Everyone has a different relationship to wine, so what’s yours?
Maybe you only have the occasional bottle of red or white with dinner, but you always like to keep a few bottles on hand for that purpose.
Perhaps you drink wine every day, and if you do, there’s nothing wrong with that as long as you don’t have too many glasses.
Or, you could be a serious wine collector with a dedicated cellar or wine cooler, but the need for additional storage space.
Whether you fit one of those descriptions or you fall somewhere in between, finding the best wine racks can be challenging. There are a huge number of great racks out there, but you’ll also encounter a lot of cheap tat on your journey.
Instead, take the time to browse the 15 racks we review today so you know you’re in safe hands. As always, we’ll outline the flaws of these racks rather than purely singing their praises. Resultantly, you can buy with your eyes wide open rather than discovering the drawback of a rack when it’s too late.
Wine racks call for varying degrees of assembly, so we’ve drawn your attention to the difficulty level, and also to whether any hardware or tools are required. Some racks come good to go right out the box. As with every aspect of your buying decision, all that counts here is personalizing it and finding the right wine rack for you.
Without further ado, then, we’ll highlight the leading racks at your disposal so you can save yourself some time and money while keeping your wine at its best for longer.
The 15 Best Wine Racks
1. Our #1 Pick: Mango Steam 32-Bottle Wine Rack
Do you have a mid-sized collection of wine you’d like to keep organized and ready for drinking so you can save space and time? If so, our overall favorite of the wine racks we review comes from Mango Steam.
The 32-bottle capacity assumes regular bottles of pinot and chardonnay. If you use the rack for storing bigger and bulkier bottles, you’ll fit less of them in.
The robust build means you won’t need to treat this rack with kid gloves. It’s stable enough to keep all those bottles safe and horizontal so the corks remain in contact with the wine inside the bottle and prevent them from drying out.
Finished with a tempered-glass top, you can use this to open and pour your wine on, or you could use the space to store even more bottles.
The finish is neat with no visible screws to ruin the clean lines and a pleasingly solid overall build.
Overall dimensions are 26.75 x 20.8 x 9 inches so make sure you have the space to accommodate this rack.
2. The Best Wall-mounted Wine Rack: Sorbus Wall-Mounted Wine Rack
Are you running out of space in your kitchen? Who isn’t? This wall-mounted wine rack is a neat space-saving solution that allows you to store your wine bottles horizontally without eating up your kitchen counter.
The configuration of this rack means you can build in more if you’re looking for a more substantial storage solution.
While this rack is tailor-made for wine bottles, you could also use it to store towels giving you great versatility.
Capacity is limited to 6 bottles but, as mentioned above, you can always add racks if your wine collection starts to grow.
You’ll need to take care of some minor assembly, but all assembly is provided along with clear instructions.
The only drawback with this rack is the screw on the lower level that a handful of users have complained about being too long.
Measuring up at 16.6 x 2.5 x 2 inches, this is a small and compact gem at a scarcely believable price point. What are you waiting for?
3. Budget Pick: Sorbus Stackable Wine Rack
Sorbus has a deep bench of highly efficient wine racks at bargain-basement prices. Are they any good, though?
This 12-bottle rack is ideal if you’re just starting to collect wine and you’re not quite sure about investing in a wine cooler. With a rack, you’ll keep your bottle horizontal as they need to be without needing to spend out too much.
The triple-tiered arrangement allows you to better organize your bottles. The stackable nature of the rack lets you build out a bulkier storage solution as your collection grows over time.
As with many wine racks, you’ll be faced with some simple assembly when you get your package. No tools are required and you won’t need any DIY skills to put this thing together.
Of all the racks we review, this one comes with almost universally positive reviews online and legions of happy customers. That, really, is the best testimony of all, and this rack is also priced well within everyone’s budget. As you’d expect from a cheap rack, you’ll need to make some concession when it comes to build quality and lifespan.
4. Large Pick: Decomil Stackable Wine Rack
Do you have a larger and growing wine collection? If so, maybe you don’t have the budget or the space for a wine cooler, but you’d like to store you wine as it should be, in a horizontal position so the corks remain moist. You can solve this problem head-on with the Decomil stackable wine rack.
The 72-bottle capacity is based on regular 750ml bottles of wine. You won’t fit as many bottles in if you plump for larger champagne bottles.
Overall dimensions are 41 x 10 x 33.5 inches The shelves are laid out in 8 tiers with the room for 9 bottles across each tier.
The bamboo construction gives you a rack that looks great in either modern or more traditional rooms. You’ll also get a rugged build so you won’t need to worry about your wine rack letting you down and leaving you with your precious investment all over the floor.
Assembly is straightforward, and you’ll be up and running in less than 10 minutes. You won’t need any tools and all hardware is bundled.
