Pinot’s Palette® Named to 2016 LSU 100 Winners

October 19, 2016 // // HOUSTON – For the second year in a row, Pinot's Palette has been named by Louisiana State University to the 2016 LSU 100. The prestigious list, created by the school’s Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute, annually honors the 100 fastest-growing LSU-owned or LSU-led businesses in the world. Pinot’s Palette ranked #32 on the list.

“On behalf of the entire team that makes Pinot’s Palette a success, it’s an honor to be recognized by our alma mater for the second year in a row,” said Craig Ceccanti (Class of ’03), co-founder and CEO of Pinot’s Palette. “We continue to experience strong franchise growth, expanding the opportunity that allows people to own their own business and be part of our fantastic brand. And we remain committed to meeting the demand for those who want to express their creativity in a fun and social setting.”

Headquartered in Houston, Pinot’s Palette was co-founded in 2009 when Charles Willis, his wife Beth, and friend-turned-business partner Ceccanti opened their first paint and sip studio. The business took off, and so did interest from people who wanted to own and operate their own locations. 

Today, Pinot’s Palette is the fastest-growing paint and sip franchise in the world with more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations being awarded every month.

“Over the years, Craig, my wife Beth (Class of ’02), and I have always challenged each other to dream big,” said Charles Willis (Class of ’04), co-founder and president of Pinot’s Palette. “The Pinot’s Palette journey has been a daily reminder that you shouldn’t be afraid to follow your dreams.”

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About Pinot’s Palette

Pinot's Palette is a pioneer of the paint and sip experience – a revolutionary way to enjoy art and wine, meet new people and bond with friends. With more than 180 locations open or under development across 35 states and Canada, and new locations popping up monthly, Pinot’s Palette is the world’s fastest growing paint and sip franchise. Guests enjoy a no-skills-required art class—all supplies included—directed by trained, local artists, who guide guests step-by-step through a featured painting. By bringing fun, modern and creative ideas to their events, Pinot’s Palette curates a unique, rewarding experience while providing a worthwhile contribution to the community. For more information, visit

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