Vite Series 115 Bottle Single Zone Wine Refrigerator - Black Cabinet and Door - Hinge On Right Reviews

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Vite Series 115 Bottle Single Zone Wine Refrigerator - Black Cabinet and Door - Hinge On Right Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5)
(based on 17 reviews) 
Day 1 = Good with one BIG reservation
by:John S. (09-03-2016)
Columbia, MO
Comments:First off I would give this 3.5 stars if I could.

I'll start off by saying I purchased this by simply Googling "wine refrigerators" and came upon Beverage Factory's website. 4 years ago I purchased a smaller NewAir dual zone wine refrigerator from Amazon and the upper unit failed within the first year, the bottom is still going strong. I don't know why these things are so expensive but comparing prices, this is one of the better priced larger units you are going to find.

Communication from Beverage Factory is excellent, right after the purchase all the way up to delivery. You're going to get plenty of informative emails from them. Pilot Services out of St. Louis delivered the fridge and had one slight issue with delivery, they said they called my cell and left a message and I never had a call from them. You will get a tracking number from Beverage Factory and monitoring that daily was the only way I saw this error. Pilot Services had updated the tracking log with the errored info and I called them directly to clarify and set up delivery. They told me it would be delivered this past Friday from 10am-6pm with a 1 hour advance courtesy call. They arrived at 4pm and I never got the courtesy call either. The delivery driver was excellent and used a dolly to bring it down to my basement door. So far I'm extremely happy. FYI, I ordered the unit on 8/20 and the packing slip said it came from San Diego, CA. It was delivered to me on 9/2 in Columbia, MO so I would expect 2 weeks for delivery.

The unit is packaged well but with most appliances the shipping company and how they handle it is most important and my guy was very careful and gentle, there were no punctures or rips to the cardboard box it came in. After unpacking the unit and bringing it into my basement, setup is extremely easy. Inside the unit you will find the manual and 2 door handles, one is a straight bar type handle and the other a curved handle. This is a nice touch. The wood racks are ok. They aren't heavy or dense with a premium wood but instead a lightweight although solid cheaper wood. I was worried the wood is so cheap it may not handle the weight of the wine bottles but they do and still felt solid with the added weight. I did notice that some of my drawers were not level, one side was higher then the other which is noticeable when looking at them through the front glass. Not a huge issue but disappointing if you're a perfectionist.

The racks all slide out except for the very bottom one which is fixed. There are 9 racks total. The very bottom rack is only 5 1/8 inches tall and likely you will only get 6 bottles stored here, you won't be able to stack like the pictures show you. The next 7 racks up from the bottom rack are 5 1/2 inches tall and this is where the biggest issue lies. We are primarily cab drinkers and the wine bottles for cab have a larger diameter than say a bordeaux bottle which we also have. I am barely able to get 6 bottles of cab to lay across on each rack, plus 2 more bottles in the front like you see in the photos. That's 8 bottles a rack and you CANNOT stack these! There is not enough height. Our bordeaux bottles are better. 6 across the back and 2 in the front like the cab's however you do have enough room to stack 5 more bottles with the smaller size and therefore can get a total of 13 bottles on a rack. The top most rack has a 6 1/2 inch clearance and is able to stack 13 bottles as well because of this extra space. Doing the math with a entire cab inventory you will be able to stack 13 bottles on the top rack, 8 bottles each on the remaining 7 racks and 6 bottles on the bottom rack totaling 75 bottle capacity. This quite frankly sucks and is far from the 115 bottle advertisement. Now I realize all wine fridge manufacturers indicate their capacities with these smaller diameter bottles but when you start looking at this fridge it would have been so damn simple to give us all that added little extra bit of height to accommodate ALL sizes rather than the small ones. Had I known this, knowing we need storage for cab's I'm not sure I would have bought this unit or honestly should have done more research. I'm getting nowhere near the capacity I need and now I'm forced to look at finding another unit to accommodate all our wines. I also took pictures to explain all this but the site does not let me upload them so hopefully I did a good enough job with my explanations. I should also add the unit is a compressor model and mine is pretty quiet.

I would recommend this unit even with it's major fault of debatable capacity. Manufacturer if you are listening, make the slight increase in shelf space and you will have a great and honest product!
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Poorly Built
by:thebej (07-30-2016)
Las Vegas
Comments:Works well, but we were sent the wrong screws for the door handle, plus the base is on crooked. So the whole unit is sort of woobly despite adjusting the the base anchors. Got better when 100 bottles of wine were added.
Bottom Line:I would not recommend this product.
 
Very Happy
by:Bob (05-16-2016)
Upper Jay, NY
Comments:A beautiful piece of furniture in the room. With start up problems in the beginning (largely due to my own ineptitude with electronics, not problems with the unit), Beverage Factory customer service stayed with me until the "problem" was was resolved, even scheduling an in-home service call. Not only that, the customer service rep continued to follow up with phone calls to be sure I remained satisfied with the refrigerator. I am deeply impressed. That said, the initial difficulty in getting the unit to work properly could have been avoided in it's entirety had the service rep, herself, had a better knowledge of the the simple workings of the control panel and the operators' manual been more detailed in it's instructions on getting started. It wasn't written for Luddites.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Good product so far
by:Guido (04-29-2016)
Washington DC
Comments:Only in service for a couple of weeks, but so far, so good. Keeps its set temperature accurately enough. Well made, it seems. Except attaching the door handle was a little bit less than easy, and the fit of the handle is not very smooth. Two handles were included, and one must choose. Maybe the other would fit better. The seller (BF) was excellent to work with. Very responsive, knowledgeable, and attentive.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
A Nice Cooler
by:Steve (03-01-2016)
Davis, CA
Comments:First, the customer service was, and remains, Excellent. All my questions were answered and people were very nice. The unit arrived intact and is humming away, holding temp and functioning as expected, within tolerance.

