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|The Story of The Winescape
Paul Allen Design was founded by Paul Allen to
pursue an inspiration for a special wine rack and
to create a platform to launch bigger ideas.
A personal story is here. The Winescape
represents getting bigger than the circumstances
we all encounter in order to reach our goals.
Winston Churchill said if you're going through hell,
keep going. He also used to start each day with a
bottle of Pol Roger champagne. All around great
advice. In the beginning we donated more
Winescapes to charity and auction fund raisers
than we were selling. Since then we have been
blessed with the best customers including the
"who's who" of Los Angeles, Hollywood, New York,
and everywhere in between.
Our "Transpirational" Guarantee
The natural phenomenon of transpiration involves
a process of rising up. At the sight of their
Winescapes, owners consistently report being
inspired to transcend the daily grind and strive for
what they want in their life. The Winescape stands
apart from all of the workaday objects that blend
into your life. The Winescape has a special
presence and will inspire you when you least
expect it. In the first few months of owning it, we
guarantee that the sight of your Winescape will
inspire you to a greater goal, a new idea, a
different solution, something outside the box, or to
just dream bigger dreams for yourself. Your own
surroundings are important. Your space should
motivate you and your home should rise up to
greet you. Settle for nothing less.
More than meets the eye. We use a simple
combination of structural design, spatial geometry,
modified ellipses, custom tooling, and American
craftsmanship. They all must come together. The
bottles must be held securely and the mounts
must be rock solid. Despite these requirements
we still hear about the time, materials(and even
wine bottles) that many people have wasted
before they became customers.
The Winescape is distinguished by hand selected
premium hardwoods, discrete mounting, wine label
presentation, and a powerful eye-catching
presence. Choosing hardwood for your interior
design is a matter of taste. The stability of the
mount and bottles is a question of safety. A bottle
cannot fall out of a Winescape any more than a
key can fall out of a lock. Once you insert a bottle
in your rack it will stay there until it's removed.
The Winescape is fit to hold most all standard wine
bottles as shown. Instructions and special
mounting screws are included. Racks holding up
to 6 bottles must be mounted to at least 5/8" thick
sheet rock(standard wall). For racks over 6
bottles, a 2x4 stud within the wall is required. The
total width, with bottles installed, is 20 inches.
Allow for 3 more inches on each side of the rack
for room to take bottles in and out. You can also
mount your rack near a corner and just use one
side of it. The racks on this site are not for use in
moving craft such as yachts or RV's. Another
design is available for those applications.
Wood and Finishes and Going Green
Our wood is kept all natural throughout it's own
eco-friendly "green" process. We use no
chemicals or stains or dyes. Before shipping we
apply a custom mix of wax and natural orange oil
to each rack to start the journey. Your rack can
ship bare if you prefer for your own stain
matching. The wood can be maintained with any
wood/furniture care product you prefer. No two
pieces are alike. Each vary in grain, knots, eyes,
checking and color tone which is part of their
natural beauty. Finally, the ventilation system in
our production shop is entirely solar powered. We
will eventually run every machine this way.
Shipping, Exchanges, Returns
The shipping costs of the 3 main sizing options are
$11, $19, amd $22. For returns please see our
guarantee above. If your Winescape is purchased
as a gift and the wood type is not to the recipients'
taste then we can make an exchange. Please
allow 7-10 days in our production cue.
Contact us about specific lengths, capacities,
wood, rosettes, or angled bottles. Any feature not
shown on the buying page is a custom feature.
See our customer page for pictures including a
custom 9' foot, 42 bottle capacity Winescape. We
often solve problems like the one they had. Space
was precious in their new condo and the
Winescape was the solution.