18th Annual “Wine’d Up” Gourmet Dinner & Auction in Support of Whistler Search & Rescue


Whistler Search and Rescue Society (WSAR) will hold their eighteenth annual gourmet dinner and auction, “Wine’d Up”, on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.  Tickets go on sale on September 1, 2017.


Attendees at this popular event will enjoy an evening of outstanding cuisine prepared by five of Whistler’s renowned chefs. The five-course dinner will be paired with wines from California including selections from Wente Vineyards. The evening is generously supported by the winery and the United States Consulate and will help fund the critically important work of Whistler’s Search and Rescue organization.


Wine’d Up is the single largest source of revenue for our very busy volunteer team,” says Brad Sills, President of WSAR. “Wine’d Up” is the only local event that raises needed funds to support our team of volunteers who donate their time and skills to assist in search and rescue functions in the greater Whistler area. Each year, our search and rescue missions help save many lives throughout the seasons. Whistler Search & Rescue, a non-profit organization, is an invaluable resource to the RCMP, the community and the people and visitors it serves.”


Cuisine from these five chefs will be paired with the following premium wines:

• Steve Bjormark, Executive Events Chef, Whistler Blackcomb/Vail Resorts

◦Wente Vineyards Estate Grown ‘Louis Mel’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

• James Walt, Executive Chef, Araxi Restaurant + Bar

◦Wente Vineyards Estate Grown ‘Morning Fog’ 2016 Chardonnay

• Dustin Harkness, Executive Chef, Whistler Cooks Catering

◦Wente Vineyards Single Vineyard ‘Riva Ranch’ 2014 Pinot Noir

• Dean Hossack, Executive Chef, Nita Lake Lodge

◦Wente Vineyards Single Vineyard ‘Charles Wetmore’ 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

• Isabel Chung, Executive Chef, Fairmont Chateau Whistler

◦Wente Vineyards Estate Grown ‘Beyer Ranch’ 2013 Zinfandel


In addition to great food and wine, guests will enjoy live and silent auctions throughout the evening; the auctions will be loaded with exciting items generously donated by businesses, artists and individuals in Whistler and throughout B.C. Recommended attire for the evening is smart casual/smart western.


Whistler Search and Rescue Society’s 18th Annual “Wine’d Up” 

Gourmet Dinner & Auction

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Dusty’s Bar & Grill, Whistler Creekside

Reception & Hors D’Oeuvres 6:30 pm

Tickets $180 + GST – on sale September 1st

For tickets call Whistler Blackcomb at 1-800 766 0449 ext. 2


About Whistler Search & Rescue: Founded in 1973, the Whistler Search and Rescue Society is a registered charitable organization in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Its primary function is that of a community resource to assist the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in a variety of search and rescue functions. They utilize helicopter rescue in most cases and are equipped with helicopter long-line, high angle rope, swift water and mountain rescue equipment.


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About Wente Vineyards: Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the oldest continuously-operated, family-owned winery in America; owned and managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery draws from Estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Wente Vineyards is distributed in all 50 states and in over 70 countries worldwide. In 2010, Wente Vineyards was among the first wineries to receive the Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing designation, and one of the only wineries to certify every aspect of its business. In 2011, Wente Family Estates was named American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast and a top 30 wine company by Wine Business Monthly. 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the Wente family bringing Chardonnay cuttings to California. Today, the Wente clone of Chardonnay is the most widely planted in California.



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