cellarer's office

Period: gothic

The cellarer and his assistants could enter the cellar from two directions. The staircase built into the south wall opens outside and must have served as the link between the kitchen and the storage areas of the cellar. On the landing of this stair, just inside the outer door, is a small room with storage niches and a window opening over the cellar below. This small room is undoubtedly the cellarer's office, providing both a private area for record-keeping and a supervisory position in relation to the work space below.