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VinoVisit.com to Syndicate Winery Listings, Content and Reservation Widgets through CityGrid Media's Ad Network, CityGrid®


Date: 01/20/11

VinoVisit.com today announced an agreement to provide winery profiles and listings to CityGrid Media’s CityGrid network. CityGrid® is the largest content and ad network for local markets, aggregating more than 800K paying advertisers, enhanced listings and content for 18MM businesses, and reaching more than 140MM unique users across hundreds of leading websites and mobile applications. Their publishing partners include Citysearch, Insider Pages, Urbanspoon, Yahoo, Local.com, YP.com and Bing.

According to VinoVisit Executive Vice President, Bob Iannetta, “Consumers will soon have unparalleled access to data about wineries, their tasting rooms and events on a wide variety of websites. The reservation widgets of our client wineries will also be pushed out through CityGrid’s heavily-trafficked and far-reaching network, ultimately driving more visitors to our wineries’ tasting rooms.”

VinoVisit.com is the first and leading site to offer consumers the flexibility to book real-time winery reservations, and boasts of an exclusive multi-day itinerary-building tool, and turn-by-turn directions. The robust winery profiles include photos, video, maps and visitor reviews providing the visitor with an in-depth look at the winery experience. VinoVisit.com, the only winery search engine free to consumers, provides an easy way for visitors to search, then select and book wine tasting events by location, varietal, and dozens of other attributes.

About VinoVisit

The VinoVisit Relationship Management system is the first reservation solution developed specifically for wineries. The system manages valuable visitor contact information, aggregates marketing and sales data, offers CRM tools and automates and simplifies the reservation process.

VinoVisit has established co-marketing partnerships with key websites in planning visits to wine country. The VinoVisit Marketing Network™ partner websites garner over 20 million visits each year, raising the online visibility of VinoVisit wineries. In 2010, VinoVisit launched the Facebook application, "Book a VinoVisit" which enables wineries to accept reservations directly from their Facebook page. For more information, contact Angie Feehan – 510.842.3554 or angie@vinovisit.com.

About CityGrid Media

CityGrid Media is an online media company that connects web and mobile publishers with local advertising organizations by linking them through CityGrid®, its local content and advertising network. CityGrid Media owns and operates leading local consumer properties including Citysearch, Insider Pages and Urbanspoon. CityGrid Media is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). For more information, visit www.citygridmedia.com.

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