DTC Wine Workshops is pleased to share latest testimonials from satisfied clients throughout the nation. Our clients have learned best practices for growing direct wine sales, expanding brand awareness, retaining loyal customers and leveraging the right tools and technologies.
"Sandra - thank you so much for yesterday's presentation and discussion. The content was very relevant and timely, as well as engaging and very helpful."
Loyalty & Membership Manager
"Working with Sandra through our Vin65 integration was crucial to our success. Her insight helped us stream line our Direct to Consumer business and really helped us reach that next level. She is a great resource and I very much recommend her. Shes also one heck of a karaoke singer."
William Chris Vineyards
"The Calaveras Winegrape Alliance has been working with Sandra Hess and DTC Wine Workshops for approximately three years. Sandra worked with a few of our local wineries individually and provided exceptional education in regards to building their brand, increasing sales and streamlining their efficiency. The individual wineries were so happy with their results that our wine alliance organization developed a plan to implement a series of workshops for our winery members. What I appreciate the most about Sandra is that she does not cookie-cutter her presentations. She has really taken the time to research our unique region, secret shop our wineries to get a feel for the tasting room experience and has talked with a number of wineries and their staff before preparing a lecture or educational workshop that was custom tailored to our region, where we are today in terms of growth and market share and where we want to be in the future. She has been an invaluable resource and advocate for our small growing wine region."
Calaveras Winegrape Alliance
"Sandra - It was so nice meeting you last week. You're class was super informative and I hope to experience more of your lectures/ workshops to come."
Lindsay A. Borenstein, CS
Manager - Wine and Beverage Operations
The Culinary Institute of America
"Sandra - Thank you again for a wonderful presentation at the CANVAS event this morning. I found your content to be very interesting and helpful. I look forward to sharing it with my team."
Joseph Phelps Vineyards
"Hi Sandra - Thank you for a great and informative workshop yesterday. It was great meeting you. I will be sharing a lot from the event with our team for our upcoming staff meeting."
Tasting Room Manager
VIADER Napa Valley
"Sandra, the Staying Connected Workshop that you presented was very helpful and useful with simple tips and tricks to retain memberships. Thank you!"
Director of Consumer Sales
Long Meadow Ranch
"Sandra, I wanted to send a quick note of thanks to you for your presentation at the Napa Valley Hospitality Forum today! I got a lot out of it, and really appreciated your time and efforts."
Director of Consumer Sales
Miner Family Wines
"Hello Sandra, I want to thank you for the very useful DTC Brand Ambassador workshop last week at Los Alcobas. I was attending doing double duty. I’m both the Director of Hospitality at Burgess Cellars, and also the Napa/Sonoma brand ambassador for Women of the Vine & Spirits alliance. I had attended with the WOTVS media director, and we both reflected how applicable your strategies and suggestions will be for us."
"Sandra, I attended your workshop and wanted to take an opportunity to reach out and thank you for a great seminar. Your workshops and online studies are such a great way to get insight. If you find yourself offering another seminar in Paso Robles or the local area I will be sure to attend."
Sales and Marketing Manager
Alta Colina Winery
"The Stay Connected Workshop is a great way to stay connected with current trends in the DTC world, which is always changing. Sandra brings some heat with lots of examples and tactics / strategies to essentially help wine professionals not let stuff slip through the cracks by making sure the winery keeps it's clients continually engaged in meaningful ways and not let the "love" fade. I was able to come back to my team and create a pacing schedule based on a template that was provided and implement these strategies immediately. I highly recommend the workshop and I will be back for the remaining series."
"DTC Wine Workshops provided us with a DTC Strategic Wine Sales program that worked! We contracted with Sandra Hess at DTC Wine Workshops in March 2015 to help us improve conversion rates in the tasting room, make wine club improvements and increase direct wine sales. Sandra provided a DTC Sales Strategic Plan that included data analytics, wine club analysis and staff training. Sandra also assisted with content development to communicate a genuine brand story and showcased Andretti Winery’s “Old World Charm” experiences. Tasting room traffic has increased as a result of her published articles in Wine Country this Week. Our team has also improved customer service and conversion rates. 2015 was the best year we have had in several years. We closed down 15 wholesale markets and placed more emphasis on direct wine sales and it paid off with a 14% sales increase at 70% gross margins. Direct to consumer wine sales is the way to go. I highly recommend DTC Wine Workshops."
"The DTC seminar presented on October 28, 2015 was absolutely packed with tools and practices that have empowered my student wine makers and staff. Not a minute was wasted. I love how you not only provided us with a very complete list of contemporary sales practices, but you also gave us the resources to make implementation practical. Your seminar had the biggest ROI of anything we did this year! Thanks so much."
Sales & Marketing Manager
Fresno State Winery
"Sandra, Just a quick note to say “THANK YOU SO MUCH” for the fabulous lecture on Do’s/Don’ts of DTC sales at Merryvale on November 3, 2015. It was great to see the audience glued to your presentation. We know it takes a great deal of time and effort to put together a great lecture, so we very much appreciate your top-notch presentation."
Women for WineSense Napa Sonoma
"The DTC Webinars are insightful, time-efficient, and effective for me and my boutique winery. Sandra's presentations reflect both research and practical experience, and she follows up promptly on individual issues. Every seminar I come away with several immediately actionable ideas to improve my customer's experience."
“Thank you again for your time and expertise. I feel like the $495 spent on the information you provided will pay for itself over and over again. Thanks for everything!”
North East, PA
THE SCORES ARE IN! Survey comments about Sandra's presentation "Measuring DTC Sales Success" at the Vin65 Roadshow in Walla Walla, WA on May 26, 2015:
- As a TR manager – DTC is my passion. Thank you for reminding me & inspiring me to reach out & build better relationships
- Loved the personal touch as intro – really helped to open new ideas with newsletters and emails
- Interesting points – as a TR associate & customer your points showed how some observed/experienced situations could have been better handled.
- Thank you for making your points so clear and easy to understand
"It’s rare when you find a webinar series that is this inspiring. Sandra has put together a clear, informative, and creative series that gives me tons of fun new ideas. Our winery’s marketing and web presence has improved with each month’s presentation. Thanks for all the great ideas and information Sandra!”
Santa Maria, CA
“Sandra has been incredibly helpful in assisting us define and achieve our Direct to Consumer goals as a young, boutique winery. I look forward to working with Sandra in the future as we continue to grow and further our DTC reach.”
Tricia Record Swartz
Record Family Wines
San Miguel, CA
"Hi Sandra – I just wanted to take a moment to say that was a really great session today. I will digest my five pages of notes over the next few days! I have received so many “take aways” from all of the sessions that we will be implementing here at Brassfield. Thank you so much for your time and attention. It was all incredibly well-organized and well thought out."
Brassfield Estate Winery
Clearlake Oaks, CA
"I HIGHLY recommend these workshops. I can't believe how much incredibly valuable information and insights I got. Sandra's knowledge is way worth the cost."
THE SCORES ARE IN! Survey comments about Sandra's presentation "Measuring DTC Sales Success" at the Vin65 Roadshow in Calaveras County on April 23, 2015:
- Super helpful for smaller wineries like us
- Direct, intimate, fluid. Sandra – best public speaker of the day. Knowledgeable – knocked it out of the park!
- Very informative – makes me want to work with you to increase our image/feel
- Excellent content & clear delivery
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