5. Wine Rack Pine Stackable Wine Shelves
If you’re not certain what size of wine rack would make the best fit, the first advice we would give you is to go larger than you think. It’s always hard to resist adding a new bottle to your collection, so don’t stint yourself on storage.
This variant comes with a 36-bottle capacity, but you have larger options if you need a bit more space. There’s also a 48, 64, and 72-bottle capacity model at your disposal.
If you loathe the idea of involved assembly, you’ll have this rack put together in minutes even if you’re not a keen handyman. You won’t need any nails or screws, and you can also arrange this rack with another in a stackable arrangement if you’ve got a much bigger wine collection to house.
As always, capacity is based on standard bottles of Merlot or cabernet so adjust expectations if you frequently drink larger bottles of wine.
Finished in a robust pale wood, you should get years of faithful service from this rack.
6. O & K Furniture Industrial Wine Rack
If you prefer the idea of any open storage unit for your wine that also allows you to utilize the top as a stand or display, you’ll love this model from O & K Furniture.
On the middle tier of this unit, there’s space for 7 bottles of wine in a precision-angled rack. There’s also space surrounding the rack for glasses and bottle openers.
The top tier can be used for ornaments or more wine bottles, while you also have a deep bottom tier giving you a multipurpose gen that looks a treat in any room.
Detailed instructions and hardware are provided for assembly. You can also contact the manufacturer for assistance and they promise to get in touch within 24 hours. You shouldn’t need that, though!
Build quality is reasonable with MDF and metal contrasting neatly, but many users have complained about quality control. We’d suggest checking the contents of your parcel closely upon receipt.
7. JK Adams 40-Bottle Wine Rack
Are you particular about the materials you buy when it comes to furniture? Do you prioritize sustainability over price? If so, these stellar hardwood shelves make a great choice.
Made from ashwood and driftwood, a treatment of teak oil completes an arresting set of shelving ideal as a gift for the wine lover in your life.
You can choose capacities from 12 bottles through to 80 bottles. This rack falls nicely in the middle with a 40-bottle capacity. This should be more than enough for beginners to the art of wine with a modest but swelling collection.
As with many wine racks, the modular design gives you the freedom to stack more than one rack together if you want to expand your storage.
If you’re still in any doubt, the manufacturer backs this wine rack with a lifetime guarantee. Made in Vermont by a second-generation family-run firm, you can buy with complete confidence and a clean conscience.
8. mDesign Freestanding Wine Rack
When you’re shopping for wine racks, all that counts is finding one that gels with your needs. Don’t feel compelled to consider bulky storage solutions if you infrequently drink wine and you don’t have a large collection of bottle to contend with.
This squat and compact rack gives you space to stash 4 bottles so you can clear up some space on the kitchen counter. Overall dimensions are 7.6 x 8 x 4 inches.
The bottles lie in individual horizonal compartments so you can grab them with ease and see them at a glance.
The plastic is free of BPA and all other contaminants. It’s also shatter-resistant and easy to care for. You will need to wash the rack by hand as it’s not dishwasher-safe. All you need to do is wash it down with some soapy water and dry it off and that’s the extent of maintenance.
Given its portable nature, you can easily take this rack out in the RV, on a boat, or in a college dorm room.
You could also use this versatile rack for storing other beverages like water or soda.
While it might not be the most eye-catching of wine racks, if you’re looking for a functional and multipurpose workhorse, it’s a safe bet.
9. 3-Tier Stackable Wine Rack
Next up in our wine rack reviews is another stackable model boasting 3 slim tiers of storage and giving you overall capacity for 12 bottles of your favorite red or white.
If you hate the idea of assembly, this rack is good to go right out the box so you won’t need to worry about a thing. Overall measurements are 17.5 x 6.7 x 12.9 inches so you won’t need too much space to house this rack despite the reasonable capacity.
The steel construction gives you impressive stability and lifespan despite the almost budget pricing. The powder static electricity is sprayed on. If you’re looking for a great meeting point between form and function that won’t blow the budget, you’re in luck.
Casters along the bottom make this easy to shift around without straining yourself. Despite this, you’ll get a solid and stable rack perfect for a small collection of wine.
10. Kamenstein Butterfly Wine Rack
Are you looking for a wine rack that makes a real conversation piece? If so, this butterfly design countertop model from Kamenstein is a must.
The sleek design gives you space for 8 bottles of wine that you can store vertically so all the corks remain in contact with the liquid.
Although it’s intended for countertop use, you could also slide this rack inside a cabinet.
The wood is lightweight yet still durable enough you won’t need to treat it with kid gloves. The dark finish looks great in modern, minimalist spaces and more traditional rooms.
If you need storage for a large collection, this butterfly rack is not for you. If, however, you want a handful of prize wine bottle close to hand and neatly organized, this piece make a real statement while keeping your wine at its best for longer.
Measuring 16.6 x 7.75 x 11.25 inches and made from dense particleboard, you’ll get durability married to aesthetics at a reasonable price point.
