Vin Cella opened in November of 2004 to rave reviews from wine lovers and critics alike. When most people visit Vin Cella, they are immediately struck by its singular beauty and surprising functionality.
Our ongoing goal is to create a place for members to store their wine in a unique setting that would not only provide the ultimate in climate control and security but also in comfort and elegance. We like to think of Vin Cella as a “country club for wine lovers,” complete with clubhouse and concierge services.
Starting with a historical old world building in downtown Sarasota, Vin Cella was built as an exact replica of a European wine cave, using cutting-edge technology for climate control and security, with exquisite appointments such as custom-designed, artisan-crafted wrought-iron cellar gates and high-quality exotic wood racking.
We have a world-class wine tasting room, decorated it with fine European antique furniture. A commissioned artist painted a Tuscany vineyard mural so seductive that it transports viewers to another time and place; all painstakingly designed to enhance the wine tasting experience of Vin Cella’s members and guests.
Finally, we have a comfortable lounge area, complete with a wine library, wet bar, Persian carpets, and plush leather couches. The idea was to create a club-like atmosphere for collectors of fine wine, a place where members can bring their friends or business associates to enjoy a bottle from their personal cellar and even hold their own private wine tasting events.
The success of Vin Cella is the enjoyment that members derive from having a place that caters so well to their wine-collecting needs and interests while complementing their Sarasota lifestyle.