Member Memo – June 30, 2015

Beth Costa on Jul 6, 2015
Opportunities, Dates, Deadlines ~ June 30, 2015   


It’s Time For Our Annual Dinner/Meeting

SAVE the DATE – we’d love to see ALL Wine Road members
I_0529attend this yearly, informative dinner/meeting (for owners, principals, managers)
July 15,  5:30-8:30pm

Please RSVP, to limited to 2 people per winery or
lodging. Our focus will be getting everyone up to speed and excited about 2016 and a year of celebration for our 40th Anniversary!


A Wine &  Food Affair ~ Nov. 7-8

If you plan to participate in Wine & Food Affair, the sign up form is below. Please upload your recipe via the link sent to you from Kreck Designs (June 2nd). The deadline is July 15.
Be sure to drop off your bottle of wine for your recipe “bottle shot”. We need the wine by July 15th also.
Sign Up Form
Details about the event


Yearly Assessments

Your yearly assessment was mailed to you last Friday. Payable anytime between now and Aug. 31.  $800 per winery, $450 for lodgings and $1200 for a co-op tasting room.
You May Also Download Assessment Here


Certified Tourism Ambassador CTA

Just a reminder that Wine Road will reimburse members up to $100 a year for their staff to attend the CTA Training or toward their renewal each year. Just send us your receipt when you sign up for a class or renew.
Current schedule of classes being offered


Learn Something New Everyday…

TiPs Training – Responsible Beverage Service, Aug. 26 9:00-12:00 no charge
ServSafe – Food Handlers Training, Sept. 2 9:00-12:00 $30
Both at Hilton Garden Inn, SR Airport
Both require RSVP – info attached
Sign Up From – TiPS & ServSave


TiPs Training

Please note there is NO charge for members to attend this class, however we pay $30 per person and guarantee 30 people. Anyone that RSVPs and is then a no show will be billed $30. Do not call and cancel that morning as it will be too late for us to fill your seat and we will need to pay for it. Only 8 spots left


Our 40th “Ruby” Anniversary

This week you can expect to receive a colorful newsletter outlining our plans for events (big and small) throughout 2016 – as we plan for a year of celeWR_40_Logo_RAYear copybrations. You’ll also receive the sign-up form for the various events and social media programs, as well as donation requests of used barrels (for art) and wine for a raffle.  We are getting SO excited about our plans! 

We are also seeking sponsorships for various events. I’ve attached the form you can share with vendors you think may be interested in supporting the Wine Road and getting their name in front of our members and visitors.

  MEMBERS may also want to be a sponsor – this will be quite a year of celebrations!  Get your name out there on our website, printed material, on event items etc.
Sponsorship Options


Marketing with Rebecca Germolus

In our day-to-day work, we wear so many hats that we can forget some of the key fundamentals of marketing our business. These Wine Road sponsored workshops give you the luxury of immersing yourself into one topic with no interruptions. See the attached link for details. RSVP required, seating limited to 12, $10 per class, per person.
Communicating With Your Customers – FILLED
Top Must-Haves for a Winery Website – 4 spots left
Protocol For Sending Wine Samples To The Press – 8 spots left
Honing Your Brand
– 4 spots left
Marketing with Rebecca – summer sessions


Things You Should Be Aware Of…

Although I must say, some are hard to understand, you should at the very least be aware…
Wine in your picnic area
Promoting wine on social media
Licensing music for your tasting room
It’s illegal to use volunteers at wineries


Happy 4th Of July…

Posted by Beth Costa