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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Your Guide To Wine Rack Heights

November 20th, 2019

How high can you stack your wine racks? If you purchase racks from WCI, how will you be able to configure them to work with your desired ceiling heights? Also, as far as storage is concerned, how do you know what kind of wine bottle dimensions will be accommodated by your racking units?

Your guide to wine rack heights

How High Will Those Wine Racks Go?

Let’s start by comparing the various wine rack series. Our wine rack kits each have their unique features that can help you decide which one will work best with your wine cellar. As far as the stackable quality is concerned, all our kits are endowed with this, except the Traditional Series. The Traditional Series racks come in 6-feet height configurations. You can add accents such as crown and base moldings to stretch the height to a couple more inches. But you will not be able to stack the units unlike the other series.

Vintner is the most flexible among the kits. The racks come in 3-foot and 4-foot configurations. They can be stacked to match any ceiling height, including up to 10 feet. The height chart illustrates in finer detail how Vintner is able to achieve what custom racks can in terms of wine rack heights. You can also see how WineMaker is able to provide the same flexibility. The only difference is that the WineMaker Series is comprised of shallow-depth racking units. The Designer Series is also quite versatile. However, it cannot provide for racking heights beyond 8 feet.

How many wine bottles can you fit in your racks?

How Many Wine Bottles Will Fit?

Now that you’ve sorted out your wine rack heights in your wine cellar, another question that needs to be tackled is on the bottle storage capacity. Wine bottles come in different sizes. You have the standard wine bottle sizes, but you also have those that are smaller and those that are in larger formats. Knowledge on bottle sizes and wine bottle dimensions will greatly aid in selecting the best wine racks for your collection.

Naturally, you’ll have to consider questions such as how tall is a 750 ml bottle of wine compared to a 187 ml bottle? How big is a bottle of wine in CL? Also, what is a 5 litre bottle of wine called? For example, it helps to know that a split or picolo is 187.5 ml in size and can hold 1/4 standard bottle or one glass of wine. The standard size is 750 ml which is equivalent to 5 glasses of wine.

The chart below shows the bottle capacity of the wine racks in various height configurations. The capacity is based of the wine bottle height and wine bottle diameter of standard-sized bottles. You will also see a comparison in the storage capacity of racks that are single-deep and those that are double-deep. Double-deep racks have significantly increased bottle storage capacity. This is the kind of racking style one should consider for larger wine collections. ^_^

 


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