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Lake Geneva Festival of Wine
March 31 - April 2, 2017


Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Festival of Wine

Calling all wine lovers! Join Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for the 2017 Lake Geneva Festival of Wine. We have an entire weekend of vintage entertainment planned for all you enthusiasts, from social wine drinkers to sommeliers. From intimate wine dinners, to the Grand Tasting and weekend packages so you can enjoy the whole weekend.

We are happy to be partnering with the United Way of Walworth County this year. Pull a cork for a great cause! Stop by the cork pull station for your chance to take home 1 of 100 wines.

 

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Friday, March 31st

7pm – Wine and Dine

Experience an intimate four course wine dinner at one of our signature restaurants. $100 per person (includes tax and gratuity)

7pm – Paint 'N Sip

Let out your inner artist. Enjoy a glass of wine while participating in a step-by-step painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece. $45 per person.

Saturday, April 1st

9am – Yoga and Mimosas

Start the morning with a relaxing yoga session and a mimosa. All skill levels are welcome to relax and learn about the health benefits of wine. $15 per person.

9am - Nature Walk

Enjoy a guided morning hike along the White River Trail. Take a breath of clean country air and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors before all of the wine tasting begins. Complimentary, no reservation needed.

10am - Paint ‘n Sip

Let out your inner artist. Enjoy a glass of wine while participating in a step-by-step painting tutorial, then take home your original masterpiece. $45 per person. .

12:30pm – Seminars

Learn, interact and taste during one of our Tasting Seminars! $25 per person, 12:30-1:15pm

    Seminar 1 - Blend Your Own Magnificent Wine - SOLD OUT

    • Napa Valley's Franciscan Winery is known for their flagship Magnificat red wine blend. Pete Donahue, their Midwest field sales manager will guide you through tasting the component grapes of the blend and then challenge you to make your own version. In this seminar, you'll get to play winemaker and blend together multiple grapes into one harmonious finished product. Think you can do it better than the pros? Then you need to attend this seminar and give it a try! soon!

    Seminar 2 - A Chameleon's Tour Through California

    • Chardonnay is called a "chameleon" grape - it shows off differences in soil and climate better than almost any other wine grape. Join wine spec a list Holly Pody as she pours you Chardonnays from multiple regions in California. See if you can taste the big (and small!) differences between wines from different California regions. This tasting seminar will be a fun way to learn more about new California regions and to find the perfect Chardonnay for you!

    Seminar 3 - Raising the Steaks - Pairing Beef & Wine, presented by the Wisconsin Beef Council

    • Join Nick Vorpagel from Lake Geneva Country Meats and Wine Specialist Brian McAlister of the General Beverage Company as we explore how different cuts of beef pair with different varieties of wine. In this seminar, you'll learn what makes each cut of beef unique and how that unique character interacts with wine. You'll get to sample several cuts of beef along with handpicked wine pairings. You'll go home from this seminar with the knowledge to reach for something different than just your "standard Cabernet" to enjoy with your beef. Get moo-ving to this seminar!

2pm – VIP Hour

A select few will sip and mingle in advance of the Grand Tasting. Enjoy some exclusive VIP wines too! $100 per person from 2-6pm. Reserve Tickets

3-6pm – Grand Tasting

Our main event! Meet at the Forum Ballroom to taste a diverse array of wines, including selections from Hess Family Wine Estates, Banville Wine Merchants, Frederick Wildman & Sons, Duckhorn Vineyards, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Delicato Family Vineyards and more! Also enjoy samplings from Sartori Cheese, Lake Geneva Country Meats and Indulgence Chocolatiers during the event. $75 per person.

Rate does not include service charge.

Sunday, April 2nd

9am – Yoga and Mimosas

Start the morning with a relaxing Yoga session and a mimosa (or two). All skill levels are welcome. Relax and learn about the health benefits of wine. $15 per person.

9am - Nature Walk

Enjoy a guided morning hike along the White River Trail. Take a breath of clean country air and enjoy the sights and sounds of the outdoors before all of the wine tasting. Complimentary, no reservation needed.

10am – Sunday Brunch

End the weekend on a high note with our Sunday Champagne Brunch in Geneva ChopHouse from 10am-2pm. Call (262) 249-4788 for reservations.




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