Wine Bottle Sizes and Storage Options
When it comes to wine storage, you want to choose a wine rack that will properly store your bottles. Unfortunately, wine bottle sizes & dimensions are not always consistent. The most common wine bottle dimensions are 3 – 3.2 inches in diameter & roughly 12 inches in height. Champagne bottles are slightly larger, closer to 3.5 inches in diameter & 12.5 inches in height.
Your favorite wines come in different shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose racking that will best store your collection. All of our wine racking is designed to comfortably store most standard 750ml bottles. We also have created specialty racks for storing splits and magnum or larger (our Prestige Series Wine Racks collection and our Custom racking line).
Wine Bottle Sizes
Best Wine Racking Based on Bottle Dimensions & Size
|Wine Bottle Size||Wine Type||Wine Racking Recommendations|
|350ml - 2/38" dia.||Dessert wines, splits|
|750ml - 2 7/8" to 3 3/8" dia.||Bordeaux, Cabernet, most Whites and Reds, smaller Champagnes|
|1.5L - 3 9/16" to 4" dia.||Magnums, larger Champagnes, Turley and other wider bottles|
Choosing a Material
We offer wine racks in traditional wood as well as modern metal (powder-coated stainless steel & milled aluminum) and acrylic. Both materials are designed to withstand the temperatures and humidity requirements of a typical wine cellar. It really comes down to your style choice.
When it comes to Wood Wine Racks, we offer several species options. All of our racks are made of the species of wood listed (not some softer wood with a stain applied to give it the color of a particular species). All of our cabinetry pieces are made from marine-grade real-wood veneer plywood with either real wood trim or real wood edge banding (depending on the rack). We've chosen our wood species because they do not require a stain or finish to last the lifetime of your cellar, but we do offer a variety of stains and finishes upon request.
- Pine - We use Northern White Pine sustainably harvested from Maine. White Pine is a creamy white or pale straw color but darkens to a rich golden tan.
- Oak - We mostly use Red Oak in our racking products but have White Oak available upon request. Red oak is a pinkish light brown with dark "rays" in the grain.
- Mahogany - We use carefully selected Dark Marenti Mahogany that is sustainably sourced from Malaysia and Indonesia. Our mahogany is a rich red brown in color.
- Black Walnut - Black Walnut is one of the most dense hardwoods available with a rich warm dark brown color that his highly resistant to decay.
The stains and finishes that we use are low V.O.C. and are hand-applied before rack assembly.