Vine & Dine Festival Takes Wining and Dining to New Heights

Monday, July 31, 2017

It's time to take sipping to new heights.

The 4th Annual Vine & Dine wine and food festival, Aug. 17th - 20th, is an intriguingly delightful and adventurous artisanal-food and wine festival at beautiful Big Sky Resort.

TV Personality and American Chef John Besh and Google's culinary team will be on hand preparing exquisite tasty delights to personalize your food experience. Plus, taste hundreds of obscure wines from boutique wineries in a dozen different countries and listen to Master Sommeliers with some of the most sophisticated palates in the world discuss Portuguese, orange and mineral wines.

Back again for the fourth year is Vine & Dine's signature event: Pinot on the Peak. Big Sky Resort combines delicious pinot tastings with the resort's popular Lone Peak Expedition. It's the ‘Biggest Tasting in America,' and includes a ride on the Swift Current chairlift, an alpine picnic, a covered safari ride and an aerial tram ride to the top of Lone Peak. Toast to good wine, new friends and new adventures at 11,166 feet.

New to the festival is an opportunity for hospitality professionals to take an intensive introductory Sommeliers class from a team of Master Sommeliers. Nearby Bozeman's metropolitan-influence is drawing a growing number of consumers with sophisticated palates and an affinity for fine wine and cuisine. This intro course is an opportunity for local and regional wine and hospitality professionals to keep pace with their knowledge of proper wine service and deductive tasting.

In addition, Master Sommeliers Fred Dame and Jay Fletcher, both at the top of their class, will teach deductive wine tasting techniques. Google Global Program Chef Scott Giambastiani will prepare globally inspired Google cuisine using Montana products. American chef and TV personality John Besh will dazzle attendees with exquisite Southern delights. Food & Wine named Besh one of the "Top 10 Best New Chefs in America." He won the coveted James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef-Southeast in 2006, has 19 acclaimed restaurants and bars, authored four cookbooks and hosts two national public television cooking shows.

All of this plus music, a thriving local arts scene and beautiful landscapes for as far as the eye can see. Come, kick back and enjoy the mountains with superb wine and dining. Visit bigskyresort.com/vine to purchase tickets and for a list of scheduled seminars.