You won’t be faced with any tasky cleaning or maintenance either. All you need to do is wipe down this rack with a dry cloth and that’s the extent of upkeep.
11. Oenophilia Under-Cabinet Wine Rack
Do you have a cramped or overcrowded kitchen? If so, maximizing storage space is a must. For wine lovers, this under-cabinet rack with space for a half-dozen of your favorite whites and reds is a pocket-friendly gem well worth popping on your shortlist.
If you need to house a growing collection, or you intend to build you collection over time, we would advise against buying a smaller rack like this. If, however, you occasionally drink a nice glass of wine with dinner but you never collect bottles long-term, this compact rack could make a neat fit.
Measuring just 22 x 8 x 5 inches and designed to slip under a cabinet or counter, you get a chromed finish that looks great while also being built to stay the distance.
As with most of the racks on our list today, all you need to do is wipe this down with a damp cloth to keep it looking immaculate.
Several users commented negatively about the short and stripped screws. That aside, this is a cost-effective, durable, and efficient wine rack from a brand you can trust.
12. Sorbus Wine Rack
Next up, we have another entry from the inimitable Sorbus. This freestanding rack gives you all the space you need for a larger wine collection so what do get for your money?
Well, firstly you’ll benefit from a 100-bottle capacity ideal for mid-sized to larger collections of wine. Shelves are split over 10 tiers so you have substantial storage without eating up too much real estate. That said, as you’d expect from shelving with this capacity, you’ll need a fair amount of space to accommodate. This unit measures up at 37.75 x 7.75 x 39.5 inches.
Assembly is a cinch and you get all hardware bundled along with clear, detailed instructions.
The rugged metal build gives you impressive lifespan with an attractive aesthetic to set off any kitchen or study.
The shelves are designed to accommodate most regular wine bottles.
13. VonShef Wine Rack
This neat and compact 5-tier wine organizer gives you the space to house 15 bottles of your favorite tipple.
The stainless steel build should return years of faithful, low-maintenance service. All you’ll need to do by the way of upkeep is give this rack the occasional wipe down with a cloth.
Slots are sized at 6 x 4 x 5.5 inches, ideal for most standard sized bottles of wine.
The geometric design looks great while also providing a space-saving storage solution.
If you’re not too keen on the black finish, this rack also comes in a gold variant so choose something to mesh with your décor.
Crowned with a 2-year limited warranty, you’re getting an outstanding wine rack from a brand you can trust for far less than you might imagine. What’s not to love?
14. Rustic State Wall-Mounted Wine Rack
Are you looking for a traditional and rustic wine rack to set off your study? If so, this wall-mounted rack is easy to install and a great investment.
There’s no tedious set-up called for, and the manufacturer even throws in the mini-level you’ll need to fit this thing flush to the wall. The only element several users have complained about is the fact there are no holes pre-drilled, so you’ll need to make provision for this.
Shelves are multipurpose and designed to house both wine glasses and wine bottles giving you the perfect storage nook for all your paraphernalia.
Bottles are stored vertically so all corks remain in contact with the wine and allow you to keep them moist without drying out and impairing your drink.
Capacity is relatively limited at just 5 bottles, so if you’re looking to house a more sprawling collection, we’d suggest opting for one of the larger racks we review today. If you’re looking to keep a small clutch of your favorite wine close to hand at all times, we can’t recommend this unit highly enough.
15. WGX Design Wine Rack
Last but by no means least comes another rock-solid wine rack ideal for a smaller collection.
This is another unit offering open storage, perfect if you want your wine to be the focal point of the room.
Triple-tiered, you’ll have space for plenty of wine bottles and glasses with room enough for some ornaments, too.
The storage unit is wheeled so you can easily roll it around the kitchen or library. These wheels lock into place so you won’t have any worries about your precious wine smashing all over the floor.
Measuring up at 27.5 x 31.5 x 16 inches, you won’t need too much interior real estate to make room for this unit. Once you’ve got it installed, you’ll wonder why you didn’t treat yourself earlier.
On the subject of installation, there are no assembly instructions included with this unit. We’d suggest looking elsewhere if you’re not too practically-inclined or you could end up with a headache before the hangover from drinking too much wine.
As long as you don’t object to this small bugbear, you’ll find this open storage unit a smart alternative to a wine rack. You will need to dig deeper for this unit, but we feel the build quality makes it worth the stiffer price tag.
Well, if you started today with no idea at all about how to find the best wine rack for your needs, you should now have no shortage of options.
In many ways, this is one of the easiest buying decisions you’ll face as a wine lover. You should think about how many wine bottles you need to accommodate now, but you should also look ahead and ask yourself how you see your wine collection developing. If you feel you might need more space, buy a larger rack than you first planned, or opt for one of the modular, stackable racks we review so you can build out your storage over time.
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