What better way to while away a sunny (and hot) Sacramento Sunday than with wine, acoustic melodies, massages and gourmet bites, all set among miles of picturesque vineyards on the delta? That's what Sacramento's elites were treated to on Sunday at Yelp's De-stressing on the Delta event at Scribner Bend Vineyards!
The festivities began and ended with a classy party bus ride provided by Rockstar Limo Lounge. Close to 50 Elites and their +1's cruised to the party in red pleather style, jamming along to Madonna tunes and challenging each other to dance-offs on the stripper pole. Mind you, this was before the drinking even began…
This group of lucky travelers joined another 150+ elites at the venue itself, set amongst acres and acres of lush grapevines next to this family vineyard's beautiful restored barn and fountain. They wasted no time sampling their delicious wines (a refreshing Pinot Grigio and Almond Sparkling Wine to name a few), all of which paired beautifully with blue cheese wrapped grapes, fresh apples, pears, nectarines, tomato and watermelon gazpacho, pineapple chicken skewers and shredded beef baguettes provided and created onsite by Whole Foods Market. And who can resist something sweet when giving your mind and body a treat? That role was filled by Vanilla Bean, who brought dozens of their famous vanilla and chocolate minis, along with a maple bacon cupcake that was most definitely a crowd-pleaser.
In addition to an excellent spread of eats and drinks, local chanteuse Dinorah Curkendall serenaded the group with latin-flavored acoustic ease. If that wasn't relaxing enough, there were not one, not two but three massage therapists – Wellness Massage by DeAnna Cavnar, Precious Massage Therapy by Angella Darrington and Capitol Chiropractic – ready to use their magic fingers to work out unwanted back, neck and hand kinks. Those who wanted to stay a bit more active were treated to a tour of the Scribner vineyard, including an inside peek at their air-conditioned fermentation room. And about midway through the event, yours truly raffled off prizes from all of the generous sponsors, including two seperate gift certificates to private parties for up to 50 guests at Scribner Bend Vineyards and a basket of goumet goodies from Whole Foods! As Jeffrey M puts it: "This event was the perfect match for why I spend so much time on Yelp – because I discover new things." After three hours of drool-inducing satisfaction with some amazing elites, it was time to say goodbye to this stress-free oasis and return to our busy lives. Sac Elite Kevin T provides this summary: "After a week of non-stop exams and HOURS of endless studying I definitely needed some time to decompress and remind myself that life doesn't COMPLETELY suck. De-stressing on the Delta was just what the doctor ordered." Check out the always beautiful photos by Asia and Paul of PHOTOSTUDiO29, or read the rest of the stellar 5-star reviews here!
Yelp Sacramento Community Manager