Everyone who has ever been on vacation with littles knows the pleasures and adventures of traveling with their short people. I love it. And even though I do, this Wine Down Service, a very cool night time delivery of wine, cheese and dessert pairings crafted with advice from Sommelier LeeAnn Kaufman, starts at just $35 and sounds brilliant. Kids snoring, more Pinot-noiring will be my favorite. Here are all the details.
Parents visiting Great Wolf Lodge will enjoy a new indulgence this fall as the resort debuts Wine Down Service, a new signature wine, cheese and dessert pairing program that allows guests to “wine down” after a fun-filled day of play with their children. For this new service Great Wolf Lodge chose to work with The Wine Group to develop a delectable menu that features both sweet and savory culinary treats, perfectly paired with a delicious bottle of wine that parents can savor in the comfort of their suite.
“Whether it’s zipping down a water slide, dancing with our lovable characters, or enjoying an incredible meal together, Great Wolf Lodge delivers a unique family experience that is entertaining for both children and parents,” shared Chris Hammond, the Corporate Director of Food and Beverage for Great Wolf Lodge. “The concept for Wine Down Service was developed as a way to provide parents with a wine experience they can savor after their children have fallen asleep. To enhance the program and make it a truly authentic wine experience for parents, we developed a menu that pairs top scoring wines from The Wine Group with tantalizing dishes.”
The Wine Down Service menu features a variety of sommelier curated wine pairings designed to entice taste buds. Guests can order Wine Down Service through guest services at the resort with the ability to select one of four carefully curated pairings, or create their own package from an á la carte menu. Catering to the special needs of parents, guests also select the optimal time for their Wine Down delivery, between the hours of 8-11pm. Instead of knocking on the guest’s door, Great Wolf Lodge will send a text message prior to delivery to avoid waking children mid-slumber.
Guests will have the opportunity to choose from featured Wine Down Service packages including:
- Rekindle the Bonfire: A romantic and classic pairing with a Great Wolf Lodge twist. This package includes a bottle of Chloe Prosecco paired with luscious dark chocolate-covered strawberries marked with white chocolate paw prints. The combination brings forward the peach, citrus and green apple flavors of the wine and helps satisfy that late night sweet tooth.
- While the Pups Sleep, Chardonnay: This tasty pairing featuring brie, dried apricots and crackers unlocks the apple and citrus flavors found in the Cupcake Chardonnay it is paired alongside. Cupcake Vineyards sources its Chardonnay from Monterey County, Calif., where the cool climate and long growing season mix together perfectly for a well-balanced Chardonnay.
- It’s Been A Fun-Filled Day, Time For Some Cabernet: A platter of cured meats such as prosciutto and soppressata served with Mediterranean green and black olives comes accompanied by Concannon Cabernet Sauvignon, recognized by the editors of Wine Enthusiast magazine as a top choice. The wine features rich aromas and intense red cherry, ripe plum and black currant flavors, intermingling with hints of cocoa, vanilla and spice.
- Kids Snoring, More Pinot Noir-ing: Decadent chocolate truffles served with bite-sized dark chocolate morsels brings to life the luxurious, fruit-forward flavor and velvety texture of Love Noir, a Pinot Noir that has burst onto the wine scene with high acclaim.
A complete list of Wine Down Service offerings can be found online, or in the welcome packet provided to guests upon check-in. In addition to the four curated wine and food packages, guests also have the option to mix-and-match wine and culinary options to suit individual preferences. Wine Down Service packages start at $35, with delivery included, and can be ordered through guest services at the resort.
Score more details at greatwolf.com.