MacKenzie Agency Travel & Hospitality Public Relations

Yountville is the little jewel of Napa Valley Wine Country, with more Michelin stars per capita than New York and Paris combined. Yountville Chamber of Commerce turned to MacKenzie to raise the town’s profile as a world-class tourism destination, focusing not only on its renowned wineries, but its award-winning lodging, dining, shopping, and outdoor recreation opportunities, as well.

Aggressive media relations and influencer introductions are raising the destination’s profile among key audiences, at an overall campaign cost-per-thousand that is disproportionate to its reach. Using established and rising-star chefs, winemakers and hoteliers as our spokespeople, we are putting a small-town, human face on place that needed a stand-out identity in a competitive destination market.

Yountville’s many and varied stakeholders are delighted with the agency’s level of engagement, and the expert way we balance their sometimes competing needs. Nary a Napa Valley tourism story appears without prominent mention of Yountville, placing the destination squarely on the Wine Country tourism map.

“The MacKenzie Agency is accomplishing more, and doing it faster, than we ever expected. They are savvy at balancing the interests of all our individual stakeholders, while keeping focused on the ultimate goal.”

Cindy Saucerman

President/CEO, Yountville Chamber of Commerce

This fantastic video compilation was produced by Josh McNair of California Through My Lens as a result of visiting Yountville on media FAM tour of Yountville. We invited Josh to experience the town because he’s a respected travel blogger whose sole beat is California adventure travel. We provided Josh with a well-rounded personalized tour of the town that included cycling through vineyards, wine tasting, a hot air balloon ride and gourmet meals at several of Yountville’s famed dining establishments.