Vinotemp is the leader in wine coolers and wine storage solutions.
From single zone to multiple zone coolers to wine coolers that can store anywhere from tens to hundreds of bottles of wine, Vinotemp has the wine cooler for you. Browse our selection of coolers and find the best one for your wine cooling and wine storage needs.
Sophisticated, space saving wine storage solutions that will complement any décor.
Style, Quality & Service
Element by Vinotemp offers stylish, economical, space- saving wine storage and serving solutions for both residential and commercial use. We are the leading appliance designer in the wine storage industry, offering a diverse assortment that includes wine and beverage refrigerators, dispensers, ice-makers, outdoor refrigerators, and more. Each unit is designed by Vinotemp International, a Southern California based family-owned company with a history that spans over thirty years. Our goal is to provide you with quality and excellent service at a great value.
Store Your Wine in a Vinotemp or Element by Vinotemp Wine Refrigerator
Vinotemp.com offers stylish, economical, and space-saving wine storage and serving solutions for both residential and commercial use. Each unit is designed by Vinotemp International in our Southern California based, family-owned company. Whether you’re looking for a compact counter-top wine refrigerator or furniture-style wine credenza for your dining room, Vinotemp.com has a diverse assortment that’s sure to meet your needs. We are proud to carry both Vinotemp and Element by Vinotemp wine refrigerators.
A Diverse Catalog Perfect for Wine Lovers:
Shop online 24 hours a day! Our online store includes wine storage solutions such as wine cabinets, walk-in wine cabinets, wine lockers, wine rooms, wood wine racks, metal wine racks, and custom design, commercial and residential wine coolers and wine refrigerators. Vinotemp.com also sells beverage coolers, wine and beverage dispensers, outdoor refrigerators, and ice makers. If you have a wine cellar, our Wine-Mate Cellar Cooling Systems are designed and assembled at our Henderson, Nevada facility in a variety of designs such as self-contained, split, and ducted. Our housewares category has everything you need for entertaining, serving, and gifts. We have a sophisticated selection of wine glasses and tumblers, cleaning accessories, cheese serving trays, wine corkscrews, wine preservers and stoppers, cigar humidors, candles, and more. Vinotemp.com is also proud to offer Apex steam and saunas, including infrared.
Find the Best Wine Cooler for You and Your Collection
Before you select a wine cooler, ask yourself the following questions:
1. How many bottles are in my collection?
2. What is my budget?
3. Where do I plan to install the wine refrigerator? Will it be recessed into cabinetry or freestanding?
Small Capacity Wine Fridge
A smaller capacity wine refrigerator will hold 25 bottles or less. We offer a variety of different styles and shapes that use both thermoelectric and compressor technology. Some are even as tiny as 6” in width! These compact wine coolers are perfect for the counter-top, mini-bar, entertainment room, or man cave.
Medium Capacity Wine Fridge
If your collection is between 38 to 66 bottles, a medium capacity wine refrigerator will be perfect for you. The majority of our wine coolers are designed with adjustable shelving, allowing you to store a variety of bottles sizes and shapes. Medium capacity wine fridges are great for your kitchen, dining room, home bar, or guest house.
We offer an assortment of stylish wine coolers for a variety of installations such as undercounter, built-in, freestanding, or recessed. Wine refrigerators with a front vent design can be built-in or installed undercounter and can be installed flush with the cabinetry. Since some wine coolers are designed to be freestanding, they require little to no installation, making them quick and convenient.
Large Capacity Wine Units
If your wine collection has greater than 66 bottles, but less than 300 bottles, Vinotemp.com offers many dependable storage solutions. These premium wine coolers are made to mimic the climate of a wine cellar and will protect your wine collection from the three major enemies of wine; UV light, temperature fluctuations, and vibration. Special features include dual-zone technology, digital temperature control, LED interior lighting, insulated and/or dual-paned tinted glass doors, and patented Vinotemp wine racking.
Many of our larger capacity wine refrigerators are for both commercial and residential use.
Browse our selection of single-zone, dual-zone, freestanding, built-in, and counter-top wine refrigerators. Check out our Wine Refrigerator Buying Guide or give us a call at 1-800-777-8466 for additional assistance.
Wine Coolers - Frequently Asked Questions
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Upon arrival, all coolers must stand upright for 24 hours before being plugged in. This will allow the coolant to settle.
Proper temperature for the storage of wine?
To preserve bottles for as long as possible wine should be stored at approximately 55° Fahrenheit/ 13° Celsius.
