stay informed about dates, deadlines and opportunities
stay informed about dates, deadlines and opportunities
Member Memo - Oct. 1, 2019

RSVP now...Annual Member Meeting

Vintners Inn, November 13th, 3:00-5:00
Sandra Hess will be our Keynote Speaker this year.
Todd O'Leary, VP Marketing & Communication for Sonoma County Tourism will also bring us up to speed on programs Tourism is creating. 
Tickets are now on sale - please share the link: Wine & Food Affair
2000 down / 2000 to go!
NOW is the time to get posting, sending to your wine clubs and adding to your website calendars.

Winter Wineland, sign-ups begin.  Whoo-hoo!

I know this seems crazy, but we launch ticket sales just after Wine & Food Affair. Deadline is October 18th.  Details and sign-up here Winter Wineland, password WW2020. You will have until Dec. 4th to fill in your program details, but to participate you must sign-up by Oct. 18th.  The event takes place January 18-19, 2020.  11:00-4:00 both days. Questions, please email our Event Manager, Debbie Osborn. 
Feb 28-29, 2020
We'll be there! It would be great to see 10-12 of our member wineries there pouring wine. We'll create "Destination Wine Road". Click to download the details for this event. There is a Rare & Reserve Tasting on Friday night and Grand Tasting on Saturday. Wine Road will also be coordinating two seminars for trade and press on Friday morning. One on Sparkling wine and, to be determined, based on who is attending. Wine Road will reimburse $175 for any winery attending the festival.  Early bird price of $275 is only good until Oct. 15th.  Questions, contact the organizer
, David Fraschetti.

ADA Compliant Websites

Not something you can ignore. But it is something you can address fairly easily. We worked with Amy Lieberbarb, but you may find someone else that can help. For our site and blogs, she used
Go to and click on the blue handicap icon - explore what it does.
Download the Powerpoint she shared last week with our members.  Feel free to email Amy with questions.
Other folks that could help you with these updates (they have done several wineries already),  Rebecca Germoulus and Molly Fisher, they also both use


You need to understand the possible changes coming your way, regarding Responsible Hospitality. Soon to be a HUGE issue.


We just helped host Jo Ann Holt from Texas, who wrote about the direct flights from Dallas to STS and included several of our winery members. Texas Hill Country, Direct Flights
Barbara Beckley, a southern CA travel writer just sent us a link to an article she published that included: Robert Young, Rockpile, Soda Rock, Viszlay and Calderwood Inn.  Alhambra Chamber, distribution 50,000.

Thank You To Our Key Partners

for helping Wine Road continue to be a leader in wine tourism.
Please feel free to use these links with your social media postings. These businesses are supporting our efforts, and we want to support them.
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