Don’t worry, I am not going to confess that I’ve been leading the life as a double agent or keeping a big secret. Rather, I am going to fill you in on my “other project” that …something about combining my other passions of wine and our family business…Since 2008 I have ben consulting for my parent’s business, leading them through Lodi Rules certification. Lodi Rules (yes Lodi as in Stuck in Lodi from the CCR song) is a sustainability certification program for wine grapes.
The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing is California’s first third party-certified sustainable winegrowing program. It promotes practices of being sustainable all areas of the business, economic, environmental, employee and community relations to ensure the business will continue to grow and prosper future generations. It is a great program that is really gaining traction not only in the Lodi area, but all around the state.
My mom approached me in 2008 and asked if I could help them achieve Lodi Rules certification; little did I know what that would mean. Since then I have not only worked with them every year, but consulted for three other wine grape harvesting clients, helping them get certified as well.
If I have seemed distracted, posting at late times, not being current Twitter or Facebook, falling behind on my 31 days to a better blog project over the last ten days it is because I have been prepping for my parents’ Lodi Rules audit. It is today and then I will be able to breathe. I have been preparing hundreds of pages of plans, maps and reports, putting them in a binder that is about three inches thick.
After today I will be back and working hard on the blog, embarking on the rebranding project, hopefully writing more and working on the book. Getting ahead of Twitter is a whole other story. Can you really get Twitter under control?