Wine tasting and appreciation is a niche industry that provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to cash in on this unique sector. If opening a wine tasting franchise appeals to you, then look no further than the WineStyles Tasting Station franchise. It is a boutique wine brand that allows you to enjoy and learn about wine. In addition to wine, the brand offers chocolate, craft beer, cheeses, and more. WineStyles Tasting Station was established in 2002 as a backyard barbeque blind taste test. The goal of this game was to identify the best wine, not the most expensive one. The ideal franchisee is passionate about great customer service, resourceful, timely, and persistent. As a franchisee, you can oversee the daily operations of the business, develop marketing strategies, or engage with the customers. You can also except to go on the sales floor and be able to answer questions for customers. Having a knowledge of the wine franchise's products will be essential in any role.
You will also appreciate the franchise's support and training. As a franchisee, you can expect an initial training program that will give you all you need to know about running the business properly. This program will be broken down into on-the-job and classroom instruction and take place at the franchise's cooperate headquarters in Iowa. You will be given marketing tools, site selection and grand opening support, and ongoing support and training. You can expect an initial investment to range between $230,500 - $475,500. The initial franchise fee is $25,000, and the royalty fee is 6%.