Weekly Member Memo
June 1, 2021...wow JUNE!

From the Wine Institute

The following checklist includes a list of key steps to ensure that your property and staff are prepared for a fire, based on guidance from Gregory Slugocki, Independent Fire Consultant, CAL FIRE Battalion Chief Scott McLean and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Permit Sonoma - THIS THURSDAY

Permit Sonoma staff has published a draft Winery Events Ordinance now available for review on the Winery Events project website: www.sonomacounty.ca.gov/WineryEvents
Staff will present the draft to the Planning Commission at a virtual public hearing on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at or after 1:50 p.m. The Planning Commission public hearing will be conducted via videoconference only without a physical location from which members of the public may observe and offer public comment. Members of the public may watch, listen, and participate in the hearing through Zoom or by phone. 

Customer Inquiry -

Now that Kentucky is open for DTC shipping, I have someone interested in ordering wine, but he's tired of calling wineries to find out if they ship. I do not know him, but he does sound legit ~ a Wine Road podcast listener, lover of all things Wine Road etc. So - do you ship to Kentucky? Do you want me to let him know? You may know Gary Schroeder, works at University of Kentucky.

8 Days In May

I am not sending out a formal survey, but if you participated, let me know the broad brush feedback - did you see new people, did they buy wine, did you get some new club members? Were there problems? The Board of Directors would like to know what worked and what didn't work.
Remember, if you took glasses please do NOT bring them back, they are yours to keep. I want nothing returned. Throw out the envelope. We have no warehouse and a very small office - I can't store things.

New Board Members

Our elections were open May 4 through May 13. We had 6 winery positions open and 1 lodging.
Incombents elected; Oded Shakked - Longboard Vineyards, Julia Lander - Moshin Vineyards, Lillian Fechter - Francis Ford Coppola.
New to the board; Lucas Meeker - The Meeker Vineyard, Harry H. Wetzel IV - Alexander Valley Vineyards, Helen Sharrocks - Balletto Vineyards. Brooke Ross - Hotel Trio
Remaining Board Members; John Viszlay - Vizslay Vineyards, Devin Ruddick - Hook & Ladder, Jack Selfrick - Cast Wines, Katie Ambrosie - Wilson Artisan Wines, Dan Christensen - Geyserville Inn, Aaron Krug - Best Western Dry Creek Inn.
They will be meeting for a 1/2 day retreat on June 24, discussing the future plans for Wine Road; moving forward after the pandemic and the best ways to help our members. If you have ideas you think should be considered, please do not hesitate to reach out to any of these Board members. The more ideas the better.
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