Purple Orchid Named Gold Medal Accommodation by Touring & Tasting Magazine

January 2013

T&T Press Release: Gold Medal Accommodation

Touring & Tasting Magazine Names The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa a Gold Medal Accommodation

The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa is one of only 25 resorts, inns, and hotels in wine country or feeder markets located nationwide to achieve Gold Medal Accommodation status in the recently released Spring, 2013 issue of the nationally acclaimed Touring & Tasting magazine.

“We seek out and recommend properties that show a true understanding and commitment to what wine tourists need and want in terms of practicality, authenticity, quality, and service,” explains Touring & Tasting Managing Partner Dan Fox. “ Besides providing guests with intimate knowledge of wine regions near them, wineries to visit, restaurants to try, and other fun things to do, Gold Medal Accommodations demonstrate a deep commitment to their local wine industry.”

Purple Orchid pool at night

“The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa is the only property of its kind in the Livermore Valley. With its 10 guest rooms and unique accommodations, it offers wine tourists a complete experience for their wine country vacation. ” – Rhiannon Eddy, proprietor

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“All of the properties we’ve chosen to feature and recommend have been recognized not only by us for their commitment to their guest’s memorable experience, but they are all award winners from other prestigious ratings organizations,” Fox says. “Because they are vested in wine tourism, they are truly unique in their understanding of the high-end traveler who expects a level of knowledge and dedication related to wine tourism in particular. We’re very proud to commend the Gold Medal Accommodations featured and recommended in our new release and on”

Touring & Tasting Marketing and Multimedia has enjoyed the enviable position of the nation’s premier guide to wine country for more than 18 years. Besides producing its beautiful and informative bi-annual magazine, the company offers multi-tiered wine clubs and its multi-faceted website which recently debuted a unique concierge service and dedicated wine country video channel among other key features. Touring & Tasting also publishes an outstanding wine blog (The Wine Lounge) and has an exceptional Social Media following. Additionally, Touring & Tasting syndicates its wine country recommendations from each issue to such outstanding website partners as and, and, among others. Touring & Tasting is also a leader in promoting wine tourism as an industry. The company is a partner in the annual Wine Tourism Conference, the annual Wine Bloggers Conference, and many regional festivals and events promoting wine tourism.

Hotel Impossible is Back at the Purple Orchid!

Season 2 of Hotel Impossible will begin in less than a month, and guess what? They came back to Livermore to check up on our success since our first episode aired in April 2012. If you haven’t been able to stop by Livermore, CA and The Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa in the past year, be sure to see this recap episode, which aired February 4th. The original episode can be downloaded on iTunes.

Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel
Original air date: February 4, 2013, at 7:00 & 10:00 pm.

As Seen on Hotel Impossible

Monday, April 30, 2012, 10:00 pm on Travel Channel
The Purple Orchid Resort & Spa was featured in a new television program on the Travel Channel. Catch a rerun to see how “Hotel Fixer”, Anthony Melchiorri, makes over our spa and teaches us how to run a World Class Resort.

Watch Highlights Online Now!
Original air date: Monday, April 30, 2012
Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel, 10:00 pm

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