- LaFond Winery & Santa Barbara Winery (178)
- Sokol Blosser (145)
- Stefania Wine (112)
- August Briggs (101)
- Twisted Oak Winery (97)
Although quality and quantity don't always go together, that doesn't seem to apply here. It's probably because wineries that are interested enough to make 2-3 blog posts a week also care about making posts that are going to engage their communities. It's pointless to blog if you don't see an ROI of some sort from it, and poor-quality posts (flat-out uninteresting, lacking in information or context, not useful to the audience) kill blog ROI, however you may define it.
As a side note, all of these blogs make extensive use of photographs, either as the focus of the post, or to increase interest in what's being written about.
Surprisingly, neither of the top two blogs have a link back to their winery Web site(s), although there are certainly obvious places for such a link (LaFond has the name of each winery at the top of the page, but they aren't links!).
If you're a winery blogger and you're not subscribed to these blogs, then you might want to consider it for two reasons:
- Seeing what other people post about (inspiration), and
- Commenting (when relevant and thoughtful) is a good way to bring traffic to your own Web site or blog.
If you don't know how to subscribe to a blog, 2009 is definitely the year to learn how!
(If you think your winery blog was overlooked, please let me know. I did my best to check all the winery blogs which I know about, but not having an RSS feed may have caused me to miss your prodigious blogging output.)