has entered into affiliate agreements with the two leading winery reservation systems, and Integrating these systems with makes it easy for tourists to find and make reservations at some of America’s finest wineries.

According to proprietor Jim Finley, “Our goal has always been to increase wine tourists’ awareness of the rich and varied wine tasting experiences available in all fifty states. Now, not only can wine tourists easily find their ideal wineries using’s nationwide winery search, but they can also view tasting options and make reservations within minutes using the VinoVisit or CellarPass widgets. By selecting ‘Online Reservations’ on the winery search page, wine tourists are presented a list and map of U.S. wineries that accept online reservations.

Wine tourists can use’s in-depth winery profiles, ratings and reviews to learn more about participating wineries, and make a reservation using the embedded VinoVisit and CellarPass widgets. Many consumers either don’t know what tasting opportunities are available, or are apprehensive about calling a winery to make a reservation. These services do a fantastic job of helping to break down those barriers.”

From personal experience when recently traveling to Monterey, I know I should have thought of first and foremost, before trying to embark on a wine journey without first consulting this Website.

I have to get used to being “from away,” and not knowing much about some regions. I could have accelerated an otherwise fair to middling experience to being a pleasant success story. Instead, I called it Wednesdays on California’s Central Coast, and it’s revealing for off season laissez-faire state-of-being on California’s Central Coast, with one rare exception.

Going somewhere? Don’t make my mistake and think of American Winery Guide after the frustration… With American Winery Guide, you’re going to minimize frustration. The stated time of operation, for instance as described a winery’s Website, should at least match what’s on the door once visitors arrive. Read Wednesdays story and see that one winery has advertised one thing and delivers another… a basic marketing faux pas… “Open at 12:00 noon” and when you get there it says “Open at 1:00 p.m.” Huh? We drove south to this town (before driving back up north), thinking we were a bit early and did some shopping to kill that time. Then by the time we tried to find the well-tucked-away winery we lost another half hour, only to learn that we’d have to wait even longer (1:00 p.m.) for the winery to actually open. It was then I was scolding myself for not consulting American Winery Guide first. It takes time to “remember,” what I should have instantly thought of…Never again, though. AWG is top of my mind; it’s like Goggle on winery steroids.

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