Weekly Member Memo
Jan. 10, 2023
BIG office news...Help Has Arrived!
We have hired Deborah Pell to be our Wine Road Admin/Master Juggler. She will be in the office 3 days a week. Deborah will be your new "go to" for website questions, member lists, staff training programs - you name it. If it involves planning or scheduling or sharing - Deborah will help make it happen. Today is her first day, and we have a lot going on, so be patient. Feel free to introduce yourself and welcome her to the team; Deborah@wineroad.com
Debbie Osborn will continue to be the Event Manager/Cat Herder, she can be found in the office Mon-Fri. Debbie has also been bringing new members on board, getting them onto our website and making sure they are aware of all of our programs AND she has been managing our new Insider members. Debbie@wineroad.com
Martin Zdybel is our Member Concierge/Winestopper, managing the Winery and Lodging of the Week along with the Winestopper. When he visits a member, his goal is to make sure each member is taking advantage of every program we offer. He mails out our map requests and picks up the ball for whatever needs to be done in the office. Martin is in the office one day every week or two, and out visiting members as time allows. Martin@wineroad.com
Once again our podcast was nominated for a Taste Award. The award show is March 13th, so we'll see if we take home the gold again. The photo is from the night we won in 2018.
Winter WINEland January 14-15, 2023 - Ticket Sales ENDED
We sold 1514 tickets (not bad considering the weather).
Breakdown: 1188 Weekend, 240 Sunday Only, 86 Drivers
TOMORROW (Wednesday) - Supply pick-up at the office 1437 Grove Street, 9:00-3:00
Glasses, Printed Event Maps, 6-Bottle Bags, Cards to promote Barrel Tasting.
RSVP Lists will be emailed to you Wednesday afternoon.
No tickets are sold at the door for this event.
The PRINTABLE PDF of the program is on our website: WINEland Program
See what our website says: Winter WINEland Event Questions - ask Debbie Osborn.
Barrel Tasting March 3-4-5, 2023 11:00-4:00
Tickets On Sale Jan. 17 - Details Online HERE
The deadline to complete your list of wines that you are pouring is TODAY. Just log onto your Eventbrite account and edit your listing. We need this complete prior to selling tickets.
"Early Bird" Weekend Ticket - Jan. 17-31 - $85
Feb. 1-27 (when sales end)
Weekend $95, Sunday Only $75, Driver $10
Add YOUR Events to WineRoad.com
What do you have planned heading into 2023?
Now is the time to add it to the Wine Road Event Calendar.
Do you have a spring lodging special? Add it to the site. Do you have a shipping offer...add it.
Do you have an employment opportunity? Add it.
Now is the time to get your CPR Training
Ron Rubin continues to offer a free ZOLL Defibrillator to any Sonoma County winery that takes part in the American Red Cross training.
Thus far hundreds of winery employees have been trained. Click HERE for details, then email Ron Rubin to get signed up.
It would be GREAT to see all Wine Road members take advantage of this life saving program.
Jump online and schedule your time to donate blood at the Geyserville Fire Department. Blood Drive is Jan. 31st, from 12:45-6:00pm at the Geyserville Fire Station - book appointment here.
Thank you to our partners for their financial support.
We want our members to know that the following businesses and organizations have supported the Wine Road with literally thousands of dollars, which has made a HUGE impact on our bottom line. Their support allows us to continue supporting our members with marketing initiatives. We hope you share their links within your newsletters and on your social media, introducing your customers to them.
Ron Rubin Winery has financially supported our Wine Road Podcast for the second year - covering all costs associated with producing the show. Without that support we would not have been able to continue. Thank you!
Our show was just listed as #3 in the Top 50 Wine Podcasts.
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