PARK CITY, Utah (June 1, 2016) — Time to break out the hiking shoes, load your bikes and make room in the wine rack – the Park City Food & Wine Classic returns for its 12th season this summer.
From July 7-10, enjoy an impressive schedule of events featuring amazing food- and wine-tastings, educational seminars, lifestyle experiences and more. Rated one of the top food and wine festivals in the country by USA Today’s Readers Choice, the event brings together more than 600 artisans, including world-renowned chefs, sommeliers, vintners, brewers, distillers and local producers.
More than 25 events will be on the menu this year, with a portion of all proceeds once again going to the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit providing healthcare for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties.
“Every year, we get so excited to come back to Park City, and this summer’s classic is shaping up to be another phenomenal long weekend,” said A. J. Bodden, vice president of Townsquare Live Events, owner of the Food & Wine Classic. “This is an event that brings together the absolute best of what Park City and the surrounding region has to offer: phenomenal food, exceptional accommodations, world-class outdoor activities, and the greatest people around. I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to spend a long summer weekend.”
Tickets range from $65 to $225, and can be purchased on the Classic’s website: www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com. Follow the classic on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – and be sure to use the hashtags #parkcityfoodandwineclassic, #pcfoodandwine and #pcfoodandwineclassic – to stay up-to-date on the latest Park City Food & Wine Classic news and information.
Read on for highlights of some of the top seminars this year:
Montage to Moab- Thursday, July 7, 2016
Montage and Moab (Arches & Moab) |6:00am-4:00pm | $7,500
Bike and hike in this exclusive guided experience through some of Southern Utah’s most stunning landscapes. Up to seven guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a private, personalized day-trip to the iconic red rock vistas of Arches National Park and Moab/Canyonlands. The adventure includes a luxurious private charter plane, gourmet picnic lunch and personal Montage tour guide.
SUP ‘n’ Suds- Thursday, July 7, 2016 or Friday, July 8, 2016
Deer Valley |11:00am-1:30pm|$95
Grab a board and hit the water to experience the fastest growing paddle sport in the world. Standup paddleboarding, or SUP, offers a phenomenal, active opportunity to take in the gorgeous mountain views and crystal blue waters of Deer Valley Lake. Back by popular demand, Park City SUP owner and pro Trent Hickman will lead the seminar. Whether you’re a novice or looking to hone your SUP skills, Trent and his team will take you on an hour-long tour. There will also be a variety of boards and gear to demo. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delectable lunch, compliments of Deer Valley, paired with local craft brews from Wasatch Brewery.
Fat Tires & Phat Wines- Friday, July 8, 2016
Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley | 10:00am-1:00pm | $95
Raise a glass and cheer this Classic favorite at Deer Valley Resort, combining a love for mountain biking with food and wine. Executive chef and fellow cyclist Zane Holmquist of Stein Eriksen Lodge leads a scenic ride through the beautiful panoramic single tracks that make Park City a world-class mountain biking destination. After dismounting and shedding the mud, Chef Zane will prepare a sumptuous lunch on the deck at Stein’s overlooking Deer Valley. Winemakers and avid cyclists Whitney Fisher and Nile Zacherle will be on hand, as will their creations for Fisher Vineyards, Zacherle Wines, and David Arthur Vineyards.
This is an intermediate/advanced level ride; previous mountain biking experience is highly recommended.
Hike & Hops- Friday, July 8, 2016
Apex at Montage Deer Valley | 10:00am-1:00pm | $95
Grab your hiking boots and hit the trails with this energizing trek, offering gorgeous mountain views of Deer Valley. Guided by outdoor ambassadors from Montage Deer Valley, this hike begins at the top of Guardsman Pass, following a magnificently scenic route through the trails of Wasatch Crest to the backdoor of Montage Deer Valley. Enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch on Montage’s scenic Apex Terrace, paired with frosty samples of beers, compliments of Montage executive chef Shawn Armstrong and Stella Artois – a refreshing end a great day on the trails.
F&W Luncheon with Silver Oak
Relish in delicious pairings focused on Napa wines in this delectable luncheon. Join Lindsay Hayes of Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars in this exceptional food and wine experience. The wines will be expertly paired with the delightful cuisine from St. Regis Deer Valley executive chef Chip McMullin. Courses and wines subject to change, but only for the better.
Moonshine in the Mountains Luncheon- July 8, 2016
New High West Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch | 12:00pm-2:00pm | $95
When it comes to pairings, why does wine get to have all the fun? Everything goes well with whiskey, especially from High West. Single malts, bouryes, bourbons, and rye whiskies offer an interesting range of tastes and aromas, which can be just as varied as wine. Sensational small plates provided by the culinary team at High West will be matched perfectly with diverse whiskeys, giving you a greater appreciation of food pairings. Join head distiller and High West proprietor David Perkins at the new distillery location at Blue Sky Ranch. After the luncheon, enjoy a VIP tour of High West’s new state of the art whiskey facility.
Gott & Gears- Saturday, July 9, 2016
St. Regis Deer Valley | 10:00am-1:00pm | $95
Jump on and clip-in for this unique event that combines two of Park City’s best world-class activities: biking and dining. Led by mountain bike enthusiast Joel Gott and St. Regis Deer Valley executive chef Chip McMullin, embark on a journey through Park City and Deer Valley’s premier single-track terrain. Two rides will be on offer: expert-level terrain on Bald Mountain or intermediate-level terrain on Silver Lake. After the bike ride, dig into a showcased lunch from Chef Chip at the J&G Grill, complemented with Joel Gott and his wines.
