Join us for our most anticipated gathering of the year - the annual Ambassador Retreat, taking place in beautiful Napa Valley! Attending Retreat is a rite of passage for Ambassadors, a chance to experience the wine life firsthand and to acquire invaluable training in wine, direct sales, leadership and personal development. Hearing from our visionary proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset in person will help you envision success in 2020, and to take action to transform your future in this Boisset Ambassador journey we all share. This year's Ambassador Retreat will include inspirational presentations from industry experts, hands-on wine education, plus valuable networking with other Ambassadors from across the country. All attendees will taste along with our amazing Boisset winemakers and in-house sommelier Marnie Old, as well as learning secrets of success from our exceptional home-office team and our talented top leaders, too. This is the one time of year you can get the best of the best all in one place! This year, the Ambassador Retreat is changing for the better in two ways. First, in response to popular demand, we are moving the event to Napa Valley's legendary Meritage Resort to be closer to our winery properties. And to accommodate both those who want more flexibility in their schedule and those who prefer a luxurious all-inclusive experience, we are offering two levels of experience, as follows:
GENERAL ADMISSION - This 'à la carte' option is perfect for those who want to pick and choose which social events they wish to attend. General Admission (GA) includes all core Retreat events listed below, and allows each Ambassador to select which, if any, of the weekend's additional activities they're interested in. GA attendees can choose from a menu of optional "add-ons", including tickets to evening events like Friday's Wine Country Experience & Reception at Buena Vista tie or winery tours.
General Admission (GA) package includes these benefits:
2 days of "full-day" Ambassador Retreat programming on Saturday and Sunday
Continental breakfasts and buffet lunches
Saturday Five Senses Reception (1 ticket per registration/guest ticket may be purchased separately)
Sunday Gala Awards Dinner (1 ticket per registration/guest ticket may be purchased separately)
Ambassador Retreat gift bag of wine country goodies
VIP PACKAGE - This package is ideal for those who are "all-in" on all things Boisset and want to experience everything the Retreat has to offer. The VIP package includes all of the GA benefits of the Ambassador Retreat and all of the weekend's optional evening events, plus exclusive VIP-only perks. There will be a limited amount of VIP Tickets sold.
VIP package includes complete General Admission package benefits PLUS these additional benefits:
Ticket to an optional winery tour OR Leadership Day Training (must qualify to attend)
Friday Wine Country Experience & Reception at Buena Vista Winery
Special Luncheon on Saturday hosted by Mary Kelly, Business & Motivational Coach
Special Luncheon on Sunday hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset
Reserved seating for general session presentations
Special surprise "VIP gift" in your room (must be staying at the Meritage Resort)
Senior Leadership Day: You will be invited to attend Leadership Day on Friday 2/14 (at an additional cost) if you qualify at least (1) month as a paid-as Sr. Director or higher in the period from August 2019 to January 2020. An exclusive invitation to dinner on Thursday 2/13 with Jean-Charles Boisset at his home on Wappo Hill will be awarded to leaders who qualify as paid-as Exec. Director or higher at least (3) months or as paid-as Sr. Director or higher for all (6) months in the period from August 2019 to January 2020. Those who qualify also have the option of purchasing a guest ticket this year.
Hotel Accommodations: Please note that room reservations are not included in Retreat packages. A limited amount of hotel rooms are available at a special group rate of $229/night for single and double occupancy, $259 for triple occupancy and $289 for quad occupancy, plus all associated taxes (currently 15.3%) and a nightly resort fee of $25.00 if booked before January 21th, 2020. Call The Meritage Resort & Spa at 844.283.4588 and mention Boisset Collection to secure our special rate or CLICK HERE to register today.
Registration to attend the 2020 Boisset Ambassador Retreat closes 1/15/20.
PLEASE NOTE: IF SELECTING GENERAL ADMISSION, TICKETS FOR ALL OPTIONAL UPGRADES MUST BE PURCHASED SEPARATELY.
