Thursday, August 15 through Sunday, August 18, 2019
Vine & Dine is a premier destination event where foodies, wine, and spirit connoisseurs mix with master sommeliers, top culinary talent and winemakers in the stunning destination of Big Sky, Montana.
The Big Sky food, spirits and wine experience incorporates outdoor adventure and unparalleled scenic beauty with food and wine tastings, stimulating and fun educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, amazing curated lunches and dinners, our popular unique evening market, and a Pinot at the Peak wine tasting at 11,166ft.
Big Sky Resort offers a wide range of slopeside accommodations in Big Sky, MT. From hotels and condos to Montana-style cabins and luxury home rentals, Big Sky Resort has an option for your preferences and budget.
Thursday, August 15
SEMINAR | High Elevation Wines
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Peaks Restaurant, Summit Hotel
Big Sky Resort resident sommelier Don Jost hosts. Although the wine-growing challenges are numerous as vineyard altitudes increase, it doesn’t stop some enterprising producers from carrying on the tradition of exciting alpine wines. The intense sunlight and massive temperature swings can produce wines of incredible power and balance that are the perfect complement to hearty, mountain cuisines. These are often dynamic wines of great character that offer a refreshing change from the super-soft fruity wines that dominate the mainstream wine market of today. This tasting should energize your palate and get you in sync with the mountains as you prepare for the ride up to Everett’s for the Opening Reception.
Tickets: Complimentary event
OPENING RECEPTION | Vine & Dine Opening Reception
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Everett’s 8800
The perfect way to kick off the Big Sky Vine & Dine weekend of festivities. Ride Ramcharger 8 to Everett’s 8800. Sip, savor, mingle and marvel in this picturesque setting at the top of Andesite Mountain. Pitchfork fondue, wood-fired grills, classic cheese fondue and other delights from the high regions of the world will be on display. Culinary students from Montana ProStart programs join Big Sky Resort and visiting regional and VIP chefs to show off a variety of culinary creations. Master sommeliers Fred Dame, Jay Fletcher, Google Bay Area Food Service Manager, Chef Scott Giambastiani along with The Cheese Shop’s Kent Torrey host this incredible event. This is your chance to meet and mingle with master sommeliers, winery reps from over 30 wineries with over 120 wines, local distillers, and chefs from around the region. This unique event will elevate your expectations of both Montana culinary offerings, Montana spirits and premium wines of the world.