Top 5 Best 200 Bottle Wine Fridges & Coolers
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Top 5 Best 200-Bottle Wine Fridges & Coolers (2020 Review)🥇

Last Updated: 28 September 2020

 

In this article, we’re going to be discussing what the top 5 best 200-bottle capacity wine fridges are, that exist on the market.

However, before we dive into exactly what units have made the final cut, let’s firstly talk about everything relating to 200-bottle wine refrigerators, what are they? What’s the deal with them?

 

✅What is a 200 bottle wine fridge?

Simply put, it’s a wine fridge that can hold approximately 200 units of standard Bordeaux (750ml) size bottles.

There are a number of different types of wine refrigerators that exist, including compressor-based coolers, dual zone wine fridges, built in wine fridges, and several other types.

However, due to the capacity requirements, with these types of refrigerators being classed as large wine fridges, they are generally only manufactured with compressor-based cooling technology.

Of the units that we have featured below, some are single-zone, some that are dual-zone, and some are even quad-zone.

 

🍾What are the advantages of using a 200 bottle wine refrigerator?

The main advantage of having a 200-bottle wine fridge is that you have the capacity to store literally hundreds of bottles, making it suitable for wine collectors, wine connoisseurs and sommeliers.

These larger units are ideal to be used in a more commercial setting, such as in a bar or restaurant, as commercial wine refrigerators.

Additionally, when it comes to purchasing a larger bottle capacity wine cooler, the cost per bottle stored is generally lower, meaning that you’re getting more value for your money, which is another positive feature.

 

🥂What are the disadvantages of using a 200 bottle wine refrigerator?

Although we just mentioned that the cost per bottle stored is generally lower with larger units, the overall cost of the wine cooler will be more expensive, when comparing it to say, a 100-bottle wine fridge.

Additionally, because all of your wine is stored in one specific unit, it means that you’ll be solely depending on it, and therefore you’ll want to purchase a reliable 200-bottle wine cooler, from a reputable seller.

As for any more disadvantages, there’s none, besides from the obvious of these capacity wine coolers being physically large in size, and heavy.

 

🍾Are 200 bottle wine fridges available in different physical sizes?

Yes, the physical size of each wine cooler will vary, between brands and individual models.

 

🥂Where can I purchase a 200-bottle wine cooler?

Wine coolers are generally quite expensive, and 200-bottle wine coolers are at the top of the price range.

With that being said, you’ll want to buy your wine cooler from a reputable seller, and be sure that the brand offers a warranty.

This is why we refer our readers to Amazon, because they do a fantastic job in analyzing their sellers, using customer feedback and ratings to affect their search algorithm, meaning that only the best sellers, who provide their customers with great customer service, will be rewarded, with more visibility on their platform.

 

🍾Top considerations before purchasing a 200 bottle wine fridge

  • Type of Wine Refrigerator (Freestanding, Built-in, Single-zone, Dual zone, Quad Zone)

The type of wine cooler that you’re looking for will depend on your requirements:

Built-In vs Freestanding

Built-in wine refrigerators are used to be integrated within an enclosed setting, i.e between your kitchen cabinets and a wall. Because of this, built-in wine refrigerators will have a front-facing ventilation system. These units are versatile and can also be used as freestanding wine coolers.

However, freestanding wine refrigerators that don’t have a front-facing vent cannot be used for built-in usage, because it would struggle to inhale and exhale enough air to make sure the wine is cool, putting pressure on the internal mechanisms.

Therefore, it’s important to know the desired location and setting for your new wine cooler.

Single-zone vs Dual-zone vs Quad-zone

There are a number of types of wine that wine connoisseurs collect, and because of this, they each have to be cooled at different temperatures.

Having multiple zones within your wine cooler essentially means that you can simultaneously store and cool different types of wine, at different temperatures, all within one physical unit.

With that in mind, you should have more of an idea so to the number of zones that you will require.

 

  • Size & Weight

Although the weight of a 200-bottle capacity wine refrigerator is likely to be heavy, regardless of the model, it’s important to consider the physical measurements of each unit, especially if you’re considering integrating it within a limited space.

 

  • Temperature Range

Some people may have a preference to keep their wine at low 40°F temperatures, and others may only require mid 40°F temperatures… This will depend on the type of wine you’re looking at storing, with whites and rose wine requiring colder chilling temperatures than red wine.

However, all of the wine coolers we’ve featured are sufficient for storing white, rose and red wine.

