The winner of the SSU Winery Web Site Challenge has been announced: Moshin Vineyards, a maker of Russian River Pinot Noir. They were chosen from 60 entrants, and will receive a new Web site designed by students at SSU's School of Business and Economics, and hosted for a year by eWinerySolutions.com.
This is a screen shot of their current home page (courtesy of the most-excellent ScreenGrab! plug-in for Firefox).
Currently, the site has no e-commerce capability. To order, you need to print out an order form, or call them on their toll-free number. Of course, adding that facility has potential impact on other winery systems like inventory, billing, and accounting.
It will be interesting to see what the new and improved version will look like. The new site is expected in May, 2010. I hope the SSU students will blog about the process of designing a new site (and integrating it with Moshin's current systems and marketing).
Congratulations to Rick Moshin and his family on the win! But what happens when that free year of hosting at eWinerySolutions.com is up? I hope the site is making money for the Moshins by then...