Here are a few examples of recent projects:
Rosemary Cakebread, winemaker and owner of Gallica Wine has a simple philosophy: seek out unique sites, work side-by-side with growers who remain close to the land and embrace organic and sustainable farming practices, and personally handcraft each wine. Artisanal practices are used, relying on small lot fermentation and punch-downs to gently coax lush tannins. The resulting wines strive to be complex, balanced, yet poised to age. It is made for pure delight in the process, and the joy of sharing with others. Rosemary turned to Aptalent for help with her web site updates and implementation of a cart for her first release.
Lawrence & DeeDee Fairchild purchased a small vineyard parcel above Lake Hennessey, the famous growing region known for producing some of the most sought after wines in the Napa Valley. The vineyard, overrun and destroyed by deer, was revived and produced their first vintage in 2002. Fairchild Wines are the result of discovering the highest quality vineyards in the Napa Valley, securing unique rows and parcels, and producing small, unique lots of elegant, intense, collectable wines. Aptalent is proud to have helped the Fairchilds develop their web presence and shopping cart.
Tournesolwine web presence and e-commerce site: Bob and Anne Arns, owners of Tournesolwine were looking for a web presence and integrated direct-to-consumer sales channel that spoke to their creative and high-quality wine brand. Tournesol strives “to create vineyards that produce the finest estate grown Napa Cabernet Savignon and Bordeaux style blends while being responsible stewards of the land.” Aptalent harneses creative technology allowing customers like the Arns to grow their brand and reach their goals.
Ziata Wines is a natural progression for Karen Cakebread, a Napa Valley wine industry veteran with more than 22 years in wine marketing and sales experience. Karen says that she started Ziata Wines “…to incorporate the skills I’ve accumulated over the years, and to make my two favorite varietals. I like being hands-on, and launching Ziata Wines is the perfect outlet for being involved in all aspects of the winemaking process, from the vineyard to the winery to the table…” Aptalent is proud to help Karen bring her outstanding product to market.