Bruschetta food truck at Velo Vino

Bruschetta food truck at Velo Vino -Clif Family Winery in St. Helena What a fantastic idea and why haven’t more wineries thought of this? A food truck parked outside your tasting room? What a bonanza for the Clif Family Winery. The Clif Family calls their food truck the Bruschetteria and features a Northern Italian-inspired menu … Read more

Five unusual meals to try in the Napa Valley

Napa Valley is known all over the world for fantastic wine, but good wine is even better with good food. All the things that make Napa a wonderful place for growing grapes and making wine, make Napa a dream come true for foodies everywhere. Next time you’re in the Napa area, try one of these … Read more

Napa Valley Bits & Pieces of Wine News: Tasting Room Booking Widget

VinoVisit and Cellar Pass — Reservation system for tasting rooms

These two competing companies are battling toe-to-toe to sign up wineries with a new concept that is designed to attract wine country tourists to the tasting room. VinoVisit seems to have the head start with more wineries signed up plus a few publishers like our own Wine Country Getaways. The reservation widget for both companies will work much like widgets used by the Trip Adviser to find and book hotels or like Open Table to reserve a restaurant. With the tasting room widget the tourist will be able to book a tour, tasting, and other winery events. For VinoVisit, each winery in their system will have its own individual Widget on its Website, and publishers like Wine Country Getaways will eventually have a general Widget containing information on all the VinoVisit wineries. You can check out this page to see the current wineries using VinoVisit on WCG.

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