PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- To kick off California Wine Month, Visit Tri-Valley will launch "Wine Ships Free," a program that reimburses shipping and handling costs from Livermore Valley wineries for guests staying in local partner hotels. Starting with 12 winery locations, the promotion aims to increase accessibility to products of the region and begins on Sunday, September 4, the first day of Livermore Winegrowers Association's 35th Annual Harvest Celebration.
"We're excited to participate in this program, and we know our guests will utilize it," says John Concannon, Fourth Generation Vintner of Concannon Vineyard. "It's a great idea to get our wine into the homes of Tri-Valley visitors."
Guests must provide proof of a hotel stay and the receipt for the wine sale and shipping to [email protected] in order to be reimbursed directly. Wine purchase must be made within the same week of the partner hotel stay, and receipts must be submitted within a month of sale. Anything from 1 bottle to 3 cases of wine are eligible – limit up to three separate shipments, or wineries, per person. Regular ground shipping within the contiguous 48 states only where legally permitted. On average, one bottle will ship for approximately $12 and about $60 for one case.
The initial participating wineries include Concannon Vineyard, Wente Vineyards, Nottingham Cellars, Vasco Urbano Wine Company, 1846 Wines, Las Positas Vineyards, 3 Steves Winery, Murrieta's Well, The Steven Kent Winery, Big White House Winery and John Evan Cellars, McGrail Vineyards and Winery, Cuda Ridge Wines and Wood Family Vineyards.
The Tri-Valley is quickly gaining attention as having one of California's preeminent wine regions. Located forty minutes east of San Francisco, the area has exploded in recent years, doubling in the number of wineries from 1992 to 2002, and doubling again from 2002 to 2013. Today, it boasts a collection of more than 50 wineries.
"We're thankful for Visit Tri-Valley's innovative ideas and efforts in promoting Livermore Valley wine country, and we're looking forward to adding more wineries to the program in the future," says Chris Chandler, Executive Director at Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.
About Visit Tri-Valley
Visit Tri-Valley is the destination marketing organization that represents Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and Danville as a preferred destination for visitors. Visit Tri-Valley works to increase awareness of the region and targets overnight visitors for maximum economic impact. The Tri-Valley encompasses Amador, Livermore and San Ramon valleys. For more information, please visit visittrivalley.com.
Contact: Elizabeth Orpina
SOURCE Visit Tri-Valley