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Rustic Suisun Valley Has Launched a New Website

There are very few places in California wine country that have Suisun Valley’s rustic charm. Some of its unique facets are the following:

  • Suisun Valley is a small, self contained appellated valley. It’s only eight miles long, and five miles wide.
  • Within its borders, Suisun Valley has a rich, agricultural heritage that dates back to 1848.
  • Suisun Valley also has an impressive grape growing history, dating back to 1858.
    • By 1906, Louis Mangels’ winery, called Solano Winery, was producing 500,000 gallons of wine a year.
    • When Prohibition hit the US, Mangles’ winery was one of only eight wineries in the U.S. that was allowed to legally continue to produce wine.
    • Solano Winery was one of 44 California wineries pouring at the 1939 Treasure Island World’s Fair.
  • Within its borders and in neighboring Green Valley, Suisun Valley has a burgeoning wine culture, with wineries popping up all over both valleys.

To celebrate its history and culture, Suisun Valley has just launched its new “Rustic Wine County” website that embraces it all:

  • Activities and Itineraries
  • Suisun Valley Tasting Rooms and Neighbor Tasting Rooms
  • Farm Stands and Recipes
  • Specialty Products and Unique Art
  • Restaurants and Places to Stay
  • History and Geography
  • Directions and Climate

Suisun Valley offers its visitors a wine country experience unlike any other in California. Through the years they’ve been able to maintain a rustic charm that reminds people of days gone by, days that were more relaxed, when visitors met and talked with winery owners and winemakers. It’s still that way in their small valley, and their new Website is a tribute to all that they were and have now become.

Visit www.suisunvalley.com for a tour of what is happening and for more details.

It may interest you to know that I had the honor of writing copy for this new Website. What an amazing experience that was, and what a tremendous learning curve. I continue to remain amazed that I was given the task to become their modern-day historian. The more I learn, the less I seem to know… It’s that deep.

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4 Responses to “Rustic Suisun Valley Has Launched a New Website”

  1. James Jordan says:

    That’s a great looking site! And Jo, the copy is concise and enjoyable to read. I’m interested in checking out the Glashoff metal sculptures you mentioned. I’ve been a fan of that kind of thing since experiencing the Albany Bulb here in the Bay Area. Sounds like a great photo opportunity!

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Thanks, James, for digging around the site, James. Honestly, it was a writing assignment that was a “less must be more” project. It’s easy to write a lot. It’s difficult to write a lot in a little amount.

    I had a great editor in April Damon. She worked hard to bring out the best in me. It was great working with her. She had the vision, and I filled in the blanks. It took a month of dedication., and was a great process.

    Glashoff is a great photo op. I’ve got so many of his pieces in images that I’ve been thinking of doing a YouTube video. When you’re ready to photograph it, you should let me know. I’ll tell you where an entire field of his amazing works is located. You might even call him ahead of your visit, so he’d let you roam in his field. I only took mine from the roadside and realize that I’ve missed a lot.

  3. April Damron says:

    Hi Jo-
    Thanks for writing about the Suisun Valley website. I was honored to be part of the “dream team” (Diaz Communications, BAT Studio and Damron Marketing) as well, and had a great time working with you and Jose.

    My goal was to increase overall website traffic to http://www.suisunvalley.com and to increase click through to each vendors’ site. I hope Jose can follow-up with the analytics!

    Big thanks to the work of the Suisun Valley marketing committee- in particular Ron Lanza of Wooden Valley Winery.
    Can’t wait for our next project together!
    ~April Damron

  4. Jo Diaz says:


    I’m with you on that one.

    As Carol King wrote, “Just call my name, I will be there…. You’ve got a friend…”

    You’re a great project leader, and a wonderful marketer… I wholly endorse your competencies, if anyone wants to know.

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