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eWinery Solutions and VinoVisit.com Announce Joint Marketing Agreement


Date: 12/03/09

eWinery Solutions, the leader in wine industry ecommerce solutions, has joined forces with VinoVisit.com, to market a fully integrated visitor reservation system for wineries. The integrated solution enables winery visitors to make reservations online at eWinery Solutions powered websites and allows wineries to capture all related customer data for marketing purposes. The fully integrated functionality will be available to all eWinery Solutions clients in January 2010 as part of their existing software enhancement program.

Vino-tourism is an increasingly important source of revenue for wineries with tasting rooms that depend on tourists who visit wineries and either pay for tastings, or sample free wines, but make purchases while visiting the winery. The eWinery Solutions and VinoVisit.com integration allows a seamless pathway for customer data that starts with the customer’s online reservation, and ends with tasting room and follow up sales. Online reservation management also allows wineries to manage personnel more efficiently by staffing for tastings more efficiently.

“We set out to build the first winery search engine with real-time reservations dedicated to making planning and booking visits to wineries fun and easy for wine country visitors”, says Dan Lintz CEO of VinoVisit.com. “We offer visitors winery profiles including thousands of exclusive photographs, visitor reviews, and our proprietary multi-day itinerary-building with matching turn-by-turn directions. VinoVisit.com takes the frustration out of planning visits to wine country and encourages more visits to wine country during these tough economic times.”

Lintz adds, “We are very excited to launch an integration with eWinery Solutions that will provide unprecedented capabilities to build visitor relationships and support post-visit consumer direct sales for wineries. Customer records in eWinery will be automatically updated with reservation histories, to give wineries a 360 degree view of the customer relationship.”

“When some of our clients began asking us for a fully integrated solution for managing visitor reservations, we started researching existing solutions to see what was available”, according to Richard Kline, founder and CEO of eWinery Solutions. “Typically we would develop our own software, but after seeing the VinoVisit.com platform, we concluded that partnering with the clear leader in winery reservation systems would bring the most value to our 300 winery clients. Using the VinoVisit.com technology, our clients will be able to manage reservations on their own website, VinoVisit.com, plus food and lifestyle websites that implement the VinoVisit.com reservation widget.”

eWinery Solutions clients will have full access to the VinoVisit software tool as an embedded feature within the eWinery admin panel. In addition, eWinery clients will be offered special promotional pricing for using the new integrated solution.

About eWinery Solutions eWinery Solutions is the market leader in ecommerce software dedicated exclusively to the wine industry. Founded in 2003, the company now serves more than 300 clients in the U.S. and major wine producing regions of the world utilizing the company's proprietary technology. Their offerings include ecommerce, wine club, allocations, call-center, customer relationship management (CRM), innovative web content management, social media, and internet marketing solutions, enabling their clients to achieve greater flexibility and control throughout all aspects of their online programs. For more information, visit www.ewinerysolutions.com or contact Ron Scharman, 707-253-7457.

About VinoVisit.com VinoVisit.com, a winery search engine, provides an easy way for visitors to search, then select and instantly book tours and tasting events by location, varietal, and dozens of other attributes. Winery profiles include robust descriptions, photos, maps, visitor reviews, and videos. VinoVisit.com lets visitors book real-time reservations, access multi-day itinerary tools, and create maps with turn-by-turn directions. VinoVisit, the first reservation system developed specifically for wineries, also provides a Visitor Relationship Management - VRMTM system that captures valuable visitor contact information, collects marketing and sales data, offers CRM tools and automates and simplifies the reservation process. For more information, visit www.vinovisit.com.

Website: www.vinovisit.com

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