November 28, 2006 12:48 ET

Premier Portal for Wine Country Travel & Lifestyle Information,™ Marks 12th Anniversary With Enhanced Site

A Trusted Source on Subjects Ranging From Wine Country Travel to Cuisine and Shopping

NAPA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2006 --, the premier web portal for wine country destinations throughout the United States, marks its 12th anniversary this month with a number of enhancements. This includes improved e-commerce capabilities, a more visually appealing design, streamlined home page and a collection of Exclusive Experiences not found anywhere else.

The site, known as a one-stop source for information on topics ranging from lodging and dining to winery tasting rooms and tours, is a trusted authority on wine country travel and lifestyle that provides access to 12 California regions, including Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino County and Paso Robles, as well as Oregon and Virginia.

"Unlike other wine-related websites that focus largely on wine and ratings, is a lifestyle website that seeks to connect wine lovers to a wider range of wine-related subjects," says Dawn Miller-Croft, CEO of

The site now features a continuously updated collection of more than 40 Exclusive Experiences, including owning a vine, becoming winemaker for a day and touring the vineyards via a '47 Packard limousine convertible. Renowned wineries Staglin Family Vineyard and Chalk Hill Estate; Napa Valley's Villagio Inn and Spa and Fairmont's Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa; as well as events and attractions such as the Napa Valley Opera House and Sonoma Film Festival are highlighted.

On the new site, visitors can 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
 --   List of upcoming festivals and other wine-related events
 --   Restaurant reviews and "virtual" vineyard visits
 --   Detailed information on planning a wine country meeting or wedding
 --   Free weekly e-newsletters
 --   Message boards
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 wine and culinary tourism topics. More than four million pages are viewed each month. For more information, call 707.265.1835 or log onto

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