We could not hold the Wine 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.
Eventbrite is the world’s largest event technology platform. We build the technology to allow anyone to create, share, find and attend new things to do that fuel their passions and enrich their lives. Music festivals, venues, marathons, conferences, hackathons, air guitar contests, political rallies, fundraisers, gaming competitions — you name it, we power it. Our mission? To bring the world together through live experiences. Find them on Facebook, Twitter at @eventbrite and Instagram.
We help wineries grow. 5forests is a full-service digital agency for today’s wine industry. We marry the best in design, technology and experience to help your wine business embrace new possibilities and transform your market. And because we only work with wine, we bring unparalleled industry expertise to your project, whether it’s launching a new label or transforming a multi-generational brand for a new era. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @5forests and be sure to follow The Must Read newsletter here.
Hearst Bay Area, Northern California’s largest news media and services group, connects businesses large and small with their target audience, through a comprehensive suite of multi-touch solutions unmatched by local competitors. Partner with our wine and hospitality experts to pinpoint your target audience and drive travel enthusiasts to your business. Our team has 20+ years of industry experience and a rich understanding of proven tactics tailored for your needs. Find them on Facebook and Twitter at @hearstbayarea.
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.
Expanding Horizons is a California-based travel company, incorporated in June 1980. We create world class trips worldwide for vintners and their wine clubs. To date we have operated over 50 trips and European river cruises for many of the USA’s best wineries. We are a registered California Seller of Travel, License #2031884-40. As such, we are required by law to place all traveler funds in a protected trust account. Our detailed knowledge of destinations, cities and tourism infrastructure benefit our vintner clients in many different ways — above all in delivering value for money and the memories of a lifetime with your best D2C customers. Find them on Facebook.
The Sonic Decanter® is the result of decades of designing and engineering products for space, industry, medical uses and consumer beverages. That experience and a passion for great tasting wine is the result. The Sonic Decanter® uses safe but effective ultrasonic energy to “MAKE EVERY WINE BETTER!” Find them on Twitter at @SonicDecanter.
The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance was formed in 1997 to unify growers and winemakers in the Western Santa Ynez Valley for the purpose of developing their own American Viticulture Area and to promote this unique wine growing region. The Sta. Rita Hills American Viticulture Appellation is located on California’s Central Coast in Santa Barbara County. The Pacific Ocean’s marine layer and afternoon ocean breezes traverse the coastal valley corridors between the Purisima Hills and the Santa Rosa Hills, creating the perfect environment for growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other cool climate wine grape varieties.
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 Business Institute at Sonoma State University is the first and only university program in the United States to focus exclusively on the business aspects of the wine industry. Created through a partnership between the university and the wine industry, the program offers a specialized curriculum targeted on the business challenges of the wine industry, including courses in Wine Marketing, Wine Finance and Accounting, Human Resources Management, Wine Business Strategies and Wine Production, Operations & Distribution. The Wine Business Institute will be helping to establish the content at the conference.
Wine Industry Network (WIN) is THE business resource for the wine industry. Winery and viticulture professionals use WIN for free to research products and services from premium industry suppliers, find contact and product information, and receive free supplier news, deals, and updates through the bi-weekly Link newsletter in one or more of the professional categories that best match your needs.
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 Bloggers Conference is an annual gathering of 300 wine bloggers and other wine industry members who are interested to learn more about wine industry communications, writing, and social media marketing. The 2018 conference will take place October 4 – 7 in Walla Walla, Washington. Zephyr Adventures, organizer of the Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference, is the organizer of the Wine Bloggers Conference.
The Bohemian and Pacific Sun are award-winning alternative newsweeklies serving Sonoma, Napa and Marin Counties. They provide a direct connection to the dynamic North Bay lifestyle and are regarded as the locals’ resource for insightful coverage of local news, arts, food & drink and entertainment.