What do you mean by "leader"?

A leader is anyone who has influence over others, intentionally moving them towards a common goal.  Do you have influence over others?  Are you empowering them and moving them towards a common goal?  Then, you are a leader.  Leaders are a diverse group.  If you are leading as a CXO, a business owner, a board member, a manager, a funder, a networker, a pastor or spiritual leader, and so on, you are welcome to attend a Conversations in the Vineyard.  We customize our retreats to create cohorts of like-minded, similarly situated leaders.


What do you mean by "influencer"?

Influencers are people who may not have specific leadership titles but do have influence over others.  


What happens after I send in an Inquiry?

Once you submit an Inquiry, we will respond by email to you with more questions that will help us customize your retreat experience.  Once we settle on the best retreat for you, we will send you a link to register and pay a deposit of $100. 


How much does a Conversations in the Vineyard retreat cost?

The cost varies depending on the type of retreat chosen and customized elements including experiences and menus.  Costs range from $600 to $1000+ per person.


What is included in the cost of the retreat?

Retreat costs include:  two dinners, one lunch, one brunch, wine pairings, exclusive vineyard tour and tasting, all leadership sessions and materials.  Extended retreats will include one more lunch and dinner.


What is not included in the cost of the retreat?

We will recommend and hold room blocks at appropriate lodging venues, but participants will pay their own hotel costs as well as any travel expenses necessary to arrive at the venue.  


Will we stay at the same hotel with the other participants?

Ideally, yes.  We will work with each group to find the best location.  We have many options, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and estates in the vineyard.


What content will be covered?

There will be four sessions that parallel the four seasons.  Integrated into the lessons of each season are leadership principles gleaned from the vineyard and wine making.  Each retreat will engage with the principles on a broadly personal, relational or corporate level. 


What types of leadership principles do you include in the content?

Not all principles will be covered in depth at any given retreat.  We will customize your retreat to include appropriate principles such as Pruning, Prepare, Purpose, Providence, emPower, Pause, etc.   


What if I have special dietary restrictions?

We respect all dietary restrictions and our chefs will do their best to accommodate all special requests.


What if I don’t (or can’t) drink wine?

That’s okay!  You’ll still be refreshed.  Just being in the vineyard, eating wonderful food and enjoying great conversations about leadership will be a beautiful experience.


Can you bring the Conversations in the Vineyard leadership material to an on-site retreat?

Of course!  We love talking about wine and the vineyard in any location.  Contact us for further clarification on the details.