Wine coolers are a space saving storage solution. They create a perfect balance of temperature and humidity for the aging of wine. If you have limited space or have a small to medium sized collection, a wine cooler is a great option.
What is the difference between a free standing wine cooler and a built-in or under counter cooler?
Built-in coolers are designed to operate within a confined space due to their front exhaust. Since free standing coolers have rear exhaust, they require at least 6 inches of clearance at the back. Improper clearance means that the unit will build up heat within the cabinet which may damage its contents and cause the cooler to overheat.
Can I store other beverages in this cooler?
You may, however, since the temperature of this cooler is maintained at a constant 55° Fahrenheit/ 13° Celsius your beverage may not be cooled to your liking. Also, keep in mind that storing oddly shaped bottles may decrease the bottle capacity of your wine cooler.
What is the best way to clean my wine cooler?
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, make sure you unplug the unit before cleaning. Use only a mild, nonabrasive cleaner to clean the exterior of the cabinet. Always dry all parts with a clean dry cloth before returning the parts to the cooler or plugging it back in.
Can I use an extension cord?
We strongly recommend against the use of an extension cord. However, if you still select to use one, it is necessary that it is a UL Listed 3-wire grounding type appliance extension cord. The marked rating of the extension cord should be 115V, 15A, or equivalent and not greater than 15 ft. in length.
How should this unit be installed?
Make sure you are placing the unit on a solid, level surface. Places you should NOT install your Vinotemp wine cooler: in direct sunlight, moist areas, or anywhere its weight will not be supported. Please refer to the Owner’s Manual for detailed clearance guidelines for built-in and freestanding wine coolers.
Some ideas: in the family room, living room, kitchen, home bar, dining room, luxury bedroom, or den. In addition to residential spaces, Vinotemp wine coolers make a great addition to any restaurant, bar, country club, or hotel.
How do I adjust the temperature of my wine cooler?
If you have just received your cooler you must unlock the control panel first. Please refer to the Owner’s Manual for detailed instructions on how to adjust the temperature of your cooler or turn on the light.
How can I store both red and white wines in this cooler?
Single zone wine coolers and do not have separate compartments for red and white. However, if you would like to store both varieties in your cooler, you may store white wine towards the bottom of the cooler where the temperature is cooler and red towards the top. Multi-zone coolers have independent temperature zones in which you may store red or white wine at their ideal temperatures.
What is the difference between direct cooling and air cooling?
In coolers with direct cooling (ex: freestanding units such as VT-28TS or VT-48TS), the evaporator is exposed inside the cabinet. The interior cold air is circulated through convection with no interior fan. The temperature difference of the upper and lower zones varies by 8 degrees. In coolers with air cooling (ex: built-in styles such as the VT-155SBB), a fan is located in front of the interior evaporator. A combinatin of convection and the fans circulates the cold air throughout the cabinet. The difference in temperature between the upper and lower zones varies by 3 degrees.
What is the difference between thermoelectric and compressor coolers?
The chart below shows a comparison of the 2 different kinds of coolers. One kind is not necessarily better than the other. Your personal preference, budget, and the needs of your collection will be important factors that help you choose which kind of cooler is best for you.
Higher purchase cost, lower operation cost.
Lower purchase cost, higher operation cost.
Able to reach colder temperatures and adapt to changes in ambient temperature.
Coldest temperature achievable is approximately 20 degrees cooler than ambient temperature.
Able to cool a larger collection.
Perfect for smaller collections.
Sound comparable to standard food refrigerator (compressor cycles on and off to cool, more moving parts).
Whisper quiet (fewer moving parts).
Variety of installations. Units with front exhaust can be recessed into cabinetry. Units with rear exhaust are for freestanding installation.
Units have rear exhaust and are for freestanding installation only.
Contains refrigerant. Must be disposed of using proper precautions.
Contains no harmful substances or emissions. Proper precautions must still be taken when disposing of a thermoelectric appliance.
The best Vinotemp wine refrigerators will keep your wine in a secure and temperature-controlled environment. Powerful cooling systems built into each refrigerator will maintain a steady temperature, perfect for wine storage. Vinotemp wine refrigerators have sturdy wine racking that will hold each bottle horizontally to keep the cork moist and prevent oxidization. Interior LED lighting, doors with locks, built-in or freestanding designs, modern pole handles, and various finishes are just some of the exciting features of Vinotemp wine coolers.
What is the difference between a wine cooler and a wine refrigerator?
There is no difference between a wine cooler and a wine refrigerator. The terms are used interchangeably.
