OverviewVigno was looking at wide range of solutions and they felt Spree looked liked the best Ruby-on-Rails one. Since their coders preferred to code in Rails, and since they needed to do a fair bit of customization, it was vital to work with something that the team was conformable to work with.

"Being a RoR app is also a great thing as it's far easier for us to find good RoR coders than other languages."

Alex Lunt, Owner Vigno


  • Flexible: Using Spree as a daily deals site
  • I18n: Three different languages, two different currencies
  • Custom: Customized shipping rules
  • Content: Custom CMS for managing translations

The Client SaysSpree is great! My project was on time and, most importantly, on budget! It's highly customizable and we were able to get exactly what we needed.

About VignoVigno is a pan-european weekly deals site for fine wines which showcases a different winemaker every week. They have wine specialists that travel around France to meet the bestwinemakers and taste their wines before offering them to their customers.

Specs and Statistics

Traffic 100+ orders a week in the first month of launch (with a 10% increase week over week.)
Hosting Dedicated server with WordPress (for blog)
Old System None -- Vigno is a greenfield project
Extensions No third party extensions. Private custom extensions used for Ogone and Softuberweisung payments

This project is maintained by a core team of developers and is freely available for commercial use under the terms of the New BSD License.