Sun Valley Center Wine Auction
Don't miss out on the community's largest fundraising event, the Sun Valley Center Wine Auction. This 32 year old event takes place over four days, letting you experience incredible wines from around the world, unique vintner dinners prepared by top chefs, one-of-a-kind auction lots and an entertainment wine picnic and concert featuring gourment food from local restauruants and wine from you favorite vintners - all in support of The Center's art and humanities programs!
Wine Auction 2013 Schedule
Thursday, July 18
7:00 pm into the evening
Private Venues throughout Sun Valley
The Center is pleased to offer winemaker dinners in private homes and unique locations throughout the valley. Our Wine Auction guests can experience outstanding wine and extraordinary meals in intimate settings. Winemakers bring their cellar gems to these events while local and internationally renowned chefs brilliantly prepare multi-course feasts, designed to pair with the wines. These Vintner Dinners are distinctive, memorable and not to be missed.
Special thanks to our Vintner Dinner hosts who graciously open their homes to support The Center.
Junior Patrons Circle
7:00 pm into the evening
Wine, Tapas, and Tasting Party
Mingle with other young Center supporters at the Junior Patrons Circle Wine and Tapas event. You’ll try fabulous wine paired with delectable tapas served at a unique locale in Ketchum. Gather at the venue outside with your hosts and representatives from Longmeadow Winery and Napa Valley’s Trefethen Family vineyards. They love to share their wines with aficionados and this is your opportunity to taste some their best bottling in a festive atmosphere. After the final tapas are passed the fun will continue well into the night.
Friday, July 19
Wine Auction Gala
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge Tent
High spirits, great wine, superb food, good company… and a little friendly competition all come together at the prestigious Sun Valley Wine Auction Gala. We’ll be celebrating the recent merger of the Valley’s two finest arts organizations – the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Company of Fools – so join us in raising a glass to this exciting partnership. Sit at a table with vintner hosts and bid on incredible mega-lots of wine, fine merchandise, and travel packages provided by our loyal supporters. The highly anticipated scholarship segment of the evening allows our patrons to raise their paddles to directly support our scholarship awards program. Top the night off with awe-inspiring entertainment from Cirque Berzerk and then dance the night away under the Big Top.
Saturday, July 20
Grand Wine Tasting and Picnic Concert
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dollar Mountain Lodge
The Valley’s favorite party just got even better! We’ve taken everything that’s great about the Wine Tasting and Picnic Concert and merged it into one amazing event at Dollar Mountain Lodge, where you can learn about wine and enjoy a gourmet picnic and concert. Your ticket is an exclusive pass to taste wines you don’t see every day and enjoy epicurean delicacies prepared by favorite local restaurants. Of course there is music – toe-tapping entertainment from Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, a funk jazz band – that will get your feet moving and your heart soaring. Have fun and drink wine with a purpose as you support the arts in the Wood River Valley. Take home a complimentary Riedel glass.
Friendly reminder: There is no parking at Dollar Lodge for this event. Take the Champagne shuttle from the Pavilion parking lot on Sun Valley Road.