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Second Annual Wine Sisterhood Gathering

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Second Annual Wine Sisterhood Gathering

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Sisterhood Registration
IMPORTANT: You must book your room directly with the hotel no later than FEB 2 in order to get the special rates.
Ended $695.00 $0.00
Early Bird Sister   more info Ended $595.00 $0.00
Payment Plan - 50% Deposit (balance due 2/15)
This is a deposit to hold your spot. The balance of $345 is due no later than 2/15. If payment is not received at that time, we will refund your deposit in full. We will contact you by email with information about your 2nd payment. IMPORTANT: You must book your room directly with the hotel no later than FEB 2 in order to get the special rates.
Ended $350.00 $0.00

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Event Details

Welcome to our Second Annual Wine Sisterhood Gathering, Sunday-Tuesday, March 3, 2013 - March 6, 2013 in the gorgeous Napa Valley. This event is the perfect blend of learning about social media, wine tasting, networking, and inspiration.

Here are the deets, ladies:

Home Base: 
Andaz Napa. This is a super-stylish boutique hotel in the heart of downtown Napa. It will be where we stay and where the morning wine education and social media seminars will be held. IMPORTANT: You must book your room no later than FEB 2 in order to get the special rates.

Andaz Napa

Please call the hotel directly after to book your room. 1 707 687 1234. You will be responsible for room, tax and incidentals. 

The regular cost of the gathering including all activities, meals, wine tastings, workshop and seminars is $695.00 (Early Bird price is $595.00 until Nov 30). We are limiting the group to forty sisters only to make the experience truly special.

Note about travel: Fly into either San Francisco, Oakland or Sacramento Airports, and you will need to secure your own transportation to the Andaz Napa hotel.

Napa Valley


A beautiful blend of social media learning and wine and food experiences in the Napa Valley. We will continue to post updates of the places we'll visit. Here's a sampling of what you'll experience...

Just Announced!

Domaine CarnerosDomaine Carneros
Tuesday lunch and sparkling wine tasting - noon 

Established in 1987, Domaine Carneros is considered a regional landmark. Eileen Crane heads Domaine Carneros' winemaking team, producing limited-production Sparkling Wine and Pinot Noir from grapes grown in their certified organic vineyards. The Domaine Carneros chateau offers exquisite views of endless vineyard-covered hills and makes for a perfect setting to enjoy lunch with some sparkling wine. 

The Kitchen DoorThe Kitchen Door
Monday dinner - 6:30 pm 

Kitchen Door is a one-of-a-kind social gathering place located along the Napa River in the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa. Here, locals and Napa Valley’s many visitors, from families to foodies, enjoy the widely acclaimed Chef Todd Humphries’ quality cooking. For Kitchen Door, Humphries has crafted an ingredient-driven menu of handmade multi-ethnic comfort food, created with local and seasonal products, selected to complement wine regions and meant for sharing.

The Hess CollectionThe Hess Collection
Closing dinner, Tuesday at 6:00 pm 

The Hess Collection was founded on Donald Hess' belief that great wines come from vineyards of distinction. To emphasize and clarify this guiding principle, they continue to make changes to their brand tiers and labels to better reflect the vineyard site that each wine comes from. 

Mr. Hess is also well-known for his support of the arts and his extensive collection of contemporary art.  Gathering attendees are invited to a pre-dinner, private viewing at the Hess Collection Museum (housed in the original winery built in 1903). We’ll be treated to a special dinner on the grounds of The Hess Collection that will celebrate a successful end to the Wine Sisterhood Gathering.

PalmazPalmaz Vineyards
Wine Tasting and Tour with Florencia Palmaz
Monday and Tuesday tastings at 2:00 – 4:00 pm 

Palmaz was founded by Julio and Amalia Palmaz in 1997 on the site of an abandoned vineyard and winery at the foot of Mount George. The winery has since become a family affair with daughter Florencia, son Christian and daughter-in-law Jessica all working together.

The 55 acres of estate vines are planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon, with small lots of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc for blending, as well as Chardonnay, Riesling, Muscat, and Malbec for limited production. The dramatic property’s change in elevation from 400 to 1400 ft above sea level, offers multiple unique terroirs lending to the uniqueness of the Plamaz wines.

Raymond Vineyards
Welcome Reception and Dinner 6:00 - 9:00 pm 

Named the 2012 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast for both their exquisite wines as well the spectacularly designed winery, Raymond is the perfect host for the Gathering's Welcome Reception and Wine Dinner.  From the Red Room, the members-only private club, to the Crystal Cellar, laced with fine Baccarat crystal throughout, to the quietly hidden Library Room, Raymond offers many corners to explore.  Bring your flapper attire and get ready to toast in style.   

Interactive Workshops!

