Continuing to enhance its extensive culinary experience throughout its resorts, Sandals Resorts International, parent company of Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, has announced a partnership with Robert Mondavi Wines.
Through the collaboration with the award-winning Napa Valley vineyard, guests will enjoy an expanded complimentary wine list as well as an enhanced Manager’s Wine List and on-resort programming, including wine pairings and wine tastings.
The deal will launch to guests on March 1st.
According to recent figures released by Vinexpo, the UK remains the sixth biggest wine consumer in the world.
With figures also revealing a continued demand and interest in more premium wines and consumption of bottles of wine above £6.07 predicted to increase by 19 per cent over the next four years.
Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, chairman of SRI, believes that wine is no longer just a beverage but part of a comprehensive experience, and one that guests seek.
“Our guests, like most consumers, are enjoying more wine at home and becoming more knowledgeable on the subject and we want to ensure that when they visit one of our resorts, their wine experience – from selection to service - exceeds expectations.
“To be the best, we have to partner with one of the world’s best and Robert Mondavi Wines fits the bill.”
Beginning in March, resorts will now offer a selection of six complimentary house wines, increased from four varietals, including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Approachable and easy to drink, these wines were selected for their ability to pair with the resorts’ global, authentic cuisine.
Additionally, wines from California, Washington, Australia, Italy and New Zealand will be available through an enhanced Manager’s Wine List at all signature Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts restaurants.
“Like Sandals, Robert Mondavi always believed wine, food and good company enrich the soul and contribute to a gracious lifestyle,” says Dana Andrus, senior wine educator at Robert Mondavi Winery.
“This partnership is all about the belief that we can enhance the consumer experience by matching wonderful food served in spectacular locations with the enjoyment of great wines.”
Sandals and Beaches will offer guests the opportunity to expand their knowledge of wine through wine pairing courses, weekly wine and cheese receptions and wine tastings.
Employees will also undergo extensive training from glassware selection to wine list advice to compliment the experience.