This week, InVintory launched its newest high-end tier, Opus. A leap above its existing products, Opus is effectively a smart home solution for wine cellars. InVintory builds a custom 3D model of a wine cellar down to the exact wooden case or magnum bottle, which is unlocked on an iPad that is stationed at the cellar door. This allows customers to easily and visually find any bottle at the tap of a button.
To discuss this new product and talk about InVintory more generally, founders Jeff and Josh Daiter (father and son) joined Yule for an in-person interview at Jeff's condo in downtown Toronto.Learn how Jeff - a retired physician - was inspired to create InVintory after an incident that saw the very bottle he was trying to find in his cellar smash to the floor, and hear how Josh responded to Jeff's request for help and built a rudimentary app over a short family holiday. The trio also delve into the ethos underlying the company and where they envision it heading in the future.
We have a worldwide network of hand-selected, certified dealers to get you set up on Opus.
We work with external dealer partners specializing in wine cellar management to ensure you have the option to experience the most seamless onboarding and set up possible.
We will connect you to the closest dealer near you to come to your wine cellar in-person and set up your collection, so you never have to lift a finger.
Our dealers act as your private wine cellar manager to provide support for the specific needs of your cellar. Depending on your unique cellar needs, this can include tailored in-home optimization of your wine cellar’s organization, manual cataloging of every wine bottle in your collection, so the real-life collection matches your virtual wine cellar inventory, down to the specific bottle, personalized walkthrough of our wine cellar management software and best practices for how to use the platform, and/or ongoing management support to keep your collection organized.
If you would prefer to proceed without a dealer, you can absolutely choose to self-onboard your wine collection.
We look for individuals and companies in the industry who are highly knowledgeable about wine and can offer our collectors the exclusive, concierge service they deserve.
Andrew is the founder & CEO of the bespoke wine cellar design & installation company CELLAR MAISON (UK, Europe & NZ). Andrew’s personal love of wine originated in his region of birth in Nelson, New Zealand, where began his career as a master cabinet-maker, and has always had a keen interest in interior design combined with tech innovation. Residing in the UK for over 20 years, has provided plenty of opportunity to explore the vineyards of England, France, Spain, Italy and beyond.
With an innate passion for the art and science of wine, Beverly is a distinguished Certified Sommelier through the Court of Masters, and a dedicated Wine Educator. Beyond her role as a Sommelier, Beverly has channeled her expertise into educating and inspiring others. As a seasoned Wine Educator, she has developed and conducted engaging courses that cater to wine enthusiasts of all levels. In addition to this, Beverly is also the wine expert on daytime television show The Social, and sits on the board of the International Wine & Food Society.
Bruce brings experience from over 40 years in the wine industry. Some of Bruce's specialities include Wine Brokerage, Cellar Appraisals, Wine Transport (local and long distance), and Wine Storage Solutions. Bruce is also the former U.S Grand Echanson of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and currently resides as a Wine Consultant to the Naples Winter Wine Festival.
A San Franciscan native, Christian Mullen has spent over 20 years in the Food & Beverage sector. From butlering in Las Vegas, managing restaurants in San Francisco, to wine and spirits sales in Napa. He currently resides in Napa Valley where he has lived since 2009 and provides wine cellar management and wines sales to clients n the Bay Area & Silicon Valley.
Grant Reynolds is the founder behind Parcelle, an independent New York City-based online retailer. He's also a partner in King Street Sommeliers, a consulting group who oversee several of the best and largest private wine collections in the world.
Heather is a certified sommelier (ISG & WSET) who has spent almost two decades honing her craft in both retail and top restaurants across Canada. In 2020 Heather founded Sips Toronto specializing in edu-taining virtual events. It quickly grew to also offer hospitality consulting, private cellar management, bespoke gifting and wedding registry services. In 2021, The Studio by Sips was opened in the King West neighbourhood to offer in person tastings, classes, dinners, and events. Heather is the Technical Director for the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, an educator for George Brown College, and was a national judge for Canada's Best 100 Restaurants.
