Behind
the Wine

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Ken & Angela Lineberger
Founders
photo courtesy of
Dyan Witt Photography

Our Story

In 2004, Ken and Angela Lineberger founded and created the first urban winery franchise in Rancho Cucamonga, California, under the name “The Wine Tailor." It was a new concept with all the functionality of a traditional winery but without the vineyards. Now known as Waters Edge Wineries, our model continues to thrive in new locations across the U.S. We purchase high quality grape must (crushed grapes) from one of the largest winemaking companies in the world. We then craft each wine carefully and bottle it right at our locations. The micro-winery concept was built to satisfy consumer demand for wine by the bottle and by the glass, but also offers the element of allowing guests to bottle their own vintage and create their own customized label within minutes.

Our philosophy is focused on helping people learn about the amazing world of wine and removing the barriers that keep people from enjoying wine on a regular basis. Today, we proudly produce over 50 different types of wines, including traditional wines such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc using grapes grown in California, France, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain and other regions.

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

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Ken Lineberger

President

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Mark Mitzenmacher
Director of Operations
Art DeCaro

Art DeCaro

Training Specialist

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Jennifer Hulan

Director of Franchise Support
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Deanne Wells

President