December Winemakers' Weekend at Alta. December 4, 5 & 6, 2009 Fisher Vineyards Pairs with Alta Lodge
October 26, 2009
Alta, Utah—Fisher Vineyards and Alta Lodge have teamed up for a festive weekend of food and wine pairings, dining and skiing at Alta during the first weekend of December. The weekend will feature wines from Fisher’s Spring Mountain and Napa Valley estates paired with specially selected menu items from Alta Lodge Chef Paul Raddon.
Napa Valley proprietor and winemaker Juelle Lamb Fisher grew up in Salt Lake City skiing the slopes of Alta. After graduating from University of Utah and moving to California, she met and married her husband Fred, and Fisher Vineyards was launched in 1973. “I remember skiing at Alta when there was only one lift—the single chair Collins. None of the runs were groomed and there was always great fresh powder,” reflected Fisher. “Today, I often think, when I walk to the top of our vineyard terraces, what a great journey it has been, from the pristine mountain air and skiing to the quietness of the early morning in our mountain vineyards.“
Chef Paul Raddon was schooled in French Escoffier-style cooking as well as and Asian-fusion, which combines Asian and French cooking. He refers to his cooking style as “eclectic”, with signature menu items that include pork tenderloin with cider Bourbon sauce and cranberry chutney, panko-crusted salmon with mango vanilla bean sauce, and bison prime rib with red currant Cabernet sauce. Alta Lodge has drawn wine enthusiasts for the last four years for summer wine pairings weekends.
weekend starts on Friday evening with a winemaker’s reception. After skiing on Saturday, there will be a
vintner’s dinner featuring special food and wine selections. Sunday is another
ski day, with a break for lunch at the Lodge.
The three-day winter event includes lodging, breakfast and dinner daily,
opening reception, vintner’s dinner and Sunday lunch. The weekend event is open to non-skiers as
well as skiers. The cost for the
extended weekend is $797 per person, double occupancy, or $1,154 single
occupancy. Tax and service charge are
included; a “no wine” rate is also offered.
About Fisher Vineyards
Founded in 1973 by Fred and Juelle Fisher, Fisher Vineyards grows and produces wines from both its Napa Valley Estate and Spring Mountain Estate (Sonoma County). Today, Fred and Juelle's three children, Whitney, Robert and Cameron, have joined Fisher Vineyards and are leading the way to a second generation of fine wines. For more information, visit www.fishervineyards.com.
About the Lodge
Since 1939, skiers coming to Alta have made Alta Lodge their home. Owned and operated by the Levitt family since 1959, the Lodge offers fine food, traditional lodge ambience and a place in front of the fire to tell of the day’s adventures. For more information, visit altalodge.com, or call 800-707-ALTA (2582) for reservations.
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Contact: Joni Dykstra