To help companies, friends and families celebrate the holiday season together virtually, Northern Michigan winery Chateau Chantal is offering custom and pre-packaged online tasting events.

This winter, move indoors and stay safe in your own home or office. Company holiday parties, corporate sales pitches with a twist, family celebrations—pick a theme and Chateau Chantal will cater to your tastes. The virtual Northern Michigan wine tasting events include 1–6 bottle packages with your desired Chateau Chantal wines or private-labeled wine, pairing possibilities and shipping directly to guests.

The winery’s Certified Sommelier or Wine Edutainer will be on hand for up to one hour to lead your group through a wine tasting designed with your goal in mind. The Chateau Chantal team has performed several multi-session experiences with large corporations to date. All wines are made from Michigan grapes and vinified at the Traverse City winery. No further sales pitch will be made to your guests, simply a special discount code should they wish to order more.

Corporate customer Marc Speziale comments, “Our company has been struggling to keep customers engaged. We normally have a lot of technology seminars and in-person events to spur sales. COVID-19 has made this difficult. While discussing the idea of doing tastings in general, we wanted to make sure it was very engaging and entertaining. We decided to feature a local product, and Michigan wine came to mind. Customer interaction during the event was 100%. Within days, our sales representative saw immediate results in customer engagement and calls were up over 150% week over week. We saw an immediate increase in proposal requests and proof of concept conversations. While our sales cycle from first call to close of sales is typically 6 months for our product, traffic for this event increased to our company more than some of our in-person events. We are confident that this event will increase ROI by 10-fold, by the immediate feedback we received since holding the event.”

Inquire about a virtual Chateau Chantal event or participate in one of these “pre-packaged” Thanksgiving and Holiday wine events:

  • Thanksgiving Fun Virtual Tasting: November 28th, 5 p.m.
  • Alpine Pasta To-Go Packs available: November 28th for pick-up
  • Gather (Virtually!) For the Holidays: December 18th, 5 p.m.

Photo(s) by Matthieu Joannon

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