Grand Teton Music Festival’s 19th Annual Jackson Hole Wine Auction Event to Take Place June 21-22

2013 event celebrates ‘Distinctive Flavors of the West’ — bringing top vintners and celebrity chefs
to Jackson Hole with proceeds benefiting community education and outreach programs

JACKSON HOLE, WY. – May 14, 2013 – Each summer, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction brings together the best in food and wine for a weekend event that has become one of the preeminent charity wine auctions in the nation. Since the inaugural event in the summer of 1995, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction has benefited the music education programs of the Grand Teton Music Festival and has raised millions of dollars for the continued enrichment of arts and culture in Jackson Hole.

This year, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction celebrates ‘Distinctive Flavors of the West’. The weekend kicks off with the Riedel Welcome Party at The Handle Bar, presented by Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole and Westside Wine & Spirits. The Auction and Gala Dinner will take place under a grand tent at the stunning Snake River Ranch overlooking Rendezvous Mountain. The dinner will feature celebrity chefs Scott Conant and Graham Elliot. Chef Conant of Scarpetta restaurants is one of the country’s most respected chefs, with restaurants in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Toronto. He was the recent winner of Chopped All Stars on the Food Network. Chef Elliot of Graham Elliot Restaurant stands as the youngest Four Star Chef to be named in any major U.S. city. He recently opened his third restaurant in Chicago, and is currently a judge on Fox’s MasterChef. The event will also feature local chefs Chad Horton, Head Pastry Chef for the Fine Dining Restaurant Group, Bill Boney of Dining In Catering, and well-known “Cowboy Chocolatier” Tim Kellogg of Meeteetse Chocolatier.

“THERE ARE REMARKABLE AUCTION LOTS TO TEMPT YOU: RARE AND FAVORITE WINES, EXTRAVAGANT ADVENTURES AND EXQUISITE ART PIECES TO FILL THIS YEAR’S CATALOG.”
— Katrina Ryan, Chairman, Jackson Hole Wine Auction

With auction lots ranging from once-in-a-lifetime adventure trips to unique wine collections in both live and silent auctions, guests will bid while dining on a 5-course dinner paired with wine selections from Domaine Serene (Oregon), Dominio Del Plata & Susana Balbo (Argentina) and Domaine Carneros (California). Following the dinner and auction, attendees will dance the evening away to the rocking sounds of the Richard Brown Orchestra. Attire for the highly anticipated event will be ‘Western Elegant’, and the limited supply of tickets is selling fast with a May 31 deadline.

 “WE EXTEND OUR HEARTFELT APPRECIATION TO THOSE WHO HAVE GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME, TALENT, SERVICES, FINANCIAL RESOURCES, AND AUCTION LOTS. THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT.” — Andrew Todd, Executive Director, Grand Teton Music Festival

The Jackson Hole Wine Auction makes exhilarating musical experiences possible. Each dollar raised goes to support the education and outreach programs of the Grand Teton Music Festival.  A Limited Supply of Ticket Packages are on sale now. Tickets are selling fast, with a May 31 deadline. Weekend Package including Riedel Welcome Party, Auction and Gala Dinner is $1,050 per person (Tax Deductible amount is $700 per ticket). Gala Package including Auction and Gala Dinner is $750 per person ($500 per ticket is tax deductible). Please visit www.jhwineauction.org or call 307.732.9965 for ticket information.

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 For media and interview requests, please contact Muriah Miller, Director of Marketing,
Grand Teton Music Festival-
muriah@gtmf.org or 307.732.9957

 Mark your calendars for the Grand Teton Music Festival 52nd Summer Season from July 4 to August 17.

Click here for a digital copy of the 2013 season preview brochure.

 

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