If timing is everything, then Kip and Debbie Evans have it all with their new Rocky Point Wine Shoppe and Concierge, with an outside entrance on the east side of the Sonoran Spa lobby.

They bring a very special expertise to our little slice of paradise by the sea: For the last 15 years they have served the private jet owners in Scottsdale Air Park with full catering and personal shopping needs. The fact that they regularly serve celebrities, high government officials and royalty from around the world, has given them the widest range of service and shopping experience as possible in the industry.

What their unique specialty means to condominium owners and renters—and not just those located in the Sonoran Spa—is that there is now a proven system in place that allows you to arrive to a fully stocked condominium with the items you custom ordered. The hassle of last minute shopping and hauling goods down across the border is no longer necessary. After all Kip and Debbie do this every day. They even have a 4,000 square foot kitchen at Scottsdale Air Park they use to prepare and stock complete charters for visiting sports teams, entertainers, and a long list of aircraft owners whose requests are specific and sometimes, well, finicky.

In addition to the concierge personal shopping aspect of their services, they stocked the small general store space with a totally updated inventory of items that Americans find difficult to locate south of the border. However, if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, the new owners will see that it becomes part of their inventory for you. They will take care of local shopping as well and are working to have their web site up and running shortly, which will be linked to the Rocky Point Reservations web site so visitors can submit their shopping list at the time they reserve a condominium unit.

Wine Shoppe?

You bet! This should be great news for many residents and visitors alike. Again, using their expertise, this time gained from many years of wine collecting and active memberships in seven wine tasting clubs in California, Kip and Debbie have converted a connecting space to the store into a wine bar where guests can relax with friends, a bottle of wine selected on a price/quality basis from around the world, perhaps a nice cheese or snack plate. The Wine Shoppe is scheduled to open the middle of April and they plan to have wine tastings on the patio area of the Spa, on the beach and in conjunction with selected restaurants in Rocky Point.

The general store has been operating since February, and the concierge shopping is also available at this time. There is a wide selection of wines in stock at the store. It’s best to stop in next time you’re driving by the Sonoran Spa and talk to their experienced and bilingual manager, Gontran (“Goni”) Denis who can answer all your questions. You can also call him at the store, which is open daily from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM at 638-382-8114. Keep in mind that if you are calling from a land line, there is no need to dial the 638 prefix.

In speaking with Kip and Debbie, it is clear that this is a timely endeavor by a couple with the exact experience it takes to make a visit to Rocky Point even more relaxing.


This article is brought to you by the Sonoran Resorts Sales Group, www.sonoranresorts.mx, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales and Marketing.