Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays

Immerse Yourself in Wine & Luxury: The Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays

Imagine swirling a glass of exquisite California wine amidst the breathtaking scenery of Yosemite National Park. This dream becomes reality at the Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays, a prestigious event held annually at the historic Ahwahnee Hotel. This three-day celebration of wine, food, and camaraderie offers a unique opportunity for wine enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike.

A Weekend of Wine Discovery

Every fall, the Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays welcomes renowned Napa Valley wineries and vintners to the heart of Yosemite. This exclusive event allows you to meet the winemakers themselves, delve into their passionate stories, and discover exceptional wines from across California.

Festive Delights and Culinary Expertise:

The festivities kick off with a Meet the Vintners reception, where you can indulge in delicious hors d’oeuvres paired with featured wines from the participating wineries. As the weekend unfolds, the grand living room of the Ahwahnee Hotel transforms into a wine-tasting haven. Here, the distinguished winemakers lead intimate seminars, offering insights into their winemaking process and the unique characteristics of their offerings. Each guest receives three glasses from each winery, allowing for a personalized wine tasting experience.

A Culinary Mecca

No celebration at the Ahwahnee Hotel is complete without an exquisite culinary experience. Chef Percy Whatley, the executive chef of the renowned Ahwahnee Dining Room, orchestrates a medley of flavors throughout the weekend. Each meal is expertly prepared and paired to complement the featured wines, creating a truly memorable culinary journey.

A Grand Finale Fit for Royalty:

The culmination of the Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays arrives with the grand gala dinner held in the historic Ahwahnee Dining Room. This unforgettable evening features a multi-course meal, meticulously crafted by Chef Whatley and his team. Each course is paired with a specific wine from the participating vintners, showcasing the perfect harmony between food and wine.

Imagine savoring slow-cooked California quail with sunchoke puree, its delicate flavors enhanced by a Freeman Vineyard Pinot Noir. Or picture yourself enjoying the hearty Broken Arrow Ranch Texas Antelope Loin with Cardamom Roasted Carrots, paired with a bold Hidden Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley.

Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays

Beyond the Grape

The Ahwahnee Hotel offers additional gourmet experiences throughout the year. Consider attending Chefs Holidays in January, where renowned California chefs showcase their culinary expertise, or immerse yourself in the festive spirit of the Bracebridge Dinner during the holiday season.

Experience the Magic

To learn more about the Ahwahnee Vintners Holidays and discover other epicurean adventures offered by the Ahwahnee Hotel, contact them at (888) 413-8869. This is your chance to unwind amidst breathtaking scenery, connect with passionate winemakers, and indulge in an unforgettable culinary journey.

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