Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites Offers Room Package For Big Sur Foragers Festival Proceeds to Benefit the Big Sur Health Center

Top Quote Just Announced! Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites in Carmel is offering rooms for the Big Sur Foragers Festival this January and will donate 10% of all bookings. End Quote
  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2013 - Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites announced a special room rate for the Big Sur Foragers Festival. Vendange will donate 10% of all room bookings (up to $500) to the Big Sur Health Center when booking using the code FORAGER from January 17 - 19, 2014.

    The Big Sur Foragers Festival is a celebration of the amazing array of wild foods that will be the centerpiece for a weekend of gourmet food, world-class wine and beer, entertainment, expert-led foraging hikes and a friendly chef competition with celebrity judges. Save the dates of January 17th through 19th, 2014. Big Sur area restaurants will host the culinary expertise of notable chefs preparing unique fare from rustic to elegant, paired with the region's amazing selection of wines and beers. www.bigsurforagersfestival.org.

    The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Big Sur Health Center. The community's non-profit health center will receive the proceeds from the foraging events to support the continued presence of local health care services. For more information on the Big Sur Health Center go to www.bigsurhealthcenter.org.

    Background On Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites:
    Vendange Carmel Inn and Suites offers 18 recently-redecorated suites to welcome guests. Vendange has partnered with 13 local Monterey County wineries to create a unique guest experience celebrating the bounty of Monterey County's vineyards. Each winery sponsors one room or suite, providing its own creative touches. From the McIntyre Vineyards room with its impressive 100-year-old section of grapevine to J. Lohr's plush bathrobes, every winery's room offers a signature luxury experience.

    The cozy rooms have sleek, modern bathrooms finished with imported Spanish marble. Views of both the Inn's beautiful gardens and the Carmel skyline are plentiful. Sleeping areas are appointed with memory foam-top beds, deluxe linens, and high-definition flat screen televisions - not that you'll want to stay indoors. As second-generation Carmel hoteliers, brothers Jonathan and Brian Lee are eager to share their extensive knowledge of the beautiful Monterey Bay and spectacular Big Sur coastline.

    The separate Cottage Suite offers a generous 650 square feet of living space. With a California King bed, 50" high definition flat screen television, gas fireplace and kitchenette, it's the perfect place for a honeymoon or romantic weekend getaway.

    The Inn offers breakfast daily and wine tasting on the weekends. Wines that are typically available only in partner wineries' tasting rooms are also available to guests for purchase. Guests can relax with a glass of wine around the inviting firepit in the garden and enjoy live music.

    Did you know? Monterey County is the one of the largest wine growing and producing regions in California which is one of the reasons why it was named as one of 2013's "Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations" in the world by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

    In Carmel-by-the-Sea alone, you can spend a weekend wine-tasting without ever getting in a vehicle! Downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea has become a bona fide wine tasting destination, with enough tasting rooms to keep visitors busy for a weekend and even more about to open. Or jump in the car and drive 11 miles out to Carmel Valley! While often lively, Carmel Valley's tasting rooms are not overly crowded and provide a warm, personal interaction with tasting hosts and winemakers.

    At Vendange Inn and Suites, the Lee family has hand selected a wide variety of Monterey County Wineries to decorate their wine themed rooms. The following wineries have crafted rooms and showcase wines at the Vendange Inn and Suites.

    Dawn's Dream
    Galante
    J. Lohr
    Joullian
    Manzoni
    McIntyre
    Otter Cove
    Pierce Winery
    Tudor
    Twisted Roots
    Ventana
    Cima Collina

    Vendange is conveniently located a short drive away from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, just off of scenic Highway 1, with free parking for guests. We're minutes away from downtown Carmel's shopping and fine dining, scenic 17-Mile Drive, and the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. Vendange Carmel is located at 24815 Carpenter St., Carmel, CA 93923. Telephone 831.624.6400, fax 831.624.5111. Website: www.vendangecarmel.com, email reservations ( @ ) vendangecarmel dot com dot

    Press Contact: Marci Bracco Cain, Chatterbox Public Relations (831) 747-7455.

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