Many parents have received heart-wrenching letters from summer camp, detailing how much “non-fun” their child was having, and how desperately they wanted to return home.
We have heard of no such letters emanating from the various wine camps held around the country, no doubt because the adults attending are exactly where they want to be: immersed in the wonderful world of wine.
Here is information on two upcoming wine camps…
*** On Sept. 25, the first Taste of Lodi Wine Camp will take wine lovers to a new level and teach guests to become a vintner for a day – the full winemaking process.
The day begins in a Lodi vineyard picking grapes and learning about the growing process with a viticulture demonstration. Guests will take two vineyard tours, have lunch with a winemaker, take a wine blending class, participate in interactive activities, and attend a wine and food pairing class.
The fruits of labor will be enjoyed at a winery dinner that evening. Guests will be given a bottle of wine, wine camp hat and shirt, VIP entrance to the Taste of Lodi event the next day and one night of lodging.
*** Wine Boot Camp is described as the ultimate fantasy experience for wine lovers.
An intensive one-day training program, Wine Boot Camp provides the experience and knowledge needed to become totally confident in the understanding and appreciation of fine wine.
Wine novices and experts will experience first-hand the joys and frustrations of winemaking, working hands-on in the vineyard and the cellar under the tutelage of top winemakers and viticulturists. Wine workshops and tastings of outstanding wines are an integral part of the program.
The next Camp is scheduled for Sept. 18 in Sonoma County.