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Welcome to the Northern California Wine Country. With over 500 Wineries in the Napa Valley and over 300 Wineries in Sonoma
Then you realize that you have 4 or more Wine Tastings planned each day and wonder “How am I going to drive after tasting all of these Wines”. You could charter a limousine or sedan but after checking their rates you realize the cost just isn’t in your budget. Is their an alternative? The answer is “Yes”, I am an affordable option
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Best Places in the Napa Valley for a Tour & Tasting
Are you planning a Wine Country Vacation and want to be able to taste wine without having to worry about getting a DUI or worse, that’s where I come in.
The highway patrol and the police are always on the lookout for drunk drivers, why take a chance, for a small price I will make sure you have a good time and get home safe.
My Boutique Winery Picks in the Napa Valley
Tours & Tastings offered Daily
Peju Province Winery
Open Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm
Del Dotto Vineyards (Napa & St. Helena)
Tours & Tastings offered Daily by Appointment
Frank Family Vineyards
Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00pm (groups of 6)
Trefethen Family Vineyards
Open Daily from 10:00am – 4:30pm
Kuleto Estate Winery
Open Daily by Appt (From: 10:30am)
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Napa Valley is one wine region on Earth that attracts a lot of visitors, and attention. The home of Napa wine is known to be visited yearly by over five million tourists. This makes it occupy the second position after Disneyland, as the most visited tourist destination in the whole of California.
Napa Valley has a beautiful scenery, with out of this world wineries and the famous Napa wines.
The soil of Napa, as well as its weather conditions, make the place perfect for the best species of grapes, a Napa wine that a lot of enthusiasts can kill for.
Napa Valley hosts over 400 wineries, and every one of the wineries has its different history, and setting, distinguishing it from the rest. You can go to the various wineries for Napa wine tastings while taking in the views. More than ninety percent of the wineries in Napa Valley are owned by families, making them the perfect place to go if you want to feel at home.
It’s of great importance to call in to book an appointment before showing up, with many of them having wine tasting.
This is the most visited and a very popular winery in the Napa Valley. To visit this winery, you don’t need an appointment, as long as you visit during the visiting hours.
The Sattui Winery because it offers about eight kinds of champagne, Napa Valley wines. The winery also has old world charm, and large picnic grounds, while having a deli with cheeses and fresh foods, a friendly and innovative staff, barrel tasting tours.
They are always known to win a lot of internationally acclaimed awards.
The winery always hosts parties, as there are a lot of visitors, organizing special events, BBQs, and is a loved venue for spring weddings.
Marc Golic, the food pairing chef, gives the tastebuds of guests, a happy ending with the lacing of phenomenal wine with food.
The Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, winning the Paris Tasting in 1976, while beating the French best white Burgundies, made it shoot to fame. The wine was created by Mike Grgich, and that became the success story of Chateau Montelena.
While their Chardonnay continues to be one of the most age-worthy Chardonnays made in California, with their Bordeaux (French) style Cabernet Sauvignon now occupying the winery’s focus these days.
The winery has a château made from old world stone, with an unusual Chinese ground that has a lake. It has various picnic grounds designated only for the Wine Club members, but visitors can take in the sites.
This is one of the original Napa wineries in the valley and is known for its tasteful Napa wines. It was founded in 1879 by Gustave Niebaum, a Wine Connoisseur and Finnish sea captain.
The winery was created because of Gustave’s love for fine Napa wines. To tour it, you have to book an appointment and enjoy its intriguing sight.
Marketing in the wine world is very important if you want to have a lot of customers in the long run. It all comes down to hiring the right marketing consultant and making sure that he/she will be able to offer you the efficiency and value that you need!
What can a wine marketing consultant do for you?
- Build up a viable promoting and deals design so as to expand wine and soul deals and accomplish objectives inside built up and new clients.
- Request deals in appointed market to accomplish destinations through assessment of new business openings and voids in accounts.
- Guarantee the improvement and development of existing records through expanding their general dollar volume and portrayal of the organization’s portfolio.
- Present/take off new items and actualize advancements in relegated accounts.
- Prospect for and open new records inside local region.
- Screen deals development, account entrance and execution to objectives and spending plans through the dynamic utilization of offers revealing instruments.
- Work to accomplish doled out objectives and destinations, including deals spending plans, motivating forces and brand programming, in an opportune way.
- Create solid record connections by recognizing and satisfying client needs and keeping up routine contact with key chiefs.
- Stock retail accounts, use POS and show materials; ask for and keep up the most ideal situating of wines in accounts including floor shows and by-the-glass/mixed drink positions
- Give to accounts instructive projects, materials and administrations, for example, staff preparing at whatever point conceivable.
