Where Do You Hang a Wine Rack?

Mounting a wine rack on a wall has many advantages, from transforming your wine collection into a beautiful art display to freeing up floor or counter space.

Wall-mounted wine racks are available in various materials that will complement any room, from rustic to modern. Peg wine racks, metal wine racks, and cable wine racks are just a few of the different styles available. Whether you are storing six bottles or a few hundred, you will want to ensure the rack is mounted securely and does not cause long-term damage to your walls.


There are a few wine storage basics to keep in mind when picking the best spot for your wall-mounted wine rack. First, do your best to give your wine the ideal environment. The best place for wine is inside a dark room that maintains a steady temperature (ideally 55◦F) and humidity between 70-90%. Keep your wine out of direct sunlight. You should also pick a spot with limited foot traffic to prevent unwanted vibrations and prevent people from accidentally knocking a bottle of wine off the rack. Next, you should mount your wine rack in a location that can withstand the weight of the wine once the rack has been fully loaded; this can be the stud in the wall or, for ceiling-mounted racks, the joist. Selecting a sturdy location will prevent any unwanted accidents.

Tips for Installation

Your new wine rack will include detailed instructions, which you should follow in close detail. Here are a few tips to consider:

• When selecting your location, consider whether you will be adding more wine racks in the future as your collection grows.
• You will likely need a pencil, measuring tape, drill and drill bits, hammer, stud finder, wood screws, and toggle bolts. For ceiling-mounted wine racks, you will need eye hooks.
• When fully loaded with wine, many hanging wine racks will weigh 100 pounds or more.
• For wall-mounted wine racks, installing the wine rack onto a solid wood backer or set of studs is ideal. Wood is stronger than drywall.
• If you are placing wine racking over a tiled wall, find out what material is underneath the tile before mounting.
• If the wall you are mounting your wine rack on is made of stonework, you will need masonry anchors.
• A wine cellar, pantry, unused closet, dining room, or home bar are great locations for a wine rack.

A hanging wine rack can free up valuable floor and countertop space while keeping your favorite wine within reach. Vinotemp offers a variety of hanging wine racks in a variety of materials, from metal to acrylic. Please speak with one of our cellar experts about which wine rack is the best for your collection by calling 1-800-777-8466 or email info@vinotemp.com.