Sometimes, we all just want a place where we can go to escape the madness of reality while winding down and enjoying a great glass of wine. Today we get a look at precisely that, a unique space in a limestone hillside on the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country. Dubbed the Hill Country Wine Cave, this private wine cellar was designed and brought to life by Clayton Korte.
The cellar features an entrance marked by towering oak and elm trees, native vegetation, and boulders found on-site. The cave’s entryway sets the scene for what’s inside. The opening is made from board-formed concrete that will weather over time to become part of the natural landscape. A patina steel and glass entry lead to a tasting lounge.
Here we find a beautiful salvaged cedar countertop and blackened white oak cabinetry. The walls of the space are lined with Douglas fir, creating a warm, welcoming aesthetic that plays seamlessly with the exposed stone and concrete. The cellar provides shelving for the chilled cellar housing 4,000 bottles of wine. Attractive, modern, and unique, this space is certainly one we’ve all dreamed about.
Take a closer look at the Hill Country Wine Cave in the images and find out more about the design from Clayton Korte. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more architecture and design coming very soon.
Photos via Casey Dunn / Clayton Korte