NAPA, Calif., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last Bottle Wines, the Napa Valley-based daily purveyor of fine wine, announced today a one-of-kind, all-expense paid Napa Valley getaway to celebrate its one-year anniversary. The company opened its doors on May 12th, 2011.
The "Voyage to the Vines" Sweepstakes -- much like the "$4000 Instant Wine Cellar" promotion the company launched with a year ago – is meant to cement Last Bottle's position in an increasingly crowded field.
"Unlike our competitors, we've lived and worked in Napa Valley for most of our lives," says Last Bottle owner Cory Wagner. "We know many important producers, personally. Those relationships provide us with a level of access, vintages, and regular best-in-class pricing that our competitors can't match." He continued: "We've experienced so much tremendous growth in our first year, we wanted to do something spectacular to celebrate it and say thank you."
The idea for the sweepstakes idea was born out of the fact that there is no greater concentration of fine wine in America than there is in Napa Valley. As Wall Street is to finance, as Madison Avenue is to marketing, Napa Valley is to wine.
The "Voyage to the Vines" Sweepstakes goes live today and runs until May 12th, 2012. Entries are limited to one per person. All that is required to enter is a quick entry form on the website at www.lastbottlewines.com. No purchase or payment of any kind is required to enter or win. On May 12th, 2012 one name (email address) will be randomly chosen. The winning wine enthusiast will receive:
- Round-trip airfare for two to San Francisco (from anywhere in continental U.S.)
- Two nights stay at the Villagio Hotel and Spa in Yountville, CA
- Car service to and from the airport
- Dinner for two at Thomas Keller's BOUCHON in Yountville
- A Hot-Air Balloon Ride for 2 over Napa Valley with Napa Valley Aloft!
- Dinner for two with owner Cory Wagner and ultra-rare selections from the Last Bottle private cellar, including:
- 2010 Aubert Lauren Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay (Robert Parker 96 points)
- 2002 Shafer Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon (Robert Parker 100 perfect points!)
- 1966 Robert Mondavi Cabernet (extremely rare, first commercial release!)
- 1963 Sandeman Vintage Port (Wine Spectator 96 points)
The entry form, odds of winning, and official rules can be found at lastbottlewines.com
The wines offered at lastbottlewines.com are invariably higher in quality than those found elsewhere as Last Bottle guarantees the provenance of every wine sold. Last Bottle is an especially reliable source for older vintages and hard-to-find gems because the owners have unparalleled access to many wineries' libraries.
"We stand behind our wines because, in many cases, we were the one who first removed them from the winery," explained Mr. Wagner. "We also have combined professional tasting experience of over 50 years and are very picky about what we choose. We hear over and over from clients that we offer the best quality wines, the most consistently, compared to other daily wine sites. We're very proud of that."
Last Bottle customers generally pay 40-70% less than they would directly from other online merchants. Customers receive credits for each purchase, for referring friends who purchase, and uniquely, $25 for buying the "last bottle" of any particular lot.
According to Mr. Wagner, "The Last Bottle credit offer is meant to reward the person who helps us accomplish our mission: to uncover the finest, rarest, best-kept wines and bring them to enthusiasts at the lowest price until there are none left to be had. That probably accounts for selling thousands of bottles in less than 2 hours on some days!"
About Last Bottle:
Based in Napa, CA, Last Bottle is distinguished from other flash sales sites by its location in the heart of wine country, by its connections in the wine industry, and by its commitment to offering only high-quality wines of demonstrable provenance. Where most wine flash sites are "clearing houses" for large distributors across the country, Last Bottle works directly with wineries in California and internationally to procure current and older vintages.
In less than nine months, Last Bottle has doubled its employees, tripled its wine storage and packing capacity, and done so without venture capital or outside funding. The company has been profitable since May of last year and is actively seeking purchasing relationships with wineries worldwide.
Last Bottle is a private company and not a court, official US or state agency, lawyer, law firm, insurance or brokerage company.
SOURCE Last Bottle