Wine Tours by Shane

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Great Tasting Wine with a Splash of Fruit.



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Phone: 610-242-2140

Welcome to Wine Tours by Shane!

Welcome to the Northern California Wine Country.  With over 500 Wineries in the Napa Valley and over 300 Wineries in Sonoma County you may find planning your Wine Country Vacation a little overwhelming. 

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 to chartering a limousine or sedan and a much better option than gettng a D.U.I or worse.


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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

Schramsberg Vineyards

Tours & Tastings offered Daily

(707) 942-4558

Peju Province Winery

Open Daily 10:00am – 6:00pm

(800) 446-7358

Del Dotto Vineyards (Napa & St. Helena)

Tours & Tastings offered Daily by Appointment

(707) 963-2134

Frank Family Vineyards

Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00pm (groups of 6)

(707) 942-0859

Trefethen Family Vineyards

Open Daily from 10:00am – 4:30pm

(866) 895-7696

Kuleto Estate Winery

Open Daily by Appt (From: 10:30am)

(707) 302-2200



1111 Wines

1111 Wines

Opening at 11:11am on March 21st, 2015, 1111 Wines started its adventure as the Napa winery with the unusual name. Founded by Ellie Arnest and Aurelian Roulin, who first met on an Air France flight in which they shared their mutual interests which included wine. Carol Vassiliadis soon joined the duo and together they created 1111 Wines.

Purchasing an established winery that had recently went bankrupt, this Napa winery started by expanding its property holdings. The changes to the established winery were considerable with the emphasis on creating more hospitality for visitors while improving the machinery used on the property itself.

Visits to the winery are by appointment only, but there are several tasting options including the Copper Experience which provides for a private tour and tasting session. This includes a number of artisan cheese and charcuterie selections. In addition, there is The Make Your Moment Experience located in the barrel room. Plus, visitor can enjoy the outdoor seating lounge when the weather permits to relax and enjoy the wines being served.

Vineyards & Wines
There are two vineyards which supply most of the grapes for the winery. One is near El Centro Avenue in Napa, a 3.5-acre property called Laki’s Vineyard. While the other is a larger 16-acre property called Destin Vineyard which produces Malbec, Merlot, Riesling, and Syrah.

You can find the 2012 Eleven Eleven Estate Syrah wine from the Destin Vineyard. A sultry wine with a hint of white pepper. A bouquet that is perfect, not overripe, and offering plenty of fruity flavors such as red cherry and plum. The combination of acidity and tartness is perfectly balanced for a fine wine. A few of the wines offered by 1111 includes the following;

The Destin Vineyard also provides the Syrah used in 2013 Eleven Eleven Rose of Syrah, a fresh wine that is clean on the palate. Offering a hint of fruit along with a nice acidity to provide balance, this is one of the more popular wines that Eleven Eleven offers.

For those who enjoy wine that is clean, easy to drink, and quite tasty thanks to the mixture of fruit, the 2016 Eleven Eleven Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect choice. A fruity wine with hints of kiwi, mango, and pineapple, this light wine is perfect for meals or to drink alone thanks to its slight tartness.

What the Name 1111 Wines Mean?
The reason why the unusual name of Eleven Eleven was chosen is based on numerology. The good fortune that comes from seeing 11:11 on the clock was incorporated not only into the name, but also in the hospitality and positive atmosphere that the founders created with their winery. You can find good examples of this unique environment when you take one of the private tours offered by the company.

Today, 1111 Wines has quickly become a favorite Napa winery which receives many guests the year-round. The good fortune of the name has been reflected not only in the sales, but also in the reputation that the winery has developed over the years.

Cannabis Beer and Wine

Cannabis Beer and Wine

The push to legalize marijuana or cannabinoids across the US has created several byproducts, one of which is the growing demand for cannabis wine. As lawmakers wrestle with the idea of infusing cannabis into alcoholic products such as wine, beer, and spirits, the wine industry is now taking a hard look at the potential benefits and drawbacks from putting cannabis into their products.