2020 AMBASSADOR RETREAT OVERVIEWTHURSDAY FEBRUARY 13TH:
7pm-11:30pm Sr. Leadership Recognition Dinner at Wappo Hill hosted by Jean-Charles Boisset
This special dinner is always over-the-top hosted by JCB in his spectacular home overlooking Napa Valley
Each Ambassador team qualifies for one person to attend...+1 tickets available for $125
Must qualify paid-as Sr. Director 6 times between August 2019-January 2020 or Exec. Director 3 times. Executive Director 6 times during this period and you earn your +1 as well!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 14TH:9-4pm Leadership Training
Open to Senior Directors and above (qualify one month between August 2019 - January 2020)
Leadership Day is an additional fee / VIP can choose Leadership Day instead of a winery tour
Key Presenters: Jean-Charles Boisset + Mary Kelly (Leadership Coach) + Melissa Lynch, General Manager + Marnie Old, Director of Vinelightenment + Boisset Executives
9-4pm Optional Winery Tours (Napa)
GA must purchase separately. VIP may choose one winery tour or Leadership Day
5-8pm Boisset Wine Country Experience @ Buena Vista Winery
Included with VIP/GA purchase your ticket to this event separately
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15TH:
9am-12pm Ambassador Retreat - Day 1 / Part 1
Envision 2020 Keynote with Jean-Charles Boisset
Master Your Wine World: 15 Ways to Grow Your Ambassador Business with Mary Kelly https://productiveleaders.com/biography/
12pm-1:30pm GA Buffet Luncheon / VIP Luncheon with Business Coach & Keynote Mary Kelly1:30pm-5pm Ambassador Retreat - Day 1 / Part 2
Wine Education Sessions to be announced
5pm-7pm 5 Senses Retreat Reception (Included for both GA & VIP)
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 16TH:8am-9am Breakfast
9am-12pm Ambassador Retreat - Day 2 / Part 1
12pm-1:30pm GA Buffet Luncheon / VIP Luncheon with Jean-Charles Boisset
1:30pm-4pm Ambassador Retreat - Day 2 / Part 2
6pm-11pm Gala & Awards Dinner (Included for all ticket levels)MONDAY FEBRUARY 17TH:Depart OR9-4pm Optional Winery Tour (Sonoma)
GA must purchase separately. VIP may choose one winery tour or Leadership Day
Winery visitation policy:
Due to the large amount of attendees coming to the Annual Retreat and the holiday weekend, our tasting rooms will not be able to accomodate Ambassadors without an appointment. We highly encourage Ambassadors to sign up for the retreat optional tours. The tasting rooms will provide a pre-set tasting menu and reservations for Ambassadors at a nominal fee. JCB Tasting Salons will not accept Ambassador walk-in visits without a scheduled appointment and priority will be given to JCB Collectors. Groups of 6 or more always require a reservation.
Convention registration fees are refundable if registration is cancelled on or before January 15th, 2020. If you need to cancel and the deadline of January 15th, 2020 has passed, you may transfer your registration to another attendee up to January 31, 2020. You are responsible to collect the registration fee from the person you are transferring your registration to and once you are in receipt of the funds you need to advise Boisset Collection of the name change on your original registration. After January 31, 2020 in the case of a cancellation, the registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferrable. To cancel or transfer your registration you must submit in writing your intention via email to YW1ibWFya2V0aW5nIHwgYm9pc3NldCAhIGNvbQ==
by the appropriate deadline noted above.
|Ticket Information ||Ticket Price |
| Early Bird VIP || USD 685|
| Early Bird General Admission || USD 550|
| Buena Vista Experience (2/14 - GA Extra) || USD 75|
| Leadership Day - (2/14 Note Qual. Requirements) || USD 85|
| Optional Winery Tours (2/14 or 2/17) || USD 65|
| Guest - Five Senses Tasting (2/15) || USD 35|
| Guest - Gala Awards Dinner (2/16) || USD 95|