Annual Camping Trip

SDWG 2023 campout


After over 20yrs of tent camping at Paso Picacho State Park SDWG 2023 campout used cabins at William Heise County Park in Julian. The cabins were a big hit with 7 cabins rented. 


Our group numbers were:

  • 21 cabin campers
  • 6 tent campers 
  • 8 SDWG members joining us at Vulcan Winery for lunch in Julian.

Good showing of 35 SDWG members enjoying the campout events. See pictures below.

  • Cabin-13 was our gathering spot for Happy Hour, pot luck dinners and campfires.

  • Friday Happy Hour of appetizers paired with 20 wines followed by pot luck dinner of shredded pork sliders, gourmet mac & 4-cheese and salads for 21 dinners.

  • Friday night gathering around the campfire after a delicious dinner.

  • Saturday lunch at Vulcan Winery.  SDWG commandeering 5 of 6 picnic tables & 3 tables inside.

  • Saturday Happy Hour.  Wine tasting of 22 bottles paired with delicious appetizers.

  • Saturday dinner grilling station of flank steak plus smoked & grilled meatloaf.

  • Saturday pot luck dinner of grilled meats, county potatoes with mushrooms & greens beans, pasta salad and Julian apple pie all fit nicely on two picnic tables plus campfire chairs with our dinning group of 25.

  • Saturday night campfire with the late-night group till Fire out at 11pm per ranger.

  • Saturday night full “strawberry” moon rising at 10:30p for the late night group.

  • Sunday morning damage control; 42 wine bottles in 2 days among 21-25 campers.

  • Hiking around the campground to work off those wine calories.

2022 Wine Guild Camp Out


We switched the camping trip the Spring & to a new location this year. The new location has several options for camping and/or staying in a cabins at William Heise County Park. The weather was perfect, and the hiking was endless!

We had low attendance this year do to may conflicts with other events, but were very pleased with the new location and can't wait to explore it more at next year's event.

2021 Wine Guild Camp Out


A good time was had by one and all at the 2021 Annual 2-nite Campout at Paso Picacho State Park.


Wine line up was stellar with a delicious potluck dinner both nights around a roaring campfire.


Saturday had a day trip to Vulcan Winery with live music overlooking the vineyard were we meet more SDWG members day tripping with the campers.  Could not have asked for a better time.

2020 Wine Guild Camp Out


We all know what happened in the Fall of 2020. Our camping trip fell victim to the circumstances.

2019 Wine Guild Camp Out


Ted’s merry band of campers had a great time up in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park over the weekend of October 11th. We had four great new campsites at the Paso Picacho Campground thanks to Ted and Robert. The four sites are all together and much flatter than our previous site.


Perfect weather during the day (a little cold at night) and, lots of great food and wine as always.