September 25, 2024 - September 29, 2024

Weekend in Wine Country VI

Dear Esteemed Members,

As we approach the vibrant hues of late September and the thrilling rush of harvest time, I am delighted to extend a warm invitation to an exclusive luxury weekend nestled in the heart of Sonoma County. This enchanting retreat, lovingly crafted exclusively for members of The Group, promises to be a celebration of opulence, camaraderie, and the sensory delights of “the crush.”

This time of year, Napa and Sonoma counties beckon us with their rolling vineyards, verdant landscapes, and world-renowned wineries, offering a captivating blend of natural beauty and gastronomic delights. From the fertile soils that yield the finest grapes to the expert craftsmanship of local vintners, every aspect of Wine Country exudes an irresistible allure.

This, our sixth, Weekend in Wine Country getaway invites you to indulge in the region’s culinary treasures and award-winning wines. Prepare to embark on a journey of epicurean delight as you savor farm-to-table cuisine crafted from the freshest local ingredients and sample exquisite vintages from renowned wineries. Of course, no weekend with The Group in Wine Country would be complete without at least one Michelin-starred restaurant and a Grammy winner or two – so we included that too!

Please peruse the options below, each curated with your utmost satisfaction in mind. It should be noted that this is high-season at a very popular destination for any of the high-end hotels in the region, king room prices begin are in excess of a thousand dollars per night at all the top properties. And in recognition of prevailing market conditions, we are pleased to reintroduce the convenient 3-payment option for your convenience. Should you have any inquiries or wish to tailor your experience further, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.

With warmest regards,

George
Director, The Group
(843) 817-2789

NIGHTLY WINE RECEPTIONS & DINNERS

Join us for an exquisite experience throughout Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, where we’ve curated a series of wine tastings and dinners to delight your senses. Thursday and Friday evenings we will spotlight a different renowned local winery, offering you the opportunity to indulge in some of the finest vintages that the region has to offer.

In true Group fashion, our dinners will be a celebration of the region’s culinary prowess, featuring locally-sourced ingredients and showcasing the culinary expertise that the region has become renowned for. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with a symphony of flavors as we come together to revel in the bounty of Wine Country.

ITINERARY

Wednesday, September24, 2024

Before setting off to Wine Country, we will begin our weekend in San Francisco.

Please note: For those arriving today, ground transportation will be provided to Sonoma on Thursday morning, with a return trip to SFO on Sunday.

Officially, our full-service, 5-star hotel extends a warm welcome to guests with check-in available from 4:00 PM. However, for those arriving early, the -g Spot Lounge will graciously open its doors at noon, providing a cozy retreat to kick off your wine country escapades.

With ample time to settle into your luxurious accommodations, unwind, and recharge, we’ll reconvene later in the evening for a spectacular dining experience at a nearby Michelin-starred restaurant.

But before we embark on this culinary journey, join us at the G Spot Lounge for a celebratory toast to commence our adventures and the evening’s festivities.

Anticipation builds as we prepare to indulge in a culinary masterpiece at one of the Bay Area’s most renowned Michelin-starred establishments. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds with exquisite flavors and impeccable platings that promise to leave an indelible impression.

Be sure to bring your jacket and your appetite; you won’t want to miss a single moment of this unforgettable dining experience.

Thursday morning, we will be enjoy breakfast in the Bay Area, before our transportation arrives to take us to Wine Country.

Thursday, September 25, 2024

Getting Here: For those joining us today, you will be responsible for getting yourself to Sonoma. (We have faith.) Although San Francisco [SFO] is the largest airport in the region, it is upwards of two hours away, possibly more with traffic. Santa Rosa [STS] is much closer, but service is limited to American and Alaskan airlines or private aircraft. Officially, at our next full-service, 5-star hotel, they are prepared to welcome our guests with check-in available from 4:00 PM.

The -g Spot lounge will open late morning, and is the ideal spot to coordinate your personal plans with some of your new friends.

Perhaps today is the day you relax by the adults-only pool, set-off on your own to visit a favorite vineyard for some quality couples time, or meet old friends on the terrace for a leisurely lunch. What ever you decide, make sure its relaxing. We want you to fully embrace the ambiance and pace of wine country.

As evening approaches, we’ll start with a toast at the -g Spot lounge before we venture out together to our first vineyard for an evening of entertainment, delectable bites, and, of course, exquisite wines. This stop will serve as a prelude to our evening dinner plans.

As night falls, expect to unwind after dinner with your newfound friends on the hotel’s terrace, soaking in the cool evening air and the mesmerizing dance of flickering flames.

Friday, September 26, 2024

Get ready to rise before the sun, but we’ll keep the exact time a delightful surprise until the very last moment.

Our day kicks off with a thrilling adventure as we gently ascend over the verdant valley below in a hot air balloon.

Following our airborne escapade, breakfast awaits as a serene reprieve, allowing the rush of adrenaline to subside amidst the comforting aroma of morning coffee.

Yesterday set the perfect tone for slipping into your first full day in wine country.

Today, embrace the leisurely pace and indulge in a delightful breakfast on your own schedule.

Feeling adventurous? Consider meandering through the charming nearby village, exploring the famed “martini trail,” or venturing out to discover a selection of nearby vineyards, including some hidden gems a bit farther afield.

Need a place to meet-up before heading out? The -g Spot lounge will be open after breakfast and the perfect base of operation.

