Healdsburg, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2011
Wine Road’s new website and smart phone apps are the perfect accouterment for thirsty travelers exploring the region. Encompassing the Russian River, Alexander, and Dry Creek valleys in Northern Sonoma County, the website's new interactive map highlights 190 vintners and over 50 lodgings throughout the area. The site’s new concierge service offers up-to-date information on everything from restaurants and accommodations to special activities and events, helping visitors create a custom itinerary that suits their interest and budget. And for those who can’t make it to Sonoma, the website allows them to locate Wine Road member wineries that are hosting events and pouring wines in their city.
With nearly 200 wineries in the Wine Road association, planning which ones to take in, where to stay, what to sip, and where to eat can be tricky. While there are no wrong choices in Sonoma, there’s still pressure to have the ultimate wine country experience. The new website and apps utilize powerful and accurate sorting and filtering functions to personalize each visitor’s experience and recommend wineries by location, varietals, events, and many other criteria. Everything is covered by Sonoma County’s Wine Road, from French-style chateaux like Jordan Vineyard and Winery and Italian-style villas with bocce ball courts like Pedroncelli Winery, to architecturally modern producers such as Twomey Cellars, and even garagiste micro-wineries, like Frick Winery, off the beaten path.
A concierge service on the site goes beyond wine tasting allowing visitors to find vintners and restaurants offering food and wine pairings, or select picnic destinations and places to stock up on provisions, like the famous Jim Town Store. The service also covers recreational activities, galleries and museums, tours, transportation services, shopping and even information for wedding planners.
What has long been celebrated as the best print map for exploring the region (paper copies are still available) may now become obsolete with the new interactive features of the online Wine Road map. Using GPS, the map effectively pinpoints a traveler’s exact location and highlights wineries, lodging, and sites nearby. Since cell phone reception in the more rural parts of wine country is not guaranteed, developers smartly created the apps to store reference information that is available offline. Now there is no reason to get lost in the vineyards! To download the IPhone application, please click here.
About Wine Road Northwest Sonoma County:
The Wine Road is a travel resource for those looking to visit the region, which is famous for its renowned wine producers and cuisine, scenic beauty, and wine country lifestyle. The association hosts three celebrated wine events throughout the year, “Winter Wineland” in January; “Barrel Tasting” in March; and “A Food and Wine Affair” in November. Made up of 190 vintners and 56 lodgings throughout the Alexander, Dry Creek, and Russian River valleys in Sonoma County, something is always going on along the Wine Road. To plan a trip, please visit: http://www.wineroad.com. For additional information, or to request a free map, contact Beth Costa at 800.723.6336 or via e-mail at info(at)wineroad(dot)com, or visit the Wine Road on Twitter and Facebook.
For more information, please contact Ashley E. Rodgers at Wagstaff Worldwide: ashley.wagstaffworldwide.com