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Where’s John and Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Cellar RV? At Ruth’s Chris

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 at 5:13:30 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

One of the most exciting things about having Wine Enthusiast design and build a custom wine cellar in your home, is a personal visit from John Seitz. John is not only one of our Master Wine Cellar Builders, but he travels across the country in the famous Wine Enthusiast Wine Cellar RV. We’ve been highlighting John’s exciting travels here on Winston’s Wisdoms. His latest project has been a beautiful custom wine cellar design at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse in St. Louis.

Ruth’s Chris Wine Cellar Design


Ruth’s Chris Wine Cellar Design

Ruth’s Chris was so pleased with John’s work, they chose to write a piece on him:

The man Behind the Cellar
If you were looking to build your own customized wine cellar, and called any of the top cellar builders in the U.S., it would most likely lead to a visit from John Seitz.  His is the master cellar builder for Wine Enthusiast.  His is also the man responsible for the beautiful work done here at Ruth’s Chris in Rogers. He stopped in recently after finishing the new Ruth’s in St. Louis and I was fortunate to learn some about his line of work.
A carpenter by trade, Mr. Seitz was turned on to the idea of building wine cellars by a friend and has now been in the business for twelve years.  I like to think of him as a wine gypsy, as he travels approximately ten months out of the year.  He drives from job to job, very comfortably, in his luxury-laden American Eagle motor home.
Once on site, to create a room, John will plan and design every detail.  He takes into account what the owner likes to drink, collect, and save as well as the budget for the project.  Three to four days after the room is ready, John will go into production, usually installing storage for about 1,000 bottles per day.  His attention to detail is meticulous and the end result is always impeccable.  The tongue in groove woodwork spanning the walls is as much a work of art as the bottles it will soon store.
John Seitz’s work has introduced him to numerous celebrities, professional athletes, and CEOs.  He is given the VIP treatment when visiting wineries around the globe and his daily duties often include drinking wine on the job.  It is possible that he has found the perfect occupation for a wine lover.  John is truly a craftsman who has built a career that is tied to one of his passions.

To book your own appointment with John, fill out our Design Consultation Form or call us today at 800.377.3330.

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3 Responses to “Where’s John and Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Cellar RV? At Ruth’s Chris”

  1. Ran into John off of I-40 in Tucumcari NM. He was on his way to cali. NICE ride… The CD really shows some cool projects before and after…

  2. 2 David Moseler(Wine Storage Consultant) said:

    John is on his way to CA for some on-site consultations. If you are in the CA area and would like John to consult on your space, please call one of our storage consultants at 800 377 3330

  3. John is downstairs building our 600+ wine cellar as I write this. A consumate professional, raconteur, and all-around great guy!

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