Gabrielle and Anthony Poston are avid wine lovers and wine country explorers. With a deep passion for wine and knowledge of winery locations and attributes, friends and family frequently ask for recommendations on “which wineries” to visit. They began to realize that they, like so many others, were recommending and visiting the same wineries repeatedly. One serendipitous moment while on Avenue de Champagne in Epernay France, with a map in hand, unable to find the champagne house that they wanted to visit (which later was found to be closed to the public), lightning struck and they realized there needs to be a better way.
Gabrielle proposed the idea of creating a website that shared their travel experiences and included a searchable tool that allowed friends, family and ultimately users to make more informed decisions on finding wineries that fit their preferences. After an extensive investigation to find search-based offerings available to users, both online and through industry outreach, it became apparent that there was a major void for people looking to customize their wine travel experience. That initial spark turned to fire and they set out to build a website that would provide wineries with a marketing platform that connected them to their target audience while providing consumers with a tool to discover new wineries around the world, tailored to their custom preferences. That has since evolved to providing wineries with advanced analytics and wine enthusiasts with a trip planner tool to plan and track trips, along with the ability to create custom collections of wineries denoting favorites, bookmarks and wineries they have visited to keep track of all their wine country experiences.
There are far too many amazing wineries in the world that have yet to be discovered. That is all about to change...
Randall Shane, PhD
Winery Coordinator & Contributor
Winery Coordinator Spain
Winery Coordinator France
President & CEOLuna Vineyards
Director IT, CISCO, Advisor, Mentor, Coach
Karl-Heinz Lachnit, Esq.
Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling LLP
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