Where Is VoChill From Shark Tank Today?

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Randall and Lisa Pawlik were inspired to create a device to keep wine glasses chilled after drinking at an Austin, Texas wine bar, according to the VoChill website. The couple found themselves sipping on slightly warm glasses of wine due to the hot, Texas sun. They didn't want to drink their wine too quickly because they craved a relaxing experience, but adding ice to cool the glasses down could change the flavor of the drink.

Shortly after, VoChill was created. This chilling device has variations for both stemmed and stemless wine glasses. Before use, store the "Chill Cradle" in the freezer for at least three hours. Once frozen solid, it can be attached to the stand, and your glass can rest inside. After you've finished drinking your wine, the Chill Cradle can be stored back in the freezer for future use.

Though the company saw successful sales on the VoChill website and Amazon prior to the couple's appearance on "Shark Tank," the co-founders sought an investment to further promote the products and propel the business.

Did the sharks bite?

Randall and Lisa Pawlik headed to "Shark Tank" in Season 14, Episode 10. The couple sought $300,000 for a 5% stake in the company (per Shark Tank Recap). The couple brought samples for the investors to test, along with a few drinks. Despite having high sales, the company was not churning out profits.

Kevin O'Leary offered the couple an opportunity first, he would provide the $300,000 in exchange for 10%, but he also wanted a $2 royalty until he recouped $1 million. After that point, the royalty would disappear, he would retain his 10% ownership, and he offered to help reduce customer acquisition costs.

Mark Cuban noted that O'Leary was "the wine guy," so he quickly bowed out. Barbara Corcoran liked the product but disliked the design, so she was out based on its appearance. Guest shark Gwyneth Paltrow said she previously purchased wine accessories and never used them. She said she did love the product but only invests in products she would use, so she went out. Lori Greiner said it wasn't the right product for her, so she declined to make an offer.

Lisa expressed discomfort with O'Leary's royalty idea and said he would get the money back when he exits, or when the couple gains their own money back as well. Lisa countered with $300,000 in exchange for 8% of the company, with no royalties. O'Leary declined to budge on his offer, so the couple walked away without a deal.

The business continued moving forward

Despite leaving the show without a deal, Lisa and Randall Pawlik continued to pursue the company. Its products have since been featured by Food Network, NBC News, USA Today, Popsugar, and more, according to the VoChill website. The product even made Oprah Daily's "Oprah's Favorite Things" list of 2022, under kitchen gifts.

According to Winerist Magazine, VoChill has sold plenty of its products to wineries. This allows potential customers to test out the product before committing to purchasing one for home use. The products have reportedly been so popular in wineries, that quite a few of them have purchased stock to sell on-site to customers.

The stemmed VoChill retails for $49.95, while the stemless option sells for $44.95. Both products are sold in seven different colors, ranging from vibrant cyan to the more neutral sand color. The wine glass chillers can be purchased directly from the VoChill website, or via its Amazon storefront.