I won't have a Golf R (S4 on order), but that sounds like a lot of fun.I haven't been to a track myself, but I was gonna ask you the same!
I'm on the same timeline as you, track day next summer. The only caveat to that is if we have a real cold winter and there is an ice track day somewhere up north on a lake.
I remember going to Hill Farmstead back in 2010 and it was soooo much different. It was Shaun pouring growler fills in a 4x4 "tasting area" that was just a taped off area. I usually only head up there when there's no bottle releases so I don't have to sit in line for multiple hours. I went to Treehouse in Monson MA this past weekend and that was fun and very delicious. I'm planning to bring a 750ml of Good Morning Tuesday.