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Lodmell Cellars winemaker dinner at Geiser Grand Hotel
March 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm$75
BAKER CITY, Ore. — Kristie Lodmell of Lodmell Cellars in Walla Walla will lead a fun and informative palate training class followed by a winemaker dinner Saturday, March 11 at the historic Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City.
The hourlong class starts at 5 p.m. with a break before enjoying a five-course dinner with carefully selected wine pairings at 7 p.m. Cost is $75 all-inclusive, but seating is limited. The Geiser Grand is also offering a special rate for overnight guests.
“I’ve recently received some great awards for our wines and am so excited to share them at such an amazing venue,” Lodmell said. “I’m also bringing a special barrel sample of Lodmell Cellars Late Harvest Port-style Syrah/Merlot which has been aged for over six years!”
Lodmell, a fourth-generation Walla Wallan, left a corporate career in the sciences that took her to many parts of Asia and most recently Seattle, to return to her roots on the family farm and vineyard perched above the lower Snake River. This past summer, she took over as head winemaker for the winery after serving as assistant winemaker since 2007.
The dinner will be staged in the Geiser Grand cellar – an intimate setting on the lower level of the hotel with locally quarried rock walls and windows into the 19th century tunnels. Wine will be available for purchase with special case discounts both following dinner and on Sunday morning.
At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, patrons are welcome to join Lodmell for a visit to the Oregon Trail Bison Ranch nestled beneath the stunning Wallowa Mountains to ride the feed wagon into the herds and visit with the ranchers. Cost is $39 and 80 percent of the fee goes directly to the farm.
Guests wishing to ski or snowboard are encouraged to enjoy the deep powder and relaxed vibe at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort at just $17.50 for a full-day lift ticket.
Geiser Grand owner Barbara Sidway and her culinary team earned a 2017 Oregon Wine A-List Award from the Oregon Wine Board.
For more information on the winemaker dinner, palate training class, buffalo feed or to make discounted lodging reservations for the dinner, please call (541) 523-1889, email email@example.com or visit www.geisergrand.com.