Operation of the wine climate cabinet with two temperature zones

Operation of the wine climate cabinet (two zones):

The upper zone has a range between 12-22° C and the lower zone has a range between 5-12°C.

The most common setting for the lower part is 8° C and for the upper part 17° C (nice temperatures for both white and red wines). This means also that right in the middle (approx. 1 shelf) the two zones will come together. In that area, the temperature will be around 13° C (perfect temperature to store wine for a longer period or to place more chilled red wine bottles (Loire wines) or less chilled white wine bottles, for instance Bourgogne – Meursault wines.

As no separation is present between the two zones – so you are flexible- , we are not able to inform you about the quantity of bottles per zone. That is fully up to your wishes. You decide, with the settings, your own choice. For instance, in summer, if you want to serve more white wine, you set both settings a little bit colder so the colder zone will be larger than the less cold zone (in winter you can choose for instance to do the opposite).

The climate cabinet works through two zones and the following things, among others, can influence the temperatures; the settings, the ambient temperature and the number of bottles stored in it. This pages describes the operation in detail.

We have deliberately opted for the fact that you can see what is happening in the climate chamber. Colleagues of ours often have a fixed data (set to 14 degrees, for example, and then you will also see a constant 14 degrees). That is not realistic because it is constantly going up and down. These fluctuations are a snapshot at the sensor and have no effect on the wine.

With your climate cabinet it is possible to have your wines at different storage and serving temperatures.

Note: Cold air is heavy and will sink. This means that it is approx. 1 degree colder at the bottom of the climate cabinet (i.e. below the first pull-out shelf (really on the bottom) than indicated by the sensor. This is because the sensor is placed approx. 20 cm above the bottom.

As an example you can use the following (assuming the setting 8 and 16/17 degrees):

-Completely at the bottom (on the bottom) – approx. 7/8 degrees – the Champagnes, Cavas and the chilled common white wine such as Sauvignon-blanc and Chardonnay bottles

-Above that – approx. 10 degrees – the less chilled white wine (are often the heavier white wines such as Meursault)

-Above that – approx. 12/14 degrees – the storage wines. By this we mean the wines that you wish to keep for a longer period of time (a kind of “stay away box”), but also the more chilled red wines (are often also the young red wines) such as the wines from the Loire and Beaujolais, Spätburgunder, etc.

-Above that – approx. 16/17 degrees – the common red wines (such as the red wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy)

These are of course examples and you should simply place the bottles at the temperature you prefer.

The lower zone provides the cold air and the upper zone the warm air (the cold element is located at the bottom and the heating element is at the top – there is no cooling element at the top). This also means that sufficient cold air must be produced at the bottom to also have cold air at the top. If the lower zone is instructed to start cooling (as a result of which the temperature will drop there), this will also have an effect on the upper zone and it will also become colder at the top, so that the heating element can switch on and the chances are higher than set.

Please note: if you put “new bottles” in the climate cabinet, this will have an effect on the temperature in the climate cabinet. After all, the climate cabinet then has to cool the new bottles and the wine in them.


The interior of the wine climate cabinet is equipped with wooden shelves. We have consciously opted for this because wood is a natural product, just like the wine that is stored inside the climate cabinet. With wood, no piece is the same and that gives differences with respect to the color. However, that also gives the certain “roughness” that we think fit with the product.

Why we suggest to place these extra shelves and not more or less per cabinet.

If you go for the standard version, you can have the maximum capacity of bottles. This is fine if you only want to store the bottles, however, if you require regularly a bottle (like most of our customers) this is not the most optimal configuration. You do not want to remove lots of bottles before you have the right one. That is why many customers require these extra sliding shelves.

Off course you are able to install more shelves but please be aware about the following: the more shelves, the less capacity and you will only look at wood (shelves) instead of the bottles

We make sure that you can place 2 row of bottles (only 1 row for the small cabinet – 40 bottles) on top of each other and not more as this is not efficient.

Also we make sure that we have a little space left between the two rows and the next upper shelf as no bottle is the same (for not damaging the label when pulling out the shelf).

We think you must be able to store all kind of bottles in the cabinet: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Elzas, Champagne and even Magnum bottles without having any difficulties. That is why the suggested configuration is the best. If in case you want to have extra shelves (or other accessories) in the future, you can buy them from us afterwards.

Champagne Bottles:

You can simply place the champagne bottles on the shelves

Remark (not not applicable to the large model due to the depth):

The compressor is located at the bottom (at the back), making it slightly less deep at the bottom. Here you can simply place bordeaux / burgundy format bottles on the bottom.

If, for example, you now want to place champagne bottles that are approx. 30mm longer, you can place the neck of the bottles on the compressor housing and place the bottom against the raised edge (of the climate cabinet), so you also have, as it were, a “display” is immediately created (behind these slanted bottles you can place two bottles crosswise in order to make optimal use of the capacity.