We were writing books and speaking to groups internationally about health and design before we became tour guides, and the original book we planned was about the winery buildings.
But as we explored the area to do the research for the design book we made friends with many winemakers and winery owners while gathering many notes about the history and the various wine regions. The book about the buildings suddenly morphed into our first tour book. The apps grew out of the books because a tour book in your phone with maps and directories is exactly what you need touring wine country.
The TV show grew out of the videos that we had created for the apps, and long after our app developers went south, our library of videos continued to grow. Because of our work as guides, authors and TV producers we have gotten to know the region in great detail, an asset our clients seem to appreciate.
Over the years clients who had toured with us privately asked us to arrange day long experiences for their groups, both corporate and family. There is nothing like spending 'A Day in Wine Country' to bond people in a very fun, emotionally satisfying way.
Because the key to truly enjoying the day is knowing Wine Country history and culture, to say nothing about the art of tasting, we found it helpful to dust off our speaking skills and present a short talk at the beginning of the group's day, and we augmented that each time we arrived at a new winery.
This feature of our group tour is so popular, we offer our 'Joys of Wine Country' talk to other groups to help enhance their enjoyment of this remarkable place. We also offer a group of speeches on our business topic, 'Strategic Ergonomics'. If you have a group interested in visiting wine country, give us a call and see if we can't tailor your visit as a team building experience... with wine!
Ralph & Lahni DeAmicis
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