The push to combine both alcohol and marijuana into a single product reached new heights in 2018 as companies such as Constellation Brands have invested nearly $4 billion into Canopy Growth, a producer of cannabis. The goal being to infuse marijuana into some of their alcohol products. This is most likely due to the growing demand from the public in states that have now legalized the recreational consumption of cannabis.

Interestingly enough, Constellation Brands is putting much of their business on the line as they have sold off some of their brands to focus more on marijuana and beer products. What makes this interesting is that studies have shown a decrease in alcohol consumption over the past several years. However, with more areas of the world now open to marijuana usage, the relationship between the two is now starting to merge.

Whether more people are giving up alcohol because marijuana is becoming legal is difficult to say as there are several different factors at play. What is true is that the unique appeal of having cannabinoids infusing alcohol in beer, wine, and spirits will no doubt draw considerable interest at least at first.

The Legal State of Cannabis-Infused Alcohol
Since the combination is so new, lawmakers around the country are only now grappling with it. Currently, the advice that is coming from lawyers is that companies trying to mix the two should wait for clearer guidelines from federal and state governments. Right now, agencies such as the TTB and DEA have yet to develop clear guidelines on how both products can be intermixed.

Historically, cannabis and alcohol have had little to do with each other. Partially in a legal sense, but also in the effect that it has on the body. Cannabinoids are stimulants while alcohol is a depressant. So, mixing the two was never seriously considered until recently. Plus, with legalization only now sweeping across the country, there are few laws and regulations that govern whether they can be mixed at all.

In addition, the two substances are so different that mixing them is quite difficult. It’s not just a matter of pouring cannabinoid or CBD oil into an alcoholic beverage. This is because water makes up most of the liquid found in wines and beers, so the result is that the oil remains on the surface. It takes considerable effort to actually mix the two.

One side effect has been the introduction of cannabis wine, beer, and other beverages that simply eliminate the alcohol component. However, the attempt to mix both alcohol and cannabinoids is now facing new laws from several states.

Changing Laws
What is true is that the guidelines are changing as more cannabis wine, beer, and spirits are hitting the market along with the greater abundance of cannabinoids for infusing into all types of beverage products. Lawmakers in several states are setting about to clarify the rules and regulations. So far, the movement has been to limit the infusion of cannabis into alcoholic products if only because the effect has not been studied to any great degree.

Because the effects of both alcohol and THC, which is the active substance in cannabis, is so different the effect it has on the brain cannot be predicted. The effect of being both high and drunk is a combination that has little in the way of study, so lawmakers are naturally hesitant.

So far, only a Harvard Medical School study by Dr. Scott Lukas has been well-received. The conclusions from the study found that people who smoked marijuana and then consumed alcoholic beverages found that the absorption of the alcohol was significantly reduced. Conversely, when alcohol was consumed before the marijuana was smoked, the absorption of THC actually increased. However, no comprehensive study has been performed on cannabis-infused alcoholic drinks.

This means that many who want to experience the combination of alcohol and cannabinoids may have to mix the two on their own. California has passed AB2914, a law that prevents the addition of CBD oil to any cocktail or alcoholic beverage in public establishments. This was growing in popularity in recent years, but the new law has prohibited that any infusion into foods as well. The same is true in Michigan where a law recently passed has also prevented the mixture of alcohol and cannabis.

For the time being, many states want to keep alcohol on one side and cannabis on the other. Mixing of the two will probably not be legalized in those states until further studies have been performed to demonstrate that there is no increased danger to the public.

Non-Alcoholic, Cannabis-Infused Wines
In fact, there is a wine start-up called Saka Wines which has removed the alcohol entirely to create cannabis infused wine products to attract a larger market. Even more interesting is that the wine is aimed at a female demographic thanks not only to the female ownership of Saka Wines, but the belief that they can drive appeal to their product by replacing alcohol with cannabis.

Saka Wines is simply following a trend for the consumption of cannabis in beverages as opposed to being inhaled. There is a boutique aspect to cannabinoid infusion, offering the product in different types of beverages which has garnered more popularity in recent years. Alcohol-free wines along with beer seem to be the most popular because they are meant for relaxation purposes.

