Member Resources

As many of you know, we have started holding RVVA Member Meetings via Zoom. We’ve made arrangements to record these meetings so that members who are not able to attend can view them at a later date. Click below to view the meeting recordings for each month.

September Meeting

August Meeting

July Meeting

June Meeting

Edited recording coming soon!

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May Meeting

Click the links below to view the RVVA Member Newsletter:

  • Issue No. 1: January 2021: This issue features Westwynd Vineyard and Wright Trammel Transportation members, as well as speaker Peter Alig covering Wine Marketing.

Nadalié Oak Presentation

by Emmanuel Mathe of Nadalié USA. Presentation was on July 20, 2021.

Grapevine: Dormant Sprays, P.M., & Phomopsis

by Matt Noreen of Grangettos. Presentation was on February 25, 2020.

Precision Irrigation for Wine Grapes, a 5-Year Experience Story

by Reiner van der Lee. Presentation was on May 28, 2019, at a Member Education Meeting.

Making Your Website ADA Compliant

by Alberto Sepe. Presentation was on May 15, 2019, at a Member Education Meeting.

Google Analytics: Data You Can Put In Action (Training Sheet)

by Cassandra Parsons. Presentation was on October 18, 2017, at a Member Education Meeting.

Using Instagram As An Effective Marketing Tool (Training Sheet)

by Cassandra Parsons. Presentation was on October 18, 2017, at a Member Education Meeting.

Squirrels Must Die (California Ground Squirrels)

by Gary F Brennan. Biological Science Technician, US Department of Agriculture. Presentation was on February 28, 2017, at the Member’s General Meeting.

Harvest Test Lecture

by Bill Schweitzer

Agritourism Presentation

by Penny Leff from the University of California’s Agriculture and Natural Resources department. Presentation was on June 28, 2016, at the Member’s General Meeting.

How Do I Edit My Information On The Website?

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If you are reading this, you are already logged on, so you are just 3 clicks/selections away from editing your information.

In the menu, under the “Members” dropdown, select “Member Center.”

Once you are on that Member Center page, select “Edit My Listing.” You will be brought to a page showing your RVVA Member Business. Click on the name of your business and you will be brought to a page titled “Essential Info.” From here you can change basic information for the public to see in our directory.

You can put almost anything you would like in the listing details. Please keep in mind that this is a family viewable website. We recommend that all members add the following information to their profile:

  • Profile photo (make sure the photo is square and the size is between 300×300 and 600×600 pixels)
  • Contact information – including phone number and email (in appropriate fields)
  • Selected categories that fit your business.
  • Link to website (in appropriate fields)
  • Social media links (in appropriate fields)
  • A brief description (typically, people list hours of operation and/or a history of their winery or vineyard)
  • 1-3 additional photos, if desired

Lastly… Do not forget to scroll to the bottom and select Save Changes before exiting the page.

Any issues or questions can be sent to

How Do The RVVA Email Distribution Lists Work?

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The RVVA’s distribution lists are maintained on Google Groups. Your membership in which groups is based on your RVVA membership level.

The distribution lists used by the RVVA are:

One of the largest issues people have with sending email to a distribution list is using an email address that is not in the distribution list. For example, if you have two or more email addresses and the one in the list, is say and you send to the list with a different email account like, then your email will get rejected and you’ll be sitting there wondering why for a minute or two and then send a nastygram to the person maintaining the list saying all kinds of disparaging things about their upbringing.

To help prevent this from happening, you can submit additional email addresses that you would like to send to a list from. They will be set up as posting accounts so you can send mail to the list but only receive mail from the list on the account of your choice, unless you state you want to receive email on multiple accounts and then we would be happy to fill your inbox with duplicate messages.

Membership in a distribution list is not mandatory. You will initially be placed in the appropriate lists, but if you ever wish to be removed, updated, or whatever, please send a message to and we will try to meet your particular needs.

How do I bring up something to the RVVA board?

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The RVVA Board has a meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, including months when there is no General Meeting. The location of the meeting rotates among the homes of board members. Any member of the RVVA may attend a board meeting. Also, you can ask to have an item put on the board agenda by sending email to or

What Social Events does the RVVA host for all of it’s members?

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The RVVA sponsors two large social events each year. The Summer Social is a late afternoon to early evening picnic in mid-July. The Winter Social is an evening event at someone’s house or a winery in early-December. Both events have main dishes provided by the RVVA and potluck items and wine brought by members.

When is the Wine in the Backcountry Symposium?

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The Wine in the Backcountry Symposium is held in the spring of each year. The next symposium will be held in May of 2019.

When are RVVA General Meetings?

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RVVA General Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month except November and December.

How do I suggest a topic for an RVVA general meeting?

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The RVVA hosts a general meeting nine months of the year: January-June and August – October. There is no event in November. The General meeting is always the 4th Tuesday of the month. The RVVA’s primary goal is member education. The topics for the general meeting are important components of that education. Program topics are planned well in advance and speakers are contacted who can help us learn about those topics. If you have a program idea please contact

Who do I contact about my membership status?

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Any membership questions should be sent to:

Carol Williams
Membership Director

How do I participate in RVVA Marketing events?

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Each year, the RVVA coordinates multiple marketing events for RVVA Members who would like to participate. These events include:

  • Meet the Winemaker Weekend
  • Dog Days of Summer
  • Holiday Wine Trail
  • And more!

If you would like to participate in one of these events with your business, contact:

Susanne Sapier
Marketing Director

We are always in need to volunteers to help work the events. If you’d like to volunteer, let us know!

If you have any questions, please send to: