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EuroCave Performance 259 Built-In Wine Cellar


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  • EuroCave Performance 259 will provide years of service with the utmost ease of operation
  • Your finest vintages will develop to their full potential
  • Stand this cellar on the floor in your den, TV room, or office!
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Item # 258 25 01 4X
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How does this unit compare with Eurocave's premiere, pure and revelation models?
Ryan H on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All the models mentioned share the same cooling / heating system. Most of the other details vary among all the models, & you can compare them yourself.
The MAIN difference that distinguishes the Perfomance 259 from ALL the others listed is the DEPTH of the unit. All the other models are 27 1/4" deep. This one is 22 1/4" deep. If you can accommodate the 27 1/4" depth, you are better off getting one of the deeper models, as the greater depth not only allows greater bottle capacity, but is also WAY more forgiving of mixing bottles of different shapes. I have used Eurocaves of both depths, and urge you to get one the deeper models if you are able to. (I currently don't have that option.)
That said, they both function equally well, and if you, like me, need the shallower depth, the Perfomance 259 is the one to get.
how many bottles will it hold if standard bottles of wine?
Billy D on Jun 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The specs say "Up to 165 bottles." That is an optimistic best-case estimate based on standard Bordeaux-style bottles. Any other bottle shape will decrease capacity. Although the pull-out shelves make it easier to access individual bottles, they significantly decrease storage capacity vis-a-vis the wooden shelves on which the bottles stack on top of each other. Since the dual-temp unit ships with more sliding shelves than the 1-temp, it will have a lower capacity by default. You can buy extra wooden shelves and dispense with all the sliding shelves if the added capacity is that important. It's impossible to give you a "number", as it depends on so many factors.
What is the clearance required when this unit is adjacent to a return wall? Is there a restriction clip that can stop the door at 90 degrees and will that allow the drawers to still pull out all the way?
liane c on Sep 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This unit will require 2" at the top open and unobstructed and 1/2 " space on each side. The handle is integrated or recessed in the door so it does not require extra space to open against a return wall. Yes the shelves are fully functional with the door open at 90 degrees. If the unit is not built in with cabinetry and is free standing it does come with an L-bracket that will secure it to the wall.
Can I change the hinges on the door so that it opens from the opposite side? I'm moving my Eurocave and need the door to open in the opposite direction. Thank you!
Denny on Sep 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I believe so although I've not done it myself. You might have to check with Wine Enthusiast to see whether you need a different door. That appears to be the only issue. Wish I could answer more directly but I am not sure.
My unit came with a plastic box of rocks (or at least that is what it seems to be). I assume this is to rest on the bottom under the wire rack to absorb excess condensation? Can't find anything in the manual or online.
Albert on Dec 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Actually, just the opposite! It is to be used to INCREASE the humidity if needed, If you look at the diagram on pg. 22 of the manual (section 1 of the English part), you will see that part "J" is labeled as the "Humidity Cassette." If you then look on pg. 34, section 7, sub-section IV "Humidity level display", the paragraph & illustration on the right describe pouring water on the Humidity Cassette to increase the humidity in the unit.

I find that it is far easier and less messy to simply take the Humidity Cassette to the sink and soak it, then shake off the surface water & slide it back under the bottom rack. The idea is that the "rocks"slowly release the humidity over an extended period of time, without standing water, which could encourage the growth of nasty things. That said, I live in NYC, and most of the year I have no need to use it, as the humidity in the cellar is OK without it.
I recently had to turn my unit off. When I turned it back on, the temp now shows in Celsius, rather than Farenheit. How do I change it back?
Jason J on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine was set in Fahrenheit and the instruction book says nothing about changing over from Celsius. I suggest you contact EuroCave directly. Very confusing.
The solid wood panel can be any color or only the one shown? Thx
Svetlana K on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes that is correct, we do offer this in the Glass door with Brushed Aluminum trim also. The solid panel door is an overlay that is supplied by you or your contractor.
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Not a good choice for varied wine
If you like having Pinot or chardonnay then this cabinet is not a great choice. We have cab bottles that fit very well and the shelves roll in and out with no problem. Once you put some pinot bottles or chardonnay on a rack above or below you start to have issues. Racks do not pull out straight, they get caught on the rack above and then start to pull out crooked. I am very surprised that a company like euro cave did not add a few more inches in height to this cabinet so you could store a wide range of bottles.
November 17, 2016
Loving our Eurocave Performance 259 Wine Cellar
I was looking at a number of wine cooler options from Wine Enthusiast and other places. Glad that I connected with specialist Adam Dunefsky via online chat and phone. He was extremely helpful in explaining my options and determining the solution to my needs. I had a specific location in mind for a cooler and due to the limited space I had, the built in feature with front ventilation was perfect. White glove delivery went without a hitch. The Eurocave unit is working perfectly keeping temp at 55 and humidity at 60. More than enough capacity for my needs. Great buying experience and looking forward to many years of enjoyment. Thanks again Adam.
January 27, 2017
First rate unit
needed the small footprint in my condo

front ventilation will allow the unit to be built in when remodeling occurs.

White glove delivery was first rate.

Only red's stored in this unit - so single temp zone is great

extra pull out shelves were easy to install.

After a couple of months of operation - temp holds steady, the unit when running is very quiet.

others have pointed out storage issues - although in practice even with a variety of red's I can get 6, 7 or 8 bottles on every pull-out shelf with just a bit of mixing and matching... ample for my needs. A couple of large pinot bottles were too fat for the spacing.

attaching the unit to the wall - this required a bit of work - first marking the wall, then moving the unit, measuring again, installing the brackets, moving the unit back in place etc...
March 22, 2018
8 months ago