Part of The Dreaming Tree's marketing approach involves an appeal to eco-conscious consumers. The brand's bottles are 50% lighter than average wine bottles, and feature sustainably grown cork and labels made from 100% recycled paper.
Despite a significant, long-term shortage of grapes and economic pressures that are putting the squeeze on profit margins, California wine industry leaders are cautiously optimistic about the future, according to two new surveys conducted by the University of California, Davis.
"The wineries of Arkansas are a great tourism attraction for us, not only for the wine and other products, but also for their reflection of Arkansas history," said Richard Davies, executive director of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.
Retail is growing slower now than a year ago and household incomes are down -- This year's retail results will depend on whether or not the nation's affluent consumers feel confident enough to spend freely this holiday season