Cayman Wine School offers top of the range wine storage design, cellar management, and wine management services. Cayman Wine School also delivers WSET wine certifications, private tastings and full-scale corporate events. They love discovering new varieties and labels, visiting stunning regions and generally chatting wine, made all the more enjoyable set against the beautiful backdrop of the Cayman Islands.
After visiting her very first wine region 22 years, Jane became captivated and wine quickly became a common thread running through her life. She became hooked when she had the opportunity to taste her birth year wine – a 1976 Chateau Latour in 2000. Since then she has continued visiting wine regions domestically and internationally learning about the region, the wines, and best of all the people. She decided to take her field experience to the classroom, completing the WSET Level 2 in Wine (with Distinction) in 2021 and the WSET Level 3 (with Merit) in 2023. With her official certifications, she gets to share her love of wine and help others grow their knowledge and appreciation through private wine tastings and cellar management. She is fully independent of any company, brand, or winery so there is no bias or limits to what she can offer. Jane makes recommendations based on your interest and style.
Jonathan is a Court of Master Sommelier’s Level 1 and Society of Wine Educator’s Certified Specialist of Wine. He is the owner and manager of Reserve Wine, a private wine membership club in Atlanta that focuses on retail sales, wine tastings, events and dinners, educational courses and wine trips. Jonathan has designed and installed wine cellars for discerning wine collectors and also manages wine cellar inventory for those clients – securing for them hard to find, allocated wines for aging (and enjoying at the appropriate time). Jonathan also started the Angel’s Cut Whiskey club, and enjoys sharing his knowledge of wine and spirits with customers, educating, and enhancing the client experience.
As a bilingual leader and passionate entrepreneur, Jonathan is driven by inspiration, creativity, determination, discipline, and a results-oriented mindset. His expertise lies in being a unifying strategist and collaborator, renowned for his customer-centric approach and outstanding prowess in sales and project delivery. Over the last twenty-two years, he has honed his skills while working with esteemed organizations like Bell Canada Enterprises and Fujitsu Canada. In 2013, he embarked on my own venture, CellArt, and actively engaged in various communities. His unwavering dedication lies in providing clients with unparalleled experiences, delivering personalized attention and expertise to each individual. Fuelled by his passion for wine, art, chocolate, and water, his is committed to creating exceptional and unforgettable moments for those he serves.
Know what you have, where it is and most importantly, when to drink it. That was Joseph’s motto when he founded Organize Wine Consultants – a consulting company that specializes in helping wine collectors with all aspects of their wine collections. Organization, storage, acquisition and liquidation are just a few of the tasks Joe performs for his clients. A Certified Sommelier Joe spends his winters skiing, his summers watching the Red Sox and the rest of the time studying about wine.
Jost’s professional experience with wine started in 1981 when he became the manager of a four star restaurant where his main responsibility was overseeing their 4,000+ bottle wine collection. After changing careers and doing many other things, in 2004 he started building custom wine features in homes and restaurants. The business evolved and in 2009, Jost founded Nos Caves Vin (NCV), a category changing wine storage business. NCV offers a complete suit of services for experienced wine collectors including high-end offsite storage facilities, design and build of custom wine features in homes, complete collection management services, and wine moving services.
Known for his passion and outstanding knowledge, Luke knows wines and thrives on enhancing others’ experiences. His Motto ‘Drink Wine in Greater Detail’; says it all. Luke is Australia's Number 1 Personal Sommelier. Vinified, His Company is whom you call for the after-sales service in Wine. What to cellar, how to start a wine collection, where to buy, what a wine is worth and cellar design. Luke and his team of Sommeliers work with you, from grape to glass. You can also here Luke on the Podcast; " Lukes talk Wine."
