45 Profitable Wine Business Ideas You Can Start Today

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Looking to start a wine business but not quite sure what to start?

Fortunately, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own wine business, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

We put together 45 profitable wine business opportunities for you here:

1. Start a crowdfunding platform ($4.8M/year)

Howard Marks from Los Angeles, California, USA started StartEngine about 8 years ago, a crowdfunding platform.

  • Revenue: $400,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 22
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

After the second video game company I founded, Acclaim Games, was acquired by Walt Disney (Playdom was the original buyer), I wanted to take a break from the entrepreneurial side of the business and become an investor. I set a personal goal for myself to invest in 60 companies, and since I was living in LA, I decided to invest in startups in LA too.

Where do you start with that goal? How do you find entrepreneurs to support? As I started this journey, I realized that an accelerator model was quite effective for my purposes, and so StartEngine, the accelerator, was born.

We offered companies $20,000 for a 10% stake in the company and 90 days of mentorship. Given we were one of the first accelerators in LA, we had a lot of interest. Ultimately, we accepted around 5% of applicants and had 60 companies participate in the StartEngine accelerator in total.

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Howard Marks, on starting StartEngine ($400,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a subscription box business ($4.8K/year)

Lindsay Scholz from Saint Louis, Missouri, USA started Vowed Box Co. about 3 years ago, a subscription box business.

  • Revenue: $400/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

I got married in 2016, and if we’re being honest, the entire process was overwhelming – the wedding industry is saturated with ideas and opinions on “how” you should celebrate your big day, but I quickly realized that getting married is not a one-size-fits-all process.

Honestly, my goal was to sell just one box the first week that the website went live, but I ended up selling five!

Leading up to my wedding, my friends had a difficult time finding bridal gifts that aligned with my interests and taste. I had never really dreamed of a big fancy wedding, and I definitely viewed myself as a non-traditional bride. On the flipside, I also had a hard time finding gifts and keepsakes for my bridesmaids – we were all a little bit quirky, and a lot of the overly feminine and girly gifts in the market just weren’t for us!

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Lindsay Scholz, on starting Vowed Box Co. ($400/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online wine business ($4.8M/year)

Agent Red from Santa Rosa, Guatemala started The Wine Spies about 14 years ago, a online wine business.

  • Revenue: $400,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Santa Rosa, Guatemala

I had spent most of my professional career in high-tech and with the advent of the Internet, I dove headlong into eCommerce. I had worked on successful projects with the likes of Philips, Sony, KMPG, Urban Decay, and others, helping them early on to define and launch their Internet presence and eCommerce strategy.

On one thrilling project for the San Francisco Newspaper Agency, the company that I was running hired a skilled developer. At the conclusion of that project, I became friends with their lead on the project. We stayed friends and had many discussions about one day starting a business together. I made a life change and moved up to Sonoma County where I started a joint venture company with a Swiss toy manufacturer. They had a great guy named Alex join our California team, helping to liaise between California and Switzerland. Alex loved wine and he felt like a kid in a candy store in Sonoma Wine Country. He would take us along on outings to wineries and I work up to just how big the industry was - and how badly it needed a trusted online source for fine wines. We wrapped up our joint venture a year later, and I set about to figure out what my next startup would be.

I literally went door to door, visiting with hundreds of wineries and trying to describe to them this new-fangled ‘flash sale’ business model.

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Agent Red, on starting The Wine Spies ($400,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a wine club ($900K/year)

Alessandro Pepe from Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy started Roscioli Wine Club over 3 years ago, a wine club.

  • Revenue: $75,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

A bit about us. Alessandro is a crazy, passionate, deep, cultural Italian and we could call him the dark side of the force. He has worked with wine for over 20 years, hosted more than 5,000 tastings, managed Roscioli’s cellar, and has worked as a sommelier under the mentorship of Maurizio Papparello.

Our mission and goal were simple - we would create the best possible wine club in the world and one that we would be excited to be a part of - with Italian wines from small producers, farmed organically, minimal sulfites added, respect for the land - and put the winemaker's story in the center of it all.

Before that, he had opened 3 wine bars in Dublin, has acted, produced documentaries, edited videos, and has brought all of this experience along with the enjoyment of hosting wine tastings at home for his friends when he opened up Rimessa Roscioli. Born of an anthropologist mother and a philosopher father, he was able to create a unique, convivial, and cultural - yet entertaining - experience which grew into a highly demanded and a #1 to-do event on TripAdvisor for years. Anyone who meets him will never forget him.

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Alessandro Pepe, on starting Roscioli Wine Club ($75,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a wine bar business

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6. Start a wine distribution business

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7. Start a wine cheese shop business

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8. Start a sommelier business

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9. Start a luxury wine production business

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10. Start a wine enthusiast social network business

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11. Start a wine barrel making business

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12. Start a wine storage business

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13. Start a winery business

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14. Start a wine consulting business

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15. Start a wine provision and consultation business

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16. Start a private wine tour driver business

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17. Start a wine magazine business

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18. Start a wine tour guide business

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19. Start a wine gift baskets business

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20. Start a network marketing business

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21. Start a wine importing business

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22. Start a vineyard business

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23. Start a delivery business

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24. Start a wine exporting business

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25. Start a wine purchase advising business

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26. Start a wine tasting business

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27. Start a wine bottle recycling business

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28. Start a celler management business

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29. Start a luxury wine machines marketing business

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30. Start a wineries social media management business

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31. Start a targeted game for wine lovers business

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32. Start a wine bar tender business

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33. Start a wine researching business

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34. Start a wine decanters, glasses and carafes production business

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35. Start a wine collector business

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36. Start a wine cooler manufacturing business

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37. Start a micro-winery business

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38. Start a vintner or winemaker business

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39. Start a wine vending cart business

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40. Start a wine-themed movie production business

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41. Start a wine shop business

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42. Start a winebulance business

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43. Start a paint and wine studio business

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44. Start a wine school business

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45. Start a hold blind tastings business

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