Orange County Economic Development

Name of Business:  Wine & Design Chapel Hill

Wine & Design Chapel Hill is a social environment that allows you to unleash your inner artist. We are BYOB for wine, beer (we do not serve alcohol), and snacks. It is a fun girl’s night out, or date night destination. Wine & Design Chapel Hill is the perfect spot for team building, and private parties. And for the little Picasso’s, we offer kid’s birthday party packages, and summer camps.

What year was your business founded/established?  Wine & Design is a franchise. The original store opened in Raleigh in May 2010.  I loved the concept and opened the Chapel Hill location in March 2012.

What made you decide to open your business?  In 2011, I attended a Wine & Design class in Raleigh and loved it! I thought, “What a great business. I want to be a part of this.” I approached the Raleigh owners about a franchising opportunity in Chapel Hill. The Chapel Hill location was the 8th location to open and now Wine & Design has around 90 locations throughout the United States.

What makes your business unique?  Wine & Design Chapel Hill is unique in that it is not your same old tired entertainment. Wine & Design Chapel Hill is a social environment that allows you to unleash your inner artist. We are BYOB for wine, beer (we do not serve alcohol), and snacks. It is a fun girl’s night out, or date night destination. Wine & Design Chapel Hill is the perfect spot for team building, and private parties. And for the little Picasso’s, we offer kid’s birthday party packages, and summer camps.

What do you wish your local neighbors knew about your business?  Wine & Design Chapel Hill is FUN! It’s not paint-by-numbers but it’s close.  Customers need no painting experience. A local artist leads the class step-by-step through the painting process. It’s easier than you think and you are more talented than you think, too!

What are your goals for your business?  In May 2017, Wine & Design was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. Two sharks made offers and we made a deal with Mr. Wonderful, Kevin O’Leary.   Shark Tank, a national television show, gave Wine & Design invaluable exposure. Our business has increased and we hope to continue expanding and growing.

 If someone were to give you $100,000 to invest in your business, how would you spend it?  Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary made a huge invest in Wine & Design. His support has allowed Wine & Design to market and expand its divisions: Private Parties, Team Building, Kid’s Programs, and On Wheels.

What do you enjoy most about doing business in Orange County?  The people of Orange County have been wonderful to Wine & Design Chapel Hill. They have supported our business for the past six years. Wine & Design Chapel Hill is always looking for ways to support and give back to the Orange County community. I look forward to more successful years and we are definitely a “fan for life!”

Contact Information:       

Owner: Roslyn Sloop-Troutman
Address: 1201-D Raleigh Road (Hwy.54).  The Glen Lennox Shopping Center
Chapel Hill, NC  27517
Hours: Our public classes are Tuesday-Saturday 6:30-8:30 with private events throughout the week.
Telephone: 919-455-0749
Email: ch@wineanddesign.com
Website: https://www.wineanddesign.com/calendars/chapel-hill