Galena, Illinois (PRWEB) February 24, 2012
Uncork & Unwind at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spas 12th Annual Wine Lovers Weekend, March 23-25, 2012. Take pleasure in a spectacular weekend at the resort although participating in wine-centric tastings, seminar, luncheon and exquisite culinary-infused wine dinners.
For the past twelve years Eagle Ridge has been hosting a Wine Lovers Weekend and every single year we add a new twist to enhance the occasion, said Rick Remington, Eagle Ridges Food & Beverage Director and 1 of the resorts two sommeliers. This years event attributes winemakers and representatives from some of the finest wineries in the country. As a result, guests are going to have an exclusive chance to experience some really rare wines and unbelievable culinary presentations.
Wine Lovers Weekend is ideal for the novice just becoming interested in wine or the seasoned veteran with a cellar in their basement, added Remington. We are quite excited this year to be offering wine presentations from Rutherford Wine Business, Pure Wines, Pali Wine Firm, Little Vineyard Imports and Boutique Wine Collection.
The highlight of the weekend focuses on a unique Pali Noir Culinary Battle: The Principal Occasion on Saturday night that will evolve about a culinary battle in between Brian Lynch, Executive Chef-Owner of Spot-On Cellars from Sonoma, California, and several of the resorts finest chefs, pairing food with limited production single vineyard Pinot Noirs.
Whilst the weekend promises to be a single filled with fine wine and dining, it also features skilled wine enthusiasts and events aside from The Primary Occasion such as:
Winemaker Tyson Wolf from Rutherford Wine Firm in St. Helena, California, who will open the weekend late Friday afternoon with a unique Rutherford Check-In wine tasting as wine lover guests arrive at the resort.
Jeff Morgenthal of Boutique Wine Collection of Los Angeles, California, will host the opening dinner reception Friday night Fire and Ice, which will function wine from hot South Africa, along with rare German-Austrian late harvest Rieslings from Dr. Hermann and Huber Winery. Food offerings incorporate action stations, featuring South African specialties designed especially to enhance the wines. Dessert wines will also be a really important element of the palate pleasing selections as nicely that evening.
Winemaker Tyson Wolf will open Saturday morning with Napa Niche, an informative seminar on the finer points of Napa wines.
A Roses of the Planet Luncheon is planned for Saturday following the seminar and will be hosted by Troy Clements of Pure Wines of Downers Grove, Illinois. A brief discussion about production techniques and grape varieties sets the stage to showcase the versatility of the wines in culinary pairings. Featured wines will be Pinot Noir from Austria, followed by wines from Spain, France and California.
A unique Taste of Venice Sunday brunch permits you to sample Prosecco from Andrea Bocelli and Moscato D Asti from Tre Donne Vineyards even though enjoying fantastic Italian food. The weekend concludes at the brunch with a wine-infused panel discussion with the weekends featured wine specialists.
Uncord & Unwind Wine Lovers Weekend Package
Guests who are interested in attending this weekend getaway can book a Wine Lovers Weekend Package that consists of two-night accommodations, sponsored meals, tastings and wine seminar. A special wine lovers welcome gift is also component of the package. Package rates start at $ 325 per person, based on double occupancy (excluding tax and resort amenity fee) and can be booked by calling Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at 800-892-2269.
About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago in the heart of The Galena Territory, a 6,800 acre recreational, residential and resort community nestled amid the rolling hills of northwestern Galena, Illinois. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a full-spectrum resort and showcases superior golf with 63 holes on 4 acclaimed courses which include the North Course the South Course the East Course (9-holes) and the resorts crowning achievement, The Common, with more than 250 feet of elevation adjustments all through the 18 holes.
Lodging accommodations at Eagle Ridge are delightfully special with 80 quaint Inn rooms and more than 250 villas and distinctive properties to choose from throughout the property. For the resorts corporate customers Eagle Ridge boasts 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, in addition to lovely conference properties for modest, elegant meetings. The complete facility is also the excellent venue for banquets, weddings and theme parties. Eagle Ridge gives 3 distinctive restaurants that consist of award-winning Woodlands Restaurant, along with Spikes Bar & Grill and Paisanos Italian Deli. Other amenities consist of the tranquil Stonedrift Spa, offering ten remedy rooms for a complete sensory encounter, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a lovely indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and steam area.
The resort lays claim to quite a few market awards and recognition, such as:
In 2012, The Common Golf Digest awarded The Common their Architecture Award in recognition of outstanding style. The course was named No. 24 among golf courses in the state of Illinois 2011/2012 by the editors of Golf Digest Magazine and its national panel of course raters.
Profitable Meetings – Honored Eagle Ridge with the Pinnacle Award as voted by readers in the Hotels & Resorts category for 2011. The resort also won the award in 2008 and 2009.
Golfweek – The General was named as one of the greatest resort courses in their annual “Very best Resort Courses” listing for 2012. The resort laid claim to the ranking in both 2009 and 2010. In 2009, the exact same magazine named The Common second in the state of Illinois for Golfweeks Finest Courses You Can Play listing.
Meetings MidAmerica – Eagle Ridge was honored with the “Finest of Mid-America” award for outstanding corporate meeting space as voted by readers in 2011. The resort was offered the honor in 2007, 2008 and 2010.
In 2010, Golf Magazine listed The General as the #4 Finest in Illinois course to play alongside the Best 100 Courses You Can Play ranking. In 2000, 2008 and 2010, The Common was listed as a single of the “Best 100 Courses You Can Play” in the magazine’s ranking
In 2009, Golf Digest named The General one particular of the very best golf courses in the state of Illinois for The Worlds Greatest Golf rankings, 2009-2010. The General was named #24 in the state of Illinois. The rankings were place out as a supplement to the Might 2009 problem of Golf Digest.
In 2009, Zagat ranked Eagle Ridge Resort & Spas The Common, North and South courses in the 2009 Americas Top rated Golf Courses, sixth edition as ranked and reviewed by players.
The property is the best backdrop to an amazing selection of outdoor activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 225-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or extra details, call (800) 892-2269 or go to http://www.eagleridge.com.