2017 Vintner Dinners

Vintner Dinners are a time honored and much anticipated Wine Auction tradition – intimate gatherings with a select group of guests, outstanding wine and excellent cuisine. Held in stunning private homes throughout the Valley, this year’s dinners feature an exceptional collection of esteemed wineries and acclaimed chefs.

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

The Blackburn Residence
Laura & Brick Blackburn

(A Wells Fargo Private Dinner)

Villa Creek Cellars
Chef: Chris Kastner

The lucky attendees at this one-of-a-kind Vintner Dinner will find themselves at the Blackburns’ stunning home, a hidden jewel in the hills above Warm Springs, savoring wines from Villa Creek alongside Chris Kastner’s inventive dishes.

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Vintner Dinner The Blackburn Residence
Vintner Dinner Brown Residence

The Brown Residence
Liz Brown, Trish & Dave Wilson

Kosta Browne Winery
Round Pond
Chef: Beau MacMillan

Spend an enchanting summer evening under the stars at this Vintner Dinner, complete with coveted wines courtesy of Kosta Browne and Round Pond.

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The Calvin Residence
Jennifer & Joe Calvin

Peay Vineyards
Larkmead Vineyards
Chef: Stuart Brioza

Join Jennifer and Joe Calvin for an extraordinary and exclusive evening, featuring wines from Peay Vineyards and Larkmead Vineyards while Stuart Brioza, from San Francisco’s The Progress and State Bird Provisions, directs the show in the kitchen.

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Vintner Dinner Calvin
Vintner Dinner The Field Dinner

The Field Dinner
Britt & Peter Palmedo,
Leslie & Michael Lanahan

O’Shaughnessy Estate Winery
DuMOL Winery
Chef: Taite Pearson

Come enjoy one of the most unique vintner dinners ever offered by the Sun Valley Center’s Wine Auction.  In this creative and unusual setting, O’Shaughnessy and DuMOL will be showcasing their wines during an elegant farm-to-table dinner.

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The Fisher Residence
Sandra & Chip Fisher,
Barbara & Stanley Zax

Marchesi Antinori
Chef : John Tesar

Marchese Piero Antinori will be sharing his internationally revered wines at the Fisher’s picturesque home, nestled in stands of delicate aspens and hundred-year-old fir trees.

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Vintner Dinner Fisher
Vintner Dinner Hitchin

The Hitchin Residence
Jill & David Hitchin

(A Wells Fargo Private Dinner)

Patz & Hall
Chef: David Fox

At the peaceful setting of the Hitchin’s home, guests will dine among spectacular views of Griffin Butte while enjoying an inspired selection of exquisite wines from Patz & Hall and JUSTIN.

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The Andrus Residence
Lesley Andrus

(A Wells Fargo Private Dinner)

Plumpjack Winery
Talley Vineyards
Chef: Scott Mason

Join us for an unforgettable Vintner Dinner at a gorgeous home in Golden Eagle. Chef Scott Mason will present his creative and captivating cuisine using fresh local ingredients, flawlessly paired with a selection of award-winning wines from PlumpJack and Talley.

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Vintner Dinner Andrus
Vintner Dinner Walker

The Walker Residence
Sheila & Willy Walker

Joseph Phelps Vineyards
Chef: Chris Lusk

The Walkers’ contemporary home commands expansive and unparalleled views of Sun Valley. Chris Lusk, known for his a unique style and mastery of Southern cooking, will bring a playful take on the region’s classic cuisine to compliment Joseph Phelps’ limited-release wines of undisputed excellence.

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The Weatherholtz Residence
Georganna & Eric Weatherholtz

Three Sticks Winery
Phifer Pavitt Wine
Chef: Drew Van Leuvan

The Weatherholtz are poised to present you with a storybook Sun Valley evening in their beautiful new home perched above Warm Springs. Enjoy a fabulous meal prepared by Drew Van Leuvan, perfectly matched with the outstanding wines from Three Sticks and Phifer Pavitt.

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Vintner Dinner Sisilli