 

  • Cost

Each one of our readers will have a unique budget, and we’ve done our very best to accommodate for everyone’s budget by displaying one dollar sign ($) to signify the least expensive wine cooler, through to five dollar signs ($$$$$) highlighting the most expensive wine cooler.

 

  • Warranty

A warranty will ensure that you’re covered for any accidents or technical issues that occur with your wine cooler.

Rest assured that all of the wine refrigerators that we’ve featured below come with at least a 1-year manufacturer warranty.

 

  • Customer Reviews & Ratings

Customer ratings and reviews offer a valuable way to gather insight into a product’s good and bad aspects, from someone who owns the product.

With that being said, this makes the information unbiased (somewhat) and very useful when considering the best unit to choose.

 

🥂Show me the best 200-bottle wine fridges

Ok, so we’ve done lots of research to find the best, high-quality 200-bottle wine refrigerators… We’ve also included some wine coolers that are slightly under and over the 200-bottle capacity, with these units providing exceptional features.

Not only have we included technical information for each product, including dimensions, weight, temperature ranges, warranty information, etc… But we’ve also included lots of details regarding the general specifications, which include the color, zone capacity, ideal positioning, etc.

And to finish it off, we’ve included a brief view of the pros and cons of each wine cooler, alongside our personal recommendations.

 

 


🍾Best 200 Bottle Wine Fridges – Top 5

  • Allavino VSWR172-2BWRN Black Built-in, Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator – 172 Bottle Capacity – $$Skip to section [#1 Fantastic Reviews & Built-In Usage]
  • Allavino VSWR172-2SSRN Stainless Steel Built-in, Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator – 172 Bottle Capacity  – $$$Skip to section
  • Wine Enthusiast Classic Freestanding Wine Fridge – 200 Bottle Capacity – $Skip to section
  • Eurocave Artevino III Free Standing Wine Cooler & Display Shelf – 200 Bottle Capacity – $$$$Skip to section [#2 For Red Wine Collectors – 2 Year Warranty]
  • Vinotheque by Wine Enthusiast Single-Zone Wine Fridge – 250 Bottle Capacity – $$$$$Skip to section [#3 Largest Capacity – 3 Year Warranty]

 


Allavino VSWR172-2BWRN Black Built-in, Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator – 172 Bottle Capacity – $$

[#1 Fantastic Reviews & Built-in Usage]

Technical Specs

  • Dimensions: 23.5″ W x 71.5″ H x 27″D inches
  • Weight: 304 lbs.
  • Temperature range:
    • Upper zone: 40°F – 55°F
    • Lower zone: 55°F – 65°F
  • Package includes: 1 x Dual-Zone Wine Cooler, 1 x instruction
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty

General Specs

  • 172-bottle capacity
  • Black finish
  • Tinted UV protective glass
  • Suitable for Built-in or Freestanding functionality
  • Dual-zone capacity
  • Ideal for simultaneously storing both red and white wine
  • Compressor cooling technology
  • Fan-forced cooling
  • Cool blue LED lighting for interior
  • Digital temperature control
  • 12 shelves with innovative metal design
  • Security lock

Description

The Allavino VSWR172-2BWRN is the first wine cooler to feature on the list. It does so because it has the joint-smallest capacity of all the included wine refrigerators.

None-the-less, with a 172-bottle capacity, it’s very close to the desired 200 bottle wine cooler capacity.

It’s versatile in usage, being able to be installed as either a built-in or freestanding wine refrigerator, with the unit’s front-facing ventilation fan.

This unit is the black colored version, and can be purchased with either a right-handed hinge or left-handled hinge, depending on your needs.

It has dual-zone capability, with the upper zone being more suited to storing white and rose wine, due to it’s lower °F temperature range, with the lower zone being suited for storing red wine.

It has fan-forced cooling, helping to ensure that this compressor wine cooler provides even coverage around the entire unit.

Pros:

  • One of the most affordable units
  • Built-in or freestanding
  • Dual-zone functionality
  • UV protective tinted glass
  • Fantastic customer reviews & ratings
  • Plenty of customer reviews to read from
  • 1-year manufacturers warranty

Cons:

  • Can be a little noisy

 

 

 

 


Allavino VSWR172-2SSRN Stainless Steel Built-in, Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator – 172 Bottle Capacity  – $$$

Technical Specs

  • Dimensions: 23.5″ W x 71.5″ H x 27″D inches
  • Weight: 304 lbs.
  • Temperature range:
    • Upper zone: 40°F – 55°F
    • Lower zone: 55°F – 65°F
  • Package includes: 1 x Dual Zone Wine Cooler, 1 x instruction
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty

General Specs

  • 172-bottle capacity
  • Stainless steel finish
  • Tinted UV protective glass
  • Suitable for Built-in or Freestanding functionality
  • Dual-zone capacity
  • Ideal for simultaneously storing both red and white wine
  • Compressor cooling technology
  • Fan-forced cooling
  • Cool blue LED lighting for interior
  • Digital temperature control
  • 12 shelves with innovative metal design
  • Security lock

Description

The Allavino VSWR172-2SSRN is the second wine cooler to feature on the list, being the variation of the previously mentioned Allavino VSWR172-2BWRN (black version).

