2020 Vintner Dinners

Special thanks to our Vintner Dinner hosts, winery partners & chefs for their support of arts, education & Sun Valley Museum of Art.

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
FOR VINTNER DINNER #3!

 

If you are interested in attending, please contact Wine Auction Director Peter Burke at pburke@svmoa.org.

VINTNER DINNER 3. Past, Present & Future with Blue Farm, Lombardi & Three Sticks

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

With a nod to Ketchum’s history and a glimpse at the future of both winemaking and gastronomy, join longtime SVMoA patron Carol Swig at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute in sampling and celebrating a selection of lesser-known, small-batch vintages from Blue Farm Wines, Lombardi Wines and Three Sticks Wines. Partake in a menu of locally sourced, seasonal delights from Ketchum’s own James Beard Award nominee, Taite Pearson, while you taste the fruits of these three artisanal wineries, all while enjoying the home of the newly unveiled Sun Valley Culinary Institute located in the historic Cornerstone Building in downtown Ketchum.

BLUE FARM WINES Unlike many of the other established wineries at the Wine Auction, Blue Farm Wines began as a “winegrowing project” in 2007 by Donum Estate president and winegrower Anne Moller-Racke. Started on Moller-Racke’s seven-acre home vineyard in Sonoma with friend Tim Mott and winemaker Kenneth Juhasz, the small vineyard is planted with a mixture of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay clones. Blue Farm wines are unique for the care given to growing these select grapes. These small-lot, single vineyard wines are available through Blue Farm Wines membership, directly from the winery and at select restaurants and wine shops.

LOMBARDI WINES Launched in 2013, Lombardi Wines began as a passion project of husband and wife duo Tony and Christine Lombardi. When he began Lombardi Wines, Tony was working as Director of Brand Management and Public Relations at the iconic Kosta Browne Winery. Tony left Kosta Browne in 2015 to focus on Lombardi Wines and other wine projects. Lombardi Wines produces small lots of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Sonoma county with the help of winemaker Cabell Coursey. Their Pinot Noir is crafted with care from a family of growers in Petaluma, where the Lombardi family has been since 1947.

THREE STICKS WINES A boutique, family-owned winery producing wines of world-class quality, Three Sticks Wines was founded in 2002 by owner William S. Price III. Named for Price’s surfing nickname “Billy Three Sticks,” Three Sticks Wines’ philosophy is to produce wines of world-class quality from their exceptional estate properties including Durrell Vineyard, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, and Walala Vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Led by veteran winemaker Bob Cabral, Three Sticks produces craft, small-lot, artisanal wines created with the intention of bringing people together.

TAITE PEARSON Local chef Taite Pearson brings more than 20 years of professional culinary experience to this Vintner Dinner. A James Beard Award nominee, Pearson has worked for some of the most famous chefs in the world, including Chicago’s Charlie Trotter and France’s Joël Robuchon. In Idaho, Pearson has been the chef of many local restaurants and has made a name for himself in Sun Valley’s culinary scene for his attention to detail and use of locally sourced, seasonal fare.

CAROL SWIG For emeritus Wine Auction Chair Carol Swig, the arts are everything. Carol, a proud mother of four and grandmother of two (with two more on the way!), has worn many hats in the course of her professional career, from chef to concert promoter to social worker. Fully certified in equine therapy, Carol has also studied at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and has worked with war veterans, at-risk teens and abused children and adults using alternative modalities for trauma therapy. A master needle artist and knitter, Carol, who sits on the board of Sun Valley Culinary Institute, has been a long-time patron of SVMoA and a vocal advocate for The Museum’s arts and education initiatives. “It’s one of the most important things for me to support,” she says. “Without the arts, our lives would be black and white.”

DONORS
Carol Swig | Blue Farm Wines | Lombardi Wines | Three Sticks Wines

CHEF
Taite Pearson

INCLUDES
1 seat to the September 14, 2020 Vintner Dinner

SEATS AVAILABLE
10

COST PER SEAT
$1,500

VINTNER DINNER 4. Greenspan Cellar Gems: The 100-Point Wine & Dine

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

How often does life grant you the privilege to taste a 100-point wine? What about FIVE? From the idyllic setting of Ron and Susan Greenspan’s home along the banks of the Bigwood River in southwest Ketchum, this vintner dinner promises to be an experience you won’t soon forget. Featuring spectacular back-to-back 100-point Château Pontet-Canet 2009/2010 vintages and the once-in-a-lifetime Bodegas Toro Albala Don Px 1946, this dinner will be curated around five 100-point wines pulled from Susan and Ron’s cellar and set to a menu prepared by Ketchum’s own James Beard-nominated chef, Taite Pearson. With its multiple patios and wide-open spaces, the Greenspan residence offers vistas of the mountains and views of the river from every room, providing an unparalleled milieu to sip and savor the finest wine there is.

TAITE PEARSON Local chef Taite Pearson brings more than 20 years of professional culinary experience to this Vintner Dinner. A James Beard Award nominee, Pearson has worked for some of the most famous chefs in the world, including Chicago’s Charlie Trotter and France’s Joël Robuchon. In Idaho, Pearson has been the chef of many local restaurants and has made a name for himself in Sun Valley’s culinary scene for his attention to detail and use of locally sourced, seasonal fare.

SUSAN & RON GREENSPAN The lucky attendees of this exclusive Vintner Dinner will find themselves at the stunning home of charming local philanthropists Susan and Ron Greenspan, tucked along the banks of the Bigwood River in southwest Ketchum. The house was built to take full advantage of its setting. With its open indoor and outdoor spaces, state-of-the art kitchen, and opulent art collection set against views of the surrounding mountains, the Greenspan residence is the perfect spot for entertaining.

DONORS
Susan & Ron Greenspan

CHEF
Taite Pearson

INCLUDES
1 seat at the September 19, 2020 Vintner Dinner

SEATS AVAILABLE
Sold Out

COST PER SEAT
$2,500

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