A few words from my clients...
Darms Lane Wines, Napa Valley www.darmslanewine.com
Being a small winery with only 2 full time employees, we found ourselves getting bogged down in the daily job of getting things done. Claire de Lune was a lifesaver for us. Claire helps us keep the big picture in mind while still getting the daily tasks done. Claire’s expertise has helped us create clearly defined sales goals and ways to attain them, create a thriving wine club with more than 2X the amount of members we had prior to Claire’s help, create more structured marketing plans and have more effective marketing collateral. Claire not only has great skills herself, but she brings with her a wealth of resources in the vendors that she has excellent relationships with. All in all, Claire de Lune has contributed much to our growth and success. When we started off with Claire de Lune, we assumed it would be a short term contract, now after nearly 4 years of working together, we consider Claire an integral part of our team. I highly recommend Claire de Lune for your sales and marketing needs.
Tricia Bump Davis, General Manager
Matthiasson Wines, Napa Valley www.matthiassonwines.com
Claire helped us fine-tune strategy for communicating with our direct sales customers, and greatly improved the way we wrote our release letters and handled our mailing list.
Steve & Jill Matthiasson, Owner
Anomaly Vineyards, Napa Valley www.anomalyvineyards.com
As we prepared to introduce our new brand to the market, Claire de Lune was an invaluable resource. Claire took the time to understand what we were trying to accomplish, then guided us smoothly through the process to a very successful product launch. We look forward to working with her again on future projects.
Seth Goldfarb, General Manager
Cowhorn Vineyard & Gardens, Applegate Valley, OR www.cowhornwine.com
We have only been working with Claire for less than a year, but she has already become integral to our team. She is the unique consultant who can not only see the big picture, but who also can identify the necessary steps to achieve the goals. What we really appreciate is her willingness to roll up her sleeves and work with our team in all the aspects of marketing wine! All too often consultants lay out a plan and walks away. Not Claire, she lays out the plan, works alongside everyone and brings fun and enthusiasm to the process. Qualified, hardworking and insightful – that is Claire.
Bill and Barbara Steele, Owner
aMaurice, Walla Walla, WA www.amaurice.com
When working with Claire, you know that every minute working together is productive and has measureable outcomes. She is creative and enthusiastic about creating solutions to brand issues. She has a world wine industry view, but is able to communicate on micro-wine brand management as well.
Anna Schafer, Partner - Winemaker
Bohème Wines, Sonoma Coast www.bohemewines.com
In addition to her professionalism and friendly disposition, I recommend Claire for her astute industry insight and positive impact on business. When consulting our operation, Claire's clear instructions improved efficiency and broadened customer reach. I give her an A+ and look forward to working with her more in the future.
Kurt Beitler, Owner
Long Meadow Ranch & Farmstead Restaurant www.longmeadowranch.com
Claire was our "jack-of-all-trades" marketing person during a period of rapid expansion and a move to new facilities. She handled our marketing, collateral materials and media relationships and assisted with our website maintenance and packaging development. Claire is high energy and she was a very positive force on our team.
Ted Hall, Owner
Y Rousseau Wines, Napa Valley www.yrousseauwines.com
Yannick and I hired Claire to help us bring our business to a new level of success. Along with her earnest knowledge of all things wine business, her marketing skills, broad understanding and contacts gave us a huge step up in the industry. Claire has a wonderful knack at motivating her ’subjects’ with directness and aplomb. I do not hesitate to say that I miss her guiding hand, but she left me with many strong skills to tackle each day with confidence. Thank you, Claire!
Susan Rousseau, Owner
Walker Station Vineyards, Russian River Valley www.walkerstationvineyards.com
Claire became a trusted member of my team, offering advice and helping with the restructuring of our business plan. Her vast experience and knowledge of the wine industry was very helpful as we discussed possible new approaches. She is creative, clever and a problem solver. Her exceptional interpersonal skills helped us resolve difficult issues in a positive and successful manner.
Harry Walker, Owner
Reuling Vineyards, Russian River Valley www.reulingvineyards.com
Having achieved success as grape growers over ten years, our family decided to enter the winery business and develop our own brand. At that point, we met with Claire on a number of occasions to determine how we wanted to position ourselves in the wine business. Her insight into both our individual desires as well as her knowledge of the industry was very valuable in helping us establish our vision and mission. In addition, Claire referred us to several potential winemakers ……….one which we selected for our program.
Tim Reuling, Owner