August 21, 2009 Sun Valley Center Wine Auction
On July 22nd, we headed to Idaho to participate in the 28th Annual Sun Valley Center Wine Auction. On hand to present our wines was Stuart Bryan, national sales manager.
Events for the 2009 program included Vintner Dinners at area restaurants and private homes, educational seminars featuring Riedel Glassware, the annual Wine Auction Gala, and a Wine Tasting Extravaganza for the wine trade and consumers.
Pictured here at the Vintner Dinner at Chip and Sandra Fisher's residence are hosts Chip and Sandra Fisher (left), Trina Peters, board president, Courtney Gilbert, curator of visual arts, and Bill Ryberg executive director for the Center. The dinner featured the wines of Pride Mountain Vineyards and Hyde de Villaine paired with five courses from acclaimed chef John Tesar from Tesar's Modern Steak & Seafood in Houston, Texas. Forty people enjoyed the evening in a magical creek-side setting.
Shown in preparation for the Vintner Dinner are Stuart Bryan (left), Chef John Tesar of Tesar's (center) and Sous Chef Jeremy Robison in the Fisher's kitchen.