Just Say “Om”
Grab a Group to Sharpen the Senses and Soothe the Soul

edited by Madelyn Miller, the TravelLady

DeLoach Vineyards’ private Yoga Retreats offer a wine country excursion that sharpens more than just the palate. Beginning in January 2008, and continuing throughout the entire year, DeLoach Vineyards will offer its Yoga Retreats as day-long programs held at the winery’s private guesthouse. This year the Yoga Retreats will be by appointment only, allowing groups heightened flexibility in their travel planning.

Private Yoga Retreats for 2008

With each session led by one of the region’s top yoga instructors, the day-long retreat will offer a one-of-a-kind way to experience the peace and serenity of DeLoach Vineyards and the Russian River Valley. The style of yoga will be based on attendees’ interests and experience level.

A morning yoga session, a vegetarian cooking class led by in-house chef Cyndicy Coudray, featuring ingredients from DeLoach’s own organic garden, lunch—and of course, top drops from DeLoach’s stellar bottlings—will contribute to the group’s mindfulness, overall well-being and camaraderie.

DeLoach’s commitment to biodynamic farming in its vineyards and garden, stewardship of the land and those that farm it, and its serene location in the Russian River Valley make the Yoga Retreats a natural fit for the winery.

Components:
Light breakfast of granola and fresh fruit
Morning yoga session
Visit to the 18,000 square foot organic garden to gather ingredients for the cooking class
Vegetarian cooking class followed by lunch featuring the menu of the day
An afternoon tour of the vineyards and a tasting of DeLoach Vineyards wines

Costs and Timing:
The day-long Yoga Retreats cost $150 per person and are available for groups with a minimum of four people up to a maximum of18 people. Retreats begin at 9:00 am and end by 5:00 pm. During that time, attendees have access to the DeLoach Vineyards guesthouse and amenities throughout the day, including the pool and spacious patio area. Extended retreat packages including two yoga sessions and weekend-long retreats are available upon request.

Reservations:
DeLoach Vineyards Yoga Retreats are available by appointment only starting
January 1, 2008. Interested parties need to book at least 30 days in advance and deposits must be made at the time of booking. To make a reservation or for further information, interested participants should call 415.289.4544. Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

Double your Pleasure

Relax with a glass of wine after your peaceful day long yoga session. And take home new skills, and maybe a bottle of wine.

ABOUT DELOACH VINEYARDS

DeLoach Vineyards has been making wine in the Russian River Valley since 1975, and is a pioneer in terroir-driven Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel. In 2003, Boisset America, the U.S. importer for family-owned Boisset, Vins & Spiritueux, purchased DeLoach Vineyards. With roots in the heart of Burgundy, Boisset is one of France’s leading producers of Pinot Noir.

Located at 1791 Olivet Road in Santa Rosa, the DeLoach Vineyards tasting room is open to the public daily from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
www.deloachvineyards.com 
707.526.9111 for more information

Madelyn Miller is a travel and food writer who likes yoga and wine. Read her stories on www.travellady.com, www.yogayaya.com, www.carladynews.comwww.chocolateatlas.com, www.cocktailatlas.com, www.teaAtlas.com and www.coffeeAtlas.com