During my time in the work force, I have been fortunate to experience some great retreats and holiday parties. At the top of the list is Napa. It was more of a work trip than a retreat, but I was there with co-workers to research and build new ideas, so I’m considering it a retreat. Besides the horror of trying to get there (including a delayed flight, 9-hour layover in Houston and a middle of the night arrival in which I still had to drive an hour to my hotel), it was magical. There was lots of wine tasting, amazing dining experiences and a virtually empty atmosphere. I was there in January – a bit chilly, but otherwise a wonderful time of year to visit this bustling place!
One year at a holiday party, during my first stint in corporate America, a group of us were treated to lunch and a tour of the newly opened Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, where the Pittsburgh Penguins play. After our meal we toured the venue, including a peek at Suite 66, a private, luxury suite right next to the locker room, which runs $16,000 per game.
At Ponte Vineyard Inn, we host both corporate retreats and holiday parties and this is the time of year when you might want to think about planning both! There is no shortage of venues for either in southern California, but where to choose when you really want to show your associates how much you appreciate them? Right here. Meetings and parties at the Inn are made simple with the help of our experienced event staff.
Ideas will flow in our environment which includes views of 300 acres of vineyards, state-of-the-art presentation support, anything-but-ordinary menu options along with wine pairings and unsurpassed service.
The Vineyard Pavilion at Ponte Winery
Outdoor meetings surrounded by vines on the Vineyard View Terrace
Host your executive meeting in The Doppietta Room at Ponte Vineyard Inn
Business and pleasure is possible for your team of 10 to 400. Before, in-between or after the professional activities, why not arrange for a great team-building event? We can help you plan hot-air balloon rides, wine tasting, wine and cheese pairing, vineyard tours and much more.
Or, opt for an elegant wine pairing dinner!
Unwind in The Cellar Lounge with the team!
With the holiday season upon us, we know a lot of you are also scouting out the perfect place to host your hard-working staff after a great year of business. Your party will arrive to Ponte, adorned in a large red bow and twinkling lights.
The property becomes magical this time of year!
Instead of a generic hotel ballroom with partitions scattered here and there, you’ll celebrate in one of our many European-influenced party spaces, most with amazing views.
The Reserve Room features stunning vineyard views!
Our working Barrel Room at Ponte Winery offers unique Old-World charm!
Choose from a sit-down meal, buffet, food stations or a more relaxed hors d’oeuvre event. We can help you arrange for music, entertainment, photo booths, even a visit from Santa himself.
Festive décor in The Reserve Room for a holiday party!
We can work with your theme and budget and will be there every step of the way ensuring your event is a success. We’re just a short from major metro areas including San Diego, Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Orange County.