Wine Auction Schedule

2015 Sun Valley Wine Auction Event Schedule

REGISTRATION & AUCTION LOT VIEWING

Registration and Auction Lot Viewing takes place Thursday, 10am-5pm and Friday, 10am-3pm at Dollar Mountain Lodge. Get a sneak peak at all the fabulous silent auction lots and pick-up up your Sun Valley Wine Auction weekend guide.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DINNERS WITH THE VINTNERS
7pm into the evening
Private locations throughout Sun Valley

One of the most anticipated events of the Wine Auction weekend, Vintner Dinners are a chance to gather with a select group of guests for an evening of outstanding wine and excellent cuisine. These intimate and distinctive dinners take place in stunning private homes throughout the valley. Renowned winemakers offer their cellar gems and join forces with acclaimed chefs, both local and international, who prepare outstanding multi-course meals, perfectly matched with the selected wines. This inspired chemistry makes for a truly memorable experience.

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

Thursday, July 23, 2015

JUNIOR PATRONS CIRCLE
TAPAS and TASTING
7 – 10pm

Mingle with other young patrons of the arts in a gorgeous setting as you sample tapas style dishes and taste exciting wines from several of our participating wineries. The wines are specially selected to complement the chef’s creations, resulting in delicious and sometimes surprising pairings. Vintners will be on hand to share anecdotes, answer questions and guide the tastings. Spend a delightful summer evening meeting people, discovering new flavors and enjoying great wine.

Friday, July 24, 2015

WINE AUCTION GALA and CELEBRATION
Be a Part of the Tradition
5 – 10pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge Tent

The celebrated Wine Auction Gala is renowned for its fabulous entertainment, stellar cuisine, special winery-hosted tables and impressive auction lots. The excitement in the air is palpable and builds throughout the evening. Start off by tempting your palate with scrumptious samplings from famed vintners, followed by multiple gourmet courses from Sun Valley Resort’s accomplished Executive Chef John Murcko. Enjoy world-class wines and a thrilling live performance as well as the opportunity to support The Center by bidding on exceptional silent and live lots. This year’s lots feature fabulous travel opportunities, extraordinary wines and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WINNING BIDDERS BRUNCH
9:30 – 11:30am
Cristina’s Restaurant

Receive a special invitation to join Friday night’s lucky auction winners at the renowned Cristina’s Restaurant. This delightful brunch is hosted by Cristina Cook and Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

VINE & DINE in Sun Valley
General Entry, 6 – 9pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge

The Wine Auction weekend extravaganza culminates with Vine & Dine in Sun Valley. A lawn party with great wines, tasty tapas plates, live music, maybe even some dancing…what more could you want? Gifted local chefs will show off their latest and greatest dishes for you to dine on and, most importantly, more than 100 wineries have contributed their best varietals so you can taste to your hearts content. Don’t forget, there are always surprises and hidden gems that show up at the wine tables! Cap off the evening with live music that will get your feet tapping. And, of course, everyone gets to take home a complimentary commemorative Riedel glass. Bubbly Bus Shuttle Service offered from Sun Valley Pavilion.

VINE & DINE PLUS PASS
Early Entry & Indoor Wine Tasting, 5 – 6:30pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge

For those interested in a true Wine Tasting experience, be sure to opt for an Early Entry Pass. Gain early access to great food and a special indoor tasting with select vintners. Only open to Vine & Dine Plus pass holders. The indoor tasting is open from 5-6:30pm. Following, Vine & Dine Plus Pass holders are welcome to join the outdoor tasting, food, live music and revelers on the lawn and under the tent.

Bubbly Bus Shuttle Service offered from Sun Valley Pavilion. There is no parking available at Dollar Mountain Lodge.

Highlights from the 2014 Sun Valley Wine Auction