Founder and creator +Jim Deckebach’s love of fine wines and foods began in 1974 when he studied in France. He returned to the US to manage a restaurant in Cincinnati and remodel homes on the side. He started Deckebach Construction & Remodeling Business in 1977 out of his garage, and built his first wine cellar as part of a remodeling job in 1984. Within one year he specialized in custom wine cellars.
In 1998 Deckebach moved to their current 350,000 sq. ft. facility in Cincinnati and began a refrigeration department with test chambers to develop the best storage methods for aging wine. Builders, remodelers and architects began looking to Deckebach to fulfill the highly specialized needs of building and designing wine cellars. Today, Wine Cellar Innovations employs 350. They design, craft and install the world’s leading wine cellars for discerning clients the world over . Their distinctive details fill the room with an aura of excitement. They are functional yet breathtaking.
Wine Cellar Innovations’ greatest attribute is matching a consumer’s budget and storage needs with an appropriate product. The company started by offering three custom product levels. The Silver Series maximizes storage space, while minimizing cost. The Gold Series increases craftsmanship, finish, and adds storage options. The Platinum Series is the quintessential product offering, with storage options limited only to the imagination.The company later took all their design experience, and created several lines of mass produced Wine Rack Kit Series, to allow the art and fun of wine collection to be experienced by any wine connoisseur, regardless of their budget.
In addition, the company’s custom design capabilities allow designers, contractors, builders & architects and their discriminating clientele to experience up front complimentary designs of their dream cellars before construction begins, ensuring satisfaction and opportunities for modifications during the design phase.
The WCI website is a cornucopia for all things related to wine display and storage, and features the company’s ever-growing product line, including online sales of their wine rack kit series, as well as their extensive photo and project galleries. The website is also a wealth of wine-related articles & information which can all be found in their weekly updated Blog.