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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE™ Debuts ‘Exclusive Experiences'
On the Web's Most Trusted Source for Wine Country Travel and Lifestyle, Wine Lovers Connect to Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences

Napa, Calif. – (Nov. 27, 2006) – launches its newly enhanced website this month with a novel collection of “Exclusive Experiences.” The premier portal for regional wine country destinations throughout the United States – including 12 of California's leading winemaking regions from Napa Valley and Sonoma to Monterey and Santa Barbara, as well as Virginia and Oregon – now features a range of singular wine country experiences.

All available for purchase on the site, “Exclusive Experiences” include:

  • Become winemaker for a day, blending a custom wine at a boutique winery;
  • Tour Napa and Sonoma County via a '47 Packard limousine convertible, visiting vineyards not regularly open to the public;
  • Focus on film and wine at the 10th Annual Sonoma Film Festival;
  • Become the owner of a thriving grape vine, from which a custom wine will be created;
  • Secure VIP tickets to sold-out performances by entertainers such as Woody Allen and Harry Shearer at the Napa Valley Opera House.

“Exclusive Experiences” is the newest addition to the recently enhanced site, which features a visually appealing design, easy, intuitive navigation and more streamlined home page. In addition to “Exclusive Experiences,” visitors can easily access themed travel packages such as “girlfriend getaways,” traveling with pets and “man-cations;” informative articles on a wide range of wine country destinations and topics; upcoming festivals and other wine-related events; restaurant reviews and “virtual” vineyard visits; detailed information on planning a wine country meeting or wedding, and much more.

The site boasts a continuously updated collection of “Exclusive Experiences” from many of the wine and travel industries' premier purveyors, including Napa Valley's Villagio Inn and Spa, Fairmont's Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa and the special opportunity for a private tasting at the famous Staglin Family Vineyard. A prime example is a three-day/two-night getaway, created by Chalk Hill Estate and BeautifulPlaces. Designed to introduce visitors to the art of viticulture and winemaking, the package includes accommodations at the charming Chalk Hill Road Cottage (complete with its own putting green); a full day at Chalk Hill Estate with winemaker Steve Leveque and a food-and-wine pairing dinner at Charlie Palmer's acclaimed Dry Creek Kitchen and much, much more. The package is priced $2,930 for two.

For 12 years, has been the web's one-stop source for information on topics ranging from wine-related travel and dining to the most sought after tasting rooms and tours. A trusted authority on wine country travel and lifestyle in 12 California regions (Napa, Sonoma, Lake County, Mendocino County, Lodi, Gold Country, Livermore, Monterey County, Santa Cruz, SLO/Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Temecula), as well as Oregon and Virginia, the site generates an average of four million page views per month.

Established in 1994, was an immediate Internet hit, quickly attracting an impressive list of Napa Valley wineries among its early and enthusiastic clientele. Today, the site is the largest "niche" portal of its type, providing focused information and services for the consumer who seeks to stay informed on all manner of wine and culinary tourism topics. For more information, call 707.265.1835 or log on at




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