San Diego-based venue company Estate Weddings and Events has exclusively partnered with award-winning eco-retreat Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort™, a premiere meeting and retreat location just 90 minutes south of San Diego, to attract group travelers and corporate clientele to Mexico’s wine country.
The new catering and events department introduces several group recreational options to be available at Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort, including chef-taught cooking classes, farm-to-table dinners, wine tasting, yoga and fitness classes as well as special event opportunities. The catering and events department will be led by Chef Flor Franco with respected cocktail crafters Snake Oil Cocktail Company managing all specialty beverages, and all booking arranged through Estate Weddings and Events.
Co-Founder of Estate Weddings and Events Jamie Ehrsam says,“Encuentro offers a true out of the box experience providing the ideal backdrop for creativity, team building, and personal growth. We are excited to work directly with groups to create personalized once in a lifetime experiences in Guadalupe Valley and at Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort.”
Companies looking for their next premiere retreat or meeting location will be pleased to find refined experiences during their stay at Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort, an award-winning property located in Valle de Guadalupe. Awarded “Best Design Award 2012” by Travel + Leisure, the new group activities are in addition to the property’s 99-acre hiking-friendly landscape, wine cellar, and pool facilities.
Says Luis Pereira Partner of Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort,“Encuentro offers an immersive experience into Guadalupe Valley's local nature and culture, Estate Weddings and Events brings experience and new programs that will add a new dimension to the very simple idea of the Antiresort, and we are very excited about what we can do together.”
On trend with the farm-to-table movement, Valle de Guadalupe is a regional hotspot for foodies and eco-conscious travelers. Restaurants Laja and Corazon de Tierra have both previously ranked in the top 50 best restaurants in Latin America. In addition to the iconic onsite Origen™ owned by Chefs Vasilisa Malinka and Alfredo Acosta Jr., Encuentro Guadalupe Antiresort will be opening two new restaurants, Resguardo by Chef Flor Franco and Convivia by Chef Flor Franco, scheduled for June and July 2014, respectively.
About Estate Weddings and Events
Founded in 2007 in San Diego, California, Estate Weddings and Events (estateweddingsandevents.com) specializes in the management of unique event venues across the U.S. and abroad for short-term rental including for filming, corporate events, group travel, and weddings. Estate Weddings and Events currently offers more than 150 private home residences with a majority in California and New York.
The Antiresort™ concept was born when Juan Yi and Alfredo Acosta founders of Encuentro Guadalupe (formerly Hotel Endemico), discovered that the new culinary traveler is hungry for Slow Food, good, clean and fair food, so they broke with tradition creating their own category, one where they used local nature and world class design for hospitality and an inclusive business model for the winery and store, one that local independent producers can learn and sell at a fair price.
About Encuentro Guadalupe
Antiresort Encuentro Guadalupe (encuentroantiresorts.com) is an award winning Antiresort™, located 90 minutes south of San Diego California, in the heart of Guadalupe Valley's wine country, it serves as a platform for both culinary travelers and independent producers to buy and sell hand-made artisanal wine, preserves and food, surrounded by 300 acres of natural landscape it offers unique experiences for 12 and over, couples, families and groups. For more information about Encuentro Antiresorts™ contact media[.]encuentroantiresorts.com.
Snake Oil Cocktail Company: snakeoilcocktail.com.