Wine Auction 2014 Schedule
Registration is located at Dollar Mountain Lodge on Thursday, July 17th from 10am to 5pm and Friday, July 18th from 10am to 3pm.
Thursday, July 17
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.
JUNIOR PATRONS CIRCLE
TAPAS and TASTING
7 - 10pm
Mingle with other young patrons of the arts in a gorgeous outdoor 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 18
WINE AUCTION GALA
5 - 10pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge Tent
That’s the kind of event this is. 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 local restaurant, Cristina’s, followed by four gourmet courses from Sun Valley Resort’s accomplished Executive Chef John Murcko. Enjoy world-class wines and a thrilling live performance by inventive dance group, Brian Sandersˊ JUNK, 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 19
WINNING BIDDERS BRUNCH
9:30 – 11:30am
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
Vine & Dine Plus Pass – Early Entry and Indoor Wine Tasting, 5 - 6:30pm
General Entry, 6 - 9pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge
The Wine Auction weekend extravaganza culminates in our brand-new Vine & Dine event. 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 heart’s 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 from the hip Boston-based trio, The Ballroom Thieves, playing soulful and high-energy folk/rock so you can break out your best dance moves. And, of course, everyone gets to take home a complimentary commemorative Riedel glass.
Vine & Dine Plus Pass
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.
Champagne Shuttle Service offered from the Horseman’s Center, Sun Valley Road.
Friendly reminder: There is no parking at Dollar Lodge for this event.