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Kitchen11 Best Wine Fridges In Australia For 2024

Looking for a stylish way to store and chill your favourite vino? Well, hold onto your corkscrews, because we’ve scoured the lands — from the Hunter Valley to Margaret River — and put Australia’s favourite wine fridges in one spot for you.

A wine fridge is a handy home appliance that stores, displays and preserves wine at the perfect temperature. Why does temperature matter? Well, the right temperature helps wine age well and retain its delicate flavours and aromas. But it’s not just temperature control that makes them so fab, they also team up beautifully with modern kitchen appliances like warming drawers and steam ovens for an elevated space you’ll absolutely love.

In this handy post, we take a deep dive into the different types of wine fridges available in Australia, from their functions and features to their hidden superpowers! Not only will you find a fridge that pairs perfectly with your wine collection, but it’ll be the perfect look and feel for your home.

Hisense 30-Bottle Wine Fridge

Types Of Wine Cabinets In Australia

  • Single-zone – These fridges store the entire contents at one set temperature, often between 5°C – 20°C.
  • Dual-zone – This means you can set a specific temperature for each of the two zones. It’s great for storing various wine varieties and for preparing some wine for drinking while storing others.
  • Freestanding – These wine cabinets are designed to stand upright on their own and aren’t suitable for installing under benches or within cabinetry.
  • Under-bench – Great for home bars and bbq areas, an under-bench wine cabinet slots right under benchtops for a neat and tidy finish.
  • Integrated – Some wine cabinets can be safely integrated into your kitchen cabinetry for a seamless, built-in look. Ensure your model is designed for this purpose, though (for example, with a front-facing vent), and follow the instructions regarding how much ventilation it needs.

11 Of The Best Wine Fridges Available In Australia

From compact gems to huge refrigerated cellars, this shortlist has something for every kind of wine lover. Bottoms up!

Vintec 35 Bottle Single Zone Wine Fridge, $872

Vintec 35-bottle wine cabinet shown empty and full.

With single-zone temperature control, this is one of Australia’s most popular freestanding wine fridges for small collections. The natural beechwood shelves and borderless glass add huge style points and the crystal-white LED lighting lets you see all your favourites without opening the door.

Among more than 200 reviews on this model, a number of happy customers mention the fabulous value and compact design of this particular model. Another buyer made note of how energy-efficient it is.

Why we love it:

  • The door is reversible (with a conversion kit)
  • Comes with shock-absorbing shelves to keep wine happy
  • OENO virtual cellar app helps you look after your collection

Esatto 46-Bottle Wine Storage Fridge EWC46, $499

Esatto 46-bottle wine fridge shown open and closed.

Well-priced considering its capacity for 46 bottles (at 750ml), this handy single-zoned wine companion ticks all the boxes. An intuitive display panel makes it a cinch to use and the adaptable shelves mean you can customise your storage to your needs. We’re loving this one for connoisseurs just starting to build their collections.

Many customers praise the affordability of this functional wine fridge; it’s an undisputed stand-out for small to medium collections. It’s also super quiet, with several reviews mentioning that it makes very little noise.

Why we love it:

  • Comes with a lockable door and keys
  • Includes a bottom basket rack as well as shelves
  • Double-layered UV glass helps maintain internal temperatures

Liebherr Barrique 195 Bottle Wine Cabinet, $4066

Liebher Barrique wine cool shown full and empty with the doors open.

Got a large collection on your hands? Boasting seriously good looks and robust German engineering, the Liebherr Barrique single-zone cabinet holds 195 Bordeaux bottles with ease. It ranges from 5°C-20°C and comes with a childproof lock and door alarm for extra peace of mind.

And when it comes to noise, this wine fridge is one of Australia’s most peaceful. Many reviews mention how whisper-quiet it runs once set up. The excellent lighting and adjustable shelves are also a big plus.

Why we love it:

  • Runs at just 40 decibels
  • Feature a door alarm to alert you when it’s left open
  • Double-glazed and UV-protected glass seals in the temperature and helps avoid over-maturation of fine wines.

LeCavist 12 Bottle Single Zone Wine Fridge, $279

Lecavist 12-bottle wine cellar shown closed and open.

Slim but mighty, the LeCavist 12-bottle single-zone fridge is perfectly designed with a small footprint to work in compact spaces. It has single-zone temperature control between 11°C-18°C and holds up to 12 standard 750ml bottles. We don’t know what we love more, the gorgeous stainless steel handle or the modern display!

Overall this unit gets the big thumbs up for being a small and practical solution for a small collection of wine. One reviewer points out how handy it is in warm climates for keeping red wine just right.

Why we love it:

  • No professional installation required
  • Suitable for benchtops and pantries
  • Triple-glazed door for sealed-in temperature control

Husky 128-Bottle Dual-Zone Wine Fridge, $2196

A row of three Husky wine fridges.

Providing the perfect pampering for all your finest vintage wines, this Husky wine cabinet boasts double-zone temperature control. The upper zone ranges from 5ºC-12ºC, while the lower zone ranges from 12ºC-18ºC, meaning the perfect temperature is possible for multiple wine varieties. Best of all, this one comes with a front-facing vent, so you can integrate it into your cabinetry for a modern finish.

