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Cash Investment (Liquid): $150000

Minimum Investment: $218088

Maximum Investment: $758622

Minimum Net Worth: $250000

Franchise Fee: $39000

Business Type
  • Retail 


  • B2C


Average # of Employees:


Participation Type:

  • Owner-Operator

  • Executive Model


  • Year Established: 2004

  • Year First Franchised: 2012

The Waters Edge Winery & Bistro

The Waters Edge Winery & Bistro is a franchise-based winery concept that allows you to own a winery without the cost, risk, and uncertainty of a vineyard. The Waters Edge Winery & Bistro combines the authenticity of winemaking and the winery experience with the accessibility of the wine bar model. State-of-the-art technology allows us to procure quality grapes grown around the world year-round. In addition to providing the finished wine for your start-up inventory, we set you on a course to soon be able to make all the wine you sell in your location.

Why US?

Waters Edge Wineries® is an urban winery system that brings the very best of wine culture to communities across the country. Combining elements of the traditional winemaking experience with the emerging wine bar concept, Waters Edge creates a diverse selection of wines and offers guests an opportunity to engage intimately with a historically exclusive lifestyle. As it seeks to bring the winery experience to the people, Waters Edge Wineries® presents an innovative, versatile concept that treats guests to quality wines, a relaxing atmosphere, and a cultural experience like no other.


You will receive comprehensive training from us. We will provide you with pre-opening training courses, both hands-on and classroom-based, to help you prepare for opening a business. We’ll also provide training and documentation on how to run our micro-winery tank system, plus ongoing support and refresher training as needed. And, you’ll have access to confidential operational documents and manuals to help guide your daily winery business functions efficiently. Our team of experts will provide on-going support to ensure the success of your business.

Ideal Candidate

What makes a great Franchisee:

  • First and foremost – MUST be passionate about wine. We can teach all other aspects, but cannot teach passion. Please test this first with your candidate – if wine is like any other product they would be selling in a franchise (i.e. don’t care if it’s frozen yogurt or post boxes – all the same), then they would not be a good fit for The Waters Edge Winery & Bistro

  • Outgoing personality. Sales and marketing experience are a real plus, but not required.

  • Have at least $150K to be prepared to invest – we can usually get financing on the rest needed.

  • Must be fluent in English and understand our hospitality model for the guest experience.

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