03.04.2011
10th Annual Winemasters Weekend
FISH CAMP, Calif. (Jan 26, 2011)-- Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, located just two miles south of the National Park, will once again be the venue for the annual Winemasters Weekend, partnering with California State University, Fresno’s acclaimed Department of Viticulture and Enology. Blending competitions, music pairing and culinary delights will headline the weekend of wine workshops, which will take place March 4-6, 2011 at the four-diamond resort set amidst the Sierra National Forest.

Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite’s Executive Chef Frederick Clabaugh, CCC, will be joined by California State University, Fresno Winemaster, Kenneth Fugelsang to present the “Tastes of the World” food and wine pairing workshop on Saturday. Other workshops will include the “Ultimate Competition,” a hands-on red wine blending and label designing workshop led by presenters Kris Curran and Bruno D’Alfonso and a wine and music pairing workshop led by Clark Smith. Experts and students from the university will be present throughout the weekend, assisting at the various workshops and answering participants’ questions.

The weekend kicks off Friday, March 4 with an evening reception, featuring the university’s own Nouveau wines, complemented with live entertainment. To finish off the evening, guests will enjoy stargazing with a professional astronomer and mulled wine fireside by Tenaya’s outdoor ice skating rink. California State University, Fresno Agricultural enterprises and representatives will be serving and cooking student produced farm fresh products during a light lunch on Saturday afternoon. Saturday evening will begin with another wine reception followed by a five-course gourmet Winemasters dinner prepared by Chef Clabaugh and his team, along with California State University, Fresno’s culinary students. Following the gala dinner will be the red wine blending workshop winner wine tasting featuring the wine created by the first place winner.

Moderating for this year's Winemasters Weekend's events will be G.M. “Pooch” Pucilowski, CWE. Pucilowski is a dynamic and exciting speaker, whose enthusiasm for wine is balanced by his 30+ years of teaching and educating both consumers and members of the trade. A certified wine educator, prolific writer and highly sought-after speaker, Pucilowski brings his infectious enthusiasm and dedication to educating others about the myths and misconceptions people have about wine and the industry.

The two-night Winemasters Weekend Package starts at just $329 per night, per couple with a two night minimum. The package includes two nights’ accommodations (Friday and Saturday) at the four-diamond Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, welcome wine-tasting reception and evening stargazing, three hands-on workshops, the Winemasters reception and a five-course gourmet gala dinner. Book early and save - bookings made by January 31, 2011, will start at just $299 per night, per couple. Workshops are not sold separately and are available only with the two-night package. Reservations may be made by calling Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite at 888-514-2167 or online at www.TenayaLodge.com/Winemasters.

Reservations for the Winemasters Gala Reception and Dinner on Saturday, March 5 are available a-la-carte at $99 inclusive per person (no accommodations), and can be booked through Tenaya’s Concierge Department at 888-514-2167, option 3.

You must be 21 years of age to attend this event.
About Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite
Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite is nestled in the Sierra National Forest, just 2 miles from the south entrance of Yosemite National Park. Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite offers easy access to Yosemite’s most alluring attractions and all of the conveniences and services expected of a luxury resort property. For more information, visit www.TenayaLodge.com

 

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks; Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone; Gideon Putnam Resort; and the Queen Mary. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ expertise in the hospitality industry, visit www.experiencednc.com.

About Delaware North Companies
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