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The Press Democrat and its parent company, locally owned Sonoma Media Investments, provides exposure across a number of media platforms to effectively build attention to the winning wines in the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge.


Here are just some of the ways that this powerful media partner ensures that your overachieving wines receive publicity:


  • A searchable database of winners across its digital network, including,, and

  • Articles published in The Press Democrat leading up to and after the judging and the North Coast Wine & Food Festival

  • Special publication written exclusively for the Press Democrat Wine Challenge and published in the Press Democrat in May 2019 and also distributed to the 1,300+ attendees of the tasting on June 8th, 2019

  • Targeted Solo Email program/Direct-to-Consumer (targeting high-earning wine lovers)

  • Marketing campaigns throughout the North Bay and across multiple platforms including digital, newpapers, magazines

  • Campaigns throughout the San Francisco and Sacramento DMAs

  • Cross-promotion at other events hosted by Sonoma Media Investments, such as pouring gold Medal wines at private dinners and parties with high level business leaders and community influencers

  • C-Level Executives from wineries with Gold Medal wines may be invited as guests at their private events

  • Exposure through Marketing/Sponsorship sales calls to C-Level Marketing Executives throughout the United States

  • Credentialed wine, food, and travel journalists are invited to cover the Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge


As the presenting sponsor of this competition and the host of the North Coast Wine & Food Festival, The Press Democrat and its locally owned parent company, Sonoma Media Investments, is committed to showcasing the highest-quality wines made from grapes in the highest-quality wine region – our own California’s North Coast.

A wine and food tasting event will be produced and hosted by

The Press Democrat on

Saturday June 13th, 2020


Learn more at 

For additional details, contact:

Ginger Hopkins,

Events & Sponsorship Manager

The Press Democrat



We cordially invite

you to the

2020 Press Democrat

Wine & Food Festival

produced and hosted by

the Santa Rosa

Press Democrat,

the North Bay's

#1 news source.

With The Press Democrat as its media partner, participants receive unsurpassed coverage and promotion. Each week, 6 out of 10 North Bay residents read The Press Democrat in print or online, meaning more than 307,000 locals will read about this prestigious event.

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