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Venue Management Firm Addresses Increasingly Competitive Sonoma County Event Marketplace

(Santa Rosa, CALIF)—Milestone Events Group today proudly announces a new partnership with Russian River Vineyards in which Milestone will oversee marketing of the winery’s event venues and manage events at the iconic Sonoma County winery property. The new partnership with Russian River Vineyards brings Milestone’s Sonoma County portfolio to eight properties for which it manages venue marketing and event production.

“We are thrilled to be working with Milestone,” said Debbie Timm (Tasting Room Manager). “I have partnered with Milestone at other times in my career and they were wonderful to work with, they are real pros. It was also key for us at RRV to find an event partner like Milestone that understands how events can and should extend and reflect a winery’s brand and wine sales.”

Russian River Vineyards is located in Forestville in the heart of the Russian River Valley and traces its farming origins to the late 19th century. In 2008, fourth-generation farmer and aspiring winemaker Giovanni Balistreri, under the tutelage of award-winning veteran winemaker Anthony Austin, set out to reclaim the rich history and enormous untapped potential of one of Sonoma County’s finest wine-making estates.

As a venue for community events, corporate retreats, weddings and celebrations, Russian River Vineyards provides a stunning rural setting with capacity for 125 guests who can enjoy a welcoming estate that includes a farmhouse, redwood grove and vineyard setting.

“Russian River Vineyards is a perfect fit for a partnership,” said Marshall Bauer, Milestone Events Group president. “In an environment where DTC sales are becoming more competitive, our goal is to let the winery focus on what it does best—make wine—as we thoughtfully manage Russian River’s events at its truly special venue”

Russian River Vineyards joins Hawkwood Hill, Thunderbird Ranch, Copain Wines, Paul Mahder Gallery, Pellegrini Wine Company, Sbragia Family Vineyards and Valley of the Moon Winery as members of the Milestone Events Group’s Sonoma County portfolio of event and celebration spaces they market and manage.

Milestone Event Group’s growing portfolio of high-end Sonoma County event spaces benefit from the company’s expertise in venue marketing and sales, along with its extensive event management experience. Partner venues like Russian River Vineyards are able to focus on growing grapes and making wine, while Milestone helps augment company revenue by maximizing events and event wine sales in an increasingly competitive North Bay events marketplace. For More information about Milestone Events Group visit: www.milestoneeventsgroup.com.

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