We could not hold the Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference without the support of our sponsors. For information about sponsoring the conference please contact Reno Walsh at 888.758.8687 ext: 704 or sponsor@ZephyrConferences.com.
Sponsors & Partners
Travel Lane County markets Lane County, Oregon as”Eugene, Cascades & Coast.” They area private, nonprofitassociation funded by member support and transient room tax generated at lodging facilities and campgrounds. Their mission is to increase overnight stays within the county. Travel Lane County is our main local host of the 2020 conference. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @TravelLaneCo and Instagram.
The mission of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association is to promote, enhance and protect the prestige of Willamette Valley wines and to support our members and community. The Willamette Valley, Oregon’s leading wine region, has two-thirds of the state’s wineries and vineyards and is home to more than 500 wineries. It is recognized as one of the premier Pinot noir producing areas in the world.
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board is primarily funded by Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions.
The South Willamette Wineries Association (SWWA) is comprised of a group of vineyards, wineries, vintners and related businesses that are passionate about increasing the awareness, visitation and prestige of the South Willamette wine growing region.
The 5th Street Public Market is a local favorite, a social hub, and a must-visit destination in Eugene. Enjoy a collection of local enchanting stores, restaurants and eateries adjacent to an upscale boutique hotel. Stroll through the courtyard. Listen to the splashing sounds of the fountain. Sip on local wines. Connect with friends. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @5thStreetMarket and Instagram.
At Troon, our goal in the cellar is to naturally craft our wines to reveal the distinctive personality of our biodynamically farmed vineyard. Our mission is to fully express the intertwined character of vineyard, variety and vintage that nature creates each harvest. That means a light, minimalist approach to winemaking that respects every nuance nature gives to us. Our wines are only fermented with native yeasts, no additives are added to the fermenters and no new oak barrels are used to mature them. Our wines are naturally full of life, energy and the compelling complexity that only nature can create. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @troonwines and Instagram.
Sacramento International Airport offers more than 155 daily nonstop flights on 12 domestic and international carriers to 38 destinations. It is administered by the Sacramento County Department of Airports, which is responsible for planning, developing, operating, and maintaining the county’s four airports: Sacramento International Airport, Executive Airport, Mather Airport, and Franklin Field. The regional economic impact of the Sacramento County Airport System is more than $4 billion annually. Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @SacIntlAirport.
Sweet Cheeks Winery‘s story began in 1978 when Owner, Dan Smith planted a vineyard on a rolling hillside in Crow, Oregon. After a hard day of work he looked over the vineyard and noticed the curious shape of the land and christened the vineyard Sweet Cheeks. At this point starting a winery was only a dream. He continued to farm the land, supplying Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Riesling grapes to local wineries. When a building in Junction City came up for demolition in 2003 he took a chance and relocated it atop the vineyard. Thanksgiving of 2005 those doors opened as our tasting room and marked the beginning of Sweet Cheeks Winery & Vineyard. Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @sweetcheekswine.
Ninkasi Brewing Co. is an independently owned and operated craft brewery striving to Perpetuate Better Living. In 2007, Ninkasi moved to its current location in Eugene’s Whiteaker neighborhood. Known for its eclectic art. Fast forward to 2011, and the hard work of both founders landed them the fastest growing craft brewery in the United States with a top selling IPA in Oregon. Fast forward to present day, and Ninkasi ranks the 35th largest craft brewer in the United States (Brewers Association, 2018). The brewery continues to grow while remaining fully independent and continuously focused on community. A team of two has increased to nearly 100 employees who operate Ninkasi’s tasting room, production and lab facilities, sales force, marketing teams, local distribution arm, and a donation program. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @NinkasiBrewing.
VinoPro understands the evolution of the customer journey and strives to enhance our clients’ brands, one customer interaction at a time. What makes us a reliable, trusted, and exceptional partner? That’s easy: operational excellence. We’ve invested in the people, processes, and technology to provide consistent and exceptional experiences throughout the customer journey. Our team, infrastructure and scalability enable us to comfortably fulfill your brand promise, so you can confidently focus on growing your business. Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @Vino_PRO.
Discover Leelanau Peninsula, voted NO. 2 Best Wine Region in North America by USA Today, where 28 wineries produce great wines that pair perfectly with local cuisine, garnering the region national attention as a top culinary destination. Sip Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc as well as not-so-common varietals and creative blends. The wines paired with the laid-back, down-to-earth winemakers who produce them, make Leelanau Peninsula a must-visit for wine enthusiasts.
The Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley and Sonoma, CANVAS, is a dynamic organization comprised of outstanding leaders in the hospitality community. CANVAS Members continually provide guests to Napa and Sonoma with the best possible experiences. We are proud to have such dedicated and loyal individuals participating in the programs facilitated by CANVAS that benefit our Community.
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Touring & Tasting is a marketing and media company serving the wine tourism industry. The nationally distributed and acclaimed bi-annual magazine has been the Premier Guide to Wine Country for 21 years and is the hallmark of the Touring & Tasting brand. The company has further expanded and diversified into a multi-faceted marketing company delivering innovative, content based, customized programs and partnerships to wine country businesses seeking to enhance and expand their brand. Touring & Tasting assumes a leadership position in the wine tourism industry by supporting and sponsoring a variety of conferences, festivals and events including the Wine Marketing and Tourism Conference, the Wine Bloggers Conference, the International Chardonnay Symposium and more.
The Wine Institute initiates and advocates public policy that enhances the ability to responsibly produce, promote and enjoy wine. They advocate for California wine at the state, federal, and international levels; educate public policy makers and the media on the cultural and economic value of wine; take a leadership role in coalitions and enhancing the business and political network for wine; and assist members with information and guidance on legal, policy and compliance issues. The Wine Institute has been a longtime advocate of the Wine Tourism Conference and also just made available their new book, “Down to Earth: a Seasonal Tour of Sustainable Winegrowing in California.”
The Wine Media Conference is an annual gathering of 250 wine bloggers and other wine industry members who are interested to learn more about wine industry communications, writing, and social media marketing. The 2019 conference will take place October 10 – 12 in the Hunter Valley, Australia. Zephyr Conferences, organizer of the Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference, is the organizer of the Wine Bloggers Conference.