Meet your Wine Auction chairs

BLAKESLEY and 
CYRIL CHAPPELLET

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WELCOME TO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUN VALLEY WINE AUCTION! 

At Sun Valley Museum of Art, we believe that art is the highest form of hope. An education in the arts helps develop both creativity and critical thinking in young minds and nurtures essential social skills like collaboration, empathy and confidence throughout life. Now in its 50th year, SVMoA has served as the Wood River Valley’s cultural anchor, providing every student in Blaine County access to high-quality arts education and uniting our community through shared arts experiences. For 40 of those 50 years, the Sun Valley Wine Auction has brought together world-class vintners and chefs to celebrate, support and further The Museum’s mission. 

 

This year, we celebrate the Chappellet family and our hosts, Blakesley and Cyril Chappellet, for their steadfast support of the Sun Valley Wine Auction and for their unwavering commitment to SVMoA over the years. Continuing the tradition established by Molly Chappellet, who played a key role in organizing the inaugural Sun Valley Wine Auction in 1981, Cyril and Blakesley are proud to bring their passion for the finest in food and wine to their roles as the chairs for this year’s 40th anniversary auction. We are humbled by their support of SVMoA, both for the work we have done in the course of 50 years, and for all that lies ahead.