Beyond winery award notification, the event producer makes every effort spotlight gold medal+ award-winning wines. This includes in print in multiple publications, mentions on various websites and in virtual newsletters and of course the best way possible...a public tasting to showcase your winning wine(s).
Here are just some locations gold-medalists and Best-Of winners are promoted:
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT RESULT BY DARYL GROOM - YOUTUBE
Livestream of the Press Democrat's annual regional competition that ONLY rates wines exclusively produced and bottled in Northern California's premier winegrowing region to determine which wines are considered the Best of the Best. Eligibility includes wines made in these California North Coast AVAs: Lake County Mendocino County Napa County Sonoma County Marin County Solano County Gold medal-winners are invited to pour and have their wines enjoyed at the North Coast Wine & Food Festival annually organized and hosted by The Press Democrat. This is a fun-filled day enjoyed by wine enthusiasts near and far who look forward to tasting the Best of the Best wines Northern California has to offer.
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT (in print and online)
Immediately after judging, an official announcement of gold-medal winners and above will appear in an issue of The Press Democrat, the number one source for North Bay local and regional news, entertainment and consumer information. Options for award-winners to purchase display advertising are also made available is this issue.
VIRTUAL MEDIA OUTLETS (traditional and social media)
Announcements will be made through traditional social media channels and industry media outlets including but not limited to Wine Industry Network (WIN) and its Wine Industry Advisor.
WINECOMPETITIONS.COM & ENOFILEONLINE.COM
The official competition entry sites list Gold-Medalists. Every time an entrant enters another wine competition, they have the option to click and see the North Coast gold-medalists.
VARIOUS WINE WRITER AND JUDGES' BLOGS
This event has gained in popularity among professional wine judges and wine writers as a don't miss event. Each year, they are anxious to taste these fabulous wines and are prepared to be impressed and spread the word - a great stamp of approval and free PR to boost sales for entrants.