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Freestanding Wine Fridges

Shop single- and multi-zone freestanding wine fridges by top names in the industry, including WineGuardian and Transtherm. Freestanding wine coolers let you store wine anywhere, from the kitchen to the basement. It’s an ideal wine storage solution for smaller collections.

Single or Double Sided Displays
Single or multi-zone technology
Pull out drawers & adjustable shelves
Adjustable shelving for maximum flexibility
Integrates with InstaCellar racks
Store multiple bottle types in one unit
UV-resistant glass prevents spoilage
UV-resistant glass prevents spoilage
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    Factors to Consider When Choosing a Freestanding Wine Fridge


    Standalone wine fridges range widely in capacity, from a few dozen bottles to up to 200-300 bottles. If you plan to store different bottle sizes (champagne, magnum bottles, splits, etc.), look for a wine cooler with flexible shelving that accommodates a range of bottle types. If you want to display some of your wine, choose a design that includes label-forward shelves.

    Noise and Vibration

    If you plan on placing your wine fridge in a frequently used area of your home, look for models with a quiet rating. Always choose a model with vibration-dampening features to protect your wine. Many wine fridge manufacturers use special insulation, shock absorbers around the compressor, and rubber bottle tray supports to minimize vibration.

    Integrated Locks

    Some wine fridges have integrated locks for child safety and to prevent theft. If your wine fridge is for a commercial application, such as a wine bar or restaurant, integrated wine locks will prevent would-be thieves from swiping your prize vintages.

    UV Light Protection

    Protecting your wine from UV light is critical. If you opt for a wine cooler with a glass front, make sure it has built-in UV protection. Virtually all glass-front wine fridges have UV protection today. 

    Temperature Zones

    Many wine fridges are zoned for different types of wine or for serving vs. maturing. Some wine coolers have separate compartments within the units, allowing you to store wine at different temperatures. If your region has extreme temperature fluctuations, look for a wine fridge with an integrated heating element.

    Humidity Control

    A quality wine fridge should have humidity controls you can adjust as needed to ensure your corks don’t dry out. This is especially important if you plan to mature wine in your refrigerator for years.


    Freestanding wine coolers offer maximum flexibility. They can be placed virtually anywhere in the home, from the kitchen to a main living area. Be sure to measure your space to ensure the unit will fit comfortably within the space and that the door(s) can be easily opened.


    Built-in wine coolers usually ventilate from the front, while freestanding wine fridges typically have side or rear ventilation. If you plan to incorporate your wine fridge into your cabinetry at some point in the future, consider a built-in design. This gives you more flexibility if you move into a new home or remodel your existing kitchen or wine room.

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    Freestanding Wine Fridge FAQs

    Does red wine need to be stored in a freestanding wine fridge?

    If you don’t have a dark place to store wine that stays consistently cool, you should store reds in a freestanding wine fridge or wine cellar outfitted with a proper cooling system.

    Should I buy a freestanding wine fridge or build a wine cellar?

    A freestanding wine fridge is a versatile option for wine enthusiasts with smaller collections. Freestanding wine coolers can be placed virtually anywhere and will keep your collection in optimal condition for years to come.

    Small freestanding wine fridges are affordable and give you easy access to your wine. But they can only hold a limited number of bottles and don’t have as many features as wine cooling systems. However, large freestanding wine fridges can hold as many as 200-300 bottles. So, if you have a smaller collection, a wine fridge may be sufficient.

    Does a freestanding wine cooler get as cold as a regular refrigerator?

    Freestanding wine coolers usually don’t get quite as cold as a standard refrigerator (40 degrees); however, it all depends on the settings. 

    Most wines should be stored between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit with a minimum humidity level of 55% to ensure the corks stay moist.

    How long can I store wine in a freestanding wine fridge?

    You can store bottles in a wine cooler indefinitely, as long as the cooler maintains consistent temperature and humidity conditions. It pays to invest in a quality freestanding wine refrigerator by a trusted brand, like WineGuardian or Transtherm.

    If you have a prolonged power outage or your wine cooler stops working, move your bottles to a cool, dark place (ideally, a properly cooled cellar) or have your wine refrigerator repaired or replaced immediately. The longer you delay, the more likely your wine is to suffer, especially if you live in a hot climate.

    What’s the difference between a freestanding and built-in wine refrigerator?

    Built-in wine refrigerators are designed to be built into your cabinetry and vent in the front. Freestanding wine refrigerators can be placed anywhere and typically vent from the back or side.

    If you decide to go with a built-in wine cooler instead of a freestanding wine fridge, you’ll need to determine which size and dimensions work best for your situation. Wine towers have similar dimensions to a standard refrigerator and fit between cabinetry, while horizontal wine coolers are designed to fit under countertops. 

    What is the optimum wine storage temperature?

    Different wines require different storage temperatures. Typically, red wine should be stored at around 55°F, while white wine should be stored at around 45°F.