We could not hold this conference and offer such an unbelievably low price to participants without the support of our sponsors and partners. Please take the time to read about them below. We will be adding more as the planning progresses!
- For sponsor information, please contact Reno Walsh at 888.758.8687 ext: 704 or firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please mention “Wine Bloggers Conference” as we also run other conferences.
- Once you have determined your preferred sponsorship level, you can register on our WBC Sponsor Registration Form.
- Please note we discourage events not included in the official agenda for a variety of reasons: they often are invite only, which is against the spirit of the WBC; if planned during the WBC they pull from our scheduled events; and they take advantage of the WBC’s gathered bloggers without supporting the conference itself. If you have an idea for an event before, during, or after the conference, please contact us to discuss sponsorship.
- If you would like to host a future Wine Bloggers Conference, please complete our Host Application.
NakedWines.com uses crowd-funding to support indie winemakers all over the world and dozens of them work out of their winery in Sonoma Valley. NakedWines.com is the sponsor of our Saturday evening banquet dinner and so we will be able to meet their winemakers, hear their stories, and learn how this new type of business can interact with the wine blogging world.
Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is your gateway between Northern California destinations and major cities across the U.S. and the world. Located 12 miles from downtown Sacramento and always open, service is available from 12 major carriers. The airport opened October 21, 1967, as Sacramento Metropolitan Airport.
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Nothing Worthwhile is Ever Easy
Most people take the easy route. Barney Fetzer had other ideas. Pioneering earth-friendly winemaking long before it was a buzzword, Fetzer Vineyards continues Barney’s legacy of hard work, radical thinking and wines that make a difference.
Under the guidance of second-generation vintner John Jordan and Rob Davis, the winemaker whose hands have crafted every vintage of Jordan since the inaugural 1976, Jordan Vineyard & Winery continues to innovate and elevate through award-winning wines and hospitality. From advancements in fruit sourcing, oak aging, precision farming and conserving natural resources to diversifying agriculture and creating new visitor experiences at our Healdsburg winery, Jordan maintains a relentless quest to improve with every vintage.
Since 2003, Martin Ray Vineyards & Winery has made its home in the heart of the Russian River Valley at one of the oldest continually working wineries in California. The winery and our 12 acres of Estate Pinot Noir vineyard are located just beyond the eastern border of the Russian River’s coolest, foggiest sub-AVA, the Green Valley.
Few wine regions can claim pure expression—Alsace is an exception. A top white wine region in northeast France, Alsace is home to a patchwork of 13 distinct soil types, more than any other French wine region. Together with an extraordinary climate—one of the driest in the country—each of Alsace’s terroirs yields its own expression of noble grapes, such as Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer. Every swirl of the glass releases aromatic layers of floral or mineral character, and every sip reveals fresh and vibrant fruit. That’s the pure expression of Alsace. To learn more, find us on Facebook at Wines of Alsace USA, on Twitter at @drinkAlsace and on Instagram at @drinkAlsace.
The revitalized Virginia Dare Winery celebrates the genesis of American winemaking. Along with the spellbinding Virginia Dare story, it pays homage to the mythical and mysterious characters which grace the labels of the wines – The White Doe, Two Arrowheads, Manteo, The Lost Colony, and Virginia Dare Chardonnay and Virginia Dare Pinot Noir, both sourced from Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. For more information, please visit www.VirginiaDareWinery.com.
The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association is dedicated to advance, protect and promote the quality wines, vineyards and experiences of the Livermore Valley Wine Country. WBC is thrilled to have them hosting a pre-confernce excursion again in 2017.
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Your conference organizer is Zephyr Conferences. In addition to the WBC, Zephyr Conferences also organizes the Wine Marketing & Tourism Conference with the associated Wine Tourism Day plus the International Food Blogger Conference, Beer Bloggers Conference, Beer Marketing & Tourism Conference, and Beer Now Conference in Europe.
Zephyr Adventures (@ZephyrAdventure), our sister company, operates trekking, hiking, biking, and multi-sport tours throughout the world. Zephyr’s active wine tours specialize in getting travelers up close and personal with not just the wineries but the vineyards of the world. In addition to Zephyr’s active tours, Taste Vacations runs beer, wine, and food tours around the world which leave the physical activity at home.