The 2014 Wine Bloggers Conference (#WBC14 on Twitter) took place two weeks ago in Santa Barbara County with great reviews about the Santa Barbara area and wines. Blogging guests experienced wine country to the fullest, learning about the area, people, and wines behind vibrant Santa Barbara wine country. 350+ bloggers and industry representatives attending the conference. One social media recap from WBC14 attendee, Hilarie Larson and via Twitter sums up the takeaways:
My head is still full of ideas thx to #WBC14. Now to find more time in the day.
Pertinent to the Wine Tourism Conference, the WBC14 pre-conference excursion took wine blogging guests all through the Paso Robles area for a day and a half. The Paso Wine pre-conference organizer, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance Communications Director, Chris Taranto, estimated attendees had the opportunity to taste 150 wines from 50 different wineries during the excursion. More important to the wine country guests, however, was the warm welcome they received from the regional wine industry – the pre-conference excursion was highly rated and speaks to the organization, authenticity and great vibe in Paso Robles wine country. Please read about the pre-conference tour on this blog post on the Wine Bloggers Conference website.
Each year at the Wine Tourism Conference, a neighboring region hosts a pre-conference excursion, providing meals, winery visits, talks, and tastings. Paso Robles, which will host this year’s Wine Tourism Conference, took on that task.
We are looking forward to experiencing the same great hospitality and experience at the 2014 Wine Tourism Conference!