There is little doubt with the legalization of cannabinoids growing across the country that products such as cannabis wine will become more prominent. This relatively new product will undoubtably grow quickly as curiosity will drive interest. The question becomes whether it will survive the initial interest and grow into a vital part of the alcohol industry over time.

Do Wine Insiders Reviews Still Matter?

Do Wine Insiders Reviews Still Matter?

When was the last time you checked wine insiders reviews before opening up a new bottle of vino? It’s probably been a while. So if you haven’t consulted your go-to wine connoisseur for advice, do wine insiders reviews still matter? For decades, wine lovers turned to professional wine insiders for reviews on what wine is best for a number of occasions, but that’s changing thanks to the Internet.

Since everyone and anyone can have a voice online, any average Joe can be a wine insider. In fact, you’re more likely to take the advice on a cheap wine from Trader Joe’s on the advice of some amateur blogger than you would on what wine icon critic Robert Parker. Amateur wine sites have been popping up since the dawn of the web and now wine forums and wine communities are the latest place to go to find out what the good wines are.

Of course, professional critics turn their nose down at the idea that amateurs are trying to give their opinions on wine and don’t believe they have the ability to rate wine. But in today’s day and age, people don’t care anymore what professionals say. If a bunch of people say the wine is great, that’s enough for them to go out and try it. Of course, these amateur reviews aren’t paid professionals, so they don’t have the right knowledge, training or expertise that critics have. Because of their deficiencies, you’d think their opinions aren’t valid. They rate something based on its taste and how they perceive it, while critics look at the wine as a whole, analyzing the region, winemaker, grape type, weather conditions, soil and all the intricate details that go into creating the perfect glass of wine.

Wine insiders reviews are still important in determining which wines are the best, but when it comes to ones that are right for you, it’s often better to hear the opinions of amateurs who won’t muddle the truth with details you probably don’t care about. You simply want to know if tastes good to complement a certain dish or is fancy enough to bring along to a party. Wine reviews, and ratings for that matter, don’t always reflect the true quality. The honest opinions of other wine lovers will provide you with the right information to decide whether or not a wine is best for you.

The industry continues to rate wines and have professional reviews them because that’s what gets them in wine shops over others. It’s a way to help a wine sell, but it’s not always the only way. While ratings and wine insiders reviews should still be considered when choosing the best wine, it shouldn’t be the only factor as to whether or not you should pull the trigger on a $100 bottle of wine (especially if you’re not a huge wine geek, but just appreciate a fine tasting vintage).

It’s actually better to take into account both professional wine insiders reviews and those of amateur bloggers and regular people because they balance each other out. You’ll be able to get a well-balanced review on a particular wine if you’re considering what both a professional and everyday person like yourself think about it. After all, you can’t always trust what you read on forums or blogs. Because amateurs aren’t schooled in the nature of wines, while a critic does, reading what both have to say will help you make an informed decision on what wines you should definitely try.

Best San Diego Winery

Best San Diego Winery

The hills in San Diego are well-known around the country, but it is also worth mentioning that these hills are a great environment for grapes to grow. Thus, there are a good number of wineries in the area of San Diego.

If you are a wine lover and would like to get more familiar to the wines that are produced in San Diego, take a look at the list below and see some of the best wineries in this region. This way, it will be easier for you to find a San Diego winery that suits your needs. Or maybe even start visiting one at a time, enjoying the wines they produce.

Believe it or not, this is more than just a San Diego winery, as it has much more to offer besides great wines. What can you do here besides checking out the wines? How about listening to live music on Friday and enjoying yoga sessions on Sundays? In case you are wondering about their prices, do know that they are more than affordable.

For just $10, you get to taste 5 different wine assortments and the portions are rather generous considering that it’s just a wine tasting. Your mood will definitely be turned up without putting a hole in your pocket. Besides this, you will get exquisite cheese assortments to enjoy with your wine.

Founded back in 1889, Bernardo is the oldest San Diego winery that is still up and running around Southern California. So, yes, the old barrels decorating the entrance are not just vintage décor pieces; they are actually very old indeed. The San Diego winery offers exquisite wine tasting sessions for the mere price of $12, giving you the chance to taste 5 of their most interesting wine assortments.

