Looks like we're going to try a new show in Ottawa. We won't be allowed to sample or sell our wine, but we will be selling our WINE VINEGARS.
The investment is very reasonable, although we do need to bring a good amount of stock with us.
This will be a good way of introducing our winery to the Ottawa market in our most popular demographic.
People won't get to taste the wines, but we hope we can tempt them to come visit.
In the very least, we get listed as a vendor, our logo is out there and who knows? We might even sell some vinegar.
Estimates are that 5000 people will walk through the door during the 8 hours it is open. If I can convince 5% of those people to make the trip, that's 250 new faces who walk in the door of the winery.
This show comes at a perfect time for us as we are just getting ready to open the doors for the season. The 1000 Islands Wine and Food show follows just 4 weeks later, so it should be a healthy kick-off to 2015.
Louis Gaal is the winemaker (and spouse of the ever patient Claire Faguy) at Blue Gypsy Wines in Oxford Mills, Ontario Canada, 45 minutes south of Ottawa. You can find this raving lunatic using the BlueGypsyWines Facebook or Twitter account. Visit them on the web at: www.BlueGypsyWines.com