If purchased by the case, most people want to keep their wines stored in their original cases. Unpacking and storing identical bottles on regular racks can be a waste of precious bottle space. Therefore, if you plan to purchase wine by the case, it’s important that your wine cellar be able to accommodate wine cases. Because wine cases vary in size, shelving units that are adjustable, like those with movable brackets, are a necessity. Although the average wine case is 8 ”x 14”x 22” some cases are larger, and wine cellar designers have observed a trend that wine packaging is becoming more creative, and that wines are being put into unusual bottles that are visually striking with greater frequency. This means the frequent appearance of “average sized” wine cases could be diminishing, making the need for adjustable shelving all the more apparent. Cellars can be constructed with drawer slides on lower shelves for cases that get moved around frequently and upper shelves that are adjustable to accommodate different sized cases. It’s important, if you're designing a custom wine cellar, to let your cellar design team know if you plan on storing cases of wine. If so, there’s no need for good cases to be piled on the floor when an elegant, easy-to-adjust shelving solution would look so much nicer!
Vintage Cellars can design a custom solution that will hold your cases (or large bottles, or split bottles, or whatever you have) beautifully and efficiently. Or, if you're looking for a ready-made racking system, you may want to select one like this case and bottle rack that can hold a mix of bottle sizes and cases.