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Wine Rack Height Chart - Wine Rack Dimensions

Guide To Wine Rack Height

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 height? Also, as far as storage is concerned, how do you know what kind of wine bottle dimensions will be accommodated by your racking units? Or your wine rack dimensions themselves?

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 Will Fit?

Now that you've sorted out your wine cellar rack dimensions and 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.

How tall is a 750ml bottle of wine?

A 750ml is the most common type of bottle and the height ranges from 11.5 inches to 13 inches tall. The bottom is usually about 3 inches wide. 

How tall is a 187ml bottle of wine? 

The 187ml bottle of wine holds about 6.3 oz of liquid and is approximately 7.5 inches tall. 

How tall is a bottle of wine? 

Well, wine bottles can differ in shapes and sizes but generally a bottle of wine is about 12 inches tall. It's best to evaluate your own wine collection to figure out what your favorite wine bottles look like so you can anticipate the type of wine racking you will need. 



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 rack specs 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.

How Many Bottles Can Be Stored On A 12 Ft Length Of Wall

Of course, there are also different types of racking that can be utilized in a wine cellar project. It greatly depends on the amount of available space you have to accommodate your racking assembly. The previous chart shows a wall length of 7 feet and 8 inches. The chart below illustrates a 12-feet wall length.

Naturally, the bottle capacity will also depend on how tall is a wine bottle, when bottle sizes vary. But for this purpose, a standard-sized wine bottle is being used as reference for the approximate numbers being shown. Have you noticed how there can actually be significantly more storage capacity when you have more wall space? A wall length 6-feet wine rack is shown in the previous chart to accommodate 360 bottles in single-deep configuration and 720 for double-deep. Compare this to how many bottles can be accommodated on a 12-feet length of wall. For the 6-feet racking unit in single-deep format, the estimate is at 570 standard sized wine bottles. For double-deep, you can store up to 1140.

It is also recommended to have a liquor bottle sizes chart on hand to help determine the kind of wine racks needed more accurately. Formats such as magnums, Jeroboams (or double magnums) and Solomons may not be very common especially in residential wine cellars, but they will definitely be part of the line-up in a commercial one.

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Thanks for viewing our Wine Rack Height Chart. It really depends on your preference for how high you want your wine rack to go. Remember, if it's higher than six feet, you may need to invest in a wine cellar ladder. Don't hesitate to contact us if you need help with your wine cellar design.


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