The best wine racks: from full sized cabinets to modern sculptures

Traditionalist or love a modern twist? We’ve put together a list of the best wine racks that will stretch your perception of this trusty storage feature

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We’re firm believers that everything in a room should look like it’s meant to be there (and your wine rack is no different) which is why we’ve put together a list of the best wine racks; from the deliciously quirky to the deeply traditional. 

A wine rack should deliver the right combination of functionality and design, which is why we’ve placed the Eaton Tall Wine Rack at the top of our list. Softly coloured and featuring plenty of shelving for wines and wine glasses, this unit is the perfect drinks station for homes decorated in a traditional style. 

Of course, if you love a sculpture piece, try something modern, like the Alessi BarkCellar Wine Rack, while those who sit firmly in the middle (and are particularly savvy when it comes to space) may want to take a look at a wall hanging wine rack, such as our third pick, the ESI Ancona Wine Rack

Whether it’s elegance, statement or pure functionality you’re after, we’ve researched the best wine racks so you can discover the perfect rack for your room.

The best wine rack

1. Eaton Tall Wine Rack

With shelving, wine storage and a handy drawer, keep everything drinks-related in one place

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 25
Type: Cabinet
Material: Oak, oak veneer, beech, MDF
Reasons to buy
+Lots of storage
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

Painted in a soft grey, this drinks cabinet oozes traditional appeal. There are three shelving units which are perfect for storing glasses; for wine, whisky and the likes, while the bottom cubby is the perfect place to display your bottled collection. Underneath, there’s a drawer, where you can keep a corkscrew and a bottle opener and most importantly, underneath the drawer, are 25 slots for 25 bottles of wine. 

Alessi BarkCellar Wine Rack

2. Alessi BarkCellar Wine Rack

The perfect wine rack for a kitchen countertop, this quirky feature will ensure your wine is stored with style

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 5
Type: Free-standing
Material: Stainless steel
Reasons to buy
+Sits neatly on the kitchen counter
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

Nature heavily influences the decor created by Michael Boucquillon and Donia Maaoui, who are the people behind this modern wine rack sculpture. The intricate patterning is inspired by the bark on the trees that surround their home, while the stainless steel is the modern twist that makes it a standout feature. With room for 5 bottles, there’s plenty of space to store your collection. 

ESI Ancona Wine Rack

3. ESI Ancona Wine Rack

With its cool industrial style, this wine rack makes the ideal wall feature

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 5
Type: Wall-mounted
Material: Metal
Reasons to buy
+Space saver
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

This wall mounted wrought iron wine rack is more than a space saver, it is a feature in itself. Making a beautiful art piece for both modern and traditional homes, its industrial style is universally pleasing. With space to store 5 bottles of wine, make sure you attach the rack to the wall with the right fixtures and fittings to avoid potential catastrophe.  

Vertex Wine Rack

4. Vertex Wine Rack

If you’re a fan of geometry, you’ll absolutely love this statement piece

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 6
Type: Free-standing
Material: Copper and iron wire
Reasons to buy
+Cool design
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

For homes that feature a strong linear style, this Vertex wine rack is the perfect feature. The designers intend for the iron wire frame to give the rack a warm presence, somewhat contradicting it’s fairly harsh hexagonal geometry. The design is minimalist and airy, creating the illusion of light and space. And because the wiring is light, it should sit nicely against bold backgrounds.  

Andover Mills Nicoll Wine Rack

5. Andover Mills Nicoll Wine Rack

If you love the cast iron look, you’ll love this traditionally styled wine rack

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 12
Type: Free-standing
Material: Cast iron
Reasons to buy
+A sizeable rack 
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

Featuring a classic cast iron design, this free-standing wine rack would probably look well placed contrasting against wooden furnishings. With its distressed finish, it should look great in both modern and contemporary interiors, while its capacity to store 12 bottles of wine ensures style hasn’t overruled its functionality. Tall enough to be a feature, yet small enough so as to not be overbearing, this is great one for those looking for a sizeable wine rack. 

Harbour Housewares 42 Bottle Wine Rack

6. Harbour Housewares 42 Bottle Wine Rack

If you love to pick up local wines as a souvenir on your travels, you’ll love this large wine rack

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 42
Type: Free-standing
Material: Steel and wood
Reasons to buy
+Great for collectors of wines
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

When it comes to functionality, this wine rack certainly takes the top spot. With space for 42 bottles, there’s plenty of space to store your ever expanding collection, and there’s even room to leave some to age, too. Made from a combination of pine and galvanised steel, there’s no worry about its structural integrity and if you’re looking for racks for your wine cellar, you can purchase clips to join two together.  

Hahn Pisa Wine Rack

7. Hahn Pisa Wine Rack

A stylish wine rack doesn’t have to cost the earth

Specifications
Wine bottle capacity: 12
Type: Free-standing
Material: Steel chrome
Reasons to buy
+Budget buy
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

At under £20, this stylish metal wine rack is a bit of a steal and purchasers even mention that it looks like it cost more than it did.  The spaces are large enough to store general sized and 75cl Champagne bottles, which great if you like to keep a bit of everything. Whether you place it on the floor or on your countertop, the size of this wine rack makes it suitable for both.  

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