- In charge of discussing straightforwardly with Customer Service division a particular requesting or sending needs demonstrated by clients inside their domain.
- Work intimately with debt claims division to determine any charging issues inside their assigned domain; guarantee accounts give opportune installment of sums due
- Keep on building profound wine and spirits information, particularly with respect to the organization’s portfolio, and capacity to instruct clients on the portfolio; take an interest in The Winebow Group instructive projects
Do you need wine marketing?
You can reinforce customer relationships. This supplements your endeavors to get new clients by helping deal with your current ones. Wine experts can comprehend and pass on your image’s message to your clients consistently, cleverly and excitedly. Your clients feel uncommon that one of their most loved wineries set aside the opportunity to contact them
Individual contact is precious to maintain connections and significance with your clients. By drawing in your clients in insightful discussion, we assist you with standing out in their psyches. By perceiving your client’s significance through individual telephone calls we help transform them into long lasting representatives both amid the battle and a while later in the commercial center.
But you will also get an immediate deal quickly by getting your wines in the hands of your best clients for altogether not as much as wholesalers or retailers. Through the marketing consultant’s effort, your clients connect your wines with you and will probably approach the winery specifically for future distributions and re-orders. All customer data is quickly refreshed (i.e. shipping data, email addresses, telephone numbers, inclinations, and so forth.) to guarantee viable correspondence and request satisfaction later on.
Is this necessary for millennials?
Having created to-showcase systems for wine and spirits brands for almost 10 years, this expansion popular for truth and straightforwardness shocks no one. In a period and place when broad communications and publicizing have soaked the market with specially appointed, paid superstar supports, and web-based life ‘clamor’, a reliably solid approach to transcend the gab is by sharing genuine stories that others can identify with.
Shrewd brands have realized rapidly that narrating, and in addition straightforwardly interfacing that story account to their optimal statistic, will decidedly influence deals and drain stock, and can demonstrate very gainful to creating brand reliability. Tito’s Vodka is an ideal case of this, and their devoted after and request hint at no backing off. Exposed Wines has seen much achievement in utilizing straightforwardness and stories to offer their wines, while Wine Sisterhood has for a long time curated visual accounts to pull in a devoted, vigorously female shopper following.
At the point when brands do not have a vigorously staffed promoting division, a multi-million dollar advertisement spending plan, or basically look for a more creative approach to drive mark mindfulness and request, sharing the beginning and history behind an item can be a fulfilling and dependable approach to achieve purchasers’ hearts and wallets.
By building up a passionate association with their clients, brands offer some benefit and relatability that can affect a buyer from the get-go in the basic leadership process. Science has long demonstrated that early, positive presentation to a brand ahead of schedule amid the client purchasing cycle can significantly improve the probability of procurement, and furthermore plants the seeds for buyers to share your story through informal exchange with companions, family, and their hover of impact.
As an item class, the US and global wine markets are in a perfect world situated to exploit this uptick sought after for credibility and account based substance. Notwithstanding, in case you’re not in the matter of offering wine, fear not-there are still chances to be had. Regardless of whether you’re in the snacks business, offering a tequila, a bourbon/whisky, a nutty spread or a RTD, the difficulties you confront are comparable, yet can be survived.
To begin with, center around conveying your story in 1) a way that they can identify with, and 2) guaranteeing you emerge as various or one of a kind from your opposition. The third step is consistency-staying best of psyche, and obvious, wherever (via web-based networking media, at a neighborhood eatery, in an air terminal shop, or in corner store retailer), and at whatever point the buy may conceivably happen.
At the point when wine advertising to Millennials, make sure to position your item as an answer for their requirements, in a way that is novel and supportive. These endeavors will go far toward the accomplishment of advertising your item or brand. Decisions are inexhaustible, and viable stories and story promoting won’t just instruct the customer on what your item or brand is about, yet in addition what the interest is, and why they ought to pick you.
As you can see, hiring a marketing consultant is very important if you want to grow your business and take it to new heights. It will always give you great benefits and opportunities, all you have to do is to hire the right experts to get the job done. And a professional marketing consultant will be able to get just that!
Who wouldn’t love the idea of a weekend spent on a comfortable chair with a glass full of an amazing wine? Especially if you are a wine lover then yes, this could be the ideal situation for you where you have can sit on a bean bag with your legs crossed and enjoy your wine. Not a lot of people actually think about it but if you really want to enjoy your wine to the fullest then yes, you’ve got to buy yourself a comfortable chair to sit on too so that you can relax and release all the stress you’ve built up throughout the day.
