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An Arizona-based food, beverage and travel writer since 2008,  I launched this website in 2015 to document my culinary adventures, beverage escapades, gardening endeavors, and travel in the Phoenix area and beyond.  Also find a comprehensive calendar of Phoenix-area food and drink-related events on my Events page.

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SEDONA: A Mondavi Family Wine Weekend at L'Auberge


  • L'Auberge de Sedona (map)

L’Auberge de Sedona, A Destination Hotel will host “An Intimate Weekend with Isabel and Michael Mondavi,” an unforgettable food and wine event in collaboration with the Michael Mondavi Family Estate. For the first time ever, Isabel and Michael will be at L’Auberge de Sedona to connect with guests and share their passion for winemaking set to the backdrop of red rock country and the stunning grounds of this secluded creekside resort. 

Weekend highlights include:

  • Meet the Winemaker Creekside welcome reception with passed bites by Chef Desplechin and wines from the Isabel Mondavi wine portfolio

  • A four-course, starlit Epicurean Winemaker Dinner overlooking red rock country curated by Chef Desplechin with wine pairings by Isabel and Michael Mondavi

  • “Sweet and meet” chocolate degustation with Sedona chocolatier lulu’s chocolate and Michael Mondavi

  • Signed bottle of Michael Mondavi Family Estate wine as a keepsake takeaway

  • A creekside lunch with Michael pouring renowned wines perfectly paired with cuisine by Chef Desplechin

  • Creekside winemaker Sunday brunch at ETCH Kitchen & Bar

**The epicurean weekend package starts at $3,500 for two people, which includes two nights of accommodations in a luxurious Cottage, select meals and Mondavi Family Estate wines as outlined above, and a $200 spa credit per person for treatments, private yoga or meditation, or retail. To book, visit www.lauberge.com and use promo code: MONDAVI2018. Booking link can be found here. Or call (888) 587-7848.

In addition to the weekend package being offered, the public will have the chance to purchase individual tickets to the Meet the Winemaker creekside welcome reception from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. This event is perfect for Valley residents who would like a taste of the Mondavi Experience, but may not be able to visit Sedona for the entire weekend! Both Isabel and Michael Mondavi will be in attendance to meet and interact with guests as they taste and savor all the flavors at this intimate gathering. The menu includes passed hors d'oeuvres, chef's action station, and food stations. Live entertainment will be provided by recording artist Anthony Mazzella. Tickets for this one-night event are $200 per person, and can be purchased here

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