New Ticket Packages Include Butler Service, Celebrity Chef Access, Hotel Stays and More

LAS VEGAS – UNLVino, Las Vegas’ time-honored wine festival, is offering guests a VIP twist to their evenings by unveiling a series of high-end experience packages. Guests will indulge like never before with these packages boasting celebrity chef meet and greets, luxurious hotel accommodations, incredible dinners, and even personal butler service – a brand new way to complement all three of UNLVino’s world-class events, taking place April 16, 17 and 18.

A limited number of experience packages are available; each includes two tickets to its correlating UNLVino festivity. Packages are now available for purchase on, featuring the following:

Bubble-Licious VIP Experience – Thursday, April 16
Before UNLVino’s kickoff evening filled with champagne and sparkling wines commences, VIP guests can partake in a meet and greet with the guest of honor and Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence recipient, Chef Daniel Boulud. The experience comes complete with an unforgettable multi-course dinner at the James Beard Award-winner’s dB Brasserie and an autographed cookbook. Following Bubble-Licious, participants will enjoy a one-night stay at The Venetian Las Vegas® all-suite luxury resort. $1,000

Sake Fever VIP Experience – Friday, April 17
Guests can make the most of the return of fan-favorite event, Sake Fever, being held for the first time at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa’s stunning pool, with a special package including a one-night stay at the spectacular Summerlin resort. Prior to the sake soiree commencing, guests will feast on a superb dinner at Red Rock’s hot new restaurant, Hearthstone Kitchen & Cellar. At the event, guests can soak in a beautiful Vegas night in their very own private pool cabana with VIP butler service, perfect for savoring the extensive variety of Asian and American cuisine, sakes, inventive mixology, craft beer and premium spirits available throughout the evening. $750

Grand Tasting VIP Experience – Saturday, April 18
Enhance UNLVino’s centerpiece event with a one-night stay at Paris Las Vegas and a fabulous dinner at Martorano’s, the acclaimed Italian-American restaurant from the Grand Tasting’s Dom Pérignon Award of Excellence recipient, Steve Martorano. Martorano will personally greet VIP guests, then join them for a fun photo opp and cookbook signing. After this concludes, guests will head to the Grand Tasting event which will feature a bevy of outstanding wines, spirits and beers, as well as bites from some of the city’s top restaurants and UNLV’s culinary program. $1,000

Funds raised from UNLVino’s new experience packages will benefit students at UNLV’s William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration. Nevada’s oldest and largest wine tasting celebrates more than 40 years of taking a “sip for scholarship” as it returns to Las Vegas for three evenings, Thursday, April 16 through Saturday, April 18. The event continues the university and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada’s mission to raise millions of scholarship dollars for the Hotel College.

Tickets for UNLVino are now on sale at For more information on the event and program overall, visit and follow @UNLVino_Vegas on Twitter.

About UNLVino
UNLVino was cofounded in 1974 by the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration and Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada, the two organizations which continue to sponsor it today. Over the past four decades, UNLVino has raised several million dollars for scholarships and other academic developmental needs of UNLV students. UNLVino is differentiated through unparalleled, hands-on student experiences at all levels of event planning, execution and promotion, as well as the impactful funds raised each year – all testaments to the celebratory weekend’s broader purpose – scholarship.

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