La Sommeliere is a French manufacturer of premium wine cabinets and coolers which is also owned by the FRIO Enterprises group. With a wide range of different freestanding and built in options, they offer units that are different to standard units in the European market. All La Sommeliere units come with a 2 year parts and labour warranty which is supported by a network of technicians throughout the UK.
- Energy Efficiency: 'G'
- Rated capacity: 160 bottles (750ml standard bordeaux bottles)
- Installation type: Freestanding or Built in
- Temperature settings: 5 - 22°C
- Dimensions: H156cm x W59.5cm x D59.5cm
- 2 Year Warranty
Freestanding Wine Cabinet
The VIP160 is a freestanding or built in wine cabinet and can be installed with cabinets around it. There are ventilation requirements in that there must be 100mm of ventilation space above the wine cabinet to allow warm air to escape. The VIP160 is suitable for both long term storage and serving temperature as it has three temperature zones which can be controlled using the digital control panel located on the outside of the cabinet.
Wine Storage Compartment
With a capacity of 147 Bordeaux bottles, this model is one of the most popular wine cabinets. The bottles are supported on solid beech wood shelves which are fixed in place, the shelves can be moved around the cabinet to accommodate your collection. White LED lighting lights up the inside of the cabinet to ensure the bottles are easily visible. There is also a carbon filter to control odours, anti vibration system to minimize unnecessary movement and the double glazed door is fully UV treated to ensure no UV light enters the cabinet.
Single or Multi Zone Wine Cabinet:
The La Sommeliere VIP160 is a single or multi temperature zone wine cabinet which can be utilised by using the digital control panel. By turning the inner fans off you create multiple temperature zones inside the cabinet like the image below. You can also use this unit as a single temperature zone wine cabinet for one single temperature throughout the cabinet.
Multi zone cabinets feature polyvalent technology which effectively means the cool air is introduced at the bottom of the wine cabinet which naturally warms and rises up. This creates 5 naturally independent temperature zones which means you can store white wine at serving temperature in the lowest zone, store wines in the middle zone and then reds at serving temperature in the upper zone.
Manufactured in Europe
La Sommeliere's Prestige range is manufactured in Europe and are constructed from high quality components. The prestige range comes with a 2 year manufacturers warranty which includes parts and labour and on site support.
Why Shop with Elite Wine?
- The UK's leading retailer of wine fridges and wine cabinets
- Trading since 2016 - we have an extensive knowledge of the wine cooler industry
- The exclusive UK distributor for the top brands - Dunavox, Climadiff, Avintage, La Sommeliere and Dometic
- The official UK partner and only stockist for Swisscave
- Rated excellent on Trustpilot with 5-Star reviews.
Learn more about us here.
La Sommeliere VIP160 Specification:
- Multi purpose ageing and serving freestanding wine cabinet
- 147 Bottle Capacity (750ml standard Bordeaux bottles)
- Single or Multi temperature zone
- Internal operating temperatures: 5-22°C
- Noise level: 40dB
- Full tinted glass door with UV protection, double glazed
- Visual and audible alarms for malfunctions
- Automatic humidity management: 55-85%
- 4 fixed oak wood shelves
- Active charcoal filter
- White LED lighting
- Lighting on/off function
- Digital temperature display (red)
- 2 front feet, 2 rear wheels
- Designed for freestanding or Built in installation
- 2 year manufacturers warranty
- 3 thermometers included
- Fan assisted or polyvalent mode
- Compressor driven which is mounted on vibration free mountings
- Automatic defrost
Performance and Consumption:
- Noise level: 40dB
- G Energy Class: 166kW/annum
- Climate Class: 'T' (10-43°C)
- Height: 1560mm - Width: 595mm - Depth: 595mm
H.1625 x W.636 x D.67.1 mm
UK Mainland Delivery Information
Elite Wine Refrigeration are able to deliver across the UK, Ireland and most areas of the Scottish highlands on your chosen delivery date. (Charges shown below are inclusive of VAT).
We also deliver to the Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland, the prices below include our 2 person delivery and customs clearances - read more about deliveries to the island here.
