Join Their Excellencies of Citadel and the Medici family at their summer estate and winery, La Vina, in the sunny southern Outland's countryside as they celebrate Plato's Birthday and have their annual Baronial A&S Competition and Collegium.
The fabulously beautiful site has a stage, two acres with grass, and trees with a gorgeous view of the Mesilla Valley and the Franklin mountains on the historic Don Juan Onate Trail. Let the acres of grape vines and fresh air take you to the countryside of Florence where we will choose our Baronial A&S Champion, Visiting A&S Champion, and Science Champion so everyone is welcome to enter. The competition will occur in the morning and the collegium with symposiums will be in the afternoon with scientific oddities and surprise entertainments in the evening. There will be rapier, heavy, and heraldic fighting so bring your armor and weapons, too. Enjoy the traditional Italian pastoral luncheon by Mistress Bahiyyah and an Italian feast by Mistress Leah during the evening of Bacchanalian festivities.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2007
Where: La Vina Winery at 4201 S. Hwy 28. - La Union, NM 88021 - Ph.505-882-7632
From the North, take Interstate 25 south to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Then proceed to Interstate 10 heading east. Take Exit 2 at Vinton/Westway, Texas and head south (right) on Vinton Road. Continue south across Doniphan Road and the river until you reach a "T." Turn left onto South Vinton Road and follow it until you reach Highway 28, then turn right onto HWY 28 heading west. La Vina Winery is on the left.
From El Paso, Texas, take Interstate 10 heading west. Take Exit 2 at Vinton/Westway, Texas and head south (left) on Vinton Road. Continue south across Doniphan Road and the river until you reach a "T." Turn left onto South Vinton Road and follow it until you reach Highway 28, then turn right onto HWY 28 heading west. La Vina Winery is on the left.
Map Links: http://www.lavinawinery.com/contact.htm and http://wine.appellationamerica.com/vineyard/La_Viña_Winery.html
Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.
Cost: $6.00 per member, $3.00 non-member surcharge
Site has a wine tasting room and server throughout the afternoon and evening, but absolutely no outside alcohol on the premises! You may also purchase wine by the bottle and they will professionally re-cork for legal travel for free. Feast is limited so please make reservations by June 16, 2007. Contact the autocrat, Toragana Al'altun, for questions or reservations at firstname.lastname@example.org
After enjoying the Citadel's A&S Competition and Collegium on Saturday, their Excellencies Giovanni and Muireann hope that all can come to the Citadel's Champions Tournament which will be on Sunday (the 24th) at Memorial Park (Sunday's normal location). Sign up for heavies will open at 10:30AM with a start time of 11AM. Rapier sign up will open during the heavy tourney and start 15 minutes after the end of the heavy tourney.
Citadel of the Southern Pass (La Union, New Mexico)