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The 11 Best Wine Racks: Reviews and Buying Guide!
Last updated 6th February, 2021

Whether you’re a connoisseur building your wine collection or simply someone who loves the occasional glass, storing your wine in a purpose-built wine rack will not only ensure your bottles are kept safe and in the best condition, but they’ll look great too.

In this article we’ll be running down our top 11 wine racks on the market today, to save you time and help you to make the right, informed decision on housing your bottles. We tried our best to keep it to our top 10 but let’s just say there was one too many to choose from! Of course, we still have our favourites as you’ll see in the conclusion.

We’ll start by sharing a few of the key reasons to consider buying a wine rack in the first place, some of which you may know already but with some new and interesting bits of information thrown in. Then we’ll jump into our 11 choices and wine rack ideas before sharing a clear, concise buying guide to help you make the right choice for you.

Should wine be stored tilted?

Wine should always be stored either horizontally or at a negative incline up to 45 degrees. This is to ensure that the wine stays in constant contact with the cork, keeping the cork moist and therefore reducing the transmission of air into the bottle. That said certain specific wines, like fortified wines, should be stored upright.

Because of this, you should certainly consider a wine rack, as those free-standing bottles on the kitchen counter and next to the fridge won’t last quite as long!

Why Buy a Wine Rack?

Protect your wine

It goes without saying that wine racks are there to protect your bottles. Finding a good wine rack will make sure your bottles, of many different shapes and sizes, can be safely stored away to withstand the chaos, wobbles, and scuffs of a busy kitchen.

Make your wine last longer

Like we mentioned already, a big reason to buy a wine rack is to store your purchases in the ideal, horizontal orientation to reduce the chances of seepage and premature ageing. This will mean those treasured, mature bottles will be able to retain their perfect flavour for much longer, so when that special occasion rolls around you’re never disappointed. Read our Best Wine Coolers Blog for more ways to make your wine last longer and taste better

A stylish touch

But wine racks can go further, offering a vibrant, aesthetically pleasing adornment to your room. This can be achieved both by obtaining a particularly well-designed rack, but also by filling it with an array of vibrant bottles. Wine makers spend a long time making their wine, but they also spend time choosing and designing the perfect bottle to complete the ensemble – help to bring them to life!

Top 11 Wine Racks

We've searched high and low to bring you our complete list of the best wine racks on the market today, some of which are called out as being the best in their particular category, such as the Best Wall Wine Rack or the Best Wooden Wine Rack.

1. Moss Small Freestanding Wine Rack

Best Cheap Wine Rack

Creating a gorgeous black, metal geometric lattice, MADE’s Moss wine rack holds an impressive 15 bottles in a design suitable for any minimalist. And that’s not the only thing that’s minimal. Holding one of the lowest price tags on this list it provides real bang for your buck.

This wine rack offers excellent utility and style at home either on a counter or hidden out of the way.

  • Number of bottles: 15
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Metal
  • Size: 36cm x 48cm x 16cm
  • Price: £
  • Retailer: MADE

2. Hexagon Gold Wall Wine Rack

Best Wall Wine Rack

Striking countless points for style, this golden, geometric, wall-mounted wine rack will add a touch of flair to any kitchen or drinks room. Thanks to its cheap price tag but reputable retailer, it makes a fantastic choice for occasional drinkers. However, those looking to store a wide range of bottles may be held back by its 5-bottle capacity.

This is also our favourite wine rack for the wall meaning it will work well for those short on storage space as it, essentially, has no footprint.

  • Number of bottles: 5
  • Type: Wall wine rack (mounted)
  • Material: Metal (Iron)
  • Size: 55cm x 10cm x 15cm
  • Price: £
  • Retailer: Oliver Bonas

3. RTA Freestanding Wood Wine Rack

Making the most of its small frame, the RTA Freestanding Wood Wine Rack can house an impressive 16 bottles! This, coupled with its cheap price, durable materials, and ability to be placed anywhere in a room, makes it a great choice for those who want to store a range of bottles safely without breaking the bank.

Coming in a choice of three wooden finishes, it also provides a touch of customisability to suit any home space.

