Each summer, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction welcomes culinary masters and world-renowned winemakers to the Tetons for three days of tantalizing food and wine events. Join us June 23-25, 2016, for a magical weekend of wine, food and philanthropy benefiting the Grand Teton Music Festival.
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Auction & Gala Dinner
The centerpiece of the weekend’s festivities, this event takes place on a real Wyoming ranch in the shadow of the Tetons. Start the evening with a glass of Domaine Carneros sparkling wine, delectable hors d’oeuvres and fine wine while bidding on a marvelous collection of silent auction items.
Next, our entertaining auctioneer will round up the crowd and start the bidding for our exciting living auction held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime meal prepared by our five celebrated chefs and perfectly paired with superb wines from each of our featured vintners. The live auction includes a tempting array of distinctive lots from rare wine collections to luxury experiences that will surely get you bidding!
This remarkable evening of food, wine and philanthropy will conclude with live music by Moments Notice featuring Jerry Barnett and dancing by the light of the moon.
Suggested dress: Summer Cocktail
Can’t attend the Auction but still want to bid? Click here to learn more about absentee bidding.
NEW! – VIP Wine Tasting
* Includes a ticket to the Taste of Jackson Hole
Elevate your Taste of Jackson Hole experience with the VIP Wine Tasting! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s latest restaurant, Piste Mountain Bistro, is the venue for this fun, new event. Our Featured Vintners have chosen a signature wine just for our VIPs. They will entertain with tales from the vineyard and their winemaking philosophies. The VIP Wine Tasting is an opportunity to learn, converse, and taste the exclusive offerings.
Being a VIP has its perks! Upon arrival, head straight to the front of the line. You’ll have priority access through the VIP lane and sip a special glass of Domaine Carneros while you enjoy views from the gondola as you ascend to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. When all the wine has been sampled, you‘ll mingle with the winery principals in Piste’s intimate setting, while savoring culinary creations from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Executive Chef Wes Hamilton.
Then it’s time for the festivities at Taste of Jackson Hole! VIPs will receive a special tasting glass for Taste of Jackson Hole and Piste Mountain Bistro will be your exclusive lounge for the duration of the evening. When you want a break from the action, you can retreat to the serenity of Piste.
Tickets for this event are extremely limited so don’t miss out!
Suggested dress: Casual Cocktail
Taste of Jackson Hole
Embark on an all-you-can-savor culinary journey at the top of Rendezvous Mountain in Teton Village. Arrive by gondola to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s stunning Couloir Restaurant and enjoy mouthwatering bites from Jackson’s top restaurants paired with a handpicked selection of wine, beer and spirits. Join us for one of Jackson’s favorite summer events!
Suggested dress: Casual Cocktail
Taste of Jackson Hole Participants
Signature Private Dinners
Experience the luxurious side of mountain dining at one of our Signature Private Dinners. These intimate dinners are hosted in Jackson Hole’s most stunning homes. Your senses will be delighted by culinary collaborations between a celebrated chef and world-renowned vintner that will never be repeated. Spectacular Jackson Hole views, exemplary food and wines paired with a gracious host make this an experience you will not soon forget.
Suggested dress: Cocktail Attire
Private Dinner One
Sylvia Neil & Dan Fischel and Private Jet Services
Chef Ricky Estrellado and Ryo Hasegawa
Nobu, New York City
Arietta, Napa Valley
Caren and Fritz Hatton
Sylvia Neil & Dan Fischel, along with Private Jet Services, welcome you to their exquisite home in John Dodge. Its stunning location on the bank of the Snake River offers spectacular views. The Nobu chefs will illuminate the night with their inimitable Japanese cuisine that is sure to impress. Paired with the remarkable wines of Arietta this an unforgettable evening not to be missed.
Private Dinner Two
Kathy Kline & Tayloe Piggott
Providence, Los Angeles
Archery Summit, Willamette Valley
The contemporary home of Kathy Kline is one of Jackson Hole’s newest unique spaces. In the heart of East Jackson, her modern home will be transformed into a gallery with Teton Views by her friend and co-host, Tayloe Piggott. Chef Michael Cimarusti will enchant with an elegant and contemporary seafood-centric menu expertly paired with the wines of Archery Summit. This is the perfect dinner for Pinot Noir lovers!
Private Dinner Three
Becky & Mia Benenate
Sequoia Grove, Napa Valley
Becky & Mia Benenate open their home in John Dodge for an evening of family style fun. Inspired by the casual Texas BBQ menu of Chef Chris Shepherd, this mother and daughter duo are hosting a dinner to remember with lawn games, great conversation and new friends. The wines from Sequoia Grove send this dinner experience over the top. Winemaker Molly Hill’s selections showcase the best they have to offer. This will be a summer night not to be forgotten!
Private Dinner Four
Louise & Ralph Haberfeld
MB Post, Los Angeles
Antica Napa Valley
Nestled in the beautiful Indian Springs neighborhood, the distinctive home of Ralph and Louise Haberfeld provides the perfect setting for a wonderful evening. Chef David LeFevre will delight with a rustic menu of playful, artisanal dishes expertly paired with the wines of Antica Napa Valley. From one of the world’s oldest and most highly respected wine producers, Antica Napa Valley is the ultimate expression of Napa Valley. This dinner will showcase the best of California!
