Member Memo – Sept. 8, 2015

Beth Costa on Sep 9, 2015

YEARLY ASSESSMENT WERE DUE AUG. 31
Late payment will result in being removed from the website on Sept. 14 per our bylaws. Members must be in good standing to participate in Wine Road sponsored events. Please let us know if you to not plan to renew, so we don’t continue to send you reminders. Download form here
Kerry Rego – FACEBOOK
Join Kerry at the Wine Road office on Thursday Sept. 10 from 4:00-5:00 to learn the best practices on Facebook. How can a winery or lodging engage customers on Facebook, what is the best schedule for posting, how often, how much text vs. photos. There is no charge for Wine Road members, but please RSVP so we know how many to expect. RSVP
Facebook Page management is full of changes and algorithm tweaks. Get updated on what works for businesses today!
ROAD TO RUBY
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 so we can 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!
First 800 tickets are sold.
We have extra posters and postcards (for your wine club shipments). Let us know what you need and we’ll ship you more.
SEPTEMBER is CA Wine Month
The CA Wine Month program is online, customers will find the link on our home page. We had a full page ad in the SF Chron Aug 23 to promote our members, the Sept ad in Alaska Airlines magazine promotes CA Wine Month and our “wine flies free” promotion and we have begin to push out on social media.

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