Tasting Notes

Read what clients and industry insiders are saying about Joseph & Curtis Custom Wine Cellars.

Kate Higgins

April 2020
Joseph and Curtis Custom Wine Cellars came highly recommended from friends and our favorite local wine store. Within just a few days of meeting Curt and showing him our space we had a full set of drawings that more than met our needs. We had just a minor revision which was quickly accommodated and the work began in their shop. When the final product was installed the majority of the work had already been done in their workshop so it was quick, relatively quiet and clean! The installation team was incredibly polite and professional. We are delighted with our new wine room.

David Gray

January 2020
Joseph and Curtis were absolutely great to work with. We have a Manhattan apartment and wanted 600+ capacity custom wine cabinet in our living room that was decorative and functional and the design they provided was spot on. Joseph and Curtis came highly recommended from two different sources but I still did my homework to make sure the pricing was in-line with some other high end competitors which it was. I've done a few renovation projects and I've found successful projects are done by vendors who do what they promise and stand behind their work. I highly recommend Joseph and Curtis.

David Martin

November 2019
I used Joseph and Curtis for a custom high end wine cellar in my Philadelphia apartment and was thrilled with how it came out. They did a great job being flexible during the design phase as we changed our minds numerous times. The installation was top notch and I have been extremely satisfied with its use since then. I heartily recommend them for your wine cellar needs.

Italian Wine Merchants

I cannot say enough positive things about these guys. For more than seven years Italian Wine Merchants (IWM) has worked closely with Joseph and Curtis referring aspiring enthusiasts to some of the most established collectors in the country. As one of the top merchants and advisors in the fine and collectible wine market, our reputation is on the line when we make recommendation, so when we send someone into our client's home, their private space with something as personal as a wine cellar, the key words we need to hear back are trust, comfort, creativity, and professionalism – that is what they deliver. There is the design aspect of what that these guys do – and they have done everything from a simple and simple modern 500 bottle wine cellar to an ornate and detailed traditional 5,000 bottle cellar for IWM clients, but more importantly it is the service and care they provide. The cellar is not just about aesthetics but functionality and maintaining the integrity of the wine - they stress this and understand it. Too often there is neglect in this area, but with hundreds of cellars behind them they do not miss the details. What is truly amazing is how many repeat customer they have and how they continue and maintain their relationships and friendships with their long list of happy cellar owners.

John Cardoso

September 2019
I had a great experience with Joseph and Curtis, who recently completed installation of our wine cellar. The were extremely creative in design and very responsive to my wishes. Really good communication throughout the project was excellent and the workmanship was top notch. I highly recommend them to anyone considering building a wine cellar, they are a first class company.


June 2019
Curtis and his team did a fantastic job with my custom wine cellar. From design to installation, they are world class at what they do. Curtis is very responsive and works with you to marry your vision with what is most practical. I wanted a modern glass cellar that matched the interiors of my home and they ace’d it.

Steven Rosenthal

April 2019
We had a wine cellar installed from Joseph and Curtis in our new house one year ago. They installed a wine cellar on our prior house a few years ago. Both of the wine cellars have space for 800 - 1000 bottles, very quiet, fully insulated, perfect temperature, great door, excellent lighting, wonderful walls with glass and wood and perfect design. Work was done on time. Joseph and Curtis and very nice owners of their company. I would only use Joseph and Curtis if I need another wine cellar.


December 2017
Absolutely stellar, world class team. J&C brought great ideas, were patient through the design process, and delivered a breathtaking final product that is the cornerstone of our downstairs living area.

Diamond Z

December 2017
Joseph and Curtis turned our unfinished space into our dream wine cellar with tasting room! It was such a pleasure working with each member on the team. Michael was our project manager and was FANTASTIC at coordinating all the moving pieces! We are truly blown away by how wonderful our space transformed to exceed our expectations for having a wine cellar in our home.

Ira Mendelsohn

October 2017
Joseph & Curtis did an outstanding job of designing and installing a 375 bottle temperature controlled wine cabinet in our den in NYC. The cabinet was completed on time on November 1 well within the price range quoted to me. I recommend Joseph & Curtis to both collectors like me, and to restaurants, wine bars or any company with the need to properly store wine.

Bill Hanlon

August 2017
We hired Joseph and Curtis to build custom wine racks and a custom door for our wine closet and dry bar project. They were very easy to work with, very responsive and excellent craftsmen. The final project exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend them.

Danielle Albert

August 2017
Joseph and Curtis provided excellent service from start to finish. I had the pleasure of dealing directly with Joe, and it was a great experience from design to installation and service calls as well. As an architect, I will highly recommend his services to my colleagues and clients without reservation.