Also, on Fridays, you can please your senses with an Art Walk and on Sundays, there’s live music playing at the location. In case you want to enjoy a special dinner, you can do so at any of the two eateries that can be found in the winery’s courtyard.

As soon as you will walk inside this San Diego winery, you will feel like visiting an old friend and not a public space. This is possible due to the philosophy practiced by the management team and staff members, who do their best to make every guest feel at home and very welcomed.

The winery’s wine tasting offer is also very affordable and with only $10 you’ll have the chance to enjoy 5 to 6 wines belonging to their production. For special occasions or when you simply feel the need to enjoy more privacy, you can have your own private wine tasting for just $25.

You will find this San Diego winery in Little Italy and there are high chances that you’ll end up loving to spend time over here. Besides enjoying wine and spoiling your taste buds with their flavors, there is more to be done at this winery that will ensure a great time.

Getting some wine tasting knowledge from specialists, listening to live music, having fun at parties playing the 90s music, and many more are part of the activities available at Pali Wine.

Top California Wine Distributors

Top California Wine Distributors

Would you like to get the best wines available in California? It doesn’t matter if you are looking to open a wine store, a restaurant, or simply enjoy expensive wines in your personal wine cellar, as getting to know the top California wine distributors will solve this matter for you.

What makes a California wine distributor reach the top of the list? Well, their promptitude in managing the received orders, their stocks of wine, customer service, and of course the wines they provide. So, let us take a closer look at the top California wine distributors, so you will know who to call next time you need a great deal for the best wines on the market.

This particular wine distribution company got the first position on the list of top California wine distributors due to the fact that it received 5 stars from its customers. In spite of the fact that its product portfolio is rather thin, the wines that it provides are the kind of wines that can’t be found anywhere.

The company offers only the best Californian wines, award-winning labels that are not mass-produced but made with a great deal of respect for wine and everything that it means. Shipping their products around the world, having no limits when it comes to the value of an order, and never showing any problems concerning their stock, the 1849 Wine Company managed to earn the trust of its customers.

While this particular wine distribution company will deliver its products only in a number of states around the USA, it is still worth taking its offer into account. Artisan Wine Depot offers more than 4200 different items to its customers, updating the list with available items on a daily basis and publishing it only. This way, you will constantly know what products are on inventory before placing your order.

Don’t worry, as the company never had any stock issues and they always delivered their orders. It doesn’t matter how many bottles of wine you want to order either, as there is no limit. Also, it is worth knowing that this is the company you need to contact if you are interested in artisanal wines, as this type of products can be found on their list at all times.

In case you are looking to get your hands on rare or vintage wines, Benchmark Wine Group will help you out on this case. It ships only in the US and it is worth taking a look at the list of states where the company activates, to make sure that there won’t be any delivery problems. Apart from this, there’s no minimum order in the case of this California wine distributor, so it is up to you how much you want to spend when purchasing wines from this company.

Still, it is worth mentioning that the prices displayed for the provided wines do not contain taxes generated by sale taxes. Thus, you need to plan your budget well to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Apart from this, you have over 9000 items to choose from, so the offer is more than diverse.

With a list updated daily and a product list that includes more than 160 items, Big Hammer Wines managed to get a top position on the list of top California wine distributors by being prompt, reliable, and offering wines that are accessible to a wide range of customers.

So, you may not find rare wines if you opt for this distributor, but you will definitely find wines that will suit your budget, regardless if you are looking for a retail or wholesale deal.

This is another great wine merchant and distributor that is more than capable of offering great deals and a wide range of wine assortments. With a generous list of products that has almost 500 entries, there are high chances that you will find the types of wine you want at more than affordable prices.

The list of available items is updated day after day, so there are no risks for you to order items that are no longer part of the offer. Shipping only in the US, there’s no minimum order when it comes to this particular company, so feel free to order as much as you like.

When it comes to a generous product offer, the European Wine Resource has a product portfolio with an impressive 1500 items listed and available. The list is constantly updated, on a daily basis, so you will always have access to fresh information regarding the stock and offer of the company. It ships only in the US and there is no minimum threshold when it comes to orders.

