There is a very long list of participating wineries and hotels, which should help with setting up the next Vintacon.
One of the hotels listed is a Hampton Inn which is part of the Hilton chain.
You now know all I know about Lodi. ;)
So we want to hear from you either on Saturday, or right here in comments!
We have come down on the verdict of the party date.
Timing sucks this year ( there isn't much we could do for that,) but we did want to celebrate another year of staying alive and loved.
So for all who can make it, we're having our soiree on January the First, from 7 P.M. on at the House of Spike.
Bringing games and food are a plus, but only if you can or want to bring them. We have lots.
Wine, tea and soft drinks we've got a plenty, plus some other weird green stuff, but if you'd like to bring a special libation, you are welcome to bring it with you (if it isn't incendiary) . We'd love to see you!
We're cross posting this to the usual places, so please comment if you are coming!
- Current Mood: bouncy
Yes, as far as I can tell there will be. Tentative plans are for Lodi, an up and coming winery district. Not in the summer however if we want our wine to last. Besides I have a ridiculous schedule next summer, and I'd like to tour wineries when it isn't so dad-burned hot. So for now we are looking at the traditional Vintacon weekend (Columbus Day weekend). I'm going to need a program head to lead up the tour, as I will be neck deep in ankle-biters during that time. Anyone know the Lodi area sufficiently enough to at least give ideas on where to find the best in the "Vintacon" winery experience?
- Current Mood: awake
Did you know that in Napa there is a castle winery?
They have a festival going on this coming week called "Festival del Sole" and it is featuring Rita Moreno in concert on one of the days. Too bad that it is during the middle of the week. Maybe someday they'll have it on a weekend when us working types can go. It would be fun to see a concert in a castle.
Back in 2003 at the first Vintacon, SLOcon, we toured Hearst Castle. There is also another castle down in that area too, Eagle Castle Winery. My guess is that it isn't as extensive as the Hearst property.
What of news of a future VintaCon? I think I can tentatively say that there will be one in 2011. When and where depends on many factors. Personally, I'd like to do Lodi. It is an relatively up and coming area, and it seems to have many wineries. The trick is to find which ones will be a good fit.
- Current Mood: peaceful
We do need to think of having a discussion about Vintacon for next year however.
Questions to be asked.
Let's start planning.
My first question series is when and where?
- Current Location:Home of the Longhorns
- Current Mood: contemplative
- Current Music:Hotel Noises
We are planning to have an evening party and for planning purposes would like your thoughts.
The dates we're considering are:
Saturday, December 26th (Boxing Day)
Friday, January 1st
Saturday, January 2nd
Let us know in comments!