In the afternoon, Liz invites the ladies to a blissful spa experience, complete with indulgent treatments and bubbly champagne for all the women.

Friday night promises to be an unforgettable affair. Picture it: an evening filled with wine flowing freely, a sumptuous dinner, dancing under the stars, delectable desserts, and, of course, more wine.

We’re keeping the band as another surprise for now, but rest assured, this seven-time nominated Grammy winner is certain to stage an experience that will leave you utterly captivated!

Saturday, September 27, 2024

Rise and shine on Saturday morning, throw wide the balcony doors, and breathe in the crisp, rejuvenating air drifting from the nearby vineyards.

Join us at the -g Spot lounge as it opens its doors in the morning, where you’re warmly welcomed to sip on a special Bloody Mary before embarking on the day’s adventures.

As the day unfolds, prepare for two more spectacular events!

Later in the day, we’ll be hosting our very own Wine Bazaar, offering you the chance to sample a variety of exquisite local wines straight from the vineyard. Not to worry, should you encounter any vintage you can’t live without, each winery will be prepared with pen and pad to ship as many cases as needed to your home.

In keeping with tradition, we’re leaving dinner plans in your capable hands. It’s the perfect opportunity to gather some of your newfound friends and dine al fresco, whether in town or on the hotel’s terrace, surrounded by rows of lush grapevines, ripe for the picking. Consider making reservations at the elegant Cyrus, Single Thread, or the more relaxed Matheson restaurant. As always, the hotel restaurant or room service, are both good options too.

And as night falls, anticipate an evening of excitement with one of our exclusive, special parties. The exact location remains a tantalizing secret for now, but rest assured, it’s destined to be a night to remember!

Sunday, September 28, 2024

Relax and savor your morning; we understand if last night kept you up late.

Take your time preparing for the day ahead, knowing that we’ll be here, eagerly awaiting your company, alongside your newfound friends, to indulge in a leisurely farewell brunch.

We’re eagerly anticipating your arrival!

Ground Transportation: For those who joined us on Wednesday shuttle service will be provided directly back to SFO, departing the hotel at 11 AM, and expected to arrive at SFO by 1:30 PM.

Please Note: There will be an Equity Members luncheon on Sunday afternoon.

Hot Air Ballooning in Wine Country

Embark on an unforgettable journey as you join fellow adventurers for a breathtaking sunrise balloon ride above the picturesque wine country. Feel a sense of tranquility wash over you as you gently drift above lush vineyards, basking in the golden glow of the rising sun illuminating the majestic mountains.

Savor the enchanting experience of soaring alongside birds and witnessing wildlife below, captivated by the graceful spectacle of a beautiful hot air balloon adorning the sky. From your elevated vantage point, behold the splendor of lakes, citrus groves, sprawling wineries, and elegant estate homes, painting a panoramic canvas of natural and man-made wonders.

This extraordinary adventure promises to etch itself into your memory, a cherished memento to treasure for a lifetime.

INCLUDED WITH ALL PACKAGES:

  • Private Outdoor Gas Fire Pit with All Rooms & Suites
  • Complimentary Internet access in all Guest rooms
  • Complimentary turn-down service each night
  • Ground Transportation to All Events
  • Open Bar in the -g Spot Lounge
  • 26% Hotel Catering Gratuity
  • Nightly Cocktail Receptions
  • 16% Accommodations Tax
  • $55 Daily Resort Fees
  • 3% Transaction Fees
  • All Portage Fees
  • Breakfast Daily

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For Couples

Wednesday - Sunday

5 Days / 4 Nights

Social Events Only

$7,489

Deluxe King

$11,899

Studio Suite

$14,389

One Bedroom Suite Suite

$17,639

Grand Suite I

$24,789

Grand Suite II

$49,859

Thursday - Sunday

4 Days / 3 Nights

Social Events Only

$6,259

Deluxe King

$9,949

Studio Suite

$12,739

One Bedroom Suite

$14,319

Grand Suite II

$19,869

Grand Suite II

$41,449

Friday - Sunday

3 Days / 2 Nights

Social Events Only

$4,209

Deluxe King

$7,179

Studio Suite

$9,349

One Bedroom Suite

$11,279

Grand Suite I

$17,329

Grand Suite II

$30,949

For Single Women

Wednesday - Sunday

5 Days / 4 Nights

Social Events Only

$3,999

Deluxe King

$9,249

Studio Suite

$12,549

One Bedroom Suite

$15,869

Grand Suite I

$24,889

Grand Suite II

$47,689

Thursday - Sunday

4 Days / 3 Nights

Social Events Only

$3,499

Deluxe King

$7,889

Studio Suite

$10,909

One Bedroom Suite

$13,429

Grand Suite I

$21,089

Grand Suite II

$38,749

Friday - Sunday

3 Days / 2 Nights

Social Events Only

$2,299

Deluxe King

$5,419

Studio Suite

$7,779

One Bedroom Suite

$9,669

Grand Suite I

$15,989

Grand Suite II

$29,295

TERMS OF SERVICE & CANCELLATION CLAUSE

All payments are non-refundable, and trip insurance is strongly advised.  If you wish to cancel, we will consider your request. We may provide partial credit for some of your payment (trip insurance does not get refunded), minus a processing fee, at our sole discretion, considering many factors, including when you are canceling. We also may offer you, again at our sole discretion, the ability to transfer your payment to one of our future trips or dinners minus a transfer fee to be determined by us at that time. Again, trip insurance is strongly advised.