Opportunities and events
*On July 8th the Museum of the Rockies will present its Annual Wine and Culinary Classic. Every year members of the Wine Club have volunteered to pour wine for the patrons. This year there are a few new wrinkles that may make the event more enticing for volunteer pourers.
First of all, one week before the event, you will be introduced to the wines on your table and given instructions on pouring. In the week in between your training and the event, you will be able to familiarize yourself with tasting notes, vineyard information and winemaking facts provided by your local wine professionals. Talk the talk and walk the walk!
The night of the event, pourers will have order forms at each table and the pourers who sell the most wine will receive a grand prize. Even if you don’t win, there will be a reward of one bottle of the fabulous wines we pour that evening. You may even get to taste a few of the wines at the end of the evening.
The Wine and Culinary Classic will take place Saturday, July 8th so mark your calendar. If you wish to sign up as a volunteer pourer, just send an e-mail to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give us a call at 586-8828.
*After having experienced the beauty and hospitality of the Madison Valley Ranch over Easter weekend, I was delighted to be presented a chance to offer another wine dinner at this gorgeous venue on June 2nd.
The Madison Valley Ranch sold out every seat for our last dinner and they would love to have another congenial group come by for a great evening the first Friday in June. The Madison Valley Ranch is located across the Madison River from Ennis in Jeffers, Montana. This beautiful setting won the Lodge of the Year from Orvis in 2015 and I can see why. There is a pond and a creek where you can practice your fly casting and it is a short walk through the Channels to the Madison if you prefer to river fish. At dusk we watched ring neck pheasants, sand hill cranes and osprey fly by serenaded by meadowlarks. In the adjacent field a moose family made daily appearances last summer and we were lucky enough to see a herd of deer foraging as we ate.
Our dinner was prepared by Chef Matt Pease who stoked his creative energies to bring out dishes made with a variety of locally sourced victuals including smoked trout,Wagyu beef, spring lamb as well as beets, parsnips and cheeses. Tiffany and I came up with some delicious wines to pair and I would say, all in all, it was one of the best dining experiences in Madison County.
Jeanie and I as well as some other folks from Bozeman employed a strategy of staying at the lodge overnight instead traveling back in the dark. Believe me, the accommodations are first rate. The good news is the Madison Valley Ranch has a special deal for those who stay over (just mention the Wine Gallery dinner). It really can’t be beat for a fun night away from the city. As a bonus, in the morning, we we reserved a delicious breakfast with some of the best coffee I’ve had in years.
If you just want a ticket for dinner, it is $89 including everything. Call us for the wine dinner only option at 586-8828 and we will get you a seat. If you wish to book the dinner and lodging package, I would suggest a call to the Madison Valley ranch directly at 800-891-6158. Call soon, the last event sold out quickly.
Posted on Tue, May 9, 2017
by Tiffany Olson filed under