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September 15 -21, 2013


At Sandals La Toc Golf Resort and Spa Resort

Join us for a week of haute cuisine and artisan wines at Sandals La Toc.  Enjoy food & wine dinners selected by our sommelier, cooking demonstrations, delicious cuisine, a complimentary opening reception and more, amid the backdrop of  St. Lucia.  Hotel Rates Below are Per Person/Double Occupancy:


Find out more on our website indie resorts.com For this event, you will receive:

  • Opening Night Reception hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and open bar followed by a private dinner with wine
  • 3 Special food and wine pairing dinners at La Toc French cuisine, Armando’s Italian cuisine and Neptune’s Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Private Cooking Demonstrations, mixology classes and a group photo (5×7) per room
  • After dinner parties at the Cricketer’s British pub
  • Suprise events

In addition, all rates are inclusive of:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • All hotel gratuities and taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Multiple a la carte’ dining options
  • Complimentary welcome beverage
  • Anytime snacks
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Complimentary access to fitness center
  • Unlimited premium brand alcohol & house wine
  • Complimentary access to steam and sauna rooms.  (Treatments are an additional cost)
  • Land and water sports
  • Unlimited green fee’s at resort golf course
  • Unlimited Scuba diving included for certified divers
  • Play at any of the other two Sandals Resorts in St. Lucia (free shuttle bus)

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June 4-9, 2012 at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa!

6-day, 5-Night all-inclusive event for $1,250 PP

We had such a great time celebrating this year’s food and wine event at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Bahamas, that we decided to stage our next event at Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa in Jamaica. For those of you who did not see our inaugural event video, you can click here to see it.

Our next Food and Wine Event offers all the privileges offered by Sandals Whitehouse, plus a private‐to‐the‐group, welcoming reception party and buffet dinner, plus 4 Chef Signature Gourmet Dinners in a private dining room accompanied by select wines from the Manager’s & Chairman’s Wine List.

This event is available for booking on IndieResorts.com.   Indie Resorts is the special interest travel division of Indie Winemakers.  The intent of Indie Resorts is to provide unique travel experiences where artesian wines and gourmet foods are paired in luxury resorts worldwide.

We hope to see you and your friends in Jamaica, 2012!

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Overlooking the Pacific and Catalina Island, the festival was held on Sunday with temperatures in high 70’s and a light breeze.  Wow, what a great start.  Headed directly to the tent pouring Taittinger, Schramsberg and Cakebread to start the tasting.  Good thing as they were out of samples within 1 hour of opening.  As for the beer festival portion, enjoyed the Belgium Leffe beer the most.  Only negative to the festival was the lack of drinking water.  Come on – you gotta provide water in an event like this!!!!

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35 wineries participated in this years event. Unique to this event was the use of Second Glass – a smart phone application that allows you to rate wines and keep tasting notes.  Once you’ve signed up, your notes will be there forever!

I was surprised to see Ridge pouring at this event.  It looks as though they are adding Rhone varietals to there offerings – but currently only for wine club members.  They were pouring a Syrah, Petite Syrah and Carignane.  Syrah was from the Lytton Estate and looks like it will become a big hit in a few years.

Cypher wines was pouring the new 2010 Chardonnay- fantastic!  In case you didn’t know, the team behind 4-vines is building this winery and they are focused on the art of high-end winemaking.

Favorite wine of the event – 2010 Curtis Winery Heritage Blanc.  Viognier 60% Roussanne 40%.  Retails for $20 – a bargain.

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This event allows Indiewinemakers to search for small production, hard to find wines. Use this LINK to get free wine alerts when we begin our promotions this fall.

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Pacific Ridge Vineyards 2005 Pinot Noir
Retail $45 Now $31 only on Indie Winemakers.com
Only 241 Cases Produced!

The Santa Maria Valley is one of the crown jewels of California viticulture – producing some of the best cool-climate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir was sourced from 4 vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley AVA. Whole cluster fermentation was used with only a portion of the fruit, a fermentation of intact clusters as picked from the vine with no intervention of machines – all stems and berries are intact. This technique contributed to achieving a wine of greater complexity.  Indie Winemakers has a limited allocation of this wine available this week only.

Our website contains all technical data, tasting reviews and a suggested recipe to pair with this Pinot Noir.

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