Now, if you are someone looking for some good looking, exotic and comfortable furniture for your bedroom or your living room then you are at the right place, reading the right article. Because we are now going to jot down some of the best furniture from our collection for wine lovers.
1-Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chairs – Patio Furniture – Barrel Furniture
The Etsy Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chair is loved worldwide, it is one of the most comfortable chairs to buy and enjoy your wine on. The best part is that each chair is handmade and it has been produced with full craftsmanship. The barrel staves are quite curved and this is surely a plus point because these staves add support throughout. If you really looking forward to an amazing chair for a Sunday evening then yes, you need to get your hands on the Bourbon Barrel Lounge. We assure you that you wouldn’t want to get off the chair for hours.
2-The Bean Bag Chair
Let’s be honest, bean bag chairs are the most comfortable to sit on. They are soft, they come with a great support and you can even lie down half on it. Honestly, a wine on a bean bag chair is probably the most beautiful scenario you’ll ever come across. The best part is that there are even different sizes available when it comes to a bean bag chair, you can buy a size just as per your requirements and if you want to cuddle with your partner while having the wine then go for the XL size because that way two people can easily fit in one chair.
3-A Custom Wine Cellar Cabinet
If you’ve got a big collection of wines available at your place and if you want a fancy cabinet to store them all then yes, you can get yourself a custom wine cellar cabinet. This cabinet cannot only help you store your wine collection in fact, it can add an exotic look to your living room too. And the best part is that this cabinet can actually help you impress every guest that comes to your place for a glass of wine.
These are a few best wine furniture to buy but don’t worry there’s a lot more Etsy wine furniture you can get online and from the stores too. Now, without wasting any further time, get your hands on a bean bag or any other wine chair that can help you enjoy your expensive wine on a comfortable sitting.
Gentlemen, release your tannins. While many on the sunny coast of California enjoy their two-buck-Chuck, other wine connoisseurs and collectors seek out a more expensive taste. These five bottles came at a hefty price tag, but hold a rich history and one of them befell a terrible tragedy.
#5 – Chateau Margaux 1787 – $225,000
At nearly a quarter of a million dollars, this wine had to be something special, and it was. It came from the personal wine cellar of none other than Thomas Jefferson. The eighteenth century wine was meant for a beautiful dinner at the Four Seasons, but met it’s tragic end when a waiter dropped the bottle, causing it to shatter on the floor. The insurance company covered the cost, but the bottle and the wine were never truly enjoyed.
#4 – Chateau Lafite’s 1869 – $230,000
In a heated auction in Hong Kong, this rare vintage brought in a hefty sum three times over. The winner of this prized 19th century bottle purchased all three available for a grand total of $690,000. All three bottles were of standard size and are thus the most expensive standard-sized bottles in history.
#3 – 1907 Heidsieck – $275,000
While over 2,000 bottles of this 1907 champagne were sold at auctions world-wide, the most one bottle brought in was $275,000. Its history is worth the price, some say, because it came from the bottom of the ocean off of a Swedish Freighter bound for royalty in Russia, but cut short on its journey by a torpedo from a German U-boat submarine. The bottles were recovered as part of an excavation in 1998.
#2 – 1947 Cheval-Blanc – $304,375
To the average joe, you may see a year and wonder how a bottle could be so expensive. After all, in the grand scheme of things, 1947 wasn’t that long ago. However, the thing a wine connoisseur may know that you don’t is that this wine came from Saint-Emilion and had a Class A status. The grapes grown between April and October of 1947 were said to be legendary and this is the only bottle left to have that flavor captured. It is said that of all the merlot available, this is one of only two ever awarded a Class A status.
#1 – Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 – $500,000
Said to be the best thing to ever come out of the great Napa Valley, this wine was only made available in 1995 for a short period and it was drank almost entirely, except for this bottle. Still, how much can wine perfection truly cost? Well, for one anonymous buyer, there is no price cap for charity, as this was his winning bid at a charity auction. Did he think the wine was worth the full half million or did he just want to give to a good cause? We may never know, but we are able to say that a price tag of $500,000 tops the list as the most expensive bottle ever sold.
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George O. Scheffel
Shane was an excellent driver and tour guide! We have been to wine country several times but we have never hired a driver. We will certainly call Shane when we come back! He was prompt, personable, and full of knowledge. He also blocked out the entire day for us when we wanted to extend a bit. Thanks, Shane!
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Shane was a consummate professional. He was very flexible to our interests, knew all the best boutique wineries, and was
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