Aliza Sherman"Download This App Now!" There's an app for everything these days, and knowing the best ones to use is essential for both work and life.

Wine Sisterhood's Digital Diva Aliza Sherman will teach a hands-on "download these great apps and try them out now." Will include Instagram, Over, Foodspotting, Corkbin, Foursquare, Pinterest for mobile & more!

Danielle Smith"You On Camera: Getting Comfortable with Video." Being comfortable in front of the camera is essential in this day and age of visual and video media. 

Television and video media personality Danielle Smith will conduct mock interviews with volunteers from the audience then give feedback and tips while playing back the video recordings of the interviews.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change) - More detailed schedule here.

Note: We will continue to update this page as we get more information. You can also sign up for the Wine Sisterhood Enewsletter to get the latest updates!

Remember to check in on Foursquare and to use Foodspotting, Instagram, Pinterest, GLMPS, Trover and all your favorite apps from the moment you arrive. We'll also introduce you to some new ones in our sessions.

Join our Gathering hosts and co-authors Aliza Sherman (pictured: right), Web pioneer and Wine Sisterhood's Digital Diva;  and media personality and blogger Danielle Smith (pictured: left) from ExtraordinaryMommy.com, Bliss TV and more.

Danielle Smith and Aliza Sherman

Sunday 3/3:
6:00pm Welcome reception and Wine Dinner at Raymond Vineyards.

CabogMonday 3/4: 
7:00am Zumba (optional private group fitness session)
8:00am Breakfast
9:00am Gathering begins with a welcome by Wine Sisterhood Founder, Terry Wheatley. 
9:30am - 12:00pm - Interactive Workshops
12:00pm - 4:00pm Lunch and Winery Visits
5:00pm Sassy Suite at Andaz Napa
6:30pm Dinner at The Thomas at Fagiani's

Tuesday 3/5: 
7:00am Zumba (optional private group fitness session)
8:00am Breakfast
9:30am - 12:00pm - Interactive Workshops
12-4:00pm Lunch and Winery Visits
6:00 Dinner and tour at The Hess Collection

Wednesday 3/6: 
Breakfast on your own.
Wine Sisters check out and farewell!

Featured restaurants and wineries: 

Bistro Don GiovanniBistro Don Giovanni
Monday and Tuesday lunch 12:00 - 1:30 pm

A favorite among locals and visitors alike, Don Giovanni's traditional, fresh Italian dishes are complimented by a wine list offering hundreds of Napa Valley and Italian wines. Chefs Donna Scala and Scott Warner source produce from local farmers and support ranches that raise humanely-treated, free-romaing livestock and poultry. Be sure to savor the famous homemade pastas, freshly baked breads and local olive oil.

Wine and cheese tasting
Monday and Tuesday 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Quintessa produces one singular estate wine in the highly acclaimed Rutherford appellation of Napa Valley. Each year, the red meritage wine is a blend including some or all of the five varietals grown on the estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Carmenere. The winery, a graceful crescent-shaped design, was carefully considered for its environmental sensitivity and fits snugly into an eastern-facing hillside, disrupting little in the way of the aesthetics or natural beauty of the property. A facade of indigenous stone and natural landscaping of native plants and oak trees creates a subtle presence amidst the diverse terrain. Tasting will run 1.5 hours with, weather permitting, an outside tour.


ChappelletChappellet Vineyard & Winery
Wine tasting and tour
Monday and Tuesday tastings at 2:00 - 3:45

Since 1967, the Chappellet family has been hand-crafting critically acclaimed wines on the rocky slopes of Pritchard Hill. Chappellet was one of the first Napa Valley wineries to plant cover crops and adopt no-till farming practices, and today the entire vineyard is farmed organically. In an ongoing commitment to sustainable and organic practices, the property is also 100% solar powered and awaiting CCOF organic certification this year.

We would be thrilled if you could join us!

If you need ANY help, feel free to contact our own Mary Ann Vangrin at 707-738-0338 and mvangrin@canopymanagement.net.

Note: We will continue to update this page as we get more information. You can also sign up for the Wine Sisterhood Enewsletter to get the latest updates!

More detailed schedule here.

Have questions about Second Annual Wine Sisterhood Gathering? Contact Wine Sisterhood

When & Where

Andaz Napa
1450 1st St
Napa, CA 94559

Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 5:00 PM - Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 AM (PST)

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Wine Sisterhood

Wine Sisterhood is an online community where women can join the conversation about wine, food, travel, style and entertaining. We know that sisterhood is powerful, and our mission is to entertain, educate, inform, and inspire. The idea for the Wine Sisterhood was sparked through actual conversations with our friends and colleagues. We set out to create a fun, friendly space online where women -- like you -- could talk, learn and share their wisdom.

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