Wine storage is a design consideration for anyone looking to keep a long-term wine collection. When storing wine to improve its flavor and value, proper storage conditions must be maintained or the wine will actually deteriorate in quality. The three critical factors that directly impact the aging of wine are light, humidity, and temperature. Because of these important requirements, wine was traditionally stored in underground cellars, but today there are many custom fixtures and enclosure systems dedicated to meeting proper wine storage requirements.
Wine Racks are storage shelves designed specifically for the collection of wine. Built with a range of diverse materials from wood, plastic, and glass to metal, steel, and iron, wine racks are commonly customized for private home wine collections. Based on the dimensions of a standard wine bottle a height of 12” | 30.5 cm and diameter of 3”-3.2” | 7.6-8.1 cm, wine racks should have a depth of 14.5” | 37 cm to completely store a wine bottle horizontally.
Rack Depth (Horizontal): 14.5” | 37 cm
Wine Bottle Height: 12” | 30.5 cm
Wine Bottle Diameter: 3”-3.2” | 7.6-8.1 cm
Material: Wood, plastic, metal, stainless steel, glass, iron
Wine Rack side elevation, side (wine tasters), wine barrel (elevation)