Nautical Wine Bottle Holders

by CruiseReady

Nautical wine caddies make a nice gift for an wine lover who also loves the sea. They're an elegant way to display a soon to be opened bottle. Included: tips on wine storage.

If you do a lot of entertaining, you probably serve an occasional bottle of wine. Add an extra festive touch with a decorative wine bottle holder. Choose one in a nautical theme for something a little different!

These lovely wine accessories are fun and decorative, but they also have a purpose. They provide a special place to keep your wine until you're ready to serve it. They're not for long term storage, or for keeping an unfinished bottle for another day. We'll touch briefly on those two topics, too.

There's a nice assortment of nautical wine holders showcased here. From pirates to seashells, to boat and crabs, you'll surely see something you'll like a lot. I think you're going to enjoy browsing these special wine accessories!

They also make nice gifts that any wine lover would appreciate. If you are looking to give an original gift to a nautical enthusiast, then one of these lovely caddies would be a great choice. Even if your recipient doesn't drink wine, they can display other bottles in one, as well. They'll just be happy you've remembered their love of the sea!

Anchors - a Universal Maritime Symbol

Anchors, in their various forms, are probably the most well loved symbols of the sea, by mariners and landlubbers alike.

The mean various things to different people, but most of those things are positive.  Steadfastness is probably the most widely accepted interpretation of the anchor as a symbol.

This iron and wood bottle holder will fit in with almost any type of decor. Its timeless design will lend an authentic touch to wherever you choose to place it, whether on a formal dining room sideboard, or a kitchen counter.

Cape Craftsmen Distressed Anchor Wood and Metal Wine Bottle Holder

Cape Craftsmen Distressed Anchor Wood and Metal Wine Bottle Holder

Pirate Wine Caddie

For your Home Bar or Man Cave

Halloooo, Matey! This pirate wine bottle holder will surely shivver yer timbers!  The fun and whimsical design is sure to elicit a smile from your dinner guests.  (This one sure would make a cute gift for a wine lover, too.l)

Though he appears to be guzzling the bottle's contents, he's actually guarding your fruit of the vine, not drinking it!

It's ideal for the bar top of your basement bar area or displayed just about anywhere in a man cave.

Storing vs. Displaying Your Wine

Open Bottle of Wine
Open Bottle of Wine

Displaying vs. Storing Your Vino


The special nautical holders that you see here on this page are meant for the display of your wine, as opposed to long term storage of unopened bottles to be used later on.



If you are in the habit of purchasing wine months in advance of its use, you'll want to make sure you are storing it correctly. Keep unopened bottles in a cool place and laid in a horizontal position, away from direct sunlight.

How cool is cool? Wine experts say 55 to 58 degrees F is best.

Sail the Sea of Life

with a Boat Wine Bottle Holder

This pretty sailboat in the warm hues of a summer sunset at sea will hold your wine in fine nautical style until you're ready to drink it. Let it guard your favorite bottle, as onlookers appreciate your cargo.

This bright and pretty sailboat will accommodation a standard sized bottle of wine.

For a special gift, present it with a bottle of wine, a nautical wine bottle stopper, or a set of wine charms.

Keeping Wine Fresh

- After It's Been Opened

In the video below, Bill Coy, a columnist who writes about wine, gives us his tips for keeping wine fresh after it's been opened.

There's a right way and a wrong way to save wine for later.  Don't just re-cork it, and leave it on the counter.

Coy explains just what to do so you can enjoy Tuesday's wine again on Thursday, without providing any unpleasant surprises for your taste buds.

Wine Storage After Opening


“A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!”

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Lighthouse Elegance and Inspiration

Gift idea for Wine Lovers

Lighthouses are not only a favorite nautical symbol, they're also inspirational. The light from the beacons of these towers has saved many a life as it provided reliable guidance to safe harbor.


This one's an elegantly and almost reaches to the level of a work of art.  Of all the ones shown on this page, it's my absolute favorite! Not only does it hold three bottles of wind in the lighthouse tower, but the roof of the keeper's dwelling provides a place for a pair of your favorite stemmed glasses.

Whether you set this piece on a home bar, a sideboard, or a countertop, it will stand elegantly at the ready for that before or after dinner drink with your sweetheart or special friend. 

There is nothing more nautically appropriate than a lighthouse. They're universally loved by seafarers, coastal residents, and even history buffs.

Lighthouse Stand for Nautical Décor

Holds Three Bottles of Wine and Two Stemmed Glasses
Puzzled Caesar - 3 Bottles & 2 Wine Glasses Wooden Holder - Lightho...
Wine Tasting Parties are Popular
Wine Tasting Parties are Popular

Invite Friends Over - For a Glass of Wine

Or a Wine Tasting Party

Do you ever invite friends over for dinner or drinks? Or for a glass of wine?

If you do, you'll want a way to display the wine you've chosen for the evening, until it's time to open it.

Remember that a wine caddie serves exactly that purpose. It's a beautiful way to display your wine, and hold it safely once it's been opened, but not yet emptied.

Keep one on your sideboard when you are dining with wine, or for your carefully selected bottle of after dinner wine.

It will add to the decor, as well as keep your spirits at the ready.


Now, here are a couple of cool items from Zazzle for  those hosting a wine party, or going to one.  For the host, there are hundreds of choices in fully customizable invitations.  Guests can find wine bottle bags that will keep their vino cool when carrying it along..  

Nautical Wine Bottle Tote

Single Bottle Wine Caddies with Nautical Themes

For Gifting or Keeping at Home

For those who want a simple way to have a special selection of the fruit of the vine ready and waiting, consider a nautical wine caddie that will also add a fun touch to your decor.

If your wine keeping habits (or budget) doesn't quite rise to the level of having your own private wine cellar, but you like to have a bottle ready for when company drops in, these are perfect.

They're also great gift ideas for friends and family, especially when you might be looking for something a little out of the ordinary.  Pair a bottle of their favorite label with an elegant or whimsical holder to give them something to remember you by long after the bottle has been emptied (presumably with a little help from you!)

Here are several examples of some of the ones available at Amazon.

Other Nautical Gift Ideas

Sea birds are a beautiful element in a nautical or coastal decor, and throw pillows are one of the easiest ways of all to incorporate their natural beauty into your own decor.
Nautical paperweights are a great desk accessory, whether you want to add a personal touch to your space on the job, or your home office. They also make nice display pieces.
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Updated: 02/16/2017, CruiseReady
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CruiseReady on 09/09/2015

@DerdriuMarriner You are more than welcome. I am always happy to share little tidbits of information about various things, and glad when someone finds them useful. Thank you!

DerdriuMarriner on 09/03/2015

CruiseReady, The anchor and wine bottle holders are particularly attractive. Also, thank you for the important, relevant information on keeping wine cool.

CruiseReady on 09/02/2015

I love nautical themed items!

happynutritionist on 09/02/2015

I was just at a vineyard not too far from us in New York State, there are a few in the area. We did a bit of wine tasting there, and admired the fields of almost ripened grapes protected from birds by a loud air cannon...we thought there was a shooting range nearby. Love you nautically themed wine items.

CruiseReady on 09/01/2015

Good point, blackspanielgallery. Thanks!

blackspanielgallery on 09/01/2015

I like the one that can hold two bottles since one could be red and the other white allowing a choice.

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