Wark Communications is a full service marketing communications firm specializing in providing solutions to address the unique needs of the wine industry. Led by Tom Wark, the firm offers public and media relations, graphic design, strategic communications planning and social media consulting services all meant to accomplish the same goal: helping the client achieve its marketing objectives through professional communications services.


  • -PR Campaign Development
  • -Media Outreach
  • -Sample Program Development and execution
  • -Product Launches
  • -Social Media and Content Creation
  • -Event Management
  • -Copywriting
  • -Speechwriting
  • -Spokesperson Duties
  • -Direct-To-Consumer Consulting and Management


Tom Wark is recognized as one of the wine industry’s most prominent and active public relations professionals and industry communicators.. Having worked in the industry for more than 25 years, he brings a bounty of experience to each client serviced by Wark Communications.

In addition to working continually in the realm of wine industry communications on behalf of small and medium-sized companies, Wark has also earned a reputation as one of the premier wine bloggers and a forceful advocate for consumer and industry interests. Wark founded the American Wine Blog Awards and was a co-founder of the Wine Bloggers Conference, as well as serving as the Executive Director of the National Association of Wine Retailers since 2007. Wark is a regular speaker at industry events where he addresses marketing and regulatory and communications and content issues. In 2019, he was named One of Wines Most Inspiring People.

Tom Wark is also the publisher of the award-winning FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog. He lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley with his wife Kathy and son Henry George


Wark Communications has worked with numerous wine industry clients including:
Appellation America
Astrale e Terra
B. Wise Vineyards
Bucklin Old Hill Ranch
Caldwell Vineyard
Cameron Hughes
Casey Flat Ranch
Coalition for Free Trade
Coombsville Vintners and Growers
Cultivate Systems
De Loach Vineyards
Gold Medal Wine Club
Dutton Goldfield
Goosecross Cellars
Hinman & Carmichael
Hook & Ladder
Inertia Beverage Group
Jancis Robinson
Llano Estacado
Matanzas Creek Winery
Mayo Family Winery
Moraga Estate
Napa Valley Vintners
Paso Robles Vintners and Growers
Petaluma Gap Association
Rued Winery
Roshambo Winery
Schug Carneros Estate
Signorello Estate
National Association of Wine Retailers


Wark Communications
1555 Standish Court, SE
Salem, OR
Telephone: 971-3325057
Cell Phone: 707-246-6451
Email: [email protected]
FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog