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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort In Jacksonville/St. Augustine, Florida Hosting "Wine & Golf Fest" May 17–19

. . . Options Include a 5-Course Wine Dinner on Friday Night,
Wine & Food Tasting with 100+ Wines & Food from Local Restaurants,
Sip & Play Package” With Golf and Wine & Food Tasting on Saturday,
& A Sunday Morning Champagne Brunch

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (April 2013) – If you enjoy wine, you will want to check out the “2013 Wine & Golf Fest” that will be held at The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort in Jacksonville/St. Augustine from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19, 2013.  The weekend will feature such options as:  an elegant 5-Course Wine Dinner on Friday night, with each course paired with a Rocca delle Macie wine; a special rate for a round of golf on the on-site Slammer & Squire championship golf course on Saturday morning; a Saturday Afternoon Wine & Food Tasting with more than 100 wines as well as food samplings from local restaurants; and a Sunday Morning Champagne Brunch. A portion of all proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society through its annual Relay For Life Event (World Golf Village Chapter). All events will be conducted rain or shine.

Admission to each event is being sold separately, or you can take advantage of the resort’s “Sip & Play Package” which includes the round of golf on Slammer & Squire on the morning of Saturday, May 18th, as well as admission to the Wine & Food Tasting from 1–4 p.m. that afternoon. The “Sip & Play Package” is $119 per person, plus tax.  Attendees must be 21 or older to attend the Wine & Food Tasting, and tickets are non-refundable. Tee times are limited. For reservations, go to www.wgvwgf.eventbrite.com , or call (904) 342-6251, or email jessica.wyneken@jqh.com.

The 5-Course Wine Dinner on Friday, May 17, 2013, will be conducted from 6:30–9 p.m. in the resort’s elegant Villagio Italian Grille. The exceptional meal will begin with Brown Butter Pan Seared Scallop served with Black Truffle Manchego Polenta Cake, and will include Herb Crusted Chilean Sea Bass with Vanilla Lobster Risotto, as well as Kobe Beef Tenderloin with Chanterelle Mushrooms and Chianti Reduction. The meal will conclude with the Grand Finale Signature Trio dessert. Each course will be served with a Rocca delle Macie wine. Vito Candela from Rocca delle Macie will discuss the evening’s wine at the dinner. The Wine Dinner is $75 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Space is limited to the first 50 people, and tickets are non-refundable.  For reservations, go to www.wgvwgf.eventbrite.com , or call (904) 342-6251, or email jessica.wyneken@jqh.com.

For those who only wish to golf, there will be a $99 per person, plus tax rate to play a round of golf on Slammer & Squire on Saturday morning, May 18th. Tee times are limited. For tee times, call (904) 940-6088.

The Saturday Afternoon Wine & Food Tasting will be conducted outside of The Renaissance Resort, between the Slammer & Squire golf course and the Walk of Champions, from 1–4 p.m.  The event will feature wine tastings from more than 100 wines, as well as food samplings from local restaurants. The Wine & Food Tasting is $40 per person in advance, or $45 per person the day of the event. Attendees must be 21 or older, and tickets are non-refundable. For reservations, go to www.wgvwgf.eventbrite.com , or call (904) 342-6251, or email jessica.wyneken@jqh.com.

The lavish Sunday Morning Champagne Brunch will be held from 8 – 10 a.m. in the resort’s Villagio Italian Grille, and is $39.95 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Tickets are non-refundable. For reservations, go to www.wgvwgf.eventbrite.com , or call (904) 342-6251, or email jessica.wyneken@jqh.com.

For more information on any of the “Wine & Golf Fest” events, go to www.wgvwgf.eventbrite.com , or call (904) 342-6251, or email jessica.wyneken@jqh.com.

“The Wine & Golf Fest will be a wonderful weekend for anyone who enjoys wine,” said Scott Selvaggi, the resort’s director of sales & marketing. “Whether you partake in one of the events, or all, it is sure to be a very enjoyable weekend.”

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort completed many enhancements in 2011, which included the opening of the Villagio Italian Grille; the opening of The Resort Shop, which serves a full menu of Starbuck’s coffees, pastries, breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, salads, wraps, and desserts, as well as an array of local gifts and souvenirs; the expansion of its outdoor event and recreational space La Terrazza; the addition of a beautiful new fountain called La Piazza; the addition of a picturesque new gazebo; and the expansion of its pool deck with new seating areas. 

These enhancements follow a $10 million resort-wide renovation that was completed in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, and an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment.

The resort also boasts a dramatic nine-story atrium lobby, which features a Colonial/Asian theme with lush foliage and a colorful 7-story modern hanging sculpture that is reminiscent of open Florida skies.

Recreational options at the resort include two championship golf courses:  the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additionally, the resort features a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge.

Guests are an easy walk to the World Golf Hall of Fame, which is the ultimate destination for the celebration of golf’s greatest players, with fun interactive exhibits, and historic golf artifacts. Also within an easy walk are The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy.

A recipient of many of the industry’s most prestigious awards, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, which is an honor achieved by less than 4% of the AAA approved properties.

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, or for reservations, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit www.renwgv.com .

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PR Contact:  Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or klamonica@chisano.com       

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