Direct wine sales, Napa style

North Bay Business Journal, August 2017

If you make great wine, the world will beat a path to your door.

Such was the mantra for winemakers years ago.

But selling wine today is quite the opposite. Wooing wine lovers directly, enticing them with club memberships, special food and wine events, email blasts and more is essential, especially for small wineries…

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A wine trail in Napa Valley’s countrified community

Travel-worthy wineries in Calistoga, Calif.

USA Today, February 2017

As the crisp air of early December chills onlookers, a string of tractors festooned in colorful lights chugs down main street. Like Caesar in his chariot, Santa — likely a winemaker — sits astride a John Deere eliciting a mix of squeals and sighs from children. How does this scene of family-friendly, small-town holiday nostalgia fit with an industry that contributes more than $50 billion to the U.S. economy? Welcome to Calistoga…

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Calistoga Food & Wine Festival Featured on KTVU’s Mornings on 2

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From left to right: Suzanne Phifer Pavitt, Ross Palombo, Claudine Wong and Chef Nicolas Montanez

KTVU’s Mornings on 2 recently discussed the Calistoga Food & Wine Festival with Suzanne Phifer Pavitt of Phifer Pavitt Wine and Executive Chef Nicolas Montanez of Calistoga Inn and shared a recipe for Hawaiian Tuna Carpaccio

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To learn more or attend the Calistoga Food & Wine Festival, visit www.calistogafoodandwine.com