This unit is the stainless steel version, and can be purchased with either a right-handed hinge or left-handled hinge, depending on your needs.

This too offers a 172-bottle capacity, it’s very close to the desired 200 bottle wine cooler capacity.

It’s versatile in usage, being able to be installed as either a built-in or freestanding wine refrigerator, with the unit’s front-facing ventilation fan.

It has dual-zone capability, with the upper zone being more suited to storing white and rose wine, due to it’s lower °F temperature range, with the lower zone being suited for storing red wine.

It has fan-forced cooling, helping to ensure that this compressor wine cooler provides even coverage around the entire unit.

Pros:

  • One of the most affordable units
  • Built-in or freestanding
  • Dual-zone functionality
  • UV protective tinted glass
  • Fantastic customer reviews & ratings
  • Plenty of customer reviews to read from
  • 1-year manufacturers warranty

Cons:

  • Can be a little noisy

 

 

 

 


Wine Enthusiast Classic Freestanding Wine Fridge – 200 Bottle Capacity – $

Technical Specs

  • Dimensions: 23.2″ W x 73.5″ H x 27.4″D inches
  • Weight: 222 lbs.
  • Temperature range: 46°F – 66°F
  • Package includes: 1 x Single-Zone Wine Cooler, 1 x instruction
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty

General Specs

  • 200-bottle capacity (Bordeaux bottles)
  • Stainless steel finish
  • Double-pane glass door for UV protection
  • Suitable Freestanding use only
  • Single-zone capacity
  • Ideal for storing one type of wine
  • Compressor cooling technology
  • Fan-forced cooling
  • Dramatic blue & Cool blue interior LED lighting
  • Blue LED temperature control
  • Wire shelving with natural wooden trim

Description

The Wine Enthusiast Classic Freestanding Wine Fridge is a 200-bottle capacity (Bordeaux bottle), single-zone unit.

It is a compressor-based wine cooler, and is only meant for freestanding use… Which means that you can’t install or integrate this within a small physical space.

The unit has 10 sliding wine racks, of which are black wireframes, with natural wooden trim. Additionally, it features dramatic blue LED lighting, so your wine cooler can look very futuristic.

On the front of the wine cooler, it has a double-paned glass door, to help reduce UV light exposure.

Additionally, to reiterate the fridge’s capacity:

The wine cellar will hold up to 200 ‘standard’ Bordeaux sized bottles. If up to half of your collection consists of non-standard Bordeaux-size bottles, your maximum capacity may be reduced by 20-25%. If your collection consists mostly of these larger sized bottles, your maximum capacity may be reduced by as much as 40%

Overall, we think that it’s a great option, especially if you’re on more of a budget and you’re looking for a single-zine 200-bottle capacity wine refrigerator… with Wine Enthusiast having a fantastic overall reputation within the industry.

Although, it’s up to you whether you prefer this unit or the Allavino VSWR172-2BWRN, which is a similar price, it offers dual-zone functionality and is ideal for built-in usage.        

Pros:

  • The most affordable unit
  • Dual-zone functionality
  • Double-paned, UV protective glass
  • Good customer reviews
  • 1-year manufacturers warranty

Cons:

  • Single-zone
  • Only useful for freestanding usage

 

 

 


Eurocave Artevino III Free Standing Wine Cooler & Display Shelf – 200 Bottle Capacity – $$$$

[#2 For Red Wine Collectors – 2 Year Warranty]

Technical Specs

  • Dimensions: 26.8″ W x 71.9″ H x 27.25″D inches
  • Weight: 282 lbs.
  • Temperature range: 48°F – 59°F
  • Package includes: 1 x Single-Zone Wine Cooler, 1 x instruction
  • Warranty: 2-year manufacturers warranty on parts & labor, 5-year warranty on compressor

General Specs

  • 200-bottle capacity (approximately)
  • Suitable Freestanding use only
  • Single-zone capacity
  • Ideal for storing one type of wine
  • Temperature alarm – Informs when abnormal temperatures are reached
  • Compressor cooling technology
  • Vibration-free
  • Fan-forced cooling
  • Controlled hydrometry & air circulation
  • LED digital temperature display
  • Solid beechwood shelves
  • Security lock & key
  • Made in France

Description

The Eurocave Artevino III is a 200-bottle capacity, freestanding wine refrigerator, providing the ideal storage environment and climate for all of your wine storage, but particularly for your reds.

