As I write this, we are exactly three weeks away from the 2010 Wine Bloggers Conference in Walla Walla. Believe it or not, that means it is time for wine bloggers to help us select the 2011 conference location by voting on three possible sites. We will announce the 2011 conference location on Sunday, June 27th at the conference wrapup.
We take into account three separate factors when determining the Wine Bloggers Conference location each year. First, the location itself has to be excellent – good host hotel, nice town, strong wine area, reasonable transport options, and a motivated local wine community. A potential location has to have all of this to even be considered. Second, we are trying to provide a little geographic diversity in the conference location. In 2008 and 2009 we held the conference in Sonoma County and there is still a strong pull to return to Northern California. We try to balance this with our desire to spread the conference to other locations around North America. Third, the desires of wine bloggers are a key factor in choosing a location, since the Wine Bloggers Conference is all about pleasing you, our wine bloggers!
Therefore, please take two minutes to express your opinion on the 2011 WBC location. Voting closes June 10th. Thank you!