Are wine refrigerators worth it?
Yes. Whether you have just a few bottles of wine or hundreds, a wine refrigerator is a worthy investment. When wine is stored improperly, it will not taste the way the winemaker intended. Storage conditions should mimic a traditional wine cellar or wine cave. Wine is delicate and requires a cool, dark, humid, and movement free space where it can rest until it is ready to drink. Under these conditions, your wine will taste its best when uncorked.
Do I need a wine fridge for red wine?
A wine fridge is needed for both red and white wine. Both reds and whites thrive in cellar-like conditions.
Where should I put my wine fridge?
Your wine refrigerator should be installed on a flat surface that can withstand the weight of the wine cooler when filled with wine. The wine fridge should be placed in an area where it will be out of direct sunlight and, unless specified, in an insulated room that is not subject to temperature swings. All wine refrigerators, whether freestanding or designed for built-in installation, have clearance requirements. Consult the owner’s manual for your wine fridge for exact clearance specifications.
How cold does a wine fridge get?
Many wine refrigerators can get as cold as 40◦F. The ideal temperature setting for most wine is 55◦F.
What are the best wine refrigerators?
The best wine refrigerators will keep your wine in the ideal environment while meeting the needs of your unique wine collection.
Wine fridge, wine cooler, wine chiller; these are all interchangeable terms that apply to a wine refrigerator. A wine refrigerator can be defined as a temperature-controlled appliance designed for the storage of wine.
You may be considering buying a wine fridge if you are starting to collect more bottles than you consume, feel a need to organize your collection, and would like to take your wine hobby more seriously.
On average, the best red wine storage temperature is around 55◦F, with temperature fluctuations inside your storage area that do not fluctuate more than 5◦F. You should store your wine in a spot where it will not be exposed to harmful UV rays, can lay horizontally, has proper humidity (ideally 70-90%), and is free from unwanted vibration. Ideally, the best place to store your wine is inside a wine cellar or cave.
How long a bottle of wine will last depends on a few factors. First, is the bottle opened or unopened? If a bottle has been opened, it should be consumed right away. Second, how has the wine been stored? If wine has been stored improperly, it may have gone bad before you have even had a chance to pop the cork.
Vinotemp coolers are built to store standard 750ml Bordeaux wine bottles. Storing large or oddly shaped wine bottles such as magnums or champagne bottles will decrease the number of bottles you are able to store inside this unit. Some units are designed to store larger format bottles at the very bottom of the cooler.
What if I encounter a common problem on a Wine Cooler?
We got you covered on any possible common problems that can be solved easily, saving you the cost of a possible service call. Try the following suggestions to see if you can solve the problem before contacting us at 1-800-777-VINO (8466) or Info@Vinotemp.com for assistance with your Wine Cooler.
Note: This Troubleshooting Chart is not prepared to replace the training required for a professional refrigeration service person, not is it comprehensive.
Wine Cooler does not operate
• Ensure unit is plugged into an electrical outlet. • Check if unit is turned off. • Check for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.
Wine Cooler is not cold enough
• Check the temperature control setting. • External environment or ambient temperature may require a higher setting. • Check if door does not close completely or is open too often. • Check if door gasket does not seal properly.
Wine Cooler turns on and off frequently
• The room temperature may be hotter than normal. • Check if door does not close completely or is open too often. • Check if door gasket does not seal properly. • The temperature control is not set correctly.
Wine Cooler light does not work
• The coonection may be loose. • Ensure unit is properly plugged in. • Check for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse. • Check if the light switch is OFF.
Wine Cooler makes too much noise or vibrates
• Check to ensure the unit is level. • The noise may come from the compressor as it will stop and restart when the unit achieves its setting temperature. This is normal. • The noise may come from the cooling fan. The cooling fan may be installed into a HIPS board or metal board. When the fan is working, it may shake together with the board, which may lead to the noise. • The noise may come from the cooling system. The gas may be recycled between the pipes, which the noise will sound like water flowing. • The rattling noise may come from the flow of refrigerant. This is normal. • As each cycle ends, you may hear gurgling sounds caused by the flow of refrigerant in the unit. This is normal. • Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause popping and crackling noises.
Wine Cooler door will not close properly
• Check to ensure the unit is level. • The door was reversed and was not properly installed. • The gasket is dirty. • The shelves are out of position.
Wine Cooler sealed system not working properly
• No heat transfer through the drier spot means no gas in the system. • Check the flow of refrigerant, surrounding temperature, gasket and door.