The shelf configuration means that this unit can house a range of different bottles, including Bordeaux, Pinot Noirs, California Reds, Champagne, and all other 750ml bottles.

It has been designed to include updated temperature control, which creates a more stable temperature and environment for your wines.

Additionally, the display shelf (at the top) allows you to showcase your favorite wines.

Overall, this is a great wine cooler for someone looking to only store reds, and given its fantastic 2-year warranty (parts & labor) and 5-year compressor warranty, and the additional temperature alarm feature, you can rest assured that your wines will be safe.

Video Demonstration

Pros:

  • Premium-Quality
  • Made in France
  • Quiet, vibration-free operating
  • Temperature alarm
  • Fantastic customer reviews & ratings
  • 2-year manufacturers warranty on parts & labor
  • 5-year warranty on compressor
  • Lock & key

Cons:

  • Premium-price
  • Single-zone
  • Only useful for freestanding usage

 

 

 

 


Vinotheque by Wine Enthusiast Single-Zone Wine Fridge – 250 Bottle Capacity – $$$$$

[#3 Largest Capacity – 3 Year Warranty]

Technical Specs

  • Dimensions: 29.5.2″ W x 79.38″ H x 28.31″D inches
  • Weight: 291 lbs.
  • Temperature range: 46°F – 66°F
  • Package includes: 1 x Single-Zone Wine Cooler, 1 x instruction
  • Warranty: 3-year warranty

General Specs

  • 250-bottle capacity (on average)
  • Black cabinet with a stainless steel door
  • Low-E Glass, tinted, dual-paned for UV exposure protection
  • Suitable Freestanding use only
  • Single-zone capacity
  • Ideal for storing one type of wine
  • Compressor cooling technology
  • Carbon filter
  • Digital thermostat control panel
  • Fan-forced cooling
  • Full cabinet LED lighting
  • 14 beechwood sliding shelves with stainless steel trim

Description

The Vinotheque by Wine Enthusiast is the last wine refrigerator to be featured on the list, and that’s because it has the largest bottle storage capacity, of approximately 250 wine bottles, although some have said close to 300 can be expected.

This is a single-zone wine refrigerator, and is designed for freestanding usage only. With that being said, the temperature range of this cooler means that it’s versatile in being able to store any kind of wine, from white, rose through to reds.

The unit is able to prevent ultraviolet light exposure, with its low-E glass, which is dual-paned and tinted.

Overall, this is a fantastic 200+ bottle wine refrigerator, with fantastic reviews, from a reputable provider. Not to mention, the 3-year manufacturer’s warranty really demonstrates how sure the company is of their product.

Take a look at the video demonstration below.

[Review Referenced from Official Wine Enthusiast website]

Vinotheque Wine Enthusiast 200-bottle wine refrigerator\

Video Demonstration

Pros:

  • Premium-Quality
  • Largest capacity
  • Highly reputable manufacturer
  • Quiet, vibration-free operating
  • Fantastic customer reviews & ratings
  • 3-year manufacturers warranty
  • Lock & key

Cons:

  • Premium-price
  • Single-zone
  • Only useful for freestanding usage

 

 

 


Conclusion

We very much hope that you have found our buyers guide helpful!

To conclude, these are the top recommendations that we have, although rest assured that any of the 5 wine refrigerators above are fantastic 200-bottle wine fridges.

  • Allavino VSWR172-2BWRN Black Built-in, Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator – 172 Bottle Capacity – $$Skip to section [#1 Fantastic Reviews & Built-In Usage]
  • Eurocave Artevino III Free Standing Wine Cooler & Display Shelf – 200 Bottle Capacity – $$$$Skip to section [#2 For Red Wine Collectors – 2 Year Warranty]
  • Vinotheque by Wine Enthusiast Single-Zone Wine Fridge – 250 Bottle Capacity – $$$$$Skip to section [#3 Largest Capacity – 3 Year Warranty]

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David

David J Sharp is a wine equipment expert, having previously worked with some of the best wine cooler manufacturers within the USA. Today he works as a full-time wine cooler and wine cellar consultant for small and large clients alike. You can find out more about LoveCraftWines here.

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