The Allegretto Vineyard Resort
The 171-room resort is set on 20 acres of vineyards and olive trees at what used to be the edge of town. It definitely has that “Tuscany in California” feel about it, and even features a 12,000 square foot inner courtyard (I mean piazza) around which swirls village (I mean hotel) life.
Groups use the piazza for outdoor dining (the weather is usually good), and your guests can just relax around the fountain with their favorite “other wine country” glass of wine, or sit by the fire when the evening cools off.
The resort has 5,000 square feet of indoor space and about 30,000 square feet of very useable outdoor space. For a very cool venue for a private dinner, check out The Chapel. Well, I think it’s cool. Also have bocce ball, spa, pool, great food and all of that four-diamond stuff. www.allegrettovineyardresort.com
Want a different team-building idea? Try “Foraging” With The Chef.
Allegretto’s Executive Chef, Eric Olson explained to me that he enjoys taking groups out into wild places to seek out forgotten plants, and eat them. Not only does he teach your group how to recognize what’s edible and/or medicinal, he also gives your team a feeling for what it all means… where do we get our water, how did humans survive here for millennia, and how you can turn what seems to be a handful of nothing into a gourmet experience. Everyone who goes out foraging with the Chef, comes back changed. Think about it.