Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Coming Home!

It was so great to pour our wines at the Wine Lab in Newport Beach several weeks ago. As you may already know, Newport is our hometown. It was so much fun to see so many of our old friends as well as many of our wine club members from the Orange County area. We also had the pleasure of meeting several new faces who stopped by for the evenings festivities.

The Wine Lab is a great wine bar with a groovy laid back feel. Along with the main bar they feature a lounge area perfect for realxing with friends and sipping fantastic wines. ChrisAnn and Roger were perfect hosts as they poured Edward Sellers wines and passed out cheese and bread platters for everyone to enjoy.

If you have not had a chance to visit the Wine Lab, take the time to stop by and have a glass of wine while perusing their incredable wine selection.


Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Central Coast wineries shift business strategy in weak economy!"

Friday, October 17th, KSBY, the San Luis Obispo local NBC station came to town to film a piece on how the economy is affecting our local areas winery sales and visitor traffic. Here is their piece..!

(Sorry about Big Bubba's!)

Reported by: Liza Sullivan

The Central Coast wine industry is faring better than other industries during the current financial downturn. Many winery owners said business has dipped around 10 to 15 percent in the past year, with some wineries doing better than others.

Winery owners said tasting room traffic is lighter. They said consumers are still drinking wine, but shopping for cheaper bottles. Many wineries are also shifting their efforts toward wholesale distribution.

Business is steady at Edward Sellers Winery in downtown Paso Robles.

Tasting room manager Kendall Carson said she is busy pouring wines and entertaining tasters, including Nancy Commerdinger and her husband. The couple drove up from Orange County, and said the recent financial downturn is only motivating them to find better bargains.

"We prefer to buy bargains because we drink wine every day," said Commerdinger. And that seems to be the trend throughout the Paso Robles wine country.

"Maybe people aren't choosing to come here and buy their wine, maybe they have been here and they have that great loyalty with your brand, and they're choosing to buy your wine back at their local store," said Stacie Jacob of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance.

Jacob added that many wineries are focusing more on wholesale distribution.

At Edward Sellers, the small winery said its location downtown helps bring in business, and Carson said it's not uncommon to see tasters come in to simply try a wine, and leave with an entire case.

Experts said recent coverage on the Paso Robles wine country in several publications is also helping the wine industry.

Friday, October 10, 2008

“It's the Undiscovered Wine Country"

For those of you who have not had a chance to review a recent article in the October issue of Cottage Living Magazine, we've placed it up on our website, so you can take a look! The eight page article focuses on Paso Robles Wine Country as a vacation destination and Edward Sellers Vineyards & Wines. We are all extremely excited to have the national exposure we are receiving from this article. Thanks again Sara!!!