Wooden Wine Rack Buying Guide


  • Wooden wine racks are seen as the 'traditional way' to store your wine, they let your bottle sit horizontally so the cork is always wet.
  • You're able to stain the bespoke wooden racks, this is great if you're trying to match a certain decor.
  • Wooden wine racks are stable, durable and long-lasting so you shouldn't have to replace them any time soon.

Looking to store your own wine at home, in a bar or restaurant? Our handy wine storage guides can help!

What is a wooden wine rack?

Wooden wine racks are sturdy and stable for holding your wine bottle collection. Wooden wine racks are usually handmade and offer the perfect solution for storing your bottles of wine. Wooden racks are available in a variety of different designs and finishes: oak wine racks are an extremely popular choice.

Different uses for a wooden wine rackBespoke, made to measure wooden wine rack

Bespoke wine racks

Bespoke wine racks are perfect for commercial use. Shops, restaurants, pubs, bars and wine collectors often require a wine rack to fit within a certain space. Therefore bespoke wine racks can be designed to fit in a unique space and hold a large number of bottles. Custom wine racks can be decorated to fit in with any décor; most often they are plainly decorated as they are simply used for storage, for example within a wine cellar.

Domestic wine racks

Domestic wine racks are ideal for use in the home, whether it is a dining room, cellar or kitchen. They are a convenient and cost-effective way to store wine bottles and are available in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes. With this in mind, wine racks are often bought with the intention to match home décor. Domestic wine racks are available in a variety of designs.

How do I choose my wooden wine rack?

High-quality wooden wine racks are typically made from oak hardwood. These racks are durable and strong; holding your wine bottles securely and safely.

It is important to ask the following questions before purchasing your wooden wine rack:

  • How many bottles do I want to store?
  • Where can I fit the wooden wine rack?
  • Will the wooden wine rack match my décor?
  • Do I want a bespoke wooden wine rack to hold other sizes of bottles, such as Champagne and half bottles, as well as standard 75cl wine bottles?

Once you have a clear idea of the type of wooden wine rack you want and where it will fit (dimensions), you can begin selectign a suitable rack.

Benefits of using wooden wine racks

  • Wine Racks store wine safely. The temperature, lighting conditions, humidity and movement are vitally important to help wines to mature properly.
  • Wooden wine racks are the ‘traditional wine rack’ option. They add a classic look to your kitchen, dining room or cellar.
  • Floor wine racks are a cost-effective way to store your bottles of wine.
  • Wine racks allow you to store an unlimited number of bottles.
  • Bespoke wooden wine racks can be designed to meet all of your needs and requirements.
  • Wine racks made of wood are timeless pieces.
  • Wooden wine racks are stable, durable and long-lasting.
  • Wooden wine racks are available in all types of wood with different wood stains.
  • Wooden wine racks are an additional piece of furniture to your home.
  • Wooden wine racks (traditional style) are easy to move. So whether you are moving house or moving your wine racks into a different room, wooden wine racks are ideal.

PricingStain colour chart

The cost of a traditional wine rack differs with the size of the rack and the stain finish (if a finish is applied).

It also differs as to whether you opt for normal sized bottle holes or if you choose to have champagne bottle sizes, magnums, halves etc.  Your wine rack is made to your wine storage requirements and therefore the price will reflect your chosen design.

Wine Rack Maintenance

Wooden wine racks require very little maintenance. We advise dusting your wooden wine rack on a regular basis to maintain overall upkeep (and to check wine bottle levels). If connecting kits were used for your wooden wine rack, regularly inspect these to make sure that they are still tight and connected safely and securely.

Construction & Fitting Notes

If you are ordering a large wooden wine rack it will be supplied in more than one piece, this is due to move ability and transport reasons. It can only be supplied in more than one piece vertically (not horizontally), so there is a height restriction of about 30 bottles. This is due to shipping limitations and anything over 25 bottles high makes accessing the wine bottles difficult.

Stable and flat floor wooden wine racks are ideal for most places, although a slight variation from left to right (or vice versa) is also possible if you require it. A flat wall for your wine rack is helpful although a backing baton is recommended for any traditional wine rack so that it fits nicely on the wall. However, the weight of the wine in the rack will add to its stability, preventing it from falling forward. If you are unsure about any of the construction and fitting notes or would like anything explained in more detail then please call us on 01903 786148.

Wine Rack Accessories

Please feel free to browse our wine rack accessories section to help you easily organise and protect your bottles. We highly recommend to our customers that they order wine bottle cellar sleeves or plastic wine bottle neck tags.

Wine Rack Accessories 

Q. How much do they cost? A. Ultimately it depends on the scale of the project

  • Price is dependent upon size, stain, bottle size (wine, champagne, magnums or halves).
  • Usually the more bottles the wine rack holds, the greater the cost.
  • Prices from £1.03 per bottle hole

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