Vintner's Holiday: Yosemite Wine Tasting and Food Event

Vintners’ Holidays®

Vintners' Holidays at Yosemite

As autumn gives way to winter, accentuate your Yosemite vacation with a touch of elegance as prominent winemakers showcase their vintages during Vintners’ Holidays at Yosemite.

Join us for Vintners’ Holidays as we celebrate winemakers' fall harvests with our enlightening Yosemite wine tastings and seminars, a small private reception to meet winemakers in person, and a divine five-course gala dinner where each course is thoughtfully developed and prepared by Executive Chef Percy Whatley and The Ahwahnee Culinary Team to complement the often rare or limited-release wines shared by the participating wineries. The dates for Vinters' Holidays 2014 have been confirmed, please check back for vintner participants. In the meantime, take a look at the 2013 sessions to get a feel for the event.

Vintners' Holidays 2014

Session 1 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, November 4-6*

Session 2  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, November 9-11

Session 3  Wednesday, Thursday, November 12-13

Session 4  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, November 16-18

Session 5  Wednesday, Thursday, November 19-20

Session 6  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, November 30-December 2

Session 7  Wednesday, Thursday, December 3-4

For reservations phone 801-559-5000

*This is a 3-day session arriving on Tuesday, departing on Friday.

A special 5-night package will be available for sessions 6 and 7 only, in addition to the 2 and 3 night packages available that week.

See Vintners' Holidays Packages

 Vintners' Holiday Sessions

Whle we work on the lineup for this year's Vintners' Holidays in 2014, take a look at last year's sessions to envision the event.

Session #1 ~ November 11-12, 2013

Moderated by Ellen Landis, Wine Journalist & Judge
Bob Linquist, Qupe
Robert Foley, Robert Foley Vineyards
Frank Ostini & Gray Hartley, Hitching Post Wines
K.R. Rombauer, Rombauer Vineyards

Session #2 ~ November  13-14, 2013

Moderated by Ellen Landis, Wine Journalist & Judge
Nancy Lasseter, Lasseter Family Winery
Tom Rinaldi, Provenance Vineyards
Ed Sbragia, Sbragia Family Vineyards
Rob McNeill, Don & Sons

Session #3 ~ November 17-19, 2013

Moderated by Dan Berger, Wine Journalist & Judge
Steve Urberg, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards
Robb Talbott, Talbott Vineyards
Dan Goldfield, Dutton-Goldfield
David Duncan, Twomey Cellars

Session #4 ~ November 20-21, 2013
Moderated by Dan Berger, Wine Journalist & Judge
Stu Smith, Smith-Madrone
Scott Rich, Moraga Estate
Chris Benziger, Benziger Family Winery
Daniel Baron, Silver Oak Cellars
Session #5 ~ December 1-3, 2013
Moderated by Peter Marks, Master of Wine & Vice President of Education, Constellation Academy of Wine
Margrit Mondavi & Rich Arnold, Robert Mondavi
Jason Haas, Tablas Creek
Jeff Stewart, Hartford Family Winery
Janet Myers, Franciscan Estate Winery
Session #6 ~ December 4-5, 2013

Moderated by Peter Marks, Master of Wine & Vice President of Education, Constellation Academy of Wine
Melissa Stackhouse, J Vineyard & Winery  
Tim Carl of Huge Bear Winery & Andy Beckstoffer of Beckstoffer Vineyards
Ed Kurtzman, August West Wines
Joel Peterson, Ravenswood Winery

Vintners' Holiday Packages include: 

  • Accommodations for 2
  • Wine tasting seminars
  • An intimate Meet the Vintners Reception
  • 2 tickets to the 5-course Gala Dinner in The Ahwahnee Dining Room

2-Night Vintners' Holiday Packages

 Session 3: November 12 - 13, 2014
 Session 5: November 19 - 20, 2014
 Session 7: December 3 - 4, 2014

2-Night Lodging Packages start at:
The Ahwahnee (Classic Room) - $898*
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (Lodge Room) - $674*
Curry Village (Cabin with private bath) - $638*

*Prices include Gratuity. Tax is not included.

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3-Night Vintners' Holidays Packages

 Session 1: November 4 - 6, 2014
 Session 2: November 9 - 11, 2014
 Session 4: November 16 - 18, 2014
 Session 6: November 30 - December 2, 2014

3-Night Lodging Packages start at:
The Ahwahnee (Classic Room) - $1148*
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (Lodge Room) - $901*
Curry Village (Cabins with private bath) - $758*

*Prices include Gratuity. Tax is not included.

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5-Night Vintners' Holidays Packages

 Session 6: November 30 - December 2, 2014
 Session 7: December 3 - 4, 2014

5-Night Lodging Packages start at:
The Ahwahnee (Classic Room) - $2046*
Yosemite Lodge at the Falls (Lodge Room) - $1575*
Curry Village (Cabin with private bath) - $1396*

*Prices include Gratuity. Tax is not included.

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Did you enjoy last year's Vintners' Holiday? Looking forward to next year? Start making plans for the 2014 Vintners' Holiday season or commemorate the occasion with a Vintners' inspired gift idea.