PCSkiGal: In Park City This Summer? Food & Wine Classic Returns
Planning to be in Park City, Utah this summer? The Park City Food and Wine Classic is back. It's hard to imagine that this humble festival is now in its 11th straight year and attracts thousands of oenophiles and foodies.
More than two dozen food and wine tastings, seminars, bike rides, hike excursions and dining events will be led by world-renowned experts in Park City’s famous Wasatch Mountains July 9-12.
“This event blends the absolute best of Park City: outstanding food and drinks, and world-class outdoors,” said Jason Ornstein, owner of Team Player Productions, which organizes the Food & Wine Classic. “There are experiences for every sense — taste, smell, sight, touch. I can’t think of a better way to spend a long summer weekend.”
The weekend opens with classic-favorite bike rides, stand-up paddle-boarding and wine tastings — plus newcomers featuring yoga and a trip to the shooting range. It features the famed “Hair of the Dog” bike ride, plus sumptuous “Brunch Brunch Baby” and “It’s a Mary Morning” brunches.
Ticket prices range from $50 for the “Blues & Brunch” — combining live local music with a mouthwatering southern-style brunch buffet — to $225 for “Guns N Roses,” a backcountry Ranger tour of clay shooting, followed by a delicious outdoor lunch at Victory Ranch.
The locals favorite is the Stroll of Park City. Bring your sneakers and call Uber. You won't be driving anywhere after this 'classic' event.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit that provides healthcare for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties. Last year, the Classic raised more than $30,000 for the clinic. In all, Team Player Productions has raised more than $1.4 million for local charities.
Photos: Park City Food & Wine Classic set for July (Jill Adler)