La Sommeliere - Prestige 195 Bottle Multi Zone Wine Cooler - VIP196

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La Sommeliere - Prestige 195 Bottle Multi Zone Wine Cooler - VIP196

We recommend the VIP196 to any wine lover who is looking for a great looking, multiple use wine cooler/wine cabinet that can be used for long term ageing or for a mixed service/ageing purpose. With an exceptionally wide temperature setting (5-22°C) and the ability to create 6 different temperature zones this is a super-versatile cooler that can keep red, white, sparkling and sweet wines at service temperature or the whole unit can be used for cellaring. This wine cooler can change function as your wine collection expands and matures. The VIP196 can stand alone as a freestanding unit or be built-in to your kitchen with a shadow gap for ventilation.


  • 195 Bottle Capacity on 6 solid oak shelves
  • Temperature Zones that range between 5-22°C
  • Anti-Freeze technology - keeps temperature up in winter
  • Double Glazed, UV protected glass door
  • Audible & visual alarm to note any temperature fluctuations
  • Freestanding or Built-In
  • Original B energy rating (pre March 21)
  • Free Two Year parts and labour warranty included
  • Dimensions - H: 1850mm, W: 595mm, D: 595mm


To use the wine cooler as a multiple zone wine fridge then set the minimum temperature at the bottom of the cellar and the maximum temperature at the top (between 5-22°C). The gap between these two temperatures is automatically divided to create up to six different temperature zones in the one fridge. If the same temperature is set at the top and the bottom the fridge remains one constant temperature.

We recommend this product to those with a serious collection who need temperature reliability but who also want the versatility of a regular wine fridge. This is a restaurant quality product for home or commercial use.

The VIP196 offers your wine collection perfect protection from all the elements that can age a wine prematurely, with no vibration, stable temperatures and regulated light with a double glazed tempered door with anti-UV protection. The charcoal filter and regulated hygrometry rate ensure a safe environment, the door lock provides a secure one too.

The illustration below shows how the wine cooler can work either with fans turned on or off to either maintain a constant temperature or keep a range of temperatures throughout the wine cooler. The VIP196 comes with four thermometers so you can accurately regulate the temperature of your wines throughout the unit.

The La Sommeliere range is manufactured in Europe and there are a team of UK technicians to support your wine cooler should you need assistance. This product comes with a 2 year warranty.

The Prestige VIP196 is adaptable to your home with reversible door, attachable wheels and adjustable feet. The fridge can operate in an ambient temperature of 10-43°C allowing storage in a garage, cellar or sun-room.


How many bottles will the LA SOMMELIERE VIP196 hold?

This wine fridge/wine cabinet can hold up to 195 Bordeaux style bottles on 6 wooden shelves (including one display shelf).

The best way to optimise space in your wine fridge is to stack the same bottle type (Bordeaux or Burgundy or Alsace for example) on the same shelves.

Can I pay for this wine fridge in instalments?

You can pay in instalments via PayPal who offer credit terms over 6, 12, 24 and 36 months including the first 4 months at 0% interest. If you wish to pay by instalments choose PayPal at check out. You can also pay in full with a debit card, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Google Pay or PayPal.

Does the LA SOMMELIERE VIP196 come with a manufacturer warranty?

Yes, there is a two year warranty on this wine cooler.

Can I customise this wine fridge to suit my needs?

Use the chat function to speak to us about changes you may want to make to the wine fridge, for example, changing the side the door opens or extending the warranty.

What is the energy rating of this wine cooler?

Pre March 2021 this wine fridge had an energy efficiency rating of "B" but with the changes to the efficiency scale this wine fridge now ranks "G". For more information on these latest energy rating changes to all electrical appliances please see our blog post on energy rating changes for wine coolers .

How do I install this wine cooler?

The La Sommeliere VIP196 is a freestanding wine cabinet but can be built in to a kitchen as long as a gap of 10cm exists above the wine cooler to allow hot air to escape.

Looking for another wine cooler from La Sommeliere?

CoolerSomm carries all the La Sommeliere wine coolers, wine cabinets and wine fridges click the link to view the full range.

How do I activate the £25 off and the fine wine offer?

Sign up to the newsletter for £25 off and you'll receive a promocode to use on the check-out page. The fine wine will be sent out after you've received your wine cooler and will be fulfilled by Marlo, we will contact you to arrange selection and delivery of your wine post purchase.


Once an order is placed we will contact you within a few working hours to confirm the order and arrange a delivery date suitable to you. On the date of delivery we will give you a time slot when you can expect delivery and the driver will call one hour before arrival.

UK mainland delivery is free. Delivery costs to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland depend on the size of the unit. See the delivery costs table below.

Two Man Carry-In Delivery Service Delivery Cost
UK Mainland Free
Northern Ireland Under Counter £54
Northern Ireland Full Size
Republic of Ireland Under Counter £55
Republic of Ireland Full Size £95

We provide a professional two-man delivery team who will deliver the wine cooler to the ground floor room of your choice, unpack, place your wine cooler in your desired spot and take the excess wrapping away. 

If you need your wine cooler placing in a room either up or down flights of stairs or you can envisage any access issues during delivery please contact us in advance to outline the specifics of your delivery. 

Lastly, when signing for delivery, please ensure you are happy with the condition of your purchase before signing for the goods. Click for a full run-down of what to expect on delivery day.


Product Specification


Key Features
Standard Warranty 2 Years - 5 Years available
Efficiency Rating Pre 03/21 - B | Post 03/21 - G
Temperature Zones (3) 5-22°C
Dimensions H: 185cm, W: 59.5cm, D: 59.5cm
Bottle Capacity - Shelves mounted (Bordeaux) 195
Space for large bottles All Shelves
Humidity Range (%) 55-85
Climate Classification SN-T
Noise Level (dB) 39

Casing Black Aluminium
Glass Double Glazed - UV Treated
Lock Yes
Hinge Side Right
Reversible Door Yes
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1850 x 595 x 595mm

Temperature zones
Lighting White LED
Lighting on/off switch
Total Shelves 6
Display Shelves 0
Number of bottles per shelf 30
Shelf Material Solid Oak

Key Functions
Optimal Use
Long Term Storage/Service
User Interface Digital displays
Active Carbon Filters
Vibration Free Yes
Cooling System Compressor
Winter System Yes
Defrost Function Automatic
Acoustic Temperature Alarm Yes
Acoustic Door Alarm Yes
Adjustable Feet Yes

General Information
Installation Type Freestanding/Built-In
Warranty Extension Available No
Transport Weight
Net Weight
Power Consumption (kWh/annum)
Voltage 220-240V
Delivery, Unwrap, Install 2 Man Team - FREE

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