The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Calendar

May 16, 2014

Snake Feeding

Snake Feeding
Join us for Snake and Eggs (not really), but we do invite you to breakfast with our resident snakes and gila monster to observe their feeding. Learn about these fascinating Sonoran Desert creatures during this insightful demonstration.

Niner Wine Estates Complimentary Tasting

On Friday evenings throughout May, The Rim Bar will host complimentary tastings of two popular Wine on Tap offerings – the red and white blends from Niner Wine Estates. Join us from 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday for the tasting and to learn about this Paso Robles, California winery.

Unlike the process of serving wine from a bottle, wines on tap are not exposed to oxidation until the moment they are served, which ensures their quality and keeps their flavor as the vintner intended. In addition to reducing waste and carbon footprint created by serving in individual wine bottles, each of the Rim Bar's Wines on Tap wines is produced by a winemaker who practices biodynamic, sustainable or organic procedures in their production methods.

Niner Wine Estates proprietors, Richard and Pam Niner, believe that a blend of exceptional people, vineyards, tools, and ideas is the key to creating world-class wines and providing a unique wine country experience. Founded in 2001, Niner Wine Estates is dedicated to producing estate-grown wines from the premier wine-growing regions of Paso Robles and Edna Valley.

The Niner Wine Estates wines, and all of our Wine on Tap selections, also are available at The Rim from 4 to 1 a.m. nightly.

Niner Wine Estates Complimentary Tasting

An Evening of Scotches

On Friday evenings at 6:00 p.m., the Resort hosts "An Evening of Scotches," a tasting event featuring three selections of Scotch. Guests will learn about the differences between the labels, unique aspects of the various whisky regions of Scotland, and various ways to drink Scotch. "An Evening of Scotches" is priced at $45 person and advanced reservations are required. For information or reservations, call 480-624-1202 or email dining@kierlandresort.com.

Kierland Kampfires

Kierland Kampfires
A signature activity and popular evening ritual, roasting Arizona s'mores over an open fire pit creates a fun and memorable experience for guests of all ages. $5 unlimited s'mores per person or complimentary if paying resort services charge.

Kierland Kampfires

Scotch Master Tastings

As a part of its ongoing Scotch program, the Resort hosts a series of Master Tastings, hour-long events that feature an expert from one of the leading Scotch producers. Each event begins at 6:30 p.m., costs $50 per person and includes light food pairings. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (480) 624.1202 or emailing dining@kierlandresort.com.

Feb. 13 (Tom Turner: Talisker 10 year, 18 year, Talisker Storm, Distillers Edition)
Feb. 20 (Tom Turner: Talisker 10 year, 18 year, Talisker Storm, Distillers Edition)
March 7 (Robert Camacho: Glenfiddich 15 year, 18 year, 21 year, Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams)
March 8 (Robert Camacho: Glenfiddich 15 year, 18 year, 21 year, Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams)
April 16 (Robert Camacho: Glenfarclas 15 year, 17 year, Glenfarclas 21 year, 25 year)
April 16 (Robert Camacho: Glenfarclas 15 year, 17 year, Glenfarclas 21 year, 25 year)
May 15 (TBD: Glenmorangie Astar, Ealanta, Glenmorangie La Santa, Nectar D'or)
May 16 (TBD: Glenmorangie Astar, Ealanta, Glenmorangie La Santa, Nectar D'or)

Scotch Master Tastings