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Big Sky Resort Hosts 3rd Annual Vine and Dine Festival

Big Sky Vine and DineFind out at Big Sky’s Vine and Dine Festival if wine tastes better at 11,166 feet.

Montana’s prestigious summer wine festival Vine and Dine is taking tasting to new heights. Whether it’s sipping Pinot atop Big Sky’s iconic Lone Peak or savoring more than a hundred wines from dozens of different wineries from across the globe, Big Sky Resort’s 3rd Annual Vine and Dine Festival promises a scenic, wine-tasting experience unlike any other.

This year’s Vine and Dine event, taking place Aug. 18 – 21, will feature 34 wineries from Napa Valley, Calif., and Walla Walla, Wash., to Argentina, France and Japan.

The four-day festival includes 16 different wine-tasting and food-pairing events, all which are sure to satisfy even the most sophisticated food and wine-lover palates. Learn about wine color, aroma and clarity from Master Sommeliers or enjoy a picnic pairing while taking in the mountain vistas from Everett’s 8800, located at the top of Big Sky Resort’s Ramcharger Chairlift.

The festival aims to not only educate visitors about wines and wine pairings, but it’s an opportunity to taste hard-to-find wines made at boutique wineries from all across the world while celebrating Big Sky’s local arts and culture. Many of the events have limited space so as to create an intimate wine-tasting experience for guests.

Big Sky Resort is pleased to welcome back California-based Master Sommelier Fred Dame, the first American to serve as President of the Court of Master Sommeliers Worldwide, as well as special guests Jay Fletcher, Master Sommelier from Colorado; Scott Giambastiani, Google Global Program Chef; and Kent Torrey, a cheese-pairing specialist.

Thursday’s opening event on the terrace of the Summit Hotel will showcase a wide array of different wines and a live painting performance by Hamilton, Mont., painter Troy Collins.

The festival’s Grand Tasting event is on Saturday this year, featuring more than 100 wines from 25 different wineries with three distinctly different and substantial culinary presentations located around the Summit Hotel and Lone Peak Pavilion.

Tickets and a schedule of events are available online at bigskyresort.com/vine. Lodging discounts are available for Vine & Dine guests.

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