Private Dinner Five
Jaclyn & Nelson Braddy and Bessemer Trust
Figgins Family Wine Estates, Walla Walla WA
Jaclyn & Nelson Braddy, along with Bessemer Trust, invite you to their retreat in Teton Pines. With its sweeping views of the Teton Range on one side and an oasis on the other, this beautiful home is a picture-perfect setting. Chef Lee Wolen will create a once in a lifetime menu showcasing seasonal American flavors that are sure to captivate your senses. Combined with the world class Bordeaux-style wines of Figgins Family Estate Wines, this will make for one remarkable evening.
VIP Weekend Package
Join us June 23–25, 2016, for a magical weekend of wine, food and philanthropy benefiting the Grand Teton Music Festival.
The full weekend package includes one ticket to each event : VIP Wine Tasting, Taste of Jackson Hole, Signature Private Dinner, and the Auction & Gala Dinner. Come and enjoy the most spectacular and intimate food and wine experience of the West!
See for yourself how much fun was had at the 2015 Jackson Hole Wine Auction by viewing our photo galleries for the 2015 Taste of Jackson Hole, Grand Wine Tasting, Signature Private Dinners, Auction & Gala Dinner, and events from years past.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where Can I Purchase Tickets?
Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 307.733.3050. All tickets will be on sale starting March 1, 2016.
How much do tickets cost?
The VIP Weekend Package costs $2050 per person and includes:
Thursday, June 23
VIP Wine Tasting (includes a ticket to the Taste of Jackson Hole) – $300
Taste of Jackson Hole – $150
Friday, June 24
Signature Private Dinner $1000
Saturday, June 25
Auction & Gala Dinner $750
A La Carte tickets are also available for each individual event.
Can I just attend the VIP Wine Tasting?
No, the VIP Wine Tasting is purchased as an upgrade to the Taste of Jackson Hole. Therefore, if you buy a ticket to this event you automatically get a ticket to the Taste of Jackson Hole. Purchase price is $300.
Who Do I Contact for Signature Private Dinner Preferences?
Please call Haynes Poe at 307.732.9965 to give your top 3 choices for the Private Dinners. Please note that priority for tickets and choices of Signature Private Dinners will be given to those purchasing the Weekend Package.
How Many Guests Are at Each Table at the Gala Dinner?
The Gala tables will seat 8.
What If I Purchased Tickets but Can No Longer Attend the Event?
Cancellations after June 6, 2016 cannot be refunded, however, a full tax deduction will be allowed.
Can I Bid If I Cannot Attend the Auction?
If you are unable to attend the Auction & Gala Dinner, but would still like to bid click here to read about the Absentee Bidding Process.
If you have additional questions contact the Jackson Hole Wine Auction at 307.732.9965.
What Is the Deadline to Reserve Tickets for the Auction & Gala Dinner?
Reservations will be accepted through May 30 or until tickets are sold out.
What is the Attire for Each Event?
VIP Wine Tasting and Taste of Jackson Hole on Thursday
Get spruced up and enjoy a fun night out in Teton Village in Cocktail Casual attire.
Signature Private Dinners on Friday
We would recommend Cocktail attire for the private dinners (not black tie, not jeans, almost anything in between).
Auction and Gala on Saturday
The dress for this event is Summer Elegant, so break out your summer cocktail attire for this grand celebration. Gentlemen can wear anything from suits and ties, to sport coats, dress shirts and nice jeans. And ladies, here is your chance to wear those summer dresses and brighten up the night. The Auction and Gala will be held under a tent, erected on a beautiful Jackson Hole ranch. Bright summer colors are encouraged, as are practical shoes, i.e. not stilettos. As nights are cool, we encourage you to bring a wrap, sweater or jacket for the evening.
Cowboy boots or comfortable shoes for men; cowboy boots, wedges, flats, espadrilles or comfortable sandals for women.
We are taking advantage of the Wyoming views and holding this year’s event on a beautiful ranch. That means grass, a little dirt, and a few small rocks. The ground under the tent is generally flat.
How is the Weather in Jackson Hole?
Temperatures vary throughout June, with an average high in the low to mid 70s and lows in the 40s as the sun dips. Days are typically sunny. Layers are recommended.
Can I Take the Start Bus to and from Teton Village for the Taste of Jackson Hole?
Yes! To review the full bus schedule click here. The bus fee is $1 each way from Jackson.
Where Do We Park for the Gala?
Valet parking will be available at the Gala tent at Snake River Ranch. Please consider carpooling!
Who Does This Auction Benefit?
Since the inaugural event in 1995, the Jackson Hole Wine Auction has enabled Grand Teton Music Festival to fulfill its mission. Proceeds from the auction create musical memories that last a lifetime. From a child’s first experience with classical music to spectacular performances in Walk Festival Hall, Grand Teton Music Festival celebrates the awe-inspiring community of Jackson Hole with exhilarating music.
To learn more visit the Grand Teton Music Festival website.