Hello to all of our winery & lodging members.
I thought I’d share a couple of links to recent press, in which several of our members were mentioned.
ManTripping – Sonona County Wineries Guys Will Love To Visit. Includes: Longboard Vineyards, Russian River Vineyards, Robert Young Estate Winery, Hook & Ladder, Pech Merle, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Williamson Wines, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Dutton Estate Winery, Dry Creek Vineyard and Bowman Cellars. They also mentioned our Wine Road Concierge Service and the direct flight from San Diego (their home base).
ManTripping – also did a post on Wine Flies Free, on Alaska
These stories were generated after we met with James Hills in San Diego, back in April.
The Gourmet- Sonoma County Small-Lot Wineries. This blog post includes: Frick Winery, Inspiration Vineyards and Lauterbach Cellars.
This story was generated after we hosted Becca for a bloggers tour last October.
After that visit, she also posted: A Winter Wineland Field Guide for Field Blends, which included:
Armida, Acorn, and David Coffaro.
In the past two months we have hosted:
Cynthia Dial & Barbara Beckley
E’Louise Ondash will be here Oct. 1st for 3 days.
These are all journalists we connected with at our April press trip to San Diego.
We will share links as their stories publish.
Last week we were in Scottsdale, hosting press for a happy hour, lunch and dinner – 4 people at each,
sharing Wine Road member wines:
J Vineyards sparkling rose
Gary Farrell Pinot Noir
Hartford Family Pinot Noir
Merry Edwards Sauvignon Blanc
Kristine Cannon, Times Publications, features reporter for the Scottsdale Progress
Chelsea Young, Editor in chief of So Scottsdale + freelance writer and editor
Alison Bailin, freelance, luxury travel and wine writer
Michelle Glicksmanm Editor/writer – WhereTraveler.com
Chandler Peterson, Editor /Founder at Phoenix Food & Wine
Melissa larsen – Managing Editor of AZ Foothills Magazine and AZ Foothills website
Christina Barrueta -freelance food, beverage and travel
Leah LeMoine -travel editor for Phoenix Magazine
Dena Roche – creator of the Travel Diet, travel writer, speaker and influencer
Teresa Traveres – freelance writer – editor of Sedona Monthly Magazine
Ty Fahlman – freelance writer modern luxury
Zahid Arab – CBS 5 in Phoenix
Several of these folks plan to come out to Wine & Food Affair, some will write stories prior to the event.
Others plan to visit in Oct or later in November. As stories are published we will share the links.
So Scottsdale Magazine will be shining a light on several of our members in their September issue to highlight CA Wine Month. Article will include: Portalupi, Longboard, Williamson, Blue Rock J Vineyards – story by Alison Bailin, who we have hosted twice.
We will be meeting with JoAnn Holt, from TexasHillCountry.com & Focus Daily News in a few weeks to share our map, member info and details about Wine & Food Affair.
beth costa executive director/ring leader