Sponsors

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 406-580-5919 or reno@zephyradventures.com. 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.

Conference Organizer

Your conference organizer is Zephyr Adventures. Zephyr Adventures (@ZephyrAdventure) 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, its sister company Taste Vacations runs beer, wine, food, and spirits tours around the world which leave the physical activity at home. We welcome you as a partner and invite you to join the Taste Vacations Affiliate Program to earn commissions of $300 and more per referral. Zephyr Adventures also organizes the Wine Tourism Conference with the associated Wine Tourism Day plus the International Food Blogger Conference and Beer Bloggers Conference.

Elite

Elmira Corning Regional AirportThe Elmira Corning Regional Airport, 12 miles away from the conference host hotel, is by far the closest and most convenient airport to use. The airport has direct flights from Chicago, Detroit, Orlando, and Philadelphia. The airport is the Official Transportation Provider of the conference and in addition to serving as the hub airport will be providing airport shuttles to the host hotel and back (see Details page for specifics), transport for the Friday afternoon wine country excursions, and shuttles back to the host hotel after the Saturday evening party.

Finger_Lakes_WCTThe Finger Lakes Wine Country Tourism Marketing Association represents our host location, a destination with breathtaking scenery, a rich history, and world-class wine.  The Finger Lakes Wine Country boasts over 100 wineries centered around the region’s four main lakes: Cayuga, Seneca, Keuka and Canandaigua. These wineries are responsible for yielding 90% of the total New York wine produced each year.

Corning EnterprisesCorning Enterprises is the Economic Development and Community Development arm of Corning Incorporated, the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Corning Enterprises supports many local organizations including the Corning Museum of Glass, the Downtown Gaffer District, and several local chambers of commerce and economic development bodies.

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SenecaLakeWineTrailSurrounding the sapphire waters of Seneca Lake, the 34 member wineries of the Seneca Lake Winery Association invite you to experience a destination rich in history, beauty, and the production of world-class wines. Located in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes Region, the climate supports not only the growth of hardy native grapes and premium hybrids, but also more delicate varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir.

Cayuga LakeThe Cayuga Lake Wine Trail offers a unique blend of award-winning wines, scenic waterfalls, and local gourmet eateries.  The Cayuga Lake Wine Trail is the first organized and longest running wine trail in the country. Over 5,300 national and international medals have been earned over the years.  Among these awards are six Governor’s Cups and Winery of the Year three years in a row.

Event

Partner.SpiritedShipper copyMade in the US from strong corrugated Kraft cardboard, our wine Spirited Shippers are layered with extra cushioning and include a special insert for each and every bottle for safe and secure shipping. Light weight and tough, our wine shipping containers are environmentally safe, fully recyclable and made with recycled material. They ship flat, saving you money and valuable storage space. From one bottle to twelve, half size to magnum, our boxes will meet all of your wine, beer and spirit shipping needs. @spiritedshipper

 

Live White Wine Blogging

Fulkerson Winery @fulkersonwinery
Keuka Spring Vineyards @KeukaSpring
Three Brothers Wineries and Estates @3broswine
Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars @drfrankwine
Fox Run Vineyards @foxrunvineyards
Standing Stone Vineyards @SSVNY
Hunt Country Vineyards @huntwines
Glenora Wine Cellars @glenorawine
Red Newt Cellars @flxnewt @gregtumbarello
Atwater Estate Vineyards @atwaterwine
Lucas Vineyards @LucasWinetalk
Wagner Vineyards @WagnerVineyards

Live Red & Rosé Wine Blogging

Damiani Wine Cellars
Ventosa Vineyards
J.R. Dill Winery
Fox Run Vineyards @foxrunvineyards
Standing Stone Vineyards @SSVNY
Chateau LaFayette Reneau @clrwine
Knapp Winery @knappwinery
Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars @drfrankwine
Sheldrake Point Winery @sheldrakepoint
Heron Hill Winery @heronhillwinery
Lakewood Vineyards @lakewoodwines
Hosmer Winery @HosmerWinery
Lucas Vineyards @LucasWinetalk
Wagner Vineyards @WagnerVineyards