It is worth knowing that this company sells Italian and French wines preponderantly, so if you are interested in European wine assortments, this is the company that is worth contacting. It also offers vintage Port wines, another detail you should keep in mind if you like this type of wines.

Are you looking for stored cult wines original from California? Then this is the company you need to contact whenever you need this kind of wine in your collection. With approximately 380 items in their product offer, the company also provides Bordeaux wines, of first and second growths, and assortments of rare champagne, in case you need something special.

But, the company doesn’t have a perfect rating as it may take sometimes longer for them to answer their customers’ requests. So, if you don’t get an answer from them, don’t hesitate to send them a reminder. Other than this, their products are of high quality.

These are only a part of the top California wine distributors, but, as you can tell, they are the best in their business, voted by customers that already tried their services and products. So, if you are a wine enthusiast or run a business in a domain where a bottle of wine, or more, is needed, you now know who to contact, depending on the type of wines you are looking to get.

Most Expensive Wines

Most Expensive Wines

From time immemorial, fine wine has been a good long-term investment. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, 90 percent of wine came from 15 countries. Expensive wines have become a great asset for the last 20 years. The best and finest wines are of course the most expensive ones.

The most expensive wines have been a great medium of fetching thousands of dollars at auctions and charity events. Welcome to the list of the most expensive wines that are way too valuable for to owners to ever decide to uncork.

$2.07 Million – 2013 Taste of Diamonds
2013 Taste of Diamonds tops the list of the most expensive wines in the world. It is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Grand Cru Chardonnay. This bottle of champagnes is a light and elegant blend with a floral and creamy taste. It is the best champagne you can refresh with.

With the logo been handcrafted from 18-carat gold and a magnificent sparkling 19-carat white diamond, you’d definitely expect it to come with a hefty price that will most definitely top the list of most expensive bottles of wine in the world. Its unmatchable taste and quality earned it the “Best Taste” award. Taste of Diamond is the real definition of champagne at its best.

$500,000 – 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet
This imperial wine is currently the most expensive wine sold at an auction. 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet was sold for half a million dollars at Napa Valley Charity auction in 2002. Awesome right! The six-liter imperial bottle is a stunning oak-aged wine with tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, boysenberry, and blackcurrant.

Such a whopping amount for a bottle of wine. But it’s not just a regular wine, 1992 Screaming Eagle Cabernet is a bottle of goodness.

$275,000 – 2013 Armand de Brignac Rose
Another fine wine on our list of the most expensive wines is the enormous 30L Armand de Brignac Rosé. Such a large bottle of champagne is not expected to come cheap. 2013 Armand de Brignac Rose is the largest Rosé champagne bottle ever produced. Its bottle is easily identifiable due to the distinctive pewter’s Ace of Spades insignias on it.

$135,125 – Cheval Blanc 1947 Saint-Emilion
Cheval Blanc 1947 Saint-Emilion as one of the most expensive wines in the world is considered a yardstick and a standard which other winemakers aspire to reach.

This wine is often described as a “happy incident of nature”. Cheval Blanc 1947 Saint-Emilion is a grape wine that any wine lover would love to travel thousands of miles to taste.

$28,112 – Romanee-Conti DRC 1990
Romanee-Conti DRC 1990 is regarded as one of the most expensive wines in the world with a set of 8 bottles sold out at a whopping price of $224,900 at an auction that was held in Sotheby’s London in 1996.

This wine is made of vines of more than 50 years old, hence that can be used as a judge for its mature quality. Romanee-Conti DRC 1990 is worth buying, its authenticity testifies to it.

Best cbd Oil Infused Wines

Best cbd Oil Infused Wines

Cannabinoids is one of the primary components in cannabis plant. For a long time, CBD has been an area of interest in the medical field on basis of its therapeutic benefit to the human body. CBD co-exists with THC in Marijuana, which are extracted to form oils and snacks. Oils with high concentration of CBD are referred to CBD oils.