Given its price, this is a popular choice when it comes to large-capacity wine fridges, and most reviews point to it being great quality. Despite its decibel rating of ≤42, there are a few mentions of it being noisy.

Why we love it:

  • Digital temperature display for both zones
  • Blue LED light enhances vision without damaging tannins
  • Beechwood shelves are removable for customising your internal layout

VinoVault 140L Dual-Zone Wine Fridge, $929

VinoVault 140-litre wine cabinet shown open and closed.

Store your wine in one section and the family’s soft drinks in the other! With two separate temperature-controlled zones, the VinoVault 140L wine cabinet offers versatility and reliability in one very cool appliance. The glass doors are UV-coated for helping maintain desired environments and the front vent means you can position it underneath benchtops.

Take a look at the reviews on this unit to see an example of how fantastic it looks positioned under a dining room bench!

Why we love it:

  • Able to be installed under benches
  • Awesome electronic touch panel and LED display
  • Stores up to 44 bottles of wine (when both sections are used for wine)

Vintec 170-Bottle Multi-Zone Wine Fridge, $4078

Vintec 170-bottle wine cabinet shown with the door ajar, closed and fully open.

Seriously good looks combine with premium engineering in this amazing Vintec fridge – and it’s a must-see if you have a fast-growing collection on your hands. One of its coolest features is its single AND multi-zone capabilities. This means you can preserve wine in one zone and get other bottles ready to drink in another zone. Either integrate it with your cabinetry or use it freestanding – the choice is yours!

Like other Vintec models, this particular unit is super popular with serious wine collectors. Customers rave about its amazing visual appeal, with many saying they receive loads of gushing comments about it from guests!

Why we love it:

  • It’s able to be integrated with kitchen cabinetry
  • The recessed door handle gives it a seamless finish
  • Adjustable feet mean you can get the height and levels just right

Devanti 12-Bottle Wine Cellar, $184

Devanti 12-bottle wine chiller.

Great looking and reliable, this 12-bottle Devanti cellar is a great way to kick off your wine collection. It uses high-precision cooling technology to keep special drops anywhere between 10ºC and 18ºC. But our favourite feature is its near-silent operation of 28-32 decibels!

Reviewers love the compact design and quality of this unit – and one even mentions how incredibly quiet it is! Another pointed out that it also makes an excellent bar fridge for soft drinks.

Why we love it:

  • It’s whisper-quiet!
  • Child-safety lock included
  • Comes with five pull-out chrome racks

Hisense 30-Bottle Wine Cellar, $549

Hisense wine cellar shown full and empty with the door open.

Delivering UV protection and a reliable temperature range, The Hisense HRWC31 is a great mid-capacity option for up to 30 bottles. The single-zone interior ranges from 5ºC-18ºC and it runs at an ultra-low 38 decibels. You’re also able to install it under benches (with appropriate ventilation) and reverse the door to make it work with any space.

The internal LED display makes reading the temperature very easy and the sleek black exterior looks incredible installed under gorgeous stone benches.

Why we love it:

  • Ultra-low running noise
  • Attractive LED lighting
  • Wooden shelves keep vibrations to a minimum

Schmick Under-Bench Wine Fridge, $1347

Schmick under bench wine fridge empty and full.

With a thick stainless steel door and blue LED lighting, this is a wine fridge that gets noticed! But the awesome looks aren’t the only story here, it’s also massively functional and fit for preserving up to 34 bottles perfectly. It has a lockable reversible door and a wide temperature range from 1ºC-18ºC.

With adequate ventilation, this unit can be safely installed under your benchtops – perfect for the pool house!

Why we love it:

  • Energy-saving feature for when you go on holidays
  • Patented shelving with rubber stops bottles from rolling
  • Comes with a lockable door and two keys (just in case you lose one!)

Devanti 34-Bottle Wine Chiller, $300

Devanti wine chiller shown empty and full.

As far as affordable wine fridges go in Australia, this one’s a stand-out. it stores up to 34 bottles in a single-zone environment ranging from 5ºC-18ºC and it runs quietly. We love that the shelves are fully removable and allow full customisation of the interior to suit your collection.

Customers love this for its relatively low price point given its storage capacity. One reviewer even mentions buying a second one to have one for whites and one for reds!

Why we love it:

  • It has a child safety lock
  • A UV glass door helps wines mature nicely
  • The pull-our racks are great for storing oddly sized bottles

What To Consider When Buying A Wine Fridge

Vintec wine fridges
  • Do you need a lockable door? If you have young children in the house, we highly recommend choosing a model with a lockable door. Even if there are no little ones around, valuable collections are worth keeping under lock and key.
  • What capacity do you need? In Australia, wine fridges range in capacity from 12 bottles for a small fridge to several hundred for a large one. Consider how fast your collection will grow and how often you’ll be dipping into it when making a smart purchase.
  • Bottle size – Most wine fridges in Australia measure their capacity on a 750ml Bordeaux bottle. If you are looking to store magnums or odd sizes, look for features like removable shelves to be able to accommodate them.
  • Consider noise – Wine fridges vary a lot when it comes to their running noise. If quietness is non-negotiable for you, look for a model with a noise level of around 40 decibels or less.

Top image: Vintec

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