Team-Building for a Better Business

Here at Regale we take great pride in our goal of helping corporate clients not only have an amazing time in a gorgeous locale while they are onsite, but also encourage the focus on leaving with a stronger sense of community and pride in their company and team! Our diverse range of team-building activities offer something for everyone- from new teams looking for an icebreaker to competitive coworkers looking for bragging rights.

Aroma Discovery

Aroma Discovery: Discover aromas in our Regale wines, learning to describe wine as the winemaker does.  Learn how to explain what you are smelling in the wine by identifying real-life aromas of fruits, flowers and other materials in comparison with our Regale bottlings.

Blind Tasting in the Gardens

Blind Tasting: Test your knowledge of different varietals and growing regions under the guidance of one of our wine specialists. Work together in small groups or individually to identify the mystery wines using three basic senses – taste, smell, and sight.  Each member of the winning team will receive a member area tasting pass for two!

 

Cake Off Decorating Competition: Receive a primer in the art of cake decorating, and then let the creative juices and icing flow as teams work together to design and decorate the best cake possible using a variety of freshly baked cakes, sprays, icings, and cake décor. You will be judged, but everyone wins when you dig into your sweet creations!

Successful Saber
Champagne Sabering: Learn a new a party trick from Regale’s seasoned wine professionals- how to extravagantly open a bottle of sparkling wine using a Champagne Saber, in our case a blunt designer version specially crafted for popping corks in style. The saber is slid along the body of the bottle to break the entire neck away from the bottle, leaving only the base of the bottle open and ready to enjoy.  Your guests can watch and learn, or join in on the fun as they don safety googles, gloves, and a brave face!

 

Cork Engineering: In this high tech world get back to basics with this low tech form of fun!  Teams will be given a set supply of corks and rubber bands and will set out to build the tallest cork tower possible.

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Wood-Fired Pizza Making Competition: Put your culinary creativity to the test with this team building activity facilitated by our wood-fired pizza specialists.  Teams will be assembled and set at stations with a variety of toppings and sauces to construct what you believe to be the best pizza.

Pizza Making Dough & Sauces

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Giant Jenga

 

Sports Package: Your guests can entertain themselves with a variety of different physical activities, with an in-house bocce ball court, badminton court, ping pong table, cornhole, horseshoe, and giant jenga you can even set up a tournament for your guests to throw down a little healthy competition amongst each other!

Our rainy day back-up option includes an indoor set up of ping pong, cornhole, horseshoe, giant jenga and an assortment of classic games such as chess, dominos, backgammon, dice, playing cards & poker chips.

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Jeopardy in the Barrel Room
Wine 101 with Wine Jeopardy: Learn the basic fundamentals of wine tasting from a Regale wine specialist.  You’ll be taught a basic understanding of wine terminology, where wine comes from, and how to taste.  Then test your listening skills with a wine focused rendition of America’s favorite quiz show.

 Wine Blending In Progress

Wine Blending: Try your hand as a winemaker for a day. Work in teams to develop the winning Bordeaux style blend from traditional varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Use beakers and graduated cylinders to measure the components of your concoction, tasting the myriad options as you work.

 

 

Wine Flight, Missing Sight Scavenger Hunt: Sighted leaders must coach and anticipate the needs of their blindfolded cohort as they navigate the Regale gardens and villa in search of tools to open and serve a bottle of wine. Each member of the team will give up their sight, then play the role of leader in this communication-building scavenger hunt.

 

Grape Stomping Platform

Wine Stomping: While learning to stomp wine in the traditional fashion, gain a new appreciation for winemaking and the lengths our ancestors went to in creating this desirable beverage.  Work as a team to stomp your way to victory in a race to produce the most grape juice, using only your bare feet!  Feel the rush of grapes squeezing out from between your toes as you begin to understand this time honored tradition.

 

We also partner with amazing companies to host Casino Nights, Painting Parties, Culinary Chef Competitions and anything else you can dream of!

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All of this, and amazing wine in a gorgeous venue- what more could you ask for?

Can Pizza Help You Build a Better Business?

