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Let’s raise a toast to these game-changing wine fridges for your prized vino collection

Whether it's a pinot noir or a sauvignon blanc, these are our wine-savers…
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If you’re a wine enthusiast, you know that storing wine is more than just putting a bottle in a cupboard or on a shelf. To ensure your favourite wines maintain their quality and taste (prior to being poured and enjoyed), they need to be stored at a consistent temperature as well as away from direct light.

There are several ways to store wines. A budget-friendly way would be a simple wine rack that is installed or displayed in your kitchen away from direct sunlight. Though it is an affordable option, this method does not offer the same level of temperature and humidity control as a wine fridge or cellar.

And, if you’re a self-proclaimed sommelier (or you just really enjoy good wine), you’ll want to investigate the option of a wine fridge or storage cabinet.

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Wine fridges are designed to provide the perfect storage conditions for your wine collection, and the temperature of your wine fridge should reflect the wine varieties which you are storing within.

The temperature of your wine fridge depends on a variety of factors – such as the levels of fruit, alcohol or tannin your bottle of wine contains – however, as a general rule, wines should be stored around 11-14˚C.

It’s also important to note that while the temperature at which your favourite wines are stored is important, it’s also equally important that they are maintained at a consistent temperature. Any fluctuation may cause your precious reds (or equivalent) to spoil.

Lucky for you, ensuring your full-bodied reds, dry whites, sparkling tipples, and more are always kept in tip-top shape is easy with the help of a wine fridge or cabinet.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best wine fridges, cellars and storage cabinets that are worth raising a toast to.

The best wine fridges, cabinets and cellars to shop in Australia 2023

Vintec 170 bottle wine storage cabinet, $4081 at Appliances Online

With a generous 170-bottle capacity, this wine storage cabinet from Vintec is not here to play. Its multi-zone temperature control means you’ll have the option to cellar your wine or have it ready to drink when you are hosting a party. Plus, its gorgeous black finish will fit seamlessly in contemporary homes.

Key features:

  • 170 bottle capacity

  • Multi-zone temperature control

  • Double-glazed anti-UV glass

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Vintec 35 bottle wine cabinet, $749 at Bing Lee

This freestanding wine cabinet by Vintec can fit up to 35 Bordeaux-styled wine bottles. Its single-zone temperature control can be used to cellar your wines for short-term or long-term storage. Or, if you prefer using your wine cabinet to store your wines right before you’re about to drink them, you can set it to your desired drinking temperature too.

Key features:

  • 35 bottle capacity

  • Triple-glazed anti-UV glass door

  • Humidity recycling system

  • Adjustable shelves

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Hisense 30 bottle wine cellar, $499 at The Good Guys

Equipped with a wide temperature range, this wine cellar by Hisense ensures your favourite bottles are always kept in their optimal environment. Plus, it’s incredibly quiet, so it will never disturb you or your wines.

Key features:

  • 30 bottle capacity

  • Wide temperature range (5-18˚C)

  • Tempered glass door

  • Low noise and low vibration

  • Electronic touch control

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Grand Cru black wine fridge, $1699 at Kogan

Store up to 19 Bordeaux-style bottles comfortably in this wine fridge by Grand Cru. With its black rimless glass door and reversible door design, this wine fridge will fit seamlessly into any modern kitchen. Plus, with its narrow build, it’s perfect for under-bench installations.

Key features:

  • 19 bottle capacity

  • Vibration-free compressor

  • Single temperature zone (5-22˚C)

  • Regulated humidity control

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Liebherr 195 bottle wine storage cabinet, $3554 (usually $5668 at Appliances Online

One of the biggest wine storage cabinets in this list is this model from Liebherr. With a generous 195 bottle capacity, it’s built for serious wine enthusiasts.

Key features:

  • 195 bottle capacity

  • Single-zone temperature control

  • Low-vibration compressor

  • Adjustable wooden shelves

  • Tinted glass doors for UV protection

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Liebherr Barrique single zone free standing wine chiller, $1999 at Bing Lee

If you’re always leaving home thinking, “Did I leave the stove on?” Or worse, “Did I close my wine fridge door properly?” the Liebherr Barrique wine chiller is here to save the day. With a door alarm that sounds when you’ve left the door open longer than 60 seconds, you’ll be sure that your wines are always kept safe and protected.

Key features:

  • Door alarm

  • Insulated glass door

  • Reversible door hinges

  • Activated charcoal filter to keep environmental odours at bay

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Liebherr Barrique single zone free standing wine chiller, $1999 at Bing Lee

If you’re always leaving home thinking, “Did I leave the stove on?” Or worse, “Did I close my wine fridge door properly?” the Liebherr Barrique wine chiller is here to save the day. With a door alarm that sounds when you’ve left the door open longer than 60 seconds, you’ll be sure that your wines are always kept safe and protected.

Key features:

Door alarm

Insulated glass door

Reversible door hinges

Activated charcoal filter to keep environmental odours at bay

SHOP NOW

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