Wagner wines highlighted at Steadman Hawkins benefit Jan. 29 | SummitDaily.com

Wagner wines highlighted at Steadman Hawkins benefit Jan. 29

Colorado wine connoisseurs will have a unique opportunity to taste some of the world’s finest wines and mingle with the winemaker while benefiting critical orthopedic research and education at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 when the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation (SHRF) hosts the second annual Winemaker Dinner at the Larkspur Restaurant in Vail.Priced at $500 per person, proceeds will benefit the medical and educational research programs that help keep people physically active for life, spearheaded by the Vail-based Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation.The winemaker dinner price is all-inclusive, including tax and gratuity. Renowned Larkspur chef Thomas Salamunovich will create a special menu to complement the featured wines from the Wagner Family, owners of Caymus Vineyards, presented by Joseph Wagner.Wines for the occasion will include: 2002 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet, 2003 Conundrum Cabernet, 2002 Mer Soleil Chardonnay, 2002 Belle Glos Pinot Noir, 2002 Taylor Lane Pinot Noir, 1994 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet, 1997 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet, 2001 Caymus Special Selection Cabernet and 2000 Mer Soleil Late. On the morning of Jan. 29, a First Light First Tracks will be offered on Vail Mountain, allowing patrons to experience the slopes before they open to the general public. This opportunity is included in the price of the dinner.Reservations are required by Jan. 24. Contact Rachele Palmer, SHRF development coordinator at (970) 479-5809 or rachele.palmer@shsmf.org.The Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to keeping people of all ages active through orthopedic research and education in the areas of arthritis, healing, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

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