(8 - 6pm)
|UK Mainland (See postcodes below)||N/A||FREE||£42|
|Northern Ireland - Undercounter||N/A||£54||N/A|
|Northern Ireland - Overcounter||N/A||£90||N/A|
|Republic of Ireland - Undercounter||N/A||£55||N/A|
|Republic of Ireland - Overcounter||N/A||£95||N/A|
All 2 person deliveries include; Room of choice, unpack, position and removal of packaging - if there are stairs/narrows roads involved, there may be additional charges.
We offer our 2 person delivery to the room of choice across the UK mainland, Northern Ireland* and the Republic of Ireland*, excluding the highlands. We may be able to offer this service if you are in the highlands or more remote areas but please contact us prior. If we cannot deliver with our 2 person service, we will be able to deliver to the kerbside using our freight network. Please note, removal and disposal of old appliances is not included in the price for delivery.
*Additional costs apply
2 Person delivery includes to the room of choice (ground floor), unpack, position and removal of the packaging. If you require delivery down or up stairs, we will ask for photos of the access before accepting the delivery. Delivery does not include full installation, the majority of our units are plug and play and in most cases just require the handle attaching.
Please contact us to discuss delivery options prior to purchase if you have any concerns
For the following postcodes, delivery costs may be higher and we will need you to contact us prior to order: AB31-AB35, AB36-AB38, AB41-AB45, AB55-AB56, FK17-FK21, GY, HS, IV21-24, IV26-27, IV40-56, IM, JE, KA27-28, KW0-KW15, KW15-17, PA20-23, PA28-31, PA34 5*, PA 34 4*, PA41-78, PA80, PH3-10, PH11-32, PH33-50, SI, TR21-25, ZE.
Please contact us for a delivery quotation to the above postcodes.
Yes, we can offer a kerbside delivery here for an additional charge, for Jersey and Guernsey deliveries we can also remove the VAT. Please contact us to arrange delivery prior to ordering.
Yes, the majority of our units are delivered from our UK warehouse which means logistics costs are higher - if you wish to add the 2 person delivery service for Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland, you can add this at checkout, additional charges apply as indicated above. Please note if you choose the 2 person delivery service, the lead time will be longer as we deliver the units into our 2 person logistics provider based in Northern Ireland.
You can select different time slots at checkout for UK mainland deliveries, our normal delivery hours are between 9 and 5pm but you can select an AM/PM delivery or a specified two hour window as well.
No, we can not supply all of our goods throughout Europe, for the UK we have exclusive rights to most brands we carry. The only brand of wine cabinets we cannot supply in the Republic of Ireland is LIEBHERR - please note the delivery information on the product pages.
We offer this service in certain areas of the UK as we use a specialist logistics company for this, please enquire directly as to whether we offer this service in your area. Please note, this service is not available in Northern Ireland and Republic or Ireland. This service is at an additional cost and is not included in the normal price of delivery.
Prior to delivery, our email notifications to customers always include requests for any obstructions and/or additional instructions that may restrict delivery (for example, steps, narrow staircase etc). If in the unlikely event that the delivery is unsuccessful due to access issues, additional charges will be incurred.
For Northern Ireland and ROI 2 person deliveries, our logistics partner will contact you to arrange the delivery - at this point you should make them aware of any delivery obstructions.
We will not accept claims for damage if this hasn't been noted at the point of delivery - our delivery company will give you an opportunity to check the goods once unpacked and note any damage.
For kerbside deliveries, we strongly advise you to unpack the goods before signing for the delivery, especially if there is damage to the packaging.
We do not offer installation on integrated wine coolers as standard, we can offer this service with the network of sub-contractors we use. Please contact us if you need further assistance with this prior to purchase to see if we can offer assistance in your area.
Delivery will be between 8 and 6pm Monday - Friday, the driver will call the recipient 1 hour before delivery.
AM/PM delivery can be arranged at the time of checkout with a surcharge.
We recommend you contact us before placing the order so we can discuss the available delivery options - we are able to deliver to the whole of the UK and ROI but the level of service may vary.
A kerbside delivery is via a freight company and the wine cooler/wine wall will be delivered just to the kerbside so please make sure there are people on site to accept the goods. We strongly advise you check the goods before accepting - any signs of damage should be noted on the delivery note.
For kerbside deliveries, it is important to ensure the goods are checked before signing for the item. In the event the goods arrive damaged, please refuse delivery. Once the goods are signed for we can not guarantee the claim for damage will be accepted.
