Cheers! Hi and welcome to Vintner’s Circle … Winemaking made easy, in our stores or in your home.
I’m David Schmeltzle, the founder of Vintner’s Circle. If you have a passion for wine, people, and fun — you are in the right place. Check us out. If you want to be part of our team, it’s important to know that we live and play by a core set of values. You can follow me on twitter @vintnerscircle or become a fan on facebook at www.facebook.com/vintnerscircle.
Without the support and patience of my wife and kids we never would have been able to develop and launch this retail concept. We also have some great friends, team members, franchisees and customers who helped along the way. Thanks everyone!
We built our winemaking shop prototype in our basement in November 2005. And then, after completing our business plan, opened our first winemaking shop located in an old post-and-beam retail location in Hackettstown NJ in May 2006. We outgrew our first location and built our flagship winemaking shop and franchising headquarters during August 2008, a little over two years after opening our first wine making shop prototype concept in our basement.
We have eight stores, and are excited to be announcing new franchises real soon. Watch for details!