, gas, moisture and more. Windows and doorframes in wine storage areas should also be insulated and have efficient weather stripping.
Whether you are a winery owner in need of more insulation or replacement insulation in Sacramento, CA, or a wine collector building a home wine cellar, the goal is to preserve the wine—whether being made or already bottled. Call 5 Star Performance Insulation, Inc. to speak with an experienced insulation contractor today. We look forward to helping you!