2016 Vintner Dinners

The Sun Valley Center is grateful to all our Vintner Dinner hosts and wineries who participated in the 2016 Wine Auction. These intimate dinners are an important tradition of the Wine Auction weekend, allowing our patrons to mingle with winemakers and vintners in exquisite surroundings. This year featured fantastic chefs from all over the world and coveted hard-to-get wines against the backdrop of some of the most stunning mountain views in the Wood River Valley.

Special thanks to our Vintner Dinner hosts who graciously opened their homes to support Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

The Campanale Residence
Alma & Ralph Campanale

(A Wells Fargo Private Dinner)

A memorable evening at Alma and Dr. Ralph Campanale’s beautiful Italian-style home, featuring wines from Blackbird Vineyards and Phifer Pavitt Wine paired with a delicious menu present by Chef Chris Kastner and his team from CK’s.

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Vintner Dinner Campanale
Vintner Dinner Figge

The Figge Residence
Sandy & Jim Figge

Guests enjoyed an evening at Sandy and Jim Figge’s beautiful flower-filled garden of the Z Heart Ranch, enjoying unparalleled views of the Boulder Mountains. Chef Nash Cognetti of St. Helena prepared a multi-course dinner, designed to complement a fantastic collection of wines from Garguilo Vineyards, Three Sticks Winery, and Lombardi Wines.

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The Hickey Residence
Dawn & Doug Hickey

Hidden away in the hillside, the Hickey residence offers breathtaking views of the Boulder Mountains. Dinner was served in the in the beautifully designed garden, presented by Chef Carlo Zarri of Cortemilia, Italy. A menu inspired by truffles complimented delicious wines from Hirsch Vineyards and O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery.

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Vintner Dinner Hickey
Vintner Dinner Selby

The Selby Residence
Kim & Rick Selby

Guests gathered in the expansive garden of the Selby’s residence to be greeted with staggering views of the mountains in all directions. Chef Donatello Castelli of Hollywood prepared a multi-course Italian feast, with wines from esteemed wineries; Domaine de la Côte, Failla Wines, and Skipstone Estate.

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The Shafran Residence
Stephanie & Steve Shafran

One of the most anticipated of the Vintner Dinners this year, the Shafran’s invited Chef Ken Frank of La Toque in Napa to treat their guests to a fantastic dinner at their stunning Ketchum home. Peter Michael wines accompanied an exquisite menu, offering guests a rare treat of sampling their limited production wines.

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Vintner Dinner Shafran
Vintner Dinner Stelck

The Stelck & Boeger Residence
Lisa Stelck & Bill Boeger

(A Wells Fargo Private Dinner)
In the quintessential stylish Sun Valley style of Lisa Stelck and Bill Boeger, guests enjoyed a fantastic meal prepared by Ketchum’s own Scott Mason (Enoteca, Ketchum Grill, Town Square Tavern), accompanied by the wines of Round Pond Estate, Cavus Vineyards and the Crane Assembly.

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The Walker Residence
Willy Walker

Willy Walker’s contemporary home offers expansive views from the Fairways of the Sun Valley area. As the sun set, guests enjoyed a fun and memorable dinner with the exceptional Chef Hugh Acheson, of Top Chef fame, as well as the celebrated wines of Kosta Browne Winery and Reynvaan Family Vineyards.

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Vintner Dinner Walker
Vintner Dinner Weld

The Weld Residence
Gwen & Greg Weld

(A Wells Fargo Private Dinner)
Local favorite, Chef Kate Metzger of Il Naso, created a delectable menu of seared scallops, foie gras, braised bison amongst other specialties atop the spacious deck of the Weld’s residence, overlooking the Pioneer Mountains. Paired with this incredible menu, were the stunning wines of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and Patz & Hall Winery.

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