Eco-friendly gift idea for the wine lover in your life


Do you, or someone you know, love wine? Do you find that your collection tends to grow quickly? Mine sure does.

I’m not a frequent wine drinker, but I do enjoy a glass from time to time.

I often get wine as gifts, as well as wine sent to me to review. I appreciate the wines, I just don’t always have a place to store it. I ended up stacking them up on their sides on a shelf until my collection outgrew the small space. Then I took to standing them up inside the back of the hallway closet. That idea worked OK but it was hard to find what I wanted when I needed it. What I really needed was a wine rack.

Have you seen the price of wine racks? Oh my! They are a small fortune. It almost makes collecting wines not worth while.

I did find a solution – handmade wine racks from a company called ThinkEco². The company is owned and operated by Brian Behncke. By day Brian operates Briven Construction. At night Brian repurposes cedar products into wine racks, wine boxes, patio tables, planters and more.

ThinkEco² has wine racks that house a dozen bottles of wine for less than $40. I have seen wine racks that hold less than that a amount of bottles for double that amount.

Wine Rack 3

ThinkEco² was kind enough to send me a wine rack to review.

I love that the wine rack has a bit of a “rustic” and natural look to it. I am not a “fancy” person. I don’t need fancy things. I like things that are made for real people. This wine rack was made for the casual, and not-so-casual, wine collector.

The bottles in the pictures are not wine (they are assorted boozes). I just grabbed a few random bottles to test out the wine rack. Currently the wine rack is in my closet filled with mostly wine. I was able to lie a few more bottles on top of it.

I couldn’t take a photo of it in the closet because it’s too dark.

The wine rack has really helped me to keep my wine and other beverages organized and not rolling around all over the closet, or stacked on top of each other where I could never find what I was looking for.

You can use it vertically or horizontally. You can even stack multiple wine racks.

Wine Rack 1

Wine Rack 2

The wine rack is well made. It’s hard to believe it’s made from repurposed wood. I love how they took extra care to make sure the corners were done sturdy too.

ThinkEco² will also make custom orders.

I love the idea of a wine box. I think that would make a great gift for newlyweds.


This is a wonderful way to repurpose wood and keep it from rotting in landfills.

On ThinkEco²’s Esty shop there are 52 product reviews and all but one of them are 5 stars. I’m clearly not the only one who is a fan of ThinkEco²’s exceptionally well made eco-friendly products.

If you would like to learn more visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/ThinkEco2. You can also check them out on Facebook and on Twitter (@ThinkEco2).

What do you think about the wine racks? Would you love to receive one as a gift? Do you have anyone on your holiday shopping list that could use a wine rack (or even an upcoming wedding)?



*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinion expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.


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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. courtney b says:

    my mom is a huge wine lover so i think she would love this- hope you have a good xmas!

  2. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i like the look of that shelf

  3. This is such a great idea! I really like that they are re-purposing wood that would go to waste. My brother would love this. Plus they are super cute racks.