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Optional excursions are provided and managed by Kuoni Destination Management. Sign up at the Kuoni Destination Management Presidents Institute excursion registration page and enter the password 2019cic.

Note that any changes or cancellations also should be made directly with Kuoni Destination Management. Please refer to their stated refund and cancellation policies when you register. Fees for optional excursions include transportation from and to the hotel, applicable taxes, gratuity, and credit card processing fee. Please pre-register as space is limited.

Two photos: (left) crate of wine bottles; (right) table set with cheese, fruit, crackers, and wine glasses

Tasting and Bottling

Su Vino Winery is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Old Town District of downtown Scottsdale. This award-winning winery specializes in wine customization, including unique and interesting varietals. It also is the only winery in Scottsdale to offer guests the opportunity to take part in the bottling process. The visit begins with an educational session about the winery, production, and sourcing. Then guests will participate in tastings and in the winemaking process by bottling and corking wines and labeling the bottles. Light refreshments, including cheeses, crackers, and fruit will be served.

Cost: $116.48 per person

Front view of the Price House

An Architect’s Dream Tour

Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark and home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and School of Architecture. Nestled on over 600 acres of Sonoran Desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the landscape is filled with a variety of natural vegetation, including cacti, ironwood, and mesquite. This tour will take guests through the courtyards and garden paths and along a reflecting pool to the drafting studio of the Taliesin Architect Group. Following the tour of the grounds and living room, guests will be invited to sit in some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture designs. Guests then will tour the Price House, another architectural masterpiece designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in Paradise Valley.

Cost: $128.96 per person