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A Quick and Comprehensive Guide to Wine Rack Height

A Quick and Comprehensive Guide to Wine Rack Height

Wine racks are essential for every wine lover and bar owner.

They help you organize your wine collection and store it safely as you age each bottle to its optimal condition.

Wine bottle racks can be metal, wood, glass, steel, or plastic/acrylic. They come in different finishes and designs, too.

You can place your wine racks in the kitchen, dining room, under the stairs, or in the basement, as long as they are away from direct sunlight, humidity, and heat to maintain the quality.

There are freestanding wine racks, tabletop, and those that are mounted or installed on the walls or ceilings.

Floor-to-ceiling wine racks are perfect for those who want to grow their wine collection but want to preserve their walls.

Horizontal wine racks keep the cork moist, preventing it from drying and crumbling. When corks dry out, unwanted air will come into contact with the wine, altering its taste and color.

With extensive selections in the market, what wine rack dimension should you choose?

A Quick and Comprehensive Guide to Wine Rack Height

How high should your wine rack be?

The wine rack's height or dimension will depend on various factors.

How many wine bottles do you need to store, and what are their sizes?

Where will your storage area be? For example, are you placing the wine rack in your kitchen, basement, spare room, or under the stairs?

Would you mount them on the wall or the ceiling?

How high is your ceiling?

Comprehensive Guide to Wine Rack Height

Wine Rack Dimensions Based on Bottle Sizes

Remember the numbers below if you're buying an easy-to-assemble wine holder or have a do-it-yourself wine rack dimensions plan.

Based on the regular wine bottle size, standard wine rack dimensions should ideally be 14.5 inches deep.

Depending on how much bottle part you want to expose, the depth of the rack can be less than 14.5 inches.

A wine rack depth of 7-inches is ideal for open racks. However, wine racks with open backs and fronts are better since some bottles can be wider in diameter.

Wine racks with holes usually have a 3.2 to 3.5-inch opening to fit the standard-sized bottle.

Four inches is the ideal hole dimension to hold larger-sized bottles.
The diamond wine rack dimensions also depend on the bottles you're storing.

For example, the sophisticated 144-Bottle Elite Kit Rack can hold up to 144 wine bottles with 13.5-inch depth.

Wine racks could be single-deep or double-deep. The latter is ideal for those with vast wine collections.

144-Bottle Elite Kit Rack holds up to 144 wine bottles

Wine bottle dimensions

The standard wine bottle (750ml) is 12 inches long with a 3–3.2-inch diameter. Some bottles are smaller or larger than this dimension.

The most common mini wine bottle is 187ml. These bottles are called piccolo or split and are primarily used in champagne.

Magnum is twice the size of the standard bottle (1.5L).

A Jeroboam or Double Magnum is equivalent to four standard bottles (3 liters).
Five liters of wine is called "Bordeaux Jeroboam."

Choosing your wine rack height and dimension

Based on this information, what size of wine bottle rack should you get?

The Floor-to-Ceiling Mounted Wine Rack Display One-Sided comes standard at 10 feet but is designed for between 8- and 9-feet high ceilings.

You must cut the post to the custom ceiling height before installation. It can fit up to 21 bottles, with single-, double-, and triple-deep storage options.

The two-sided can fit up to 126 bottles.

The VintageView Evolution Wine Wall Post 3C 10′ Kit is single-sided and can house 54 to 162 bottles, depending on their dimensions. Click here for more details.

The two-sided version can hold up to 216 bottles based on the size and height of the bottles to be stored.

VintageView Evolution Wine Wall Post 10 3C Kit

In summary

A wine rack is more than an accessory to showcase your wine collection. It provides a safe and suitable place to keep and age your wine to perfection.

The wine rack height should depend on how many bottles you want to store and their sizes.

Some wine bottle rack dimensions can be adjusted to suit your preferences and needs.

Visit our page to find the ideal wine rack to optimize your wine cellar.

Randy Green

Randy is a true wine storage aficionado and expert in wine cellar design. He gained construction experience as a partner in a general contracting business before niching into and passionately focusing on creating wine storage solutions for clients in 2016. He takes great pride in bringing these designs to life, and is dedicated to ensuring that every wine cellar he creates is not only functional but also a beautiful addition to any home or business. The Wine Cellar HQ team also includes refrigeration sizing experts and licensed HVAC technicians to ensure optimal climate control for your wine cellar, so that your wines can age to perfection.
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