Reds, Ryes and Ramble- Saturday, July 9, 2016
High West’s Nelson Cottage | 9:00am-12:00pm | $95
Start your day with breathtaking views of Park City and beyond as you venture out with High West ambassadors on a rewarding and revitalizing hike. This trek will take you through the scenery of beautiful aspen forests as you learn about the scenic trails Park City has to offer. Beginning at Park City Mountain, this gorgeous route ends at High West with a delightful lunch and wine tasting.
Drink Big Italy! Luncheon- Saturday, July 9, 2016
Tupelo | 11:00am-12:30pm | $95
Attention Italian-wine lovers! Advanced sommelier William Davis will share sensational small plates in a variety of preparations, each expertly paired with Italian wines. Dive into Barolo, Bolgheri, Amarone, Brunello di Montalcino, Barbaresco and Sagrantino, and take part in an Old World exercise in tannin, weight, body, and how food and flavor affects our perceptions of what “big” is.
Whiskey & Wine Dinner- Saturday, July 9, 2016
High West’s Nelson Cottage | 7:00pm-9:00pm | $165
The Nelson Cottage by High West captures the flavor of the West in its beautiful architectural design and artfully crafted cuisine. Enjoy a six-course pre-fixe dinner, with a menu of the chef’s choosing in a communal dining setting. The Classic partners with High West to offer a sophisticated evening tucked inside the cozy cottage. Each course will be complemented with either a wine or whiskey.
Clay & Cabernets- Sunday, July 10, 2016
Blue Sky Ranch | 10:00am | $225
Lock, stock and barrel: Blue Sky Ranch leads a western-inspired mountain adventure at its multi-station clay shooting course. Never fired a gun? No worries. An experienced range master will provide instruction and show you how it’s done in a safe and fun fashion. Whether you’re a novice or an expert marksman, there is no better setting than Blue Sky Ranch’s backcountry for a shooting experience. Each station on the course has a pavilion where Blue Sky chef Collin Blakeman will serve delectable food samples along the way. The adventure will end at the Yurt with light fare and some fabulous wines serving more than just cabernets.
Veuve & Vinyasa- Sunday, July 10, 2016
Montage Deer Valley | 10:00am-12:00pm | $125
Join an invigorating outdoor yoga session on the beautiful Grand Lawn at Montage Deer Valley. Take in the sun and fresh mountain air as Vinyasa-style flow yoga gets your heart pumping and muscles lengthened. All levels are welcome, no previous yoga experience necessary. After the yoga session, enjoy brunch prepared by Montage executive chef Shawn Armstrong on the deck of Apex at Montage and Veuve Clicquot.
High West Bourbon Brunch- Sunday, July 10, 2016
High West Distillery at Blue Sky Ranch | 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am| $65
Finish your Park City Food and Wine Classic weekend with an al fresco brunch atop the mountains at beautiful High West at Blue Sky Ranch. The brunch will offer spectacular views, a mouthwatering western-inspired brunch, and a trip to the bar … High West style.
Additional tickets will become available as more events are added to the 2016 schedule; therefore, be sure to check back often for expanded event information. Follow us on Facebook at parkcityfoodandwineclassic, Instagram @pcfoodandwine or Twitter @pcfoodandwineclassic to stay up-to-date on the latest Park City Food & Wine Classic news and information.
About the Park City Food and Wine Classic
The Park City Food and Wine Classic is a premier destination event for master winemakers, culinary greats, and connoisseurs, offering all the opportunity to wine and dine in beautiful Park City, Utah. More than 600 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and locally-made products take part in the festival. Activities include food and wine tastings, seminars and cooking demonstrations. To learn more, visit www.parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com.
About the People’s Health Clinic
People’s Health Clinic is a community-funded, nonprofit health clinic that provides high-quality primary care to uninsured individuals and families in Summit and Wasatch counties. The clinic’s services include pediatric, chronic disease, prenatal and general adult medical services. The patients seen at the People’s Health Clinic are local residents who contribute to making our community exceptional. In fact, 18 percent (or 1 in 5) of the clinic’s patients are employees of area restaurants. To date, the Park City Food & Wine Festival has raised more than $30,000 for the Clinic. For more information visit www.peopleshealthclinic.org.
About Townsquare Media, Inc.
Townsquare is a media, entertainment and digital marketing services company principally focused on small and mid-sized markets across the U.S. Our assets include 309 radio stations and more than 325 local websites in 66 U.S. markets, approximately 550 live events with over 16 million attendees each year in the U.S. and Canada, a digital marketing services company serving thousands of small to medium sized businesses, and one of the largest digital advertising networks focused on music and entertainment reaching more than 60 million unique visitors each month. Through our portfolio of market leading radio stations, live events, and digital and social media properties, we seamlessly and effectively connect our brands, audiences and advertisers across platforms, communities and geographies. Our brands includes iconic local media properties such as WYRK, KLAQ, K2 and NJ101.5; acclaimed music festivals such as Mountain Jam, WE Fest and the Taste of Country Music Festival; unique touring lifestyle and entertainment events such as the America on Tap craft beer festival series, the Insane Inflatable 5K obstacle race series, and North American Midway Entertainment, North America’s largest mobile amusement company; and leading tastemaker music and entertainment owned and affiliated websites such as XXL.com, TasteofCountry.com, Loudwire.com, JustJared.com and BrooklynVegan.com. For additional information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com. For additional information, please visit www.townsquaremedia.com.