Suzanne Brown

June 2017
Bar none, Joseph and Curtis were the best contractors I have ever hired. Incredible attention to detail, great suggestions and an incredible wine room. They are personally on the job and their workers are fast, friendly and tidy. I simply can't say enough about their professionalism. And did I mention they finished the wine room within six weeks? If you are looking to put in a wine room, hire Joseph and Curtis.

D Anderson, CT

May 2016
We hired JOSEPH and CURTIS to design and construct the conversion of an old barn/garage into a state-of-the-art, 7,000 bottle wine cellar. It was a challenge to completely control the environment to make it wine-friendly... we have 14 ft ceilings and about 1,500 square feet, half below grade and half above. Curt was a problem solver and made the unique space work. He was creative, responsive and worked well with us and the other trades. He understood our desire to combine a large capacity with the look and feel of a chateau cellar. Their design is gorgeous and seamlessly integrates the clean and modern lines of the walnut racking and hand-crafted ladders, which slide on iron rods to make use of the height, with our existing antique chestnut beams and stone. They made several site visits to make sure every detail was addressed and their installation crew is top-notch. Curt and his team deliver beautiful work and we highly recommend!!

J Holanda

December 2015
I finally got to spend some quality time last weekend going through the house and cellar and just wanted you to know how happy I am with the completed project. Seeing it in person it truly exceeded my expectations! The design, quality, colors and layout are simply perfect for that room and the lower level in general. Always feel free to use us as a reference and know the house is open anytime in the future to bring prospective clients through if you need. Hopefully you and your team can spare some time in the not to distant future and share a bottle or 2 down in the cellar after work! All the best! Sincerely, Jim (and Mandy, she absolutely loves it too!)


July 2014
Joseph and Curtis installed a wine cellar in our new home and we're thrilled with the results - they incorporated our wish list into an overall design that worked well, was within our budget, and turned out beautifully. The racks themselves are custom and really well made. Their workers were extremely professional and there was excellent communication throughout the project.


June 2014
I could not be more impressed with the custom wine cellar that Joseph and Curtis built for my home. I found them via an internet search and they were the first hit that came up...and after I watched a few videos on their website and saw their work I knew they were the company for me. I sent an email inquiry and had a call back from them within 10 minutes, they visited my home within two days and the next thing you know they started work on the project! I had a design in mind and they made suggested alterations along the way to maximize the cellar space as well as to enhance the design. The company was easy to deal with on negotiations and unlike 99% of all contractors, they delivered prior to my deadline. Despite some challenges along the way they never asked for a nickel more than the agreed amount and they've been very responsive to my follow-up phone calls. People often say when dealing with a contractor that "in the end the results were worth it." Well, in this situation the entire process was smooth, delivered on time and we could not be more pleased with our beautiful wine cellar!

John Leitch

May 2014
We hired Joseph and Curtis to design and build a full wine cellar in our basement this past Spring (2014). Curtis and his team were true professionals in every sense of the word. From the design process all the way through completion of the cellar, Curt's communication and ability to meet deadlines was outstanding. Curt made several design suggestions that turned out to really define the way our cellar took shape. These guys took care of everything, we could not be happier with the job they did in building our cellar. We would recommend they without any reservations to anybody considering using them for their cellars.

Creative Designs by Sofia

February 2014
Joseph and Curtis were referred to me thru an architectural firm. I am a designer and I had never built a full wine cabinet in a NYC apartment. So this was a first for me and hopefully many more will follow. My experience with Joseph and Curtis was an exceptionally pleasant experience. They built a beautiful double sided glass unit that not only holds over 450 bottles of wine but can house hundreds of cigars in the humidor cabinet which was built adjacent to the unit. They listened to all my clients needs and they delivered a beautiful finished product. A must have in all my design projects that have a love for the fine wines.


November 2013
Joseph & Curtis just complete my wine cellar project at my weekend home in upstate NY. They did a fantastic job! They designed the cellar with my input and did the full job from demo to finish work. Joe was very good to work with and was priced very competitively given their high end work. They also completed the project on a very rushed time frame and actually finished early despite a few delays on MY part. I would very highly recommend J&C to any homeowner looking to add a high quality wine cellar to their home!

Dan Binder

November 2013
Joseph and Curtis recently designed and built racks for my wine cellar. One could not ask for a better level of advice, skill and service. The suggestions were dead on, the quality of work was excellent and the project was completed quickly and ahead of schedule. I would highly recommend them to friends, family and anyone considering a wine cellar project.
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