Gaggenau Wine Storage on The Block 2021

Be inspired by the Gaggenau Vario 400 series cooling appliances

This year, in Melbourne’s bayside suburb of Hampton, all 5 contestants were ecstatic to feature the Gaggenau RY 492 505, Vario 400 series fridge-freezer in their luxury homes. The winners of Kitchen Week, Kirsty & Jesse have been gifted four Gaggenau RW 466 365 series wine climate cabinets and a Gaggenau RB 492 504 Vario 400 series fridge-freezer combination for their wine cellar.

Kirsty & Jesse in House 5 have created a stunning home with a different look and feel to the other houses. They’ve carefully considered each element and have opted for more classic details that offer a luxurious and timeless feel to the space. With elements that are reminiscent of Hamptons style homes such as the detailing and timber mouldings on the cabinetry, there is plenty of elegance and style to their design.

The importance of perfect wine storage

When considering the key elements of what an exclusive culinary culture and sophisticated lifestyle encompasses, fine wine plays an integral role, and with good reason. Evoking an emotional experience, wine is one of the few commodities that increases in value with age, while also improving in flavour. On the flipside, if not stored with care, your thoughtfully curated vintages can rapidly deteriorate.

For those who appreciate wine and take great pride in housing a bespoke collection, you need to consider how your wine should be stored, protected, showcased and prepared for enjoyment. A specialty wine climate cabinet is crucial to protect your investment and can be built into your kitchen, becoming a show stopping focal point of your entertaining space and functioning the same way a traditional wine cellar would.

Serious wine aficionados are passionate about protecting and storing their wines, so when choosing a wine climate cabinet, it helps to understand the factors that can impact a wine’s condition. The three most important elements that influence the condition of wine include light, humidity and most importantly, temperature. Stability in these areas will make all the difference to the value of your wines in years to come, not to mention the flavour. Generally speaking, a wine has much greater potential to develop complexity and a more aromatic bouquet if allowed to age slowly in a stable and cool environment.

 

The Gaggenau Vario cooling 400 series wine climate cabinets offer space for up to 99 bottles and feature up to three independent climate zones that are controlled via the intuitive TFT touch display, while humidity is maintained at a specific setting. By having multiple, independently controlled climate zones you can keep your champagne, white wine or red wine within different areas of the wine climate cabinet, chilled to just the right temperature for the particular type of wine you prefer to drink. The electronic control system ensures constant temperatures of 5°C to 20°C, which can be set to the exact degree, replicating a long-term cellar environment. Aromas and vibrations, which could harm your wine, are minimised by a low vibration motor and activated charcoal air filter.

These wine climate cabinets offer a choice of pull-to-open or handleless push-to-open function, as well as finishes with glass doors framed in either
the kitchen’s furniture material or in stainless steel. An impeccable interior of stainless steel with fully extendable, crafted oak and anthracite aluminium bottle presenters and trays, keep the precious contents safe and enhances the presentation. A choice of five preset lighting scenarios using warm white, glarefree LEDs further help to present your impressive collection in a flattering light, whilst the special glass door shields the wine from UV damage.

The Vario cooling 400 series exudes authentic Gaggenau style right down to the very last detail. This is only possible using natural, authentic
materials. We attach great importance to the quality and careful selection of materials, while processing them with the utmost care and precision, and always with respect for our traditional origins as a manufacturer. With 813 of the 840 processes taken to construct one of these striking pieces completed by hand, we make products that are not only durable, but that also have a completely unique feel. We create exclusivity that is tangible to our customers and results in a truly personal experience. We make sure that our customers enjoy the feeling of knowing that they have chosen the best.

 

Vario fridge-freezer combination, 400 series
RY 492 505

  • Stainless steel interior with solid anthracite aluminium elements
  • Warm white and glare-free LED light spots
  • Opening assist for door with push-to-open for handeless or facilitate with a handle
  • 6 height-adjustable door racks, 2 of which are extra deep
  • The total net volume is 552 litres, consisting of 386 litres for cooling and 166 litres for freezing

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Vario fridge-freezer combination, 400 series

RB 492 504

  • Stainless steel interior with solid anthracite aluminium elements
  • Warm white and glare-free LED light spots
  • Opening assist for door with push-to-open for handeless or facilitate with a handle
  • 5 stars energy rating
  • 3 height adjustable door racks, 1 of which is extra deep
  • The total net volume is 555 litres, consisting of 389 litres for cooling and 166 litres for freezing

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Vario refrigerator, 400 series

RC 462 504

  • Stainless steel interior with solid anthracite aluminium elements
  • Warm white and glare-free LED light spots
  • Opening assist for door with push-to-open for handeless or facilitate with a handle
  • 4 height-adjustable door racks, 1 of which is extra deep
  • Total net volume is 305 litres

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Vario freezer, 400 series
RY 463 505

  • Stainless steel interior with solid anthracite aluminium elements
  • Warm white and glare-free LED light spots
  • Opening assist for door with push-to-open for handeless or facilitate with a handle
  • Touch key operation for ice and water dispenser
  • 4-star freezer compartment
  • Total net volume is 304 litres

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Vario wine cooler with glass door, 400 series

RW 466 365

  • 3 independently controllable climate zones
  • Consistent temperatures with exact control from +5 °C to +20 °C
  • Humidity control
  • Stainless steel interior
  • Fully extendable bottle trays in oak wood and solid aluminium in anthracite
  • Capacity 99 bottles (based on 0.75l standard bottles)

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