2009 Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival – Wine folks talk about their wines and the value of social media

So, today Graham and I headed to the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival with the aim of searching out folks we knew were using social media to promote their wines. From our experience using Twitter, Facebook and Flickr we were aware of at least 5 wineries/winemakers at the Festival who do so – Bradley Cooper (of Township 7 and Black Cloud wines who tweets under @Bradinator, @Township7 and @BlackCloudWine), @stoneboat (Tim Martiniuk of Stoneboat Vineyards), @dfwinery (Crystal Froese of Dunham & Froese Estate Winery), @sokolblosser (the Sokol Blosser Winery from the Willamette Valley in Oregon) and @TinhornCreek (we spoke with Sandra Oldfield who is the winemaker and director of operations of Tinhorn Creek Vineyards).

Here’s what they had to say:

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  • http://www.justgrapeswine.com Shea

    Good job guys, and way to promote social media and get a few winery's perspectives on the medium.

  • http://www.vinifico.com vinifico

    Thanks Shea. It was a lot of fun to hear what they had to say. I'm surprised that at a Fest of this size, there aren't more wine folks using this method to communicate with their customers.

  • http://uqevents.com UQ Events

    Hi Vinifico,

    Great article. In the spirit of promoting through social media, we've been trying to get more of a following going on UQ Events for wine events.

    Any tips on who to target to get things rolling in the Vancouver wine scene? We have Broadway Wine Shop on the site and have spoken with a few other shops who do tastings.

  • junkopartner

    Great to see @Bradinator in action at the wine festival … whose wine-sopped tweets I have enjoyed for some time. And happy to discover the wider world of wine enthusiasts on twitter!

  • junkopartner

    Great to see @Bradinator in action at the wine festival … whose wine-sopped tweets I have enjoyed for some time. And happy to discover the wider world of wine enthusiasts on twitter!