New Website Allows Wine Enthusiasts to Connect with Wineries for Direct Wine Sales and Touring

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With Winerybound, every American winery has the opportunity to market and promote themselves on a national level by offering wine enthusiasts varying levels of information pertaining to their winery and the wines they produce.

A husband and wife team out of Washington has compiled a world wide web site that enables wine enthusiasts and wineries the ability to connect on a national level. The online compendium, Winerybound, found at http://www.winerybound.com on the world wide web, provides more than 3500 winery listings. Detailed information about each winery will assists wine enthusiasts in their research efforts while offering wineries the ability to market themselves on a national level. “Winerybound is a single point of reference for wine enthusiasts to learn about wineries nationwide and the wines the produce”. said the site's creator, Heather Ann Truchot, a Creative Director for Ferment Design, in Seattle. Winerybound also gives smaller boutique and upstart wineries the ability to market themselves on a national level to reach potential customers that are unfamiliar with their wines”

Truchot, co-creator with her husband, Scott, of CIOTrust, said she created the site after hearing from wine enthusiasts and industry employees about the frustration of locating new wineries and learning more about their offerings. Truchot also mentioned that wineries she had the opportunity to work with had concerns about the costs of marketing themselves to a national audience. "Based upon what I was hearing in the industry, there needed to be a site created on national level to solidify desired relationships between wineries and wine enthusiasts." Truchot said.

The comprehesive site is free for the wine enthusiast and will also allow wineries to detail a portion of their information for free. Additional levels of subscription may be purchased by wineries to include wine listings, awards, and winery specific images for further brand development. “Winerybound is about creating relationships and making both our subscribers and end-users happy. Our goal is to give each winery the opportunity to market and promote themselves on a national level while getting wine enthusiasts varying levels of information pertaining to the wineries they are interested in.”

Truchot explained with the rate of winery growth in the United States along with changing sales laws in the industry, the need for this type of site was apparent. By creating interactive maps and allowing wineries to manage their own pages, Truchot hopes Winerybound generates wine touring and increased direct wine sales for American wineries.

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