Martine is the owner and founder of Cellar and Vine Wine Consulting. Her services include corporate and private tasting, wine education courses, staff training, and cellar organization and management. Martine has spent her entire adult life in the hospitality industry. Her vast experience includes managing at the illustrious Langdon Hall Relais & Chateaux, owning and operating a world class cruise ship destination on the beaches of Honduras and as a Wine Educator at Conestoga College. Martine holds the prestigious WSET Diploma as well as accreditations from the Court of Master Sommeliers and International Sommelier Guild.
Michael started his professional wine career working for Total Wine & More in Florida for 8 years as their Senior Educator & Sales Associate. There, he led 100+ wine classes (which sold out each time with 40 seats), was the fastest to earn their in-house wine certification, TWP in company history, and was responsible for the sales and upkeep of the in-store high-end lockbox, which included growth Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, cult Napa & the best Italian wines. In 2009 Michael founded RedHead Wines, a wine concierge service specializing in sales, cellar and inventory management, wine education, sommelier services (including restaurant menu construction), wine travel, and auction market consulting.
Michael has been managing and organizing wine cellars for over 17 years with Iron Gate, Canada's leader in fine wine collector services. He is also a multi-award-winning wine writer, national and international wine judge, educator, journalist, social-media content creator, and project coordinator. He hosts & co-created the podcast Two Guys Talking Wine (the 2nd longest running podcast about wine in Canada), is a past-President of the Wine Writers Circle of Canada (2010-2015), and member of the Circle of Wine Writers (UK).
Nabilah is a Sommelier offering personalized guidance and cellar management services to collectors across the Greater Toronto and Metro Vancouver Area. She holds Advanced Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has led the wine programs at some of Toronto's best-regarded hospitality outposts. Through her company, Vinopath, she will work with you to align your cellar to your unique preferences. She can work with your existing setup or help you transform your cellar management approach to meet your goals as a collector. Her services include comprehensive inventory, cellar evaluations, and sourcing fine wines.
Nick and Leah have worked at the top of their industry for over 30 years combined. Including time with organizations such as The Ritz Carlton, Cardinale Estate, Lokoya Estate, per se, and The French Laundry. They hold several sommelier certifications and degrees from the best culinary and hospitality schools in the country and never clean without a bottle of champagne. Together, they started Alston Hospitality Group in Napa Valley which specializes in high touch client services that include complete wine cellar management from initial cellar set up to inventory, shipping logistics, reconciliation, purchasing/curation of special bottles and concierge services.
Parker is a Sea Girt, New Jersey native and currently a rising senior at Pace University majoring in quantitative finance. Over the past eight years, he has honed his expertise in trading US-listed equity derivatives and commodities. Beyond the markets, Parker has delved into the world of wine, as both a passion and an alternative investment vehicle. This led him to proudly introduce Vinovo, a cellar management company centered around InVintory’s Opus platform. His comprehensive services include seamless onboarding to InVintory, bottle organization, and expert collection consulting. Vinovo aims to elevate your collection while optimizing its value and accessibility. His favorite bottle is Favia Cerro Sur.
Sharon fell in love with wine in her early 20s and never looked back. She loves teaching wine classes and putting that perfect bottle into customers' hands. Her own cellar is a reflection of all of the regions she loves and she tends to focus on particular producers from one vintage to the next. Sharon deeply believes that every bottle has a story to tell.
A Dutch native, Ton has been interested in wine for many years. He started to study the local alternative to WSET and quickly moved through the levels. When he bought his current house with a 50m2 wine cellar, built in 1857, he came up with the idea to start a bottle shop. Now, almost a year into running this business, he is quickly growing his network of loyal private and b2b clients. In his wineshop, Ton offers local wines from The Netherlands and a growing collection of own import wines from Germany, Italy, Spain and France.
If we don’t yet have a dealer near you, you can either opt to set up Opus on your own or contact us here and we’ll work on finding a dealer to assist you.