Please Read all of the comments that I have written in the comments section below for additional details. Sometimes you will have to click on the "view all replies" button on each comment to see all of the replies. Looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday. I think most wineries will have tickets at the door for $60 on Saturday (2 day pass) or Sunday for $45
Winter Wineland is one of the best wine events in Sonoma County, and for only $45 (around 50 bucks with tax and fees) for 2 days of wine, food and fun; it's one of the best deals out there. There is also a Sunday only option for $35 (around 40 total). I'm not exactly sure how to work this event as a group, but here is what I'm thinking.
For Saturday, everyone will be pretty much on their own for the event until it ends at 4:00 PM. At that point we will meet up at a winery (TBD) to say hi, compare notes on the best wineries and to plan the event for Sunday. If you are planning on buying a Sunday only ticket you could still join us at the Saturday 4 PM event so you will know what not to miss. At this time we could informally form up into small groups of 10 or less to do the Sunday event with. You could also reach out to other group members using the comments area and form small groups for Saturday as well. If anyone has any ideas on how to make this a better event, please let me know.
BTW; these tickets could make a nice Christmas gift and you could skip that nasty black Friday thing that is destroying Thanksgiving.
Here are the wine road link: http://www.wineroad.com/events/winter_wineland/7
And the ticket link:http://www.eventbrite.com/e/22nd-annual-winter-wineland-2014-tickets-8724650665
And for an interactive map of participating wineries: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=204214726853386790955.00049374cd8f5fc5ee3dc&msa=0&ll=38.591114,-122.829895&spn=0.477657,0.633087