Our franchise helps people start up complete wineries in a retail space from 3,500 square feet and up. Think of it as a “micro-winery.”
The difference between a Waters Edge Winery and a traditional winery is that we do not grow or crush the grapes – we outsource those functions to a global network of vineyards and growers. This lowers the cost of ownership, and removes the biggest risk associated with most wineries.
Actual wine production is done onsite. A Waters Edge Winery® makes several wines that are exclusive to our winery locations. We make many of the popular varietals, including Merlots, Cabs and Chardonnays. We also make some harder-to-find wines such as Barolos, Gewurztraminers, Pinotages, Petit Verdot and Ports. We source grapes globally that will allow you to make over 50 different kinds of wine using grapes from the best grape growing regions in the world. Places such as California, Italy, France, New Zealand, Chile and Germany.
We also offer a lineup of wines that are found nowhere else and add to the spectrum of tastes for our guests. These include fun wines such as our popular natural-flavored sangrias such as a peach apricot, white cranberry and green apple. These wines are easy for nearly everyone to enjoy – low in alcohol and slightly off-dry. In addition to our sangrias, we offer a number of crisp sparkling wines under our brand which include a brut (dry) sparkling, almond sparkling and peach mango.