May 2019 Newsletter & Monthly Regional Summary

Happy May Day!  Remember the childhood days of putting flowers on your neighbor’s doors to mark the first day of May?  Imagine the smiles if you changed it up to a bottle instead!

Plus today is the ideal day to enter your tasting room stats in Community Benchmark and identify opportunities to improve your sales tomorrow.

Happy May Day!

Monthly Regional Summary

Newsletter___Data_for_reminders_-_Google_Sheets-5We hope you find the year over year regional community benchmarks below valuable for Community Benchmark visitation and sales.

* How to read this chart: “The average tasting room in {REGION} has changed XX% this year.” The number next to each region is how many wineries are participating, and the percentage below shows how many of those are reporting data for this time period.

Curated resources just for you

We like to keep our eyes and ears open for helpful & interesting resources/articles for you.  Take a look:

  • Are you seeing demand for Vegan Wines?   by Decanter

We’re hiring and raising funds

We are excited to be in the final stages of bringing on a full time Director of Member Services who will be here full time solely dedicated to our membership and adding value for you.

If you know any wine project investors or anyone that could be a good fit for our team, please let us know!
We have been continuing our good work to raise a Seed Round of investment so that we can dramatically improve the service and insights.  We have made some great progress and have secured commitments from several influential wine business owners.  Stay tuned!

What we do

The business of operating a winery presents one of the great double-edged endeavors of American entrepreneurial life. The promise: come to the country, get close to the land, live the good life, and make something people all over the world love. But there is also the challenge: making money in the winery business can be a painstaking task.

Proving the adage that a rising tide lifts all boats, Community Benchmark provides wineries with a refined layer of pooled data to give you exclusive insight into your business.

What our members say

It gives us insight into trends in our broader region, beyond our front door. It provides a benchmark against which to measure our own performance and allows us to focus on improvements most needed.”
— Doug Stewart, Owner, Lichen Estate

Log in & enter your Data

Our goal is always to help you discover your specific insights and areas for improvement and profitability in your tasting room.  To learn more or book a demo, click here; for existing members, today is the perfect day to log in here and enter your data to see where you stand:

Log in now and add your data

As always, we welcome any feedback and thank you for being a part of our community!

Cheers!

– John & Team Community Benchmark