Member Memo – Sept. 15, 2015

Beth Costa on Sep 15, 2015

Donate to Valley Fire Victims
The Red Cross has requested that going forward folks donate cash or time to volunteer at a shelter. To donate cash specify VALLEY FIRE donation

Once again Wine Road will be the wine sponsor for these Presentations which take place in Marin. We need 4 wineries for each night: Oct. 27, Jan 26, Feb. 23 and May 3.
Event starts with a wine reception, followed by a speaker (which you can enjoy) then another reception as the night ends. You will be included in the printed program, on their website and thanked at the start of the night. They sell 250-275 tickets per event. Each winery would pour 6-8 bottles of wine. List of speakers can be viewed here: Speak To Me
Let Laura know if you’re interested and the night(s) that works best for you. Sign Me Up!
Need Wine for Press Lunches
We will be hosting a press lunch in Sacramento on Sept. 30. I am looking for wines for the pairing – 3 bottles each. I’ll need both red and white, we will pair accordingly with the wines donated. If you would like to donate, please drop 3 bottles (of the same wine) at the office by Sept. 18. Wines not used for this lunch will be used at our press lunch or dinner in LA on Oct. 13. Stat sheets are also helpful.

We have mailed these tri-fold brochures to all Wine Road members to start promoting our 40th Ruby Anniversary. Please have them out for your guests, even if you don’t plan to participate.
It’s not too late to sign-up and be a part of the celebration. Form Here
We have so many things in the works; documentary film, social media promotions, events, BBQ for “past presidents”, press trip to tell our story, community festival, and a gala event.
Several events are tied to non-profits. We will be giving back to our community throughout the year.
Don’t miss out! Questions, shoot us an email.
A Wine & Food Affair
Tickets are on sale, the list of participating wineries and the google event map are all online. Here we go…Event Season / Game On!
1500 tickets have sold – goal is 5000
We have extra posters and postcards (for your wine club shipments). Let us know what you need and we’ll ship you more.
Storm Water Compliance – FREE Seminar
September 21 at St. Francis Winery. Flyer / Invitation
11:00 includes complimentary buffet lunch. Please RSVP

Sonoma County PRMD – Planning Resource Management Department
It is VERY IMPORTANT that wineries stay informed about the possible changes to the permitting process and limitations on winery events in Sonoma County. Stay up-to-date on Sonoma County’s PRMD Winery Working Group on its webpage.

Posted by Beth Costa