Published on 12/02/2020
Taste, Sip And Bask In The Beauty Of Villa Del Palmar At The Islands Of Loreto
Second annual food and wine event features winemakers, gourmet cuisine and Baja’s best views
LORETO, Baja California Sur, Mexico (February 12, 2020) — “Taste & Sip,” a food and wine immersion featuring the wines of Chateau Ste. Michelle and Lachini Vineyards returns to Villa del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa at The Islands of Loreto, June 25-28, 2020.
Guests will be welcomed with a cocktail and appetizers reception on Thursday, June 25. A four-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Gerardo Garcia is scheduled for Friday at the resort’s Casa Mia Restaurant, while a five-course dinner at Danzante Restaurant, including tequila and cigars, caps the event on Saturday night.
Chateau Ste. Michelle has received 22 “Winery of the Year” honors from Wine & Spirits and has had 18 wines selected for the “Top 100” by Wine Spectator. Chateau Ste. Michelle was first winery and today remains the flagship producer of fine wine in Washington.
Lachini Vineyards, which began producing wines for nearly 20 years ago, is acclaimed for its world-class Pinot Noirs from the rich soils of Oregon’s North Willamette Valley and was recently recognized by Wine Spectator as one of the “10 Oregon Standouts.”
Lachini owners Ron and Marianne Lachini, along with winemaker Liz Kelly-Campanale will be on hand throughout the event for tastings and presentations and will introduce all the featured wines.
The 2020 Taste & Sip package is priced at $1,059 USD per person (based on double occupancy, including taxes and resort fees). Extra nights can be booked for $219 per night all inclusive. In addition to the dinners, receptions and tastings, the package includes three nights lodging in a one-bedroom suite, an 18-hole round of golf at the award-winning TPC Danzante Bay, an island boat tour, 45-minute massage at the world-class Sabila Spa, a variety of beach and area activities.
Villa del Palmar Beach & Spa Resort, set on 4,447 acres overlooking Danzante Bay and the Sea of Cortez on the eastern coast of the Baja Peninsula, will tantalize the senses of guests who reserve the “Taste & Sip” package. World-class fishing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, tennis, hiking, and whale watching join championship golf in this recreational-rich paradise.
Guests have a choice of air transportation, which is not included in the package price. Villa del Palmar Resort is a two-hour flight to Loreto (LTO) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) via Alaska Airlines or from Tijuana (TIJ) and Guadalajara (GDL) via Calafia or Volaris Airlines.
The package can be booked directly through the resort by calling toll-free at 866/209 -0726 from the United States or Canada, or 800/838-2662 from Mexico or by visiting https://villadelpalmarloreto.com/specials/taste-and-sip.
About Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
Villa del Palmar at The Islands of Loreto is a luxury destination resort on the Sea of Cortez with 181 spacious, beautifully appointed; one-, two- and three-bedroom suites with terraces and stunning ocean and mountain views; plus, timeshare options. Five restaurants offer gourmet dining. An attentive English-speaking staff, five swimming pools, the 39,000 square-foot Sabila Spa and Wellness Center, two tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, and beautiful beaches complete this resort.
Guests can enjoy PADI-certified SCUBA diving lessons and snorkeling tours in the protected indigo waters that explorer Jacques Cousteau once dubbed the "Aquarium of the World." Outdoor adventurers can also experience tours of the nearby Coronado, Danzante, and Del Carmen Islands, as well as swimming, world-class fishing aboard the "Mad Dash" tournament boat, paddle boarding, kayaking, whale watching, and mountain biking. Guests also can explore the historic town at the Islands of Loreto and visit the 1697 mission that made the town famous. The area is also known for its wildlife, including 900 species of fish off the coast and in an area that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Co-owned by Owen Perry and Luz Maria Torres, the resort was named the 16th best resort in Mexico by Trip Advisor. In 2015, Travel Weekly magazine recognized the Islands of Loreto with a 2015 Silver Magellan Award in the Adventure Destination category. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto was also recognized as Mexico's Leading Beach Resort in the 22nd and 23rd annual World Travel Awards. It also earned recognition as Mexico and Central America's Leading Resort by the same prestigious organization.