September 21, 2017

Mariano’s Local Wine Event

On December 3rd, The Mariano's at Halsted and Monroe in Chicago hosted a "Local Wine Craft Cider and Cheese Event."Nine regional wineries from three Midwestern states participated in the event which was attended by several hundred guests."I'm impressed how busy the event was for a Monday night, " said Marie Chantal Dalese, Director of Marketing at Chateau Chantal on the Old Mission … [Read more...]

Michigan Wine is Now Pure Michigan

Glance at the cars parked at wineries like Chateau Chantal on Michigan’s Old Mission Peninsula this summer, and you’ll increasingly find plates from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, and New York.Marketing director Marie Chantal-Dalese thinks it's no accident that she’s seeing more and more visitors from other states.  A  “Pure Michigan” marketing campaign that launched in 2006 has again gone national … [Read more...]

Chateau Chantal: From Three Room B&B to Culinary Destination

Publisher's note:  In this three-part series, Midwest Wine Press will explore how wineries in Northern Michigan,  Indianapolis, and Columbus, Ohio structure successful events that are coordinated with the operations of the winery and tasting room client expectations.Hosting events can expose wineries to new patrons, diversify an existing customer base by offering a variety of activities, and … [Read more...]