San Diego Business Journal

Pinot’s Palette to Pair Art Class and Wine Bar at Liberty Station

By SDBJ Staff Monday, August 11, 2014

Houston-based Pinot’s Palette, which describes itself as a “paint-and-sip” franchise that combines art and wine, plans an Aug. 15 opening at Liberty Station in Point Loma, its first San Diego County location and 50th nationwide.

The local studio, at 2820 Roosevelt Road Suite 106, will be operated by Dan Truckenbrod, a former F-18 pilot, and his wife Julie, according to a company statement.

Launched in 2009 by co-founders Charles and Beth Willis, Pinot’s Palette offers customers a “no-experienced-required” art class, with all supplies included, directed by trained local artists who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. Wine is served as part of the experience.

The company has 10 franchised locations in California.