Our History!

How the best paint and sip franchise was born

best franchise business for women

In the midst of a fast-paced career in sales, Harriet Mills took a weekend beach trip that changed her life. Looking for fun and unique girls-night-out ideas, Harriet and her friends stumbled into a paint 'n' sip class. More than a painting was created that night.

The idea to quit her corporate job and launch a business that would allow her to create a business for herself and others who wanted to start their own business in a fun and family-focused industry was born in 2009.

After just one year, Harriet’s business blossomed into a dream to help other entrepreneurial women and men start their own businesses that allowed them to combine their family values with their career aspirations. Today, Wine & Design is recognized as an industry leader and one of the best franchise businesses for women and anyone wanting to start a paint and sip business.

By 2011 the first Wine & Design franchise was launched and a year later, we were being recognized by Forbes magazine and many others, as one of the best franchise businesses to start.