September 1, 2020  


Lessons Learned - From the Perspective of Post Disaster Advocates

We have all been down this fire disaster road a few times now. Many of you have learned the hard way that the insurance you thought you had, did not cover as much as you expected.  Join experts from The Greenspan Co, this Wed. Sept. 2nd for an informative ZOOM presentation. Learn what you need to do to document your loses. Details and registration HERE

Annual assessments are due. If you need the forms, they can be downloaded here: Wineries   Lodgings

BIG THANKS to everyone that already renewed! Sincerely appreciated. 
I'll send out a reminder this week to everyone that has not yet renewed. If you do not plan to renew, please just shoot me a note so I don't continue to reach out -

Virtual Wine & Food Affair

Complete details HERE
Nov. 7-8, 2020.
Customers will order mixed cases of wine from Each case will have one bottle, from 12 different wineries. We hope to have 4 case options and 1-2 6-pack options.
Wines will ship prior to the event weekend. CA only.
On the event weekend, we will have a combination of live streaming (for those wineries interested) and pre-recorded videos on YouTube, so customers can taste along with winemakers throughout the weekend.
Wine Road will purchase wine from participating wineries at 50% off, sell at full retail. All done via a special license from the ABC, which we can utilize 3 times per year. 
Sign-ups are off and running...  this is the link to register, the password is WFA2020
We need MIXED cases, so we are limiting the number of certain varietals, so we don't end up with 40 bottles of cabernet for example. 
Wine Road will buy the exact number of bottles that were ordered, we will pay as we place the order. Wineries will need to deliver wine to us on the specified date (Oct. 28-29).

Message On Our Home Page




This week we will begin pushing out this message on our social media pages, to bring attention to the wine regions affected by fires. 
Stand beside us in our #CAWineStrong campaign by supporting us in one of the following:
1. Ordering our wine online to support our local wineries.
2. Donating to the
Sonoma County Farmworkers Resiliency Fund
3. Donate to an additional California wine region
4. Leaving some encouraging words for us to read in this post. 

WISE - Winery Forum Series - NEW DATE Thurs. Sept. 3
WHAT: Join us for special Winery Forum Series, focused on Tasting Room Reopening challenges and opportunities. In this series, WISE is offering three, 90-minute conversations in a problem-solving forum to help optimize the guest experience as wineries reopen. Each series is a region-specific forum and this series is only open to members of the Wine Road.
WHEN: 9 – 10:30 am on Sept. 3rd (final in the series)
COST It is free to participate
Set the Agenda for Thursday: Please take this survey to give us insight on what is the most recent challenges you are facing – by noon on Wednesday, September 2:
If you were able to join us for Session 2, (August 6) PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FEEDBACK survey: if you haven’t already.

Thank you to all of our partners, we apprecate their support during these trying times.
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