CURRENT AS OF 07/19/2010 06:21 PDT
Dates: July 19 (evening gathering), July 20, 21, 22, 2010
We' trying for a slightly bigger bus, but I'll leave the group at 24 (plus supernumeraries such as ourselves, WineDavid, Winefarm, SB, SH?) until we know for sure. We should know very soon on this.
Accommodations: See below.
The Tour will have the same format, and some (but not all) of the same wineries. Restaurants/meals will - of necessity - be different, but we hope equally good and interesting.
Costs other than the Hotel will be posted, along with deposit/payment information as soon as possible - we won't know exact figures until we finish our bus/wineries/dinners arrangements. We hope it will be roughly in line with last time, but it could be a little more. Depends on how much the wineries want a big group and how much they love woot!!
This is the current (7/11/2010) list and in the order of priority
A Note to those below 26: Do NOT be discouraged. If last year's experience bears out, you will probably end up with a chance to go as some other potential participants determine they cannot go for a whole host of reasons.
SWMBO (closing dinner only)
regrets: tmr, NonnaWY, yumitori, yumitor +1, cheron98, Imagine4vr, jenludwig, jenludwig+1, canonizer, CAGirl , CAGirl +1, Krugsters, Shamer, michaelstencel, otolith, otolith+1, javadrinker, MarkDaSpark, cellochick, chellochick+1, moondragon, smartheart, smartheart+1, kkv123, kkv123+1, dsapp, zmanonice, zmanonice+1, conroo, conroo+1 zTimontybZ, zTimothybZ+1, PS, PS+1, pfcouvar, jmy
UPDATE 4/30 with Woop's Tour Hotel Information:
Here is the info for reservations:
We have a block of 14 rooms reserved at the Sonoma Valley Inn for July 19-22
They are $170.00 per night.
The block reservation is under: Woot Wine Tour
Here is the description:
Fireplace Garden Two Queen Rooms with private patio or balconies overlooking our Garden Courtyard. Each morning a complimentary continental breakfast is delivered to the room in the morning.
Oustanding Work, Woop!
This is a wonderful central location in the heart of Sonoma, about a block from the Plaza in Sonoma - which means that evening/morning walking around and/or pre/post tour dining, shopping, and historical sightseeing are greatly facilitated.
It will also facilitate shorter travel times all days except Tuesday which will be in Northern Sonoma County.
If we are able to repeat the Iron Horse Early Evening Tasting w/Heavy Hors D'ouerves, which was immensely popular last time, finding some dinner will be much easier and will not require driving.
With this location, you will not need a car except to get here and leave. Check with the hotel for airport transportation information - I'm sure there's something.
I think these rooms, with two queen beds, will be large enough for those who want to double up to economize.