Executive Board – Sept. 9, 2020

Beth Costa on Jan 12, 2022

Wine Road Executive Meeting

September 9, 2020 | 9:00am

Virtual Meeting

In Attendance

☒   Beth Costa (Wine Road)

☒   John Viszlay (Viszlay Vineyards)

☒   Devin Ruddick. (Hook & Ladder Winery)

☒   Lillian Fechter. (Francis Ford Coppola Winery)

☒   Danny Christensen. (Geyserville Inn)

☒   Joe Foppoli (Christopher Creek)

☐   Julia Lander. (Moshin Vineyards)

☐   Chris Lynch. (Mutt Lynch Winery)

☐   Oded.Shakked. (Longboard Vineyards)

☐   Jack Seifrick. (Cast Wines)

☐   Stephanie Wycoff. (Seghesio Family Vineyards)

☐   Katie Ambrosi. (Wilson Artisan Wines)

☐   Aaron Krug  (Best Westen Dry Creek Inn)

☐   Open Board Position

Treasurers Report

In office MTW

Statement may have come while Beth was OOO

$150k in savings.

$20k in checking. Paid everything, big sales tax bill (28k). All refunds

8 more members have paid assessments

Updates – W&F

Emily, Debbie and Beth working 3 days of week. Approximately 50% pay.

Permit is 15 day permit. You can have 3 permits per year. Applied for 2 permits (Oct 1-Oct 30th)

44 signups

Heavy on Zinfandel. 7 Pinot

Debbie is focused on W&F Affair. All permits signed off. All ABC items are done. Written approval for Wine Road Dollars.

Beth does not want to call “Bottle Bucks”.

Additional information to go out to members with offer of Wine Road dollars (name TBD)

Wineries can do Facebook Live, but everyone will be recording YouTube.

Tasting Pass

Tasting Pass will be revamped.

Revamp to members – wine club member for the day or 2 for 1 tasting.   Goal would be 20+ members.

Beth sent a note to Sonoma County Tourism, regarding usage of name of “tasting pass”. Asked them to change their name.


All ads have run.

Beth is going to go to a Press Dinner tomorrow night with Lisa Mattson.

Beth is connecting with all AVA directors every other Tuesday.   Wine Institute has been present and very helpful.

Concierge Link

We’re going to remove from website, based on bandwidth.  Will still help with email, but can’t overpromise.


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