Member Memo – March 31, 2015

Beth Costa on Jun 26, 2015
Opportunities, Dates, Deadlines ~ March 31, 2015             


SF Chron & Wine Road co-op ad

Wine Road will be running a full-page ad in the SF Chron on April 26th. This will be their special “Sonoma” section. If you would like to be listed, please fill out the form and send your credit card info. Cost is $30, due by April 10.
If you would like to see the ad we ran LAST YEAR, you can open the link below. This year the ad will be similar, but NOT exactly the same.
We are looking for a couple of good urban tasting room photos – need hi-res, if you have some to share, shoot them on over.


Marketing and Social Media ~ Education

See attached link for additional dates for Marketing with Rebecca Germolus and Social Media with Kerry Rego.
RSVPs required for both, seating limited to 10 for all sessions.


Easter Hours

Please be sure to download this LATEST version, as it’s been updated about a million times in the past week…maybe not quite that many times


Barrel Tasting Survey

So far 90 wineries have completed the survey – we’ll leave it up for the rest of the week and see if we can get 20-30 more. Any additional ideas, thoughts concerns should be sent to the Board of Directors so they can share your ideas at their Retreat in April.
Board emails:
Results of the survey will be shared once complete.

Survey is for ALL wineries, if you did the event or not


Barrel Tasting…it’s a wrap!

With all Wine Road events, there are a variety of deadlines – here they are for Barrel Tasting;
Supply Return – March 27 – LAST FRIDAY (waiting on 16)
Accounting Sheet – March 27 – LAST FRIDAY (waiting on 16)
Reimbursement Form – April 17


Member “Meet & Greet”

We encourage ALL Wine Road members to save the date for our next “meet and greet” planned for May 13th from 11:00-1:00 at Rodney Strong Vineyards. This is an opportunity for lodging members to each have their own table to display their rack cards, photos, business cards etc, and for winery members to meet the lodgings, schedule tastings and share comp tasting cards.
Rodney Strong will be hosting and providing pizza and salad for lunch and we’ve invited our lodgings to bring their favorite dessert to share. We hope to have 1-2 people from each property join us (wineries and lodgings). Please RSVP to
Terrace Photo


Monterey…here we come!

Wine Road will be heading to the
monk07Monterey Bay Wine Festival on June 6 & 7.
We hope you can join us. There is a $550 fee for
your pouring table, of which Wine Road will reimburse $225. Just register and send us your confirmation. We hope to have 10+ wineries for a nice impact at the event.
Download registration here:
Event information here:


Sunset Magazine’s ~ Savor the Central Coast

It looks like there is some interest from our members to share a few tables at this event, September 26 & 27.  It’s a deal – we’re taking 2 tables!
Details here:
FYI Registration Details – but Wine Road will be the only registration required:


Industry Parties / Open Houses etc…

Be sure to share with your staff that industry parties are listed at the VERY bottom of our website, link to “Private Industry Events”.
Check them out and mark your calendars…


Wine Road ~ PO Box 46 ~ 498 Moore Lane, Suite B ~ Healdsburg
707-433-4335 Office, 707-812-4213 Beth’s cell
707-433-4374 Fax

Meghan Vanderford, Admin
 Anne Loupy, Admin. Assistant & Social Media,
  Debbie Osborn, Office Manager
  Beth Costa, Exec. Director

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