VinoVisit Helps Wineries Increase Tasting Room Sales, Reveals New Special Event Reservation Widgets.

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Wineries can now automate RSVPs for their guests to private wine club activities, VIP experiences or trade events and one-time holiday parties and special events.

VinoVisit, Inc. today unveiled a special event/private event reservation widget in support of its client wineries’ parties, special events and wine club gatherings, enabling wineries to provide better service and higher club retention. Wineries need a better way to manage RSVPs to their events and parties. Some of those events were private for VIPs or wine club members. Others were open to the public, like annual release parties, and Mother’s Day brunches. VinoVisit, built to be powerful and flexible, has created a reservation widget that can accommodate any of these specific needs.

http://www.VinoVisit.com makes it easier for wineries to connect with the people who come to visit.” Says VinoVisit Executive Vice President, Bob Iannetta. “Our goal is to give wineries the very best reservation management system that is flexible and robust, while creating a seamless experience for visitors to wine country. So far, our clients have told us that they appreciate being able to focus on throwing a fantastic event instead of playing phone tag, counting email replies and worrying if a guest will fall through the cracks”

VinoVisit addresses extensive user feedback and makes reservation management easier and more convenient through the following improvements:

SPECIAL EVENT WIDGET

Wineries plan and host innumerable events, release parties, concerts, wine club gatherings. VinoVisit now provides a “single use widget” to support these events, then promote them on VinoVisit.com and the affiliate network. Wineries can provide links to the reservation widget in emails and other forms of communication, streamlining the RSVP process while capturing key contact information.

PRIVATE EVENT WIDGET

Wine clubs, VIPs and trade events that need to be managed privately, can now be supported by VinoVisit’s private widget. Wineries can leverage the automated RSVPs and email responses and limit access to only those people who have been provided with a link to a hidden or password protected page on their site.

ABOUT VINOVISIT

VinoVisit.com is the first and leading site to offer consumers the flexibility to book real-time winery reservations, and boasts an exclusive multi-day itinerary-building tool, and turn-by-turn directions. The robust winery profiles include photos, video, maps and visitor reviews providing the visitor with an in-depth look at the winery experience. 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 time of day, date, location, varietal, and dozens of other attributes.

The VinoVisit Relationship Management system is the first reservation solution developed specifically for wineries. The system 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 that focus on planning visits to wine country. The VinoVisit Marketing Network™ garners between 3 and 4 million visits each year, raising the online visibility of VinoVisit wineries. Affiliate partners include Touring & Tasting Magazine, Wine Country This Week, Wine Country Getaways, WinoTripping, GoVine, Sonoma Valley.org, The Napa Wine Project, and many more.

In March 2010, VinoVisit launched the Facebook application, "Book a VinoVisit" which enables wineries to accept reservations directly from their Facebook page. In June, VinoVisit released a widget that supports third-party reservations and single and private-event widgets.

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