Boisset Invitational Retreat 2015

What an incredible time in Sonoma with the amazing team of Boisset Wine Living Ambassadors!  We stayed at the historic Sonoma Mission Inn and spent our 2.5 days being energized, motivated, and inspired by Jean-Charles Boisset, Karen MacNeil- author of the Wine Bible, and Nicki Keohohou- motivational speaker.

We spent our evenings at two of the wineries in the Boisset Collection- Raymond and Buena Vista- the oldest commercial winery in California! A visit to DeLoach on Tuesday afternoon concluded the official retreat.  A few of us took advantage of the beautiful weather and headed up to Iron Horse for a tasting before heading back to San Francisco and home.

I have too many pictures to share, but am including a few from my trip.

My flight actually arrived in San Francisco early, so I took advantage of the time and stopped on the way to Sonoma for a visit to Jacuzzi Winery- what a smart move on my part!  Love their vineyards and their wines.

Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi

Left the cold and snow in Illinois for this!  Heavenly

Left the cold and snow in Illinois for this! Heavenly

Getting ready to board the bus for Raymond Vineyards.

Getting ready to board the bus for Raymond Vineyards.

The Crystal Room at Raymond

The Crystal Room at Raymond

Boisset Ambassadosr in the Private Red Room at Raymond.

Boisset Ambassadors in the Private Red Room at Raymond.

Buena Vista's tasting room

Buena Vista’s tasting room

Enjoying a glass of JCB bubbly!

Enjoying a glass of JCB bubbly!

Jean-Charles introducing the wine museum at Buena Vista- truly a must see!

Jean-Charles introducing the wine museum at Buena Vista- truly a must see!

Welcome to DeLoach- an organic, biodynamic vineyard/winery.

Welcome to DeLoach- an organic, biodynamic vineyard/winery.

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Inside the Theatre of Nature

Inside the Theatre of Nature

JCB Lounge at DeLoach

JCB Lounge at DeLoach

The view from Iron Horse- amazing!

The view from Iron Horse- amazing!

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Meeting the man behind the vision of the ambassador group was truly an amazing experience. Merci Jean-Charles pour votre vision, votre enthousiasme!

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