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Amazing Private Wine Cave Carved into Limestone Hillside: Concealed Luxury

Pardon the pun, but this is probably one of the most intoxicating design and architectural inspirations you will ever come across! A wine cellar that has been built inside an old and abandoned tunnel in a Texas limestone hill does sound like a scenario from a Bond movie. Yet, this marvelous modern delight was meticulously built by Clayton Korte, and the private wine cave is undoubtedly one of the best wine cellar ideas that we have come across for a long time.

Beautiful little wine cave neatly carved into the side of a limestone hill in Texas Hill Country

Carved into a solid limestone hillside, the entry to this cellar is probably difficult to find if not for the illuminated and curated landscape leading to it. Step inside and you will be wowed by the polished Douglas fir and white oak clad walls, stone backdrops, concrete walls and a generous layer of ambient lighting. You will quickly forget that you have stepped into a hillside tunnel, and the amazing collection of wine in here only adds to the gorgeous setting.

Curated placement of boulders, a few steps and a wall of green create the entry for this awesome wine cave
Douglas fir, stone and concrete shape the stunning interior of this cave with a wine collection of 4000 bottles
Floating vanity and limestone walls of the wine cave
It is hard to find more amazing places to taste wine than this fabulous wine cave in Texas

Apart from the vast wine cellar that can store over 4,000 bottles with ease, you will also find a relaxing bar, sitting area, tasting lounge and a restroom that embraces the same theme and material palette as the rest of the wine cave. Unique and gorgeous, the natural elements of the tunnel are carefully intertwined with polished, modern design to offer the very best of both worlds! [Photography: Casey Dunn]

The tasting lounge and bar inside the wine cave in Texas Hill Country
Steel and wood windows make this one-of-a-kind wine cellar even more special

The exterior opening of the cave is capped with a board-formed concrete portal, meant to weather naturally, molded to the irregular surfaces of the limestone.

Bright lights and a wonderful tasting area inside the new wine cave in Texas
View of the restroom inside the ingenious Texas wine cave

Sherry Nothingam

Sherry is a blogger who loves to live her life to the fullest. She enjoys everything associated with design, décor and stylish modern trends. Born in California, Sherry has grown up on open ranches and in a wild setting, which has defined her taste for design and developed her interest in examining how structures and homes interact with the beauti[...]

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