Behind the Wine

In 2004, Ken and Angela Lineberger founded our original winery in Rancho Cucamonga under the name “The Wine Tailor” as an urban winery. The historical site was located in California’s oldest commercial winery, built in 1839. The business evolved from being an award-winning winery to being a winery during the day, and a wine bar in the evening. We expanded the business by appealing to a wider audience by creating a more flexible model. We also added weekend entertainment and paired our wines with light food and appetizers.

In 2012, Waters Edge Wineries was created to focus on a single brand name. Our philosophy is focused on helping people learn about the amazing world of wine and remove the barriers that keep people from enjoying wine on a regular basis. Ken is the President of Waters Edge Wineries and is personally involved in each new location to help ensure our success as we grow. Angela is the franchise liaison to help uphold the standards of excellence that make us successful.

 

“We believe that our success is the sum total of our franchisees’ success. We are fully committed to helping our winery owners become as successful as possible!”

Meet The Team

Ken Lineberger

President

Angela Lineberger

Franchise Liason

Mark Mitzenmacher

Director of Operations

Matt Wentworth

Cellar Master

Barbie Olivera

Winery Assistant

“When we opened our winery we thought the Redlands community would like us. We were wrong. They LOVE us! Now in our third year, we continue to grow our sales over the previous year and consider ourselves successful.”

Janet & Robin Harter
Waters Edge Affiliate, State Street Winery

“Since the day we opened our doors, we have been profitable. Waters Edge has been a great partner.”

Kyle Franson
Rancho Capistrano Winery

“We can’t wait to open. The location will be a draw for local residents and tourists alike. Michael & I are passionate about wine and we’ll bring that passion to serve our guests a memorable experience at our winery!”

Stacey Frieson
Waters Edge Winery, Anaheim