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Welcome to Toast.World!

AT A GLANCE

Toast is a culmination of the brands accumulated and created over the years. We want to Celebrate Life. The brands represented here are Vinotemp, Apex Wine Racks, Wine Mate, Epicureanist and our store Wine Hardware of Sonoma.

Vinotemp, 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.  Since 1985, we have sold over a million wine cellars in the U.S. and overseas. The factory is located in Long Beach California. 

Element by Vinotemp is our 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. Making in Long Beach California, custom wine racks and wine racks kits. 

Wine Mate is almost 20 years old. Making innovative and patented wine cooling systems, to work in a home or commercial environment. Made in the USA in Rancho Dominguez, California. Each unit is hand made and inspected, and we use the finest materials to manufacture. 

Epicureanist provides a nicer way to accessorize your home or restaurant with our innovative, creative accessories. From wine related furniture, to decorative wine racks, glassware and corkscrews, Many of our designs are only found here.   

Our cute store in Sonoma keeps us in touch with what our customers want. We fell in love with the store a few years ago and bought the business from a retired store owner. Right at town square, with a lovely store manager who knows how to help with any wine related question.

THE BEGINNINGS

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 CEO of Vinotemp.

OUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

Our goal is to provide the three most important aspects of a successful business; Quality and Service. We are known in this industry to manufacture and provide a high quality product.  Our custom built products, made right here in Southern California, have a reputation to last, many many years. 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

COMPANY MILESTONES

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 platform called Toast!