Introduced in 2014, VinGardeValise® is the ultimate indestructible hard-shell wine suitcase designed to carry your favorite wines and beverage bottles, and glasses safely and securely.
History of the VinGardeValise®
The VinGardeValise® is the creation of Barry Wax, the proprietor of Line Sales, LLC. He is a long-time supplier and patent holder of wine accessories and wine totes to the wine industry. Barry has numerous domestic and international patents for the VinGardeValise®.
The VinGardeValise® is a wine suitcase that was developed over a three-year period in multiple prototypes before the initial final design was completed.
Every component and design feature has been rigorously tested and retested, reflecting Barry’s singular focus on quality, ease of use, and durability.
Barry and his team focus on ongoing improvements based on customer feedback, availability of better materials, advancements in manufacturing techniques, and changes in the traveling environment.
The VinGardeValise® Cru’s Mission
To provide you with a functional, stylish, sturdy, and durable piece of wine luggage that you will travel with proudly and that will safely carry your “bottled poetry” anywhere in the world.
We promise to focus on delighting our customers and treating your concerns with courtesy and respect. Our goal is to be attentive, responsive, and thorough and to exceed your expectations.
We value and welcome feedback from our clients.
We are committed to expanding globally in order to serve our clients wherever they might be.
We maintain a friendly, fair, and creative work environment, which respects diversity, new ideas, and hard work.
Meet the VinGardeValise® Cru
Barry is passionate about designing, manufacturing and selling wine accessories and has 15+ years of experience in the industry. His academic background is in philosophy, political science and anthropology, which is a far cry from the wine industry.
When a friend challenged him to design the ultimate wine carrier, he masterminded the VinGardeValise® over a three-year period, developing a number of prototypes before creating the final design. Barry also has several patents to his credit and these include wine glass id rings, a wine flight carrier and wine aerator. His latest innovation is the VinGardeValise®.
Chief Executive Officer
Diane joined the VinGardeValise® Cru in December 2015 as the Chief Executive Officer. With more than 40 years of management and policy experience, Diane brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to VGV®. She is excited at the expectation of working in a small business as her previous experiences have been with the public sector.
After moving to New Mexico, Diane hopes that the peaceful, big sky country will give her the opportunity to transition from her workaholic lifestyle in the nation’s Capitol. She expects to make more time for travel, reading, and exercise. She lives with her husband and 3 wonderful dogs in the mountains.
Debbie is the financial officer of VinGardeValise®, besides being the co-owner of a local rural newspaper, The Independent, which covers the counties of Santa Fe, Torrance, and Bernalillo in New Mexico. She lives east of Albuquerque, NM, in the Manzano Mountains with her husband on a small 13-acre dairy goat farm.
Brinna helps with marketing activities for VinGardeValise®. She is a New Mexico local with an associate degree in Fine Art from Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). She discovered her love for marketing when she participated in CNM’s hospitality and tourism program.
Angel Austin comes to VinGardeValise® with more than 20+ years of corporate work experience. She prides herself on being innovative, adaptive, and personable. Angel and her husband are the owners of Austin Mobile Concierge, listed as #2 in Yelp’s “Top Ten Personal Assistant Services of Austin” with a perfect five star. Angel’s also a recording artist who enjoys the arts, is on the board of a local arts non-profit and works to promote unknown artists.
Katie is the Office Manager at VingardeValise®. She has been in the secretarial business for 5 years. She is excited and eager to be an active member with a growing small business. She lives in Albuquerque, with her Fiancé and 3 year old son. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, her two dogs and organizing.
Bob is a trained haute cuisine chef and has a strong appreciation for fine wine and fine food. Besides cooking food, he has a wealth of management experience “cooking” product development and manufacturing. At VinGardeValise®, his key tasks are strengthening its manufacturing and supply chain management. Bob loves to sail and travel to France, Spain, Italy and other places overseas known for their food and wine.
Vanita juggles many hats at VinGardeValise® including designing and maintaining the website, managing the blog and leading online marketing efforts. She also runs the affiliate program. She has spent several years helping fellow entrepreneurs grow their businesses by offering outstanding website designs and profitable marketing strategies online via workshops and through mentoring.
Vanessa is a VinGardeValise® social media intern, sharing our latest updates and trending news about the wine industry from across the web. She is a full-time student at Hunter College in New York City, studying to become an English and Religious Studies teacher. She enjoys spending time outside, reading science fiction books, and helping people.