BLACKBIRD VINEYARDS AND TRAVEL SOMMELIER TEAM UP FOR ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICAN GETAWAY AUCTION LOT
On March 7th-9th Blackbird Vineyards will be in Park City, Utah for Red, White & Snow 2019, the National Ability Center’s premier fund raising event. Celebrating it’s 15th year, this weekend-long culinary, wine and ski festival celebrates the empowerment of people of all abilities through adaptive recreational activities.
In our 4th year of participation, Blackbird Vineyards and it’s President Paul Leary can be found at the following events:
Thursday, March 7 | Uncorked
Stein Eriksen Lodge
An intimate evening tasting of over 30 vintners’ favorite wines and hors d’oeuvres.
Friday, March 8 | Wine on the Mountain
St. Regis Deer Valley
A slope-side tasting and luncheon with an unparalleled view.
Friday, March 8 | Vintner Dinners
Private Homes in Park City
A private vintner dinner featuring an exquisite meal from Victory Ranch Chef Adam Price.
Saturday, March 9 | Gala Dinner & Auction
Montage Deer Valley
An evening of culinary delights, decadent vintages and thrilling auction items.
The Auction Lot
Ultimate South African Adventure Topped off w/ Pleasures of Napa
2 Guests | 7 Days, 6 Nights | South Africa
4 Guests | 3 Days, 2 Nights| Napa, CA
For 7 days and 6 nights, the winner bidders will see the very best of South Africa—world-famous safari, the finest golf the continent has to offer and the very best in wine and cuisine. The adventure continues with an idyllic Napa Valley couples’ retreat featuring a 2 night stay at Blackbird Vineyards’ gorgeous,100-year-old Oak Knoll House, dinner for 4 at renowned Charlie Palmer Steak Napa, a private tasting for 4 at RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection and a one-year membership to BlackMail— Napa Valley wine membership uncompromised.
About Blackbird Vineyards
Founded in 2003 by Michael Polenske, Blackbird Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Right-bank-inspired wines from the Napa Valley. Planted in 1997, the estate vineyard is located in the heart of the Oak Knoll District—a region appreciated for its moderate climate and deep, gravelly soils. The vineyard’s valley floor topography presents optimum growing conditions for winemaker, Aaron Pott, to produce elegantly-styled, appropriately-balanced red wines that offer short and long-term cellaring potential.
About Travel Sommelier
Travel Sommelier designs itineraries in niche markets around the world and offers unparalleled knowledge of local food and wine in these markets. Travel Sommelier customizes trips for clients, only after spending an extensive amount of time to understand the dream behind each trip. Travel Sommelier then books and structures the trip in tandem with deep and abiding relationships “on the ground”, including boutique hotels, safari lodges, guiding and transportation services, restaurants, wineries and sommeliers.
About Red White & Snow
Red, White & Snow 2019 is the National Ability Center’s premier fund raising event. Red, White & Snow is a food and wine lover’s paradise. The event allows guests to meet winemakers, vineyard owners and nationally renowned chefs and delight in their most prized collections and delectable dishes.The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.
Media release and image provided by Bespoke Collection Artisanal Brands & Experiences.