DUAL ZONE WINE COOLERS
Why do I need a dual zone wine fridge?
There are many reasons you may want to choose a dual zone wine chiller in the UK from your household being split down the middle by red/white preference to your own desire to need a two temperature wine fridge to use for partial service and partial long term wine storage. All dual zone fridges offer two independent temperature zones where one zone can be kept at a different temperature to the other but not all our built for both purposes with some more suitable for long term maturation of wine over others.
Dual zone wine cabinet for ageing?
If you're looking for a 600mm wide dual zone wine cabinet for the maturation of a range of fine wines then you'll need a fridge with a carbon filter as well as the dual temperature zones. Carbon filters can be found in all the Swisscave dual zone coolers as well as many of the larger Dunavox dual zones. Use the filters on this page to select carbon filter if you need this wine fridge to offer a section for wine maturation.
Two temperature zone wine fridge for service?
If you want your two zones for the service of red and white wines at the ideal temperature then you'll need to ensure that your choice of wine cooler allows for a wide ranging difference between the bottom and top sections of the wine fridge. Some of our wine coolers offer very low temperatures for white and Champagne to be served chilled (2°C) but if you also need the reds at room temperature be sure that this is offered as some dual zones can not maintain a very wide temperature difference between two sections. Things to look out for in a dual zone wine fridge include;
- Can the wine cooler be used for long term ageing, does it come with a carbon filter?
- How wide ranging are the two temperature zones and does this suit your storage or service needs?
- Dual zones can be slightly noisier and less energy efficient than single zones because they maintain two temperatures be sure to check the decibels and energy consumption on the product tables.
- Bottle capacity - many wine coolers come in both a dual zone and single zone option, a dual zone is often the more expensive and holds less bottles to its single zone counterpart, if you don't need the dual zone functionality it may not be the right option for your storage needs.
- Security - does your dual zone wine fridge come with a physical lock and temperature alarms?
Undercounter or built in dual zone wine cooler?
As well as the large freestanding models it is also possible to buy dual zones as units to build in to a kitchen or go undercounter. These units usually hold around 40-50 bottles and come in 600mm wide or 300mm wide units typically. Our best selling undercounter dual zones are the Swisscave WL and WLB series that offer premium dual zone features and look sleek and stylish in any designer kitchen. As these units also come with carbon filters they are perfect for storage or service or both.
Can you buy an dual zone integrated wine cooler?
If you're looking for a two temperature zone fridge to fit into your kitchen design then these are available on the market from Avintage, Dunavox and Swisscave in a range of sizes made to fit neatly into an aperture of various sizes from that of a small microwave to a full size fridge freezer.
Which are the UK's best dual zone wine coolers?
Our five top selling dual zone wine coolers are listed below.
Best small freestanding dual zone wine fridge - Climadiff CD41B1
Our most popular dual zone wine chiller comes from Climadiff with their small, yet perfectly formed, 41 bottle capacity dual zone wine fridge. The Climadiff CD41B1 is a well-priced, attractive, dual zone wine cooler that benefits from a modern aesthetic and efficient space-saving design from premium wine fridge producers; Climadiff. With two temperature zones which can each be set between 5-12°C in the upper zone which holds 20 bottles and between 12-20°C in the lower zone which holds 21 bottles, this wine cooler is designed for expert wine service and will keep red, white and sparkling wines at the perfect temperature.
Best dual zone wine cabinet - La Sommeliere PRO160DZ
The ultimate in label facing wine fridges, the La Sommeliere PRO160DZ contains all the tech you need to keep your wine secure over the longer term including a charcoal filter for wine maturation, dual temperature zones, UV protected door, humidity management and lock and key. This attractive wine cooler is a favourite choice in bars and restaurants for those wishing to display their labels and gain quick access to their favourite wines without the need to pull bottles out to read the label. With the ability to store over 150 bottles on extendable shelves and with the dual temperature zones providing high flexibility, these wine fridges are made for the wine professional.
Best dual zone integrated wine fridge - Dunavox DAVG-32.80DOP.TO
The fully integrated Dunavox DAVG-32.80DOP.TO allows you to attach your own kitchen cabinet door to the front of the wine cooler for a seamless look and feel. A sleek addition to any designer kitchen, the handle-less Dunavox DAVG-32.80DOP.TO dual zone, 32 bottle integrated wine fridge offers top quality wine cooling technology, a premium design with elegant finishing touches such as multi-colour LED lighting and Push2Open door technology and two temperature zones that can be set between 5-20°C offering the ideal serving temperature for reds, whites and Champagne. There is space in the lower zone for Champagne and larger format bottles to be stored.
Best built in dual zone wine cooler - Swisscave WL155DF
The Swisscave WL-155DF is most frequently bought as an under-counter wine cooler as it fits those classic dimensions although it can just as easily be used as a freestanding wine cooler. This double zone, classic edition offers an affordable entry into Swisscave wine storage but still benefits from the high quality Swiss engineering and technology of the brand. Still quieter than all the other wine coolers in our range, except the Liebherrs, and just as energy efficient, your wine will be lovingly protected from the elements thanks to the UV protected door, humidity management, winter system, active carbon filters and systems of alarms. A great addition to any kitchen at an affordable price.
Best dual zone wine cabinet for ageing - Swisscave WLB-460DFLD-MIX
Representing the creme de la creme of the Swisscave range, the Premium Edition WLB-460FLD-MIX benefits from Sapele wood shelves, display shelves, the MIX shelving range and can hold 155 bottles fully stacked. A full height, freestanding or built in unit, this Swisscave is the ideal choice for those with a large collection of Burgundy, Bordeaux and other bottles they wish to cellar. The dual zone also gives the flexibility of a partial service option or to cellar your wines at the idea temperature for you. Benefitting from the same technology as all Premium Edition units, the carbon filter, UV protected door, humidity management, winter system, auto defrost, quiet unit and high quality components ensure a smooth running and long lasting wine cabinet. This is a stunning and stylish wine fridge that will look great in any room of the house.