About Us

Welcome to Vinotemp.com!


Welcome to Vinotemp, we are a designer and distributor of a line of products for home and commercial use.

Vinotemp has created several brands over the years. Vinotemp (Wine Cabinets), Apex Wine Racks (Wine Racks), Wine-Mate (Cooling Systems), Epicureanist (Housewares), Element (Wine Coolers), and Brama (Kitchen Appliances).

Vinotemp, as a leader in the wine storage industry, has been designing custom premium wine cabinets and racking for over 30 years. 

Since 1985, we have sold over a million wine cellars in the U.S. and overseas. The warehouse is located in Henderson, NV. 

Element by Vinotemp is our wine and beverage appliance line. These are items we’ve designed to our specifications. Many of our designs are patented and very forward thinking. India Hynes is on the pulse of design and curates the new models with her Art background and the help of her design team. Together, products are never seen before, materials that have never been used before are now created for the appliance industry. 

Apex Wine Racks was purchased in 2010 to broaden our wine racking skills.

Wine Mate is 24 years old and has made innovative and patented wine cooling systems to work in a home or commercial environment. Each unit uses the finest materials and is designed and assembled in our Henderson, Nevada facility. 

Epicureanist provides an elegant and fun way to accessorize your home or restaurant with innovative, creative accessories. From wine related furniture, to decorative wine racks, glassware and corkscrews, many of our designs can only be found here. 

Brama is our kitchen appliance line and includes ovens, refrigerators, ranges & hoods, microwaves and outdoor refrigerators. 


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 designing 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 CEO of Vinotemp


Our goal is to provide the most important aspects of a successful business; Quality and Service. We are known in this industry to provide high quality, well designed products.  Our custom built products are designed and assembled right here in Southern California, and have the reputation of being reliable and long-lasting. Cad designs and over the phone consultations are free to encourage you to design the perfect wine cellar/cabinet.  For those on a budget, we provide an entire line of products which produce the perfect environment for a wine collector. You can grow your collection with our family of companies. 

Vinotemp believes in giving you options so there is no reason to shop elsewhere for wine storage. We offer everything from  countertop coolers to floor to ceiling glass commercial cabinets found at many of the finest hotels and restaurants like the Ritz Carlton,  Mariotts (worldwide), House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafes, Ocean Prime, Fig and Olive, Ruth’s Chris and more


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
2007: Becomes certified member of the Women's Business Enterprise by WBENC (View Certificate)
Epicureanist is Launched
2009: Launch exclusive distribution partnership with Fuego for the Element by Fuego Grills
2009: Launch a new wine cabinet line, the VinoCellier Series, with precision European manufacturing
2010: Vinotemp acquires Apex Wine Cellars and Saunas
2011: Vinotemp opens new corporate office in Irvine, CA
2012: Vinotemp introduces the WM-4510 HZD, the industry's first fully-customizable cellar cooling system
2013: Vinotemp launches its patented line of Mirrored Wine and Beverage Coolers, four of which receieve the Platinum Adex Award for Design Excellence
2014: Vinotemp and  Cavanova introduce Il Romanzo, a sophisticated collection of wine coolers
2014: Wine Hardware of Sonoma, a one stop shop for wine lovers located in Sonoma, CA
2016: The multi brands are launched on a new website
2018: Launch of new website
2019: Moved to Las Vegas

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