Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Wine Tasting Extravaganza
Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Wine Tasting Extravaganza is a day of mix and mingling with fellow wine lovers during the premier summer Wine Auction weekend in the resort community of Sun Valley, Idaho. Under the Big Tent at Sun Valley Resort’s Dollar Mountain, renowned guest vintners and winemakers pour some of their finest releases—both classic vintages and recent bottlings—and are more than happy to answer any questions patrons have. Wine Spectator magazine has frequently ranked the weekend as one of the top 10 charity wine auctions in the country, with all proceeds supporting Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ programs, educational outreach and a scholarship fund.
ConciergeQ Host Maria Prekeges shares URHereTravel Coverage, sponsored by Atkinsons’ Market, from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts’ Wine Tasting Extravaganza! Featured interviews include: Tom Pyle-General Manager of Atkinsons’ Market, Hugh Shiels-Owner of DuBrul Vineyard, Debbie Frol-General Manager of L'Ecole N° 41 Winery, Christl Holzl-Wine Auction Director of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Rick Small-Owner of Woodward Canyon Winery, Chris Figgins-President of Figgins Family Wine Estates, Drew Bledsoe-Former NFL Quarterback and Proprietor of Doubleback Winery, and Erik Vorm-Owner of Cornerstone Bar and Grill.
Atkinsons’ Market’s Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction lot featured seven fabulous, coveted Northwest wines, including: Côte Bonneville by DuBrul Vineyard, L’Ecole N° 41, Leonetti Cellar by Figgins Family Wine Estates, and Woodward Canyon. Moreover, the lot was designed by Sharon and Tom Pyle and based on artwork created by local artist Kerrin McCall. The 18th edition of the Atkinsons’ lot is called “First Light, Take Flight,” and the bottles were sandcarved and hand-painted by the talented artists of Fresh Northwest Design of Gig Harbor, Washington. The high bidder also won an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over Boise, Idaho.
For additional information regarding the Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction, held each summer, please click on WineAuction.org and be sure to visit Atkinsons.com, who have made supporting arts and culture in Sun Valley, Idaho a prime company mission.