by | Jun 19, 2018 | Residential

Smart home technology might only make you think of everyday automation like temperature, lighting and shade control, security and entertainment. What you might not think of is your wine collection.


New technology for any level of connoisseur and any size collection, complete with the accessibility and organization at your fingertips thanks to state-of-the-art smart home technology and apps, makes this investment an excellent one for your home. With the right system, you’ll never have to worry about a power outage at home damaging your wine during your next vacation again.

These systems have many benefits that are only enhanced when connected to your existing home automation technology. Motorized shades, lighting and audio aren’t just for your living spaces anymore – you can utilize your smart home tech to play your favorite music, control the temperature, adjust the lighting and protect your cellar from uninvited guests. For those with more serious collections, many systems offer inventory monitoring, so you always know when a bottle has been accessed and by whom. Need some inspiration? Check out how this Star Trek fan integrated his home automation into his themed wine cellar, or these five luxury homes that feature next-level cellars.


The possibilities are endless when you partner your home automation with these systems. Some come pre-configured with an expansive listing of data like wine types, grape varieties and tasting notes, while other apps can also offer suggestions for new additions to your collection. Protect your wine from humidity, temperature changes and power outages with high-tech options like the Elertus Wine Protection System or the IWG Cellar Cerveau. Some systems like the Cellar Cerveau and eSommelier even come equipped with label recognition software and RFID label technology to help you track your inventory – down to where the bottle is located in your cellar and what your current collection is worth.


If you want the cellar of your dreams, consider integrating your cellar with the rest of your home’s automation.