Colorado Food and Wine Tasting at Timberline Restaurant – Creek Side Patio
FRI July 23rd – 4:45 pm- 6pm
Wineries: Steve Rhodes and A. Eames’ Puesta Del Sol vineyards from the West Elks AVA, North Fork Valley, COLORADO.
Price of Ticket: $55
• Hosted by Timberline Restaurant, local winemaker Alfred Eames owner of Puesta del Sol Vineyards in Paonia and Eliane Wissoq of “The E-Vine”.
• An educational tasting of 4 red wines from two wineries from Paonia and Hotchkiss, North Fork Valley (Crested Butte’s closest Wine Country) which was designated as the West Elks AVA for its terroir at an elevation of over 6000 ft. This tasting will be particularly interesting as it will feature two of the best Colorado wineries only 10 miles from each other but whose wines are of very different styles. Steve Rhodes was one of the early (post prohibition) pionners that brought the North Fork wine country back to life in the mid 90’s and a mentor to A.Eames who followed in his foosteps a few years later. Their wines have graced notable restaurant wine lists such as The Littel Nell of Aspen. Master Sommelier / Author Andrea Immer (Windows on the World restaurant in New York City) fell in love with S. Rhodes’ 1999 Cabernet Franc at the Little Nell hotel in Aspen and picked Rhodes’ 2002 Merlot as Colorado’s top wine in a 2004 TV show called “50 Wines for 50 States.”
• Finger food will be prepared by Timberline Restaurant to compliment the wines.
• 2 bottles of Colorado wine tasted at the event is included in the ticket price ($40value) !! At $55, this package is a No Brainer!