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Wine storage heritage of Vinotemp

Company Facts

At A Glance

Wine storage coolerVinotemp International, a leader in the wine storage industry, has been building premium wine cabinets for over 25 years. Vinotemp is a full-service manufacturer of custom wood wine cabinets and racking, Wine-Mate cooling systems, and a distributor of quality metal wine cellars. We specialize in all aspects of the wine storage industry with an emphasis on customization. Since 1985, we have sold over a million wine cellars in the U.S. and overseas.

Francis Ravel, the innovator and creator of Vinotemp, was a man ahead of his time. He began his venture by selling and making his own wine. This is where he was first introduced to the idea of placing a cooling unit into a sealed wine cabinet. In the beginning, he had one factory making the wine cabinets and another making the cooling systems. Ravel then began manufacturing the wine cabinets himself. In the '90s, he decided to ameliorate the problems with the current wine cooling system. With better components, he created the Wine-Mate cooling unit; the only UL approved wine cooling system of the time. His daughter worked with him for 15 years and is now the President of Vinotemp International.

Our Business Philosophy
Our goal is to provide the three most important aspects of a successful business; Quality, Value and Service. We are known in this industry to provide a high quality product for an affordable price. Our custom built products, made right here in Southern California, are also well known. For those on a budget we provide an entire line of products which produce the perfect environment for a wine collector. Vinotemp is a full service company. The turn around time for our custom cabinets is very fast, and our metal wine coolers can be shipped out the following day. No other manufacturer has the flexibility we have since we make almost everything here in our factory. For those who do not require the flexibility in size and color, our imported products provide customer choices at a value as well.

Our Product Strategy
Vinotemp believes in giving you options so there is no reason to shop elsewhere for wine storage. We offer everything from inexpensive countertop coolers to exotic commercial wood cabinets found at many hotels and restaurants like the Ritz Carlton, House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafes and more.

Company Milestones

Wine bottle cooler1970s  – Vinotemp founder Francis Ravel entered the wine market with his own vintage
1985 – Started producing wine cooling units
1985 – Started producing wine cabinets
1985 – Vinotemp was founded in Los Angeles, CA
1993 – Wine-Mate brand launched
1993 – Cigar-Mate brand launched
2000 – Vinotemp's Wine-Mate models became first UL-listed wine cooling units
2004 – Cigar-Mate brand merged into Vinotemp
2007 – Becomes certified member of the Women's Business Enterprise by WBENC (View Certificate)
2009 -- Launch exclusive distribution partnership with Fuego for the Element by Fuego Grills
         -- Launch a new wine cabinet line, the VinoCellier Series, with precision European manufacturing 


Certified WBENC

 

Vinotemp Advantage

Wood wine cellar cabinetWhen you purchase a Vinotemp wood wine storage product, you are receiving a handmade, built-to-order furniture piece. 

Vinotemp Wood Products and Wine Cellar Cooling Systems are:
  • Completely customizable
  • Built to order
  • Handmade
  • American-Made (Most manufactured right here in our Southern California facility)

    Unlike the competition, Vinotemp doesn't import all of our wine cabinets, nor do we ship you an impersonal, stock unit. You can rest assured knowing that we have the advantage of make a custom piece and the presence to look after our quality because we are locally manufacturing just for you.