Production-line-grade technology brought to your wine collection? Why not? The new WineCab products, created by oenophile Mark Chaney (who also founded industrial automation firm Calvary Robotics) expand existing wine storage approaches with a big pour of technology. Of course, the stunning cabinets feature perfect temperature and humidity conditions for your bottles and display your investment for all to see.
Like some products on the market, they feature a digital library catalog touchpad system for your collection, as well as an AI-based virtual sommelier feature to help you select the proper bottle. But WineCabs are the only wine-storage options on the market that bring all of that together with a significant zing of visual theater: a high-speed, 7-axis industrial robotic arm, specially calibrated for a secure but light touch, selects and presents your chosen bottle in under 15 seconds.
The line ranges from a more kitchen-galley style Curio Classic cabinet, to slimmer WineWall products that range from 6 to 15 feet. The 15-foot WineWall can accommodate 600 bottles with additional stowage for 36 bottles. Plus, the cutting-edge robotic arm not only retrieves and dispenses bottles in a flash, but it can auto-load 24 new bottles into the cabinet in sync with the data-management system in under 7 minutes.
Sophisticated museum-style lighting and a bespoke selection of trim finishes are available to make each WineWall unique and an easy addition to any decor. Expect options for rare woods like Macassar Ebony and Zebrawood. Even custom etching and carving is offered. And, of course, those options impact the price. At the high-end, a typical 15-foot WineWall starts at $249,000, with lower pricing for smaller units.
“Danger, Will Robinson” jokes aside, WineCab takes a bold, new, and super-fun, step beyond.