#WineTourismDay History

Wine Tourism Day started in Bordeaux, France to promote wine sales after harvest.  Every November, French wineries opened their doors and welcomed locals to taste the fruits of their labor.   Traditionally, the wineries didn’t only offer wine tasting but...

/ May 5, 2014

Wine Road in Seattle

Our event was hosted at the W Hotel in Seattle, a beautiful location with very helpful staff.  Setting up is always a pain: opening boxes, rifling through supplies, organizing all the products. We had about 30 press and trade and...

/ May 2, 2014

Wine Road on the Road in Seattle

Wine Road has come full circle with our On the Road series.  Last year we started out in Seattle and, again this year, we made it out to Seattle to commemorate our one-year anniversary of Wine Road On the Road. ...

/ April 28, 2014

Wine Road: Wine Tourism Day Practice Run

Just another day working for Wine Road, we rounded up a few beautiful people and shot an exciting 15 second commercial for Wine Tourism Day!   Starting at Sbragia, we were able to capture the serenity of rolling vineyard hills...

/ April 21, 2014

The Rookie Enjoys a Jordan Experience

  The tour started with a light breakfast consisting of seasonal fruits picked from the Jordan garden, scones, and freshly squeezed Orange Juice, a far better breakfast than I would have made myself. Once everyone had arrived, we were picked...

/ April 18, 2014

Jim the Gardener

I was at Quivira Vineyards today at the end of West Dry Creek Road.  Talk about curb appeal.  Tom Scott , the director of hospitality, had a new strategy to make cars put on their brakes and stop at his...

/ April 17, 2014

Wine Road Rookie Invited to Jordan Estate Tour

Being a rookie at Wine Road, I’ve been blown away by the generous hospitality of every winery.  I’ve feel as if I’ve been inducted into a loving family, that of course has its differences once in a while, but at...

/ April 14, 2014

We made the news (actually.. we bought it)

  CBS here we come.  Yes, Wine Road fans, we are going big time on CBS.  Not a reality show, not a news magazine, not a game show (although that is a great idea).  A commercial !  Yes, that’s right...

/ April 11, 2014

Barrel Tasting Post Script

I had two VIJ’s ( Very Important Jobs) during the 36th annual Barrel Tasting weekend.  I reflected that there have been thousands of jobs over the course of the 36 years and I have been a consumer at over a...

/ April 11, 2014

Bubbly Mysteries Uncorked at Iron Horse

One of the most spectacular views, located on top of a hilly estate of Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, is Iron Horse.  Known for their sparkling wines, Iron Horse boasts some creative cuvees and classic Bruts.  Depending on the blend and...

/ April 7, 2014