Yesterday I met with Suzy Montes, Meeting Sales & Services Manager for Sonoma County Tourism. Suzy gets to talk with people from all over the world who are interested in coming to Sonoma County. The people who contact her have different reasons for wanting to visit. Some are getting married, others are planning family get-togethers, many have heard about the phenomenal food and wine Sonoma is so well-known for, while others are traveling to California for business or pleasure and looking to explore new areas. Sonoma County did an excellent job last year of revamping the marketing and creating the branding coordinating the different aspects of Sonoma County — Tourism, Wine Growers, and Wineries — to publicize Sonoma’s cache and attract world-wide visitors.
Have you been to Sonoma recently? We are having daytime temperatures in the high 60’s with brilliant sunshine. The vineyards are losing their rust-colored leaves as the vines go dormant and there is an abundance of holiday color and warmth in the local tasting rooms. There is always lots to do. Let me know if you need help planning your next retreat.