Whether you are pro or against it, it is a fact that Marijuana is an area of interest in society today. In fact, there are practical examples of people that were healed after using Marijuana products. Of course, the debate is endless considering there is no scientific evidence to prove the effect of this plant’s component. Cannabis infused foods are increasingly becoming popular across the world. There is still stigmatization on using the plant and its extracts because of drug-label attached to its components; however, this is gradually fading and people are embracing the positive impacts of the plant.

No one would predict this but Cannabis is now in wine; what a great combination, weed in wine! It is pure luxury and entertainment; if you haven’t heard or tasted of it, you are lagging behind. Your choice of wine has expanded; cannabis can now be taken in liquid form. If you are not told or keenly read the wine label; you might know, the wine tastes normal, better. This is the latest craze in winemaking.

Gone are the days when Marijuana was smoked in secret and associated with ruggedness, CBD is now in soft drinks. It is no longer a scary component; it is an everyday use element. Coffee, tonic soda, energy drink, and pure water are some of the common Cannabis infused drinks, distributed across the world. Yes, they are legalized.

Here the best CBD oil infused wines to start your weekend and transit to a new week with no wicked hangovers.

Rebel Coast Winery

The company is renowned across the United States for production of alcohol-free wine. Since last year, the winery has been active in enhancement of its wine quality. The trend on including Cannabis in wine has taken the market by surprise and rebel Coast is not left behind. The manufacturer offers 20mg of THC in every cannabis infused bottle of wine, which is 5mg of THC in every glass. The winery is dedicated to further the business and soon release a sparkling and cannabis-infused rose. Marijuana is now a recreational plant in the business industry, whether you are in California or not, Rebel Coast will keep you updated on its wine enhancements with regards to Marijuana.


CannaVines is also in California, it is a golden state when it comes to recreation and innovation in this industry. While the CBD oil is not yet available on online platforms for California residents, the manufacturer promises to avail the red wine as soon as possible. The delicious wine is currently restricted to Cannabis tours; millennials and agro-tourists flock the rides around the state with the winery to publicize the new crazy in wine industry, which came up early in 2018. CannaVines intends to offer a diversity of favorite wine strains along a culinary and cannabis adventure. The producer insists on matching food with marijuana. The winery has managed to hit the market even before official launch of its CBD oil. Be sure to relieve stress and anxiety with CannaVines’ Cannabis infused wine.

Mary Jane’s Magical Hemp Wines

Unlike most of the popular cannabis infused wines, the winery in Canada offers hemp-infused drinks. The wine is also alcoholic; it is a unique brand, you have to travel to Canada and check this out. It is available in a variety of tastes; BC Buddy RED, BC Buddy White, Magic White, and BP Hemp Ice Wine, which is a classic treat from the Canadian manufacturer. CBD oil establishment in the company is incredible; the manufacturer is concerned about your weekend needs, if you need something strong, there is premium hemp-infused spirits to shake you up.

Greenway “Know Label” Wine Tinctures

On our list of best cbd oil infused wines, California State carries the day. Most wineries are established within its borders hence benefiting residents. However, not everyone has access to these wines; just like previous wineries, Greenway winery only avails the drink to people with Cannabis cards. There is a long list of hopefuls, which is no option if you have to taste this incredible cbd oil. The wine is unique because the manufacturer provides no name, each bottle has a tag with details on type of wine, strain, and year; ideally, you have to know your label as each bottle has different experience.

Every winery is advancing towards this 2018 trend to match demand in the market. If you like wine then you will surely want to taste of this different strain. The restrictions on consumption and purchase of the wines make it more popular; people are anxious and adding on to the endless waiting list of hopefuls. A glass of wine with 5mg THC and CBD can be your fulfillment for the whole weekend. Some are alcoholic while some are not; you might want to research on contents of the wine and opt for a DIY approach because the purchase policies in US might take longer than you think.

The Best Napa Wineries

The Best Napa Wineries

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.

Sattui Winery

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.

Chateau Montelena

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.

Inglenook Winery

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.

Wine Marketing Consultant Services

Wine Marketing Consultant Services

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!

Best Furniture For Wine Lovers

Best Furniture For Wine Lovers

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.

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