03.08.17

The Lake Geneva Festival of Wine Returns to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa March 31 – April 2, 2017

Tastings, entertainment, education and wellness programming pack a weekend of vino fun

LAKE GENEVA, WI (MARCH 08, 2017) – Back by popular demand, the Lake Geneva Festival of Wine returns to Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for a weekend of wine-centric entertainment, tastings, wellness activities, and seminars March 31 – April 2. The award-winning Four Diamond resort is owned and managed by Marcus Hotels & Resorts.

The marquee event of the weekend is the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon featuring wineries from around the country for a truly robust tasting experience. Representatives from national names like Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Duckhorn Vineyards, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Delicato Family Vineyards and more will be on hand to share sips and enrich guests’ wisdom. Samplings from Sartori Cheese, Lake Geneva Country Meats and Indulgence Chocolatiers will also be available, pairing perfectly with the event. Additionally, attendees can support the United Way of Walworth County by participating in the Cork Pull, where guests draw a cork for $20 and win a bottle of wine.  A portion of proceeds will also go towards the local charity. Seminars, yoga classes, nature hikes, painting classes, and chef demonstrations round out a full weekend of entertainment and wellness.

“We’re excited to once again host the Lake Geneva Festival of Wine at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa after such a successful event last year,” said Steve Magnuson, managing director of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. “By bringing experts from a wide variety of wineries, guests will go home with a deeper appreciation for the art and science of wine making while enjoying the beautiful destination of Lake Geneva this spring.”

The Grand Itinerary

There’s a full agenda of activities for the public to enjoy all weekend long, including:

Friday, March 31

7 p.m. – Wine and Dine: Experience an intimate wine dinner at two of Grand Geneva’s signature restaurants, Geneva ChopHouse or Ristoranté Brissago, each featuring a special four-course menu paired with the perfect wine.

7 p.m. – Paint ‘n Sip: Express your creativity while enjoying a glass of wine and participate in a painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.

Saturday, April 1

9 a.m. – Yoga and Mimosas: Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome.

10 a.m. – Nature Walk: A guided nature walk along the White Trail River allows guests to take a breath of clear country air and enjoy the grand outdoors before all the wine tasting begins.

10 a.m. – Paint ‘n Sip: Express your creativity while enjoying a glass of wine and a painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece.

12:30 p.m. – Seminars: Partake in hands-on learning of the art of wine blending by using different grapes to create your own wine or test your taste buds by learning the subtle differences of one kind of grape grown in different area of California.

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Chef Demonstration: Join Executive Chef Jason Poole as he walks through how to create a delicious cheese and Charcuterie display with many ingredients found in your own kitchen. Enjoy light fare paired with regional wines, and finish with a chocolate tasting with both port and sherry wines.

2:00 p.m. – VIP Hour: Enjoy an elevated experience prior to the Grand Tasting with exclusive VIP wines.

3-6 p.m. – Grand Tasting: The main event! Sip and mingle with wineries from around the country including Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, and more, as well as savor bites from local cheese, meat and chocolate purveyors.

Sunday, April 2

9 a.m. – Yoga and Mimosas: Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome.

10 a.m. – Nature Walk: A guided nature walk along the White Trail River allows guests to take a breath of clear country air and enjoy the grand outdoors before all the wine tasting begins.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Sunday Brunch: Build your own champagne cocktail and fill up on breakfast favorites and lunch specialties.

Packages and Deals

A weekend package is available to take advantage of the full wine lover’s experience, which includes a two night stay in a deluxe room, two tickets to the Grand Tasting event, and two tickets to a seminar of your choice. Rates start at $234.50 per night for the two-night package.

Individual tickets for the above events are also available. Note that new activities are being added as well, so be sure to check the schedule for the latest information or call 800-558-3417.

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About Grand Geneva Resort & Spa

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa is an award-wining all-seasons resorts set on 1,300 acres in the legendary south-eastern Wisconsin community of Lake Geneva, just 90 minutes from Chicago and 50 minutes from Milwaukee. The property features 355 guest rooms and 29 upscale, brand new villas offering studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units; the award-winning WELL Spa + Salon; two championship 18-hole golf courses; The Mountain Top, a three-chair/20-run ski and snowboard facility; 62,000 square feet of meeting and convention space, and three distinctive restaurants. For more information, please visit www.grandgeneva.com and follow us on on Facebook and Twitter.

 

About Marcus Hotels & Resorts
Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), owns and/or manages 18 hotels, resorts and other properties in the U.S. The company’s distinctive portfolio includes city-center meeting hotels, upscale resorts, historic properties, and premium branded and independent first-class hotels. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is an approved operator for all major lodging brands. A leader in the hospitality industry since 1962, Marcus Hotels & Resorts creates asset value for hotel owners through its expertise in management, development and product repositioning, including hotel food and beverage concepts developed by its Marcus Restaurant Group, featuring premier brands such as Mason Street Grill, ChopHouse and Miller Time Pub & Grill. The company is also growing its experiential restaurant concept, The SafeHouse, with a second location that opened in early 2017 in Chicago, Ill. For more information, please visit: http://media.marcushotels.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@MarcusHotels).

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