CANVAS (Concierge Alliance of Napa Valley & Sonoma) -- the leading hospitality networking organization in the Northern California Wine Country
wowed the nearly 300 guests who attended its 3rd Annual Wine Country Hospitality & Event Trade Show, which took place at the new state-of-the-art HALL Winery on July 15, 2014.
Guests were first whisked off to a series of site visits to some of Napa’s premiere wineries & event spaces: Clos Pegase, Franciscan Estate Winery, Cairdean Estate & Winery, The Caves at Soda Canyon, Pine Ridge Vineyards, and Fortunati Vineyards. Throughout the morning, they were led through unique, behind-the-scenes experiences including blending seminars, hard-hat tours, vineyard excursions and even bottle label creation.
An extravagant appetizer reception awaited guests as they returned, complete with aerial acrobats and signature cocktails. A decadent lunch followed in the HALL Winery Mezzanine, where local winemakers sat with guests and shared bottles over a two-course meal. Guests were then led to a Dessert Extravaganza terrace, where a tempting array of desserts from a dozen
vendors sweetened the day.
The Exhibit Hall featured a wide variety of hospitality resources ranging from wineries to lodging, restaurants to tour guides, and a few unexpected surprises including caricature drawings, a photo booth and pets for adoption by Wine Country Animal Lovers (WCAL). Special thanks to all exhibitors, attendees, volunteers and sponsors who helped make the event such a success!
Please click here for a list of sponsors.
Thanks to our amazing photographers: Art & Clarity Photography, Melania Mahoney Photography & Wright's Photography.
“We felt the guests were definitely the right target for our property, and all the feedback was very positive.”
~ Dan Michael, Director, Experience Marketing | E&J Gallo “My membership with CANVAS is probably the best return I get for the money spent.”
~ Don Rickard, Platypus Tours Limited“Thank you CANVAS for creating platforms that increase visibility for your member businesses both inside and outside wine country.”
~ Ann Marie Conover,Dir. of Marketing & Communications, Meadowood Napa ValleyRead more...
“I learned so much on our Research Day tour. I am looking forward to attending as many events as my schedule will allow.”
~ Ivana Kurian, Napa Valley Destination Council, Visitors Center“I think your Appellation educational series is one of the best ideas I’ve heard of recently.”
~ Drinda Petroni, Petroni Vineyards“The Quick Connect was one of the best networking nights I have spent.”
~ Donna Altes, Concierge, Napa Valley Marriott Read more...