Joel Bennett - WinterVine Publishing WinterVine Publishing is an innovative and forward-thinking, independent publishing company committed to creating publications that inspire and entertain. WinterVine currently publishes two magazines in West Virginia that have a growing distribution state-wide. WinterVine offers a long list of publishing and marketing services and also provides resource links to help get your project underway.

WinterVine’s reputation for publishing quality products comes from a combination of a dedicated editorial, and a creative design team that bring great ideas and stories readers enjoy.

Joel Bennett is the founder of WinterVine Publishing who created the idea for our first online publication Spotlight WV Magazine”  in 2009, then in 2012 Spotlight WV became a print magazine and since then has been growing it’s distribution across the State each quarter it’s released. Joel has a background in media production and advertising, and is also the founder of the marketing firm Aronfield Agency  that’s been in business since 2010.

WinterVine Publishing is based in Charleston, West Virginia.

“Full of spectacular images, fascinating articles and updates on the Arts and Culture scene in WV, Spotlight WV is a tremendous publication.  I look forward to each issue, and am never disappointed.” – Randall Sanger Professional Photographer

“One of the best ways I’ve found to keep up with what’s going on around West Virginia is to read Spotlight WV Magazine.  I’m always fascinated by the articles and photos of interesting destinations around our Wild & Wonderful State.  Reading Spotlight WV always makes me want to get-out and explore West Virginia attractions, businesses and amazing scenery found nowhere else in the world.”  – Joe Guffy, Information Coordinator, Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce

In The News:

10/5/14 – WinterVine launches their new Website and announces along with the current two publications they will be producing a number of other projects such as photo books, cookbooks, calendars, and more to be announced soon. Stay Tuned and follow WinterVine on Twitter.

10/12/14 – WinterVine launches the first issue of Taste! WV Magazine. You can view the first issue of this quarterly West Virginia culinary arts magazine online for free and you can subscribe to receive the issues to your home by visiting Follow Taste! WV on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

10/15/14 – Spotlight WV celebrates 3 years of being an arts and culture magazine as they launched their Fall issue online, in print and to their subscribers. Follow Spotlight WV on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

10/18/14 – Spotlight WV Magazine was a proud sponsor of the Official Bridge Day 2014 in Fayette County, West Virginia. Visit Spotlight WV’s YouTube page for Bridge Day videos.

12/24/14 – As of the 2014 Winter issue of Spotlight WV Magazine, we have changed the format. The quarterly magazine will now feature a different art medium or profile for the cover instead of the original “Featured Photographer” format. Spotlight WV Magazine will still keep the featured photographer segment, but will be publishing one scenic WV cover photo per year. This is to expand more into the arts and culture by featuring other wonderful art mediums.

1/11/15 – Spotlight WV Magazine was mentioned in both Parkersburg News and Sentinel and the Charleston Gazette for helping a local writer promote her new book.

2/1/15 – Taste! WV Magazine changed from a quarterly to a semi-annual magazine.

4/1/15 – Spotlight WV Magazine added several new locations to pick up their magazine including Taylor Books in downtown Charleston, WV.

10/15/15 – Spotlight WV Magazine introduced a new website to push video segments and share other creative videos to share from WV. (Spotlight WV DotTV)


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