 

Pizza From Regale's Wood Fire Oven

Pizza From Regale's Wood Fire Oven

You can hear the moans from every corner of the office; “I have so much work to do and boss has us going offsite for some useless team building thing today.” The eyes roll, the sighs echo and the employees shuffle off with less than enthusiastic attitudes to whatever awaits them at the dreaded “off site.”

 As a manager it is always a difficult task to find something that will connect a group that has the personality of gregarious salespeople mixed with a withdrawn group of engineers. But the importance of building a team attitude within a business has been proven as a necessity for success. So what to do?

 Enter Pizza. That’s correct, PIZZA. At Regale we have discovered the ultimate team builder is Wood-Fired Pizza Making Competition!

 It takes, creativity, ingenuity, planning and most of all, teamwork to rise to the challenge of cooking the ultimate pizza. And the bragging rights are coveted. Best of all, you get to eat your projects in an amazing outdoor setting complimented with some of the best wine in the area!

 Teams are assembled and set at stations with a variety of proteins, produce, cheeses and sauces to construct what they believe to be the best pizza. A panel of judges will determine the winner and each member of the winning team receives a Pizza Gypsy T-Shirt.

 The staff at Regale Winery and Vineyards admit this is one of the most popular team-building add-ons it has to its corporate event packages. “The participants really enjoy the challenge. When you couple that with the aromas, taste, unique setting and relaxed atmosphere, people really lighten up and have fun with it.”

 Well, everyone does love pizza. And, with Regale’s flair for making an event special, it’s no wonder that pizza can be a company’s best friend! 

Best Team-Building Games For Adults

Team-Building Games For Adults

"Everybody yell 'Team-Building Games For Adults' on the count of three!"

Sometimes team-building games for adults are all that’s needed to break the ice amongst employees that are new to one another. These activities can also bring preexisting groups closer together to form a bond that continues back at the workplace.

If your company resides in the Bay Area, Regale Winery is just a quick and easy drive on Highway 17. The drive down Summit Road isn’t windy and provides lush scenery before you arrive at our gates. Once inside, it’s time to let the fun begin.

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Best Things To Do In The Bay Area

Best Things To Do In The Bay Area

What's one of the best things to do in the Bay Area? How about enjoying Barbara Higbie!

One of the best things to do in the Bay Area is wine tasting. The aroma of wines and lush landscapes provide the perfect atmosphere for an enjoyable outing. Did you know, however, that you don’t have to trek all the way to Wine Country to enjoy such an experience? You don’t have to battle the traffic and crowds either. A location providing you with one of the best things to do in the Bay Area is right in your backyard in Los Gatos.

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What Is Bocce Ball?

what is bocce ball

What is bocce ball you ask? Regale Winery has you covered.

What is bocce ball exactly? Is it bowling without pins? Are the rules similar to other outdoor games, such as shuffleboard and croquet? Everyone playing it always seems to be having such a great time. But what is bocce ball?

Bocce ball is a highly entertaining game that’s played by enthusiasts of all ages. Here at Regale Winery, we have a flat, beautifully raked playing surface compose of tightly packed dirt. Our regulation court is approximately 76 feet long by 10 feet wide. Here’s how our patrons play the game while enjoying the mountainside views and our pristine wines.

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Bay Area Ideas For A Picnic

ideas for a picnic

When it comes to ideas for a picnic, Regale Winery has you covered

One of the many benefits of living in the Bay Area are all the fabulous locations for picnicking. Ideas for a picnic location range from beaches to forest to parks and all points in between.

 Did you know, however, that one of the best ideas for a picnic venue is nestled inside the Santa Cruz Mountains near Summit Road?

Regale Winery, just a quick drive up Highway 17, will enable you and your friends to enjoy a garden setting loaded with amenities. 

Picnics don’t get much better than this.

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The Best Bay Area Venue For Bocce Ball

Bocce Ball

Make Regale Winery your destination for your next bocce ball outing

Are you currently looking for the perfect location for your next Bay Area bocce ball outing? Are you excited to sip the finest wines, sink your teeth into our deli selections, and enjoy a friendly game while surrounded by scenery right out of a postcard? Then get your arm ready to toss that “boccia” and “pallino” and come on over to Regale Winery.

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