Hello, I'm Bob Dye, founder of Wine Country Web Design and its principal designer and developer. I'm located in St. Helena, a small town in California's Napa Valley wine country.
I've been involved in the Internet since it began—even before the World Wide Web (yes, there really was a time when the Web didn't exist). As the Web has evolved from a relatively crude way to display text and photos to today's flexible, multi-media experience, I've enjoyed keeping up with the technologies and applying them to meet my clients' requirements.
Because of my extensive experience, I can handle everything from creating an attractive design for an informational website to heavy Flash graphics to sophisticated eCommerce sites and complex internal Web-based applications.
I like helping organizations create a great online presence that helps their business, whether that be for profit or not. Since a lot of the organizations around me are connected to the wine industry, that's where a lot of the work comes from. But my skills are equally useful for just about any industry.
I live in St. Helena with my wife Louise and 3 rescue cats (Midnight Louie, Curious George, and Domino).
When I'm not developing websites for clients, I'm usually working to market the wine my wife and I produce at our small winery (Charnu Winery).
I am on the Board of Directors of several local organizations, including the local organization of wineries and growers.
In any time that remains, I have various personal projects that I try to keep up with (see below).
USWineWiki is an online encyclopedia of information about the U.S. wine industry. A major goal is to collect detailed information about U.S. wineries and growers, and about the people involved in them. This includes not only a snapshot of the industry today, but also a comprehensive history of what came before.