If you cancel your order and the goods are still in our warehouse, then there will be no charge - if you cancel your order when the goods have left our warehouse and collected by our courier, we will deduct the cost of the delivery from the refund. As an indication, the cost of this will vary depending on the size of the unit and will be in the range of £75 to £145+VAT.
We strongly advise you check the dimensions of the product before ordering, some of our products are ordered in especially for this order and means the order cannot be cancelled once the goods have been collected.
Yes absolutely, we have a vast logistics network that we use daily to bring in our goods from all around Europe and beyond - please contact us for delivery costs. Some of the most popular countries we deliver to are: Spain, France, Germany, Sweden and Norway. **due to Brexit, we have currently suspended our services**
Signing for items at time of delivery
It is extremely important to check all items for damage before signing and accepting them. We will not be able to accept any claims for damaged items if you have signed the delivery paperwork and accepted goods.
Please take the following steps:
1. If our delivery team have not already done so, please take the item out of its packaging (do not just look at the packaging)
2. Inspect goods carefully (all the sides, corners and doors if applicable)
3. If there is no damage, accept and sign
4. If there is damage do not accept or sign (you can instead write Delivery refused as item damaged)
Once goods are signed for we cannot be held responsible for any damages and the customer is required to prove to us the damage was there before delivery.
Please make sure that anyone who might accept a delivery for you understands this, please also make sure the person who is signing for goods on your behalf is over 18 and if its your 'acceptor' you are obliged to make sure they know they have to inspect the goods properly before signing.
Customers are responsible for being present for their delivery as freight companies contact customers prior to their delivery day and may advise whether it is an AM/PM delivery. If a delivery fails because there is nobody available to receive it on the day it has been booked or delivery fails for a reason out of our control, then a re-delivery charge of £100 + VAT will be levied for the failure. The delivery will not be re-booked until this charge is paid.
We reserve the right to deliver to the door step or kerbside should the property not be accessible with a 2 person team and trolley. We request any access issues to be sent to us prior to delivery so we can make the necessary arrangements - should we not be informed of any stairs etc, we reserve the right to deliver to the kerbside or charge the unsuccessful delivery charge as noted above.
Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland information 🍀
Elite Wine has recently expanded back into Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after the initial Brexit turmoil which forced us to stop sending goods across the water.
The good news is, we are now fully operational with a warehouse, logistics and servicing all supported across NI and ROI - You will probably have lots of queries about how our deliveries work here so below you will find a short guide.
There are not duties to pay as we customs clear all the goods when transferring to our Northern Ireland warehouse, VAT it charged at checkout so there is also no VAT to pay on delivery
We aim to deliver all units with 10-14 working days for stock items and units that we have to bring in within 3-4 weeks. We have bi-weekly transfers on a Friday from our mainland UK warehouse. The goods will arrive in Northern Ireland usually on a Monday and then you will receive a call from our logistics company to schedule a delivery date.
Our standard delivery is a 2 person delivery to the room of choice (ground floor), unpack, position and removal of packaging - if there are stairs involved or any tricky access points we will ask you send us photos before hand so we can ensure the delivery will go ok.
Our logistics company will offer you certain time slots for you to pick from and you will also receive an ETA via SMS on the evening/morning of delivery.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get this over to you!
If your wine fridge develops a fault, please contact us on email@example.com and we will support you through the process of raising a service case - we are fully equipped with a network of technicians across the island to assist us with any aftersales issues.
We list the dimensions of every product within the specification, however if you are unsure please contact us on 0333 577 6466.
Please remember that the dimensions will not include the handle within the depth.
If you are not happy with your wine fridge, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you keep all the packaging and do not use or install the wine fridge so that we can resell as a new item. If you don't keep the packaging or it is installed, we will not be able to accept a return. Please note there are collection charges for all returns which vary from £80 / 85Euro up to £130 / 145 Euro depending on size and location.
As we develop across Ireland we are looking for new partners to help build our distribution network and showrooms - if you are a business and would like to work with us, please do get in touch: email@example.com
We can deliver all of our products to Ireland apart from Liebherr, if you order a Liebherr appliance we will unfortunately have to cancel the order - we can deliver Liebherr to Northern Ireland, though.
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