Who we are
Winegate is the exclusive Canadian distributor of the Napa Technology WineStation®, the #1 selling wine dispensing system selected and deployed by Canada's provincial liquor boards and a growing number of hospitality and foodservice establishments from coast to coast.
Trusted by thousands of clients worldwide, the WineStation is now widely recognized as the industry leader in wine dispensing solutions. It is the only system that delivers the perfect combination of the best available technology, easiest usage and maintenance and highest value returned on investment.
Our Canadian success story
Conceived from a passion for all things new and revolutionary, Winegate was born in 2006. The following year brought the arrival of the WineStation: the state-of-the-art intelligent dispensing system by Napa Technology. Recognizing its superiority over similar systems and its long term potential and benefit to our clients, the obvious choice was to make it our flagship product. Since that time, we have enjoyed the privilege and honour of partnering and collaborating closely with Napa’s distinguished team of high-tech veterans from Silicon Valley.
In 2008, the Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ, Quebec’s provincial liquor board), one of the largest and most innovative liquor retail organizations in the world, set the wheels in motion. After piloting the “tasting station” concept with earlier systems, the SAQ launched a rollout plan that called for the equipping of about 100 “Selection” and “Signature” stores with WineStations. Very well received by customers, store personnel, head office staff and suppliers alike, the rollout continues to expand and evolve to this day.
Atlantic Canadian liquor boards followed suit. The Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) deployed WineStations in virtually all its corporate locations. They were soon joined by Alcool NB Liquor (ANBL), PEI Liquor Control Commission (PEILCC) and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).
As news of our customers’ experiences and successes made their way from east to west, other liquor boards and private retailers across Canada jumped on board. Step inside a liquor store in Canada today, and if you don’t see our system there yet . . . chances are you will soon!
But the use of the WineStation is not limited to the retail market. Hotels, restaurants, bars, wineries, and other wine selling businesses across Canada are discovering the many benefits of our system, as are wine lovers at home. Market research shows Canadian interest in fine wine is growing, and WineStation's popularity is growing right along with it.
Our clients come in all sizes: large or small, public or private, local or national, part of a chain or independent . . . and every client counts. Together with Napa Technology and our nation-wide network of service providers, we continue to strive for improvement, and ensure that each and every one of our customers is satisfied . . . every step of the way.
To learn more about how you too can benefit from our wine dispensing solutions, please explore our website and contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!