Your Community Will Embrace a Society Wine Bar Franchise
Society Wine Bar is four businesses under one roof and an experience unlike the typical neighborhood wine or grocery store
Th U.S. wine market is the largest in the world, but there aren’t many places in which you shop for, drink wine and learn about wine and winemaking in a fun and welcoming environment.
Society Wine Bar is a popular destination for wine lovers who are seeking an alternative to a traditional restaurant or bar. When you invest in a Society Wine Bar, you are opening a place where people can enjoy wine, craft beer and small plates, as well as creating a community that appreciates the culture of wine. Our weekly Wine Society classes teach about wine and wine making, and our carefully trained staff members are just as passionate about serving wine as they are sharing information about wine. We offer an affordable franchise opportunity with a small footprint and simple buildout.
“Americans love their wine, but there are very few high-quality wine bars — and even fewer that offer more than just a place to order a glass of wine. Society Wine Bar is an elegant and inviting destination that will quickly launch you as the wine expert in your city. We build a fan base rapidly because we fill a need for wine lovers,” says Society Wine Bar founder and CEO Jayme Kosar. “We hire certified sommeliers for our staff, and we strive to bring every bottle to life for the customers through stories and facts. We’re a community hot spot for wine lovers and all things wine. You won’t find this elegant and fun vibe anywhere but Society Wine Bar.”
Society Wine Bar is an exciting low-cost investment and unique first-to-market concept with the potential for high revenue. It’s a concept that people can’t wait to have open in their communities. With Society Wine Bar you’ll have comfort in knowing the business model is built on four revenue streams that keep customers and revenue flowing: the wine bar, a wine retail shop, Society classes and wine club.
Society Wine Bar is a gathering place for wine lovers of all levels
One of the most unique and popular components of Society Wine Bar is our ongoing weekly Wine Society classes. These fun and engaging classes are exclusive to Society Wine Bar. As customers become “regulars” at the weekly classes, tremendous brand loyalty is built up and people refer their friends, neighbors and co-workers. They also begin to socialize with their Society Wine Bar friends. “People make friends at Society Wine Bar and end up socializing outside the wine bar,” Kosar says. “They share moments and celebrate birthdays and weddings here. We get to know all of our guests by name. We are like a big family that shares a love and appreciation for wine.”
Classes generate recurring revenue, and guests are likely to purchase a bottle after a wine class to take home, or they will purchase wine and order from the menu after class. Our Wine Society meetings build brand loyalty and membership perks, such as discounts on wines and on admission to wine events. They also provide an opportunity for guest speakers from local wineries to introduce their wines and build a network of strong vendor and community relations.
For Wine Society enthusiasts who want to take their love of wine to a new level, our wine club extends their brand loyalty to Society Wine Bar through a subscription-based service. The exclusive membership subscriptions range from $40 to $100 a month and include two to four bottles of hand-selected wine every month. This generates recurring revenue and offers an additional touchpoint with customers and another differentiator between Society Wine Bar and the local competition.
Society Wine Bar provides a place to drink and shop
In addition to the educational aspect of Society Wine Bar there is, of course, wine! Once customers have enjoyed their wine experience in the bar, whether it’s a single glass or a flight of wines they select from one of the nation’s largest wine lists, they can shop for the perfect bottle to take home. The Society Wine Bar shopping experience is elevated by our staff, who are trained by a leadership team with global sommelier experience. That kind of full-scale wine experience can’t be found at the typical wine shop or grocery store where customers grab a mass-produced red or white off the shelf and leave without any insight about the particular vintner or vineyard.
There aren’t many places where you can both drink wine and shop for wine, and Society Wine Bar’s retail store provides an additional revenue stream. A wide range of customers seeks out our shop — a soccer mom stopping in to buy a bottle of wine for a hostess gift, a beer lover looking for a unique craft beer for the weekend or a new collector of wine seeking advice from staff on the perfect varietals to start their home wine cellar. The retail component of Society Wine Bar also features fun wine-themed specialty items such as wine carriers, wine charms, and apparel perfect for gift-giving occasions.
Hundreds of handpicked boutique wines in a wide range of price points, plus highly knowledgeable staff, make Society Wine Bar the premier local destination for promoting the culture of wine. “We are not just a wine store or a restaurant with a wine menu. People can come in and get an affordable bottle of unique wine and get the story behind the label,” Kosar says.
Learn more about Society Wine Bar franchise
Society Wine Bar is an affordable franchise that takes advantage of the growing love of wine in the United States and beyond. Our locations operate in less than 1,200 square feet with a simple build-out, so opening a Society Wine Bar franchise is nearly half the cost of other retail or food-based franchises. With a proven business model that features multiple revenue streams, your wine bar has a potentially large return on an initial investment and is poised to become the go-to destination for all things wine in your city.
It’s the perfect time to get in on this unique and potentially profitable franchise opportunity in the booming wine industry. To learn more and to start a conversation, fill out a form to download our free franchise report or visit our research pages.