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Nirvana Food & Wine Festival

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa 5700 E McDonald Drive Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Apr 16 2020 - Apr 19 2020

Price: $125-$350

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Back by popular demand, the Nirvana Food and Wine Festival returns for its fourth round of showing off amazing food and wine. This event brings celebrity chefs and premier wine and spirit makers from around the world to the Phoenix metro area. The four-day festival features some of the most spectacular spirits, wine, and food created by both local and international all-star celebrity chefs. 

The Nirvana Food & Wine Festival isn’t just another wine-tasting event. Food lovers will get the opportunity to enjoy food and drinks curated by some of the world’s best while enjoying the beauty of Arizona’s Camelback Mountains, which serves as a stunning backdrop for this premier event.

ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT

The Nirvana Food and Wine Festival has some wonderful events planned to suit the interests of different event attendees. Each day of the event has a new theme. Since there are separate ticket options, you can choose to attend the events that interest you the most. 

The festival starts off with the wildly popular Wine and Wagyu from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Enjoy premium quality Wagyu beef that has been wood-smoked over an open flame while sipping whiskey cocktails and wine. You'll hear great live music during this event too. 

Friday night’s Flutes & Coops theme is an event that is all things fried chicken along with a champagne campaign. There will also be a full bar premiering some of the best cocktail mixologists in the business. 

Nirvana’s weekend festivities include daytime events such as the Nirvana Celebrity Golf Tournament, an afternoon of Tequila & Tortillas, and the Rosé Parté on Sunday afternoon. For those looking for another fun night out, Saturday night’s Best of the West event is sure to please with a great evening filled with celerity mixologists, incredible cuisine, and excellent live music. You'll enjoy the excitement while watching the sun go down over the backdrop of some of the most beautiful views of Camelback Mountain.

LOCATION

This festival will take place at the stunning Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona. 

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa

5700 E McDonald Drive

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Phone: 1-855-421-3522

LINEUP

Nirvana has an impressive lineup for each day of the event. For a complete list of chefs and events, visit the Nirvana Food & Wine homepage

RVING AT THE EVENT

While Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort does not have an RV park, you'll find several accommodating campgrounds in the surrounding area. Greater Phoenix's best RV parks are all within an hour's drive to the event venue. This makes bringing an RV rental to the festival a great idea, and RVshare has plenty of options to choose from.

WHERE TO STAY

On-Site Accommodations

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa offers beautiful accommodations right at the event site with a variety of suites and villas to choose from. Options include spa suites and mountain cabins. Check out Sanctuary Camelback Mountain’s prices and booking options on its accommodation overview page. 

RV Camping

If you're traveling to the area in an RV, remember to find a nearby campground that will accommodate your specific rig size. It will be nice to come back to your own, quiet space after all of the eating, drinking, and fun you had at the event. Here are the RV parks closest to the event venue:

• Scottsdale Trailer Corral - 3202 N Scottsdale Rd # 11, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

• Covered Wagon RV Park - 6540 N Black Canyon Hwy # 53, Phoenix, AZ 85017

• Twin Palms RV Park - 2225 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85213

• Desert Shadows RV Resort - 19203 N 29th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027

Hotel Accommodations

For anyone looking to stay off-site, there are several hotels located very close to the resort. Many hotels are located within 10 miles of Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. Here are a few popular options within a 15-minute drive:

• Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia - 4949 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

• Mountain Shadows Resort Scottsdale - 5445 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

• JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa - 5402 E Lincoln Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

• Camelback Inn - 4635 Marriot Resort Hotel Condominium, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

HOW TO GET THERE

  • From Phoenix: Take I-10 E to AZ-51 N, and then East Lincoln Drive. Turn right onto North Superstition Lane. It is a 25-minute drive and about 15 miles north of Phoenix. The major highways in the area are relatively RV friendly. However, it is recommended that you have a smaller vehicle to access the resort area for the festival.
  • From Sky Harbor Airport: Head West on E Sky Harbor Blvd and continue on Terminal 4 Arrivals East Sky Harbor Boulevard for about 2 minutes. Take South 44th Street and East McDonald Drive to North Superstition Lane in Paradise Valley for about 8.5 miles. Turn right onto North Superstition Lane, and you will immediately arrive at the resort. 

PARKING

Event parking is available for all ticket holders and resort guests. We do suggest carpooling if at all possible if you are not staying at the resort. Contact the resort for more details on parking for the event.

TICKETS & PRICING

Depending on what event you want to attend, tickets can range from $125 to $350, excluding tax. VIP tickets cost more, and you can get tickets to the golf tournament for a group of four for $2,000. You can visit their home page for more details.

WRAP UP

If you decide to attend this festival, send your Nirvana Food & Wine Festival photos and stories to [email protected] RVshare loves to read and share all of the fun you’re having on your RV road trips. We may even feature some of your pics on our blog. Tag us on social media and tell us about the delicious food, wine, and spirits you got to enjoy while taking in the beautiful views of Camelback Mountain. 

To get updates and learn more about the event, follow @NirvanaFoodWine on Twitter, @NirvanaFoodandWine on Facebook, and @nirvanafoodandwine on Instagram.

Please note, this is not the official source of the event information. While we try to be as comprehensive as possible, some details may have changed since the time this article was written. Please confirm final details with the official event page.