We spent wine week at The Encanterra Country Club Resort. Encanterra hosted a wonderful Wine Week full of wine-related events. Lets us share the creative events that took place. Because there were so many events at this Summer Wine Week from July 15th – July 21st, we will break them down into daily activities.
Monday – Wine’d Down Spa Pedicure
The onsite Alvea Spa hosted a pedicure that used a wine-infused heel treatment and serum to nourish the skin. You also received a glass of wine to enjoy while having your feet pampered.
Tuesday – Wine Tasting Bus Trip to Young’s Market
Love it when you have a driver to take you to and from a wine tasting event. Encanterra provided a huge bus to take us to Young’s Market. At Young’s Market, there was a wide variety of wines, beers, and spirits to enjoy. There was also yummy appetizers and giveaways.
Wednesday – Wine Yoga Classes and Apps & Wine
For all those wine and yoga enthusiasts this next activity is for you. The Alvea Spa hosted a yoga class where you could stretch and sip on wine. Now that’s a great way to unwind.
Encanterra has multiple restaurants. At Apps & Apres lounge/bar they hosted $5 glasses of house wines that included Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet, Merlot, and select appetizers all week long. This was a great way to try out wines that you might normally taste.
Thursday – Notes from Neptune and Wine Bottle Ring Toss
Musical group Notes from Neptune performed a concert for us. Notes from Neptune is made up of an amazing guitarist and fantastic saxophonist. Both gentlemen could sing. Notes from Neptune had the audience up dancing on the dance floor. I was very impressed with their stage presence.
While Notes from Neptune were playing, in the next room over there was a Wine Bottle Ring Toss competition. Hunter tested his carnival skills. He received 10 rings for $10. Hunter did fabulous at this game. He won 2 bottles of wine. Way to go Hunter!!!
Friday – Wine Trivia
The wine trivia activity on Friday was full of laughs. We had two hosts from Young’s Market who would provide us with trivia questions from all topics. Thank goodness they were multiple-choice questions. We were in teams of 4-5 people. For each answer we got correct we would receive points. There were 4 rounds. All the teams were close in points and the 1st place lead would change making the competitiveness rise higher. Our team did great and earned 2nd place.
There were awesome prices for the winning teams. We have a family member who loves Fireball. Therefore we choose the HUGE Fireball wall sign and Fireball bottle opener.
During trivia, we learned and tasted new wines on Encanterra’s restaurants list that is coming out soon. Therefore, we got a sneak peek before everyone else. There were two reds and two whites. We liked the reds and are excited that they are going to be on the new wine lists at the restaurants.
Saturday – Food Pairing Dinner
We had mentioned that Encanterra has multiple restaurants. We visited The Bistro 1528 For their Wine and food pairing event. For the flights, we tried the Pinot Noir Flight which included Mon Frere, A to Z, and Louis Jadot. We also sampled the Cabernet Sauvignon Flight which included Ancient Peaks, Francis Coppola Director’s Cut, and Oberon. Hunter liked the Cabernet Sauvignon Flight the best of the two.
While tasting the flights we had the Coconut Shrimp appetizer. Along with the coconut shrimp, there was a mango, bell pepper, jicama, cucumber, tomato, and pineapple yogurt. It was so good that I ate all of them.
Hunter tried the Roasted Salmon Superfood with quinoa, cucumber, avocado, spinach, cranberries, and lemon Vin. He let me have a piece and I liked how moist the salmon was. I ordered the Seared Halibut with corn salsa, goat cheese whipped potato, and fire-roasted peppers. I like the goat cheese whipped potato. As I write this blog my mouth waters for those goat cheese whipped potato.
Sunday – Summer Wine Showcase
A great way to complete the Wine Week activities is to attend the Summer Wine Showcase. For multiple hours you are in a large air-conditioned ballroom with tables all around the room. On the tables are multiple wines from whites to reds and everything in between, aka pink. Not only do you get to sample new wines, if you like the wine you can order them. So you can have them for future parties.
Wine Week in San Tan Valley, Arizona
Would you go on a vacation for a week to celebrate a Wine Week, Fashion Week, or Food Week?
37 thoughts on “Wine Week in San Tan Valley, Arizona”
Looks like lots of fun! And, the food looks fabulous and tasty.
It was fun and the food was amazing.
Encanterra always finds new ways to introduce great wines. What a fun way to find new wines.
I agree they provide fun ways to learn about new wines.
The Bistro looks amazing thanks for sharing this! On my list!
Yes, The Bistro prepares many wonderful looking and tasking foods.
What a cool idea! I have never been to such an event. Thank you for the story! I’m sure I can find something in the LA area similar!
Yes, I trust you will be able to find a Wine Week in LA.
The food looks really yummy. We don’t drink alcohol but love to use it to cook.
There were so many activities during the week that people did not have to drink wine to have a great time such as the concert and the food.
I love wine so I would love Wine Week!
Yes, you would love Wine Week.
I would definitely go on vacation for a week to celebrate a wine week, fashion week or food week. What fun! I love all these activities – they all look like fun.
Week trips around and event keep you moving.
Holy cow! A week focused around wine??? That sounds like the perfect vacation! You come up with the best ideas that make me want to visit Arizona!
Wish we could take credit. We are lucky to get invited to great events that companies or cities create.
This looks like a Wine Enthusiast dream!
I feel like wine week would be like the mother ship calling me home! This sounds likes such an amazing adventure! Thanks for sharing.
LOL You are welcome to attend next year!
Wine week sounds like so much fun! I had no idea that some spas used wine in their procedures. Notes of Neptune sounds like a fun concert. And then there’s the wine!
We were very impressed with Notes of Neptune concert. They played very well.
The coconut shrimp looks delicious!
It looked just as wonderful as it tasted.
Wine week in San Tan Valley Arizona sounds like a great time! Yoga and wine 🙂
Yoga and wine, I found that to be very creative.
Such a creative and fun week for wine lovers! Do they do this annually?
This was the first year for Wine Week. I trust it was a success and they will do it again. They have done Food Weeks over the past few years.
Arizona with wine? Looks like my kind of vacation!
Completely agree. 🙂
I would definitely go on a week vacation to celebrate food and beer!!
Yes!!! A week to celebrate food and beer.
Looks like a fun week! We’re not wine drinkers, but Notes from Neptune would be a cool place to check out.
You would love listening to the band Notes from Neptune. The saxophonist could play.
My husband and I used to go on these types of vacations before the kids. I think I need to hire a sitter and book this vacation.
You would enjoy it!