As we do every spring, last weekend we hosted two wine club member parties that we refer to as our Annual Appreciation Events. While Appreciation Event has a nice ring to it, I ended the weekend reflecting on how accurate the term is.
On Friday evening we had a small dinner party for the Elite level members of our Estate Subscriber Program. That was followed by a party for all Estate Subscriber members the next afternoon. For me, it was a long, busy weekend, but one that felt so rewarding in the end.
During the course of the Appreciation Events, I was struck by just how many reasons I had to be grateful that weekend. I thought about the many people who are responsible along the way for the food and wine that was so enjoyed. I was thankful that everything is seen as a team effort by my colleagues and many of them spent a lot of time helping make the events a great success. But more than anything, I thought about how lucky we are to have so many wonderful wine club members. The weekend’s festivities are meant as a gesture to show our appreciation for their membership, but it inevitably ends up being one of the times when I feel the most appreciated. It is nearly impossible to express how uplifting and meaningful it is for me when Estate Subscriber Program members take the time to say thank you. It reminds me why I am lucky to have the job I have and lucky to serve the customers Talley Vineyards has. Something to appreciate!