  • Number of bottles: 16
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Wood and Metal (Steel)
  • Size: 33cm x 43cm x 23cm
  • Price: £
  • Retailer: John Lewis

4. Obra Industrial Freestanding Small Wine Rack

Best Small Wine Rack

As a gorgeous piece of furniture in its own right, Nkuku’s Obra Industrial Wine Rack provides a gorgeous mix of metal and wood which even leaves enough space to serve up right atop the rack. Holding 12 bottles, it is a fantastic choice for those who want to have their bottles out on a freestanding display. But, for the same reason, it wouldn’t be a great pick for those short on space.

It’s also worth noting that Nkuku offer the exact same design in a larger 28 bottle size, sporting an identical scaled-up design. As both feature impeccable reviews, they both make great choices for freestanding racks.

  • Number of bottles: 12
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Wood and Metal (Iron)
  • Size: 65cm x 41cm x 25cm
  • Price: £££
  • Retailer: Nkuku

5. Mango Steam Wine Rack with Glass Table Top

Best Wine Rack with Table Top

This 32 bottle wine rack from Mango Steam (via Amazon) is a fantastic combination of being a great size and shape, having a sturdy frame, and being simply elegant. We’re impressed by how neatly packed bottles can be stored within the rack, saving space in the kitchen or drinks room as well as the glass table top providing the perfect place to let a freshly opened bottle air before sharing it with guests, family or on your own.

What’s more, if you love the look and feel of this floor wine rack but don’t have the space (or inclination) for a 32-bottle rack, it’s also available in a 23-bottle version.

  • Number of bottles: 32 (23 option)
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Metal (pewter) and glass
  • Size: 52.3cm x 22.9cm x 68.6cm
  • Price: £££
  • Retailer: Amazon

6. Solid Oak Engraved Wall Wine Rack

Holding one of the most innovative wall-mounted designs we’ve come across, this rack supports each bottle by its neck—providing a unique, almost floating, look to the bottles. As it places this unique storage solution on the wall, it’s one of the most direct ways to show off the beauty of the wine bottles themselves.

It is important to remember, though, that although the dimensions listed may seem very tiny, the rack is actually wider than most when loaded given the fact that the bottles extend in both directions.

But the icing on the cake is that the rack can be personalised with a front-and-centre hand engraving. This could be a name, initials, notable date, or anything you hold dear, making it the most personalised choice on this list.

  • Number of bottles: 10
  • Type: Wall wine rack (mounted)
  • Material: Wood (Oak)
  • Size: 58cm x 9cm x 4.5cm
  • Price: £££
  • Retailer: Not On The High Street

7. Clover Wall Wine Rack

Best Wooden Wine Rack

MADE never fail to impress us with their minimal, tasteful aesthetic choices. Their wall-mounted Clover wooden wine rack is a perfect example of this, providing a fantastic solution for those wanting to show off the beauty of each wine bottle within an aesthetically pleasing rack.

This wine rack is a great choice for those with larger collections, as it can hold up to 22 bottles!

  • Number of bottles: 22
  • Type: Wall wine rack (mounted)
  • Material: Wood (Acacia)
  • Size: 112cm x 39cm x 9cm
  • Price: ££
  • Retailer: MADE

8. Moss Large Freestanding Wine Rack

Best Floor Wine Rack

Yes, you read that right, this large wine rack holds an impressive 72 bottles; making it an extremely affordable solution for those with extensive collections. That said, its rather functional aesthetic may not suit those wanting their wine rack to stand as an impressive centrepiece, but you can always let the bottles do the talking.

Regardless, due to its sheer practicality, price, and quality this has to be our top pick of floor wine racks on the market today.

  • Number of bottles: 72
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Metal
  • Size: 118cm x 60cm x 19cm
  • Price: ££
  • Retailer: MADE

9. Mooreland Wine Rack Cabinet

Best Wine Cabinet

As the only wine cabinet on this list, it has some unique offerings. Altogether, this wine cabinet offers a deep drawer, counter-top and a home for 16 bottles. Thanks to its tasteful colour and sturdy build, many would consider this to be best suited to living rooms or drinks rooms but given the right décor it could also fit nicely in a kitchen.

Due to its multifunctional nature, which would help it blend into a living space, this is our top pick for wine cabinets.

  • Number of bottles: 16
  • Type: Wine cabinet
  • Material: Wood
  • Size: 80cm x 55cm x 30cm
  • Price: £££
  • Retailer: Wayfair

10. Shingleton Freestanding Wine Rack

Standing tall, the Shingleton wine rack offers a stylish design with a small footprint and a premium feel. Stacking up to eleven bottles on its vertical shelves, with a purpose-built section at the top to hand two wine glasses, this may be one of the suavest wine racks featured on this list.

However, this premium look does come with a premium price tag. But thanks to its small footprint and tasteful design, it is likely to fit well into most spaces.

  • Number of bottles: 11
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Wood
  • Size: 160cm x 22cm x 25cm
  • Price: £££
  • Retailer: Wayfair

11. Obra Freestanding Wine Cellar Rack

Best Large Wine Rack

This behemoth of a wine rack can store 91 bottles, making it perfect for those serious connoisseurs with sizable collections. And, trust us, with the price tag attached to it it’s a fitting purchase to match the time and dedication you’ll take in choosing the right bottles to fill it, and the cost of the wine too. This premium product will provide the necessary strength, durability and understated style required to keep a vast collection in perfect condition.

  • Number of bottles: 91
  • Type: Floor wine rack (freestanding)
  • Material: Metal (Iron)
  • Size: 190cm 90cm x 35cm
  • Price: ££££
  • Retailer: Nkuku

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Buying Guide

As we’ve seen with our top ten picks, there are a lot of different styles, materials, aesthetics and sizes to choose from when picking a wine rack for your home. In this buying guide we’ll outline the key considerations to make that final decision a good one.

Colour and style

This is the first thing we all note when looking at any product. So, of course, making sure the wine rack compliments your home’s aesthetic is an important first step.

For this, you should consider the material, colour, shape, and overall design. For example, a cool, metal rack may not suit a warm-toned wooden home. And similarly, a statement-geometric design like the Hexagon Gold Wine Rack mentioned above may not suit all interiors. That said, you’ll be able to tell quite quickly what would and wouldn’t work for your home and preferences.

Floor or wall?

This is first a question of space; do you have space for a freestanding wine rack, or is a wall-mounted wine rack your only option?

But beyond special consideration itself, the two options offer varying aesthetics and safety—with wall mounted wine racks being more clearly on show and, of course, a little higher up.


Depending on how keen you are on wine, your storage needs may vary a lot. If you’re an occasional drinker who only ever has a few bottles on hand, it’s worth not overdoing the size of your rack as you’ll then feel obliged to fill it! But, of course, if you’re a keen collector (or intend to be) those larger racks can future-proof your investment meaning you may never need to upgrade to a larger capacity. We’d recommend erring on the larger side as there’s nothing worse than quickly running out of space for your new wine purchases.

When it comes to looking for the best way to fill your wine rack, a wine subscription can be a brilliant answer. They're great for discovering new wines whilst taking the hassle out of delivery, and we have a summary of the Best Wine Subscriptions and Wine Clubs.

Size of bottles

While most small and large wine racks cater for a variety of bottle types, it’s worth considering what you’re most likely to drink. Some racks are tailored to wine while others favour wider champagne bottles. That said, there are a really large variety of bottle shapes and sizes, so it’s important to make sure your favourites will fit. All the racks in our list are well suited to standard bottles of wine and most bottles of champagne.

Quality and price

As always, value is the main factor you should be looking for. Not something cheap that will fall apart, and not something too expensive that you’re wasting your cash. Something in the middle, where you can be sure your wine bottles will receive the sturdy support they need without going overboard.

To put it another way; you’ll want to make sure that your rack is well built to support the stated number of bottles, as if it breaks, you’ll not only be losing the value of the rack but also all the bottles stored in it.


Now that you’re equipped with the tools to find your perfect wine rack, you can hopefully be confident in making the right decision for you and your household. It’s worth noting that all the products listed above made our list due to both their outstanding, functional performance and their tasteful aesthetics—so ensure your choice offers a nice balance of the two.

We’d also like to give a shout to our two favourite wine racks on the list, which we would recommend most highly. Our favourite wine rack for the floor, of course, had to be the Moss Large Freestanding Wine Rack which balanced an incredibly capacity with an affordable price. While our favourite wall mounted rack was the gorgeous Clover Wall Wine Rack.

Whatever rack was your favourite, we hope you’ll find it to be a great addition to your home, and the perfect place to store your wine for many, many years to come. For more great buys for your home buy, why not check out our Top Home and Corner Bars blog and discover even more fun ways to entertain the guests whilst adding some style and sophistication to your drinks room, kitchen or man cave!

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A true man cave enthusiast. When he isn't trawling through Instagram looking for new ideas, you can find him navigating through the streets of London.