Napa, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2010
VinoVisit.com today announced a marketing partnership with wine blogger Alana Gentry and her site, GirlwithaGlass.com. A reciprocal affiliate program will provide consumers with greater exposure to online winery reservations, and the opportunity to purchase a discount VIP guide. In addition, the two will share content, winery reviews and develop online and offline co-marketing opportunities.
Bob Iannetta, VinoVisit EVP, sees multiple points of alignment between the two websites. “Alana has built a significant following through her blog and wine country guides, and her fans trust her recommendations because she is wholly invested in making the visitor experience the very best possible. Making it fun and easy to plan wine travel is the reason we started VinoVisit. We look forward to rolling out some exciting, new offers together for consumers this summer.”
“VinoVisit.com is a site that I feel comfortable recommending to consumers.” says Alana Gentry. “It’s intuitive, and the trip planning tools are unparalleled. I particularly like the multi-day itinerary builder and turn-by-turn directions. As the publisher of guides to wine country, I know how visitors can become overwhelmed by choices, and how hard it is to craft the perfect wine country trip. I know my Girl with a Glass readers will appreciate the site they’ve built.”
VinoVisit.com is the first site to offer consumers real-time winery reservation bookings, and boasts an exclusive multi-day itinerary-building tool, turn-by-turn directions and robust winery profiles that include photos, video, maps and visitor reviews. VinoVisit.com, the only winery search engine free to consumers, provides an easy way for visitors to search, then select and book tours and tasting events by location, varietal, and dozens of other attributes.
The VinoVisit Relationship Management system is the first reservation system developed specifically for wineries. It manages valuable visitor contact information, aggregates marketing and sales data, offers CRM tools and automates and simplifies the reservation process.
VinoVisit has established co-marketing partnerships with key websites in planning visits to wine country.
The VinoVisit Marketing Network™ partner websites garner between 3 and 4 million visits each year, raising the online visibility of VinoVisit wineries. Most recently, VinoVisit launched the Facebook application, "Book a VinoVisit" which enables wineries to accept reservations directly from their Facebook page.
About Alana Gentry
Gentry’s philosophy is to recommend (not review) after one or more personal experiences at a winery. “I’m interested in wineries that have a real sense of place, nice people and great wines. If you want to enjoy wineries, wine shops, restaurants & luxury lodging where you will always feel welcomed, taste great wines at fair prices, and enjoy unique & beautiful VIP experiences, you’ll love my guides.”
The VIP passes in Gentry’s Sonoma/Napa, Vol. 1 guide includes over $700 worth of wine tasting experiences and can be purchased for $49 on http://www.GirlwithaGlass.com.