It's still early to tell how the unit will hold up, but I have an extended warranty, so all is well there. A nice unit.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Delighted with Wine Refrigerator
by:Fredrick (11-23-2015)
Tulsa, OK
Comments:I had been collecting red wines for about a year and needed a temperature controlled place to store them. This unit looked like it would do the job.
I have not completely finished loading the unit with wine yet, I need to do some rack adjustments, but that is one of the nice things about this unit, the racks are adjustable.
I placed the unit in the garage near the door into the house so noise was not a problem, but as it turned out the unit is quite quiet.
Leveling the unit went very smoothly.
The temperature stabilized very quickly and the unit has a broad range to choose from. I am using the unit for reds, but it can easily keep whites chilled to the lower temperatures without a problem. We loke our whites CHILLED.
On the down side, and these are rather pickey.
The blue lights, although giving a nice ambiance, do not offer the light necessary to adaquetly determine which wine is which, and the light to the lower shelves is totally blocked. WE have an overhead light near the unit so this posess no problem for us. The only other negative would be the same for all wine coolers, not all bottles are the standard size that the bottle count for the unit is based on. I was able to maximize the bottles in our unit but my wife claims I did a poor job because the arrangement is not neat and pretty. Well the wine is in the unit and it is kept at the correct temperature. What more can you ask for?
I whole heartedly recommend this wine cooler, in fact I may get another. I'm sure the one I have needs a brother.
This is the second wine cooler we have purchased from The Beverage Factory. They have good products.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Great product, Nice Presentation
by:Mikedeg1 (11-11-2015)
Chicago, IL
Comments:The unit is quiet, I have it in my basement, open area, near my desk where I work. No issues. Looks great, shelves slide nice, I put the curved handle on. I was out to get a perfect wine refrigerator and this is close. Someday, someone still needs to invent one that can accommodate the larger diameter bottles that have gotten so popular. Yes, you can adjust the shelf height, but all it takes is a few wider bottles and you can't lay the specified amount to get a complete row. I will never actually get the full capacity in it, but for now, it is way better than what I had!
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Very Nice Wine Cooler at good price
by:Rick (10-28-2015)
Florida
Comments:The only reason I do not rate 5 stars is that the leg mounts are somewhat flimsy. I don't see it being a major problem but the legs mount to a rather thin corner material and when the cooler is fully loaded there is a lot of weight to deal with. Other than that I think it is a great value item.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Great wine cooler
by:Dom (09-29-2015)
Morton Grove, Illinois
Comments:This cooler looks great, keeps my red wines at a perfect 53 degrees temperature.
I was able to fit 115 bottles in this cooler. There are 8 shelves which is able to hold 13 bottles each, and the bottom shelve holds 11 bottles. Great cooler for the money? If you need a great cooler this is the one for you, plus it has a great appearance which is currently in my dinning room.
Salute! Dom
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
new wine fridge
by:D (06-13-2015)
Mass
Comments:Fridge arrived quickly. Shipper was organized and driver efficient. Unit looks great and was easy to unpack . Minor issue is protective plastic was seled inside edging so difficult to remove.
Looks great though.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Very pleased!!!
by:avdedios (12-24-2014)
Herndon, VA
Comments:I've had it for 5 days and so far I'm very happy with this wine refrigerator. It's so quiet compared to my thermo electric one because of the fans. I've set it to 53 degrees and it's been maintaining from 53-56 degrees.

It so elegant looking and when you open it, you can smell the cedar wood.

I was looking at the Wine Enthusiast Classic for $1299 before I bought this. I'm glad I did and saved over $500.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Wine Cooler
by:Matt (10-21-2014)
Maryland
Comments:Great value and the Beverage Factory support and shipping were fantastic. The only issue is that there was no handle, which Beverage Factory was quick to fix. Overall I would highly recommend this product!!!
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Glad I went forlarger capacity as 75 bottles is pretty much all I can fit in this refrigerator
by:Paul (10-20-2014)
Florida
Comments:Only received it a few days ago it's bigger than I thought but it definitely doesn't hold over 100 bottles I will be lucky to get 70 into it and it was delivered without the door handle and an owners manual but the cooling system works very quickly and very well, also I am glad it is not in an area where there is a lot of traffic as it is a little noisy. But very presentable and in general I think I'm going to be happy when I receive my door handle, Not sure they will send me a manual as they told me to look it up on the computer.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Can't complain.
by:Pete (10-02-2014)
Lee's Summit, MO
Comments:Easy to move and install. Runs quietly. After allowing a few days, maintains temperature nicely. Looks nice. Can't rate as perfect because I don't have ability to judge longevity yet. I am quite pleased.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Awesome!
by:Alma (08-11-2014)
San Jose, CA
Comments:Great product and awesome customer service. The one frustration I experienced was the delivery company (which has nothing to do with Beverage Factory).
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Allavino YWR-2715BRT Wine Fridge
by:Ken S. (06-30-2014)
Santa Clara, CA
Comments:Purchased this mainly to store my red wine collection. Roll out shelves are very nice and you are able to stack bottles on top of each other for easy storage. As usual, you will have to experiment with bottle sizes to maximize storage. The compressor is very quiet but the fan on top is somewhat noisy and vibrates a lot. It seems like if they used some foam around the fan area - it would have dampened the noise. Overall a nice fridge for the price.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Just what I needed
by:Gene (06-25-2014)
Vacaville Ca
Comments:I needed a new wine frog, and I am pleased so far with this unit. It is a bit noise sometimes, but being it is a back room this has not been an issue yet.

The delivery service from The Beverage Factory was great.

Good unit and I would recommend.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.