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June 27 - June 30

Sun Valley Wine Auction

42nd Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction.

A celebration of wine, A benefit for the arts.


This year’s events kick off on Tuesday, June 27 and conclude on Friday, June 30. The Weeks’ lineup of events include:

  • Winemaker Dinners – June 27 & 28: Hosted by the most stunning estates in the Wood River Valley, 12 Winemaker dinners will present distinguished vintners alongside award-winning chefs from across the country and throughout the valley. Each extraordinary course is paired with spectacular, rare wines in an intimate setting.
  • Après Afternoon at Roots Wine Bar and Bottle Shop – June 27 & 28: Relax and unwind at Roots Wine Bar with talks by featured winemakers and speakers from around the region. Indulge in a progressive wine tasting and heavy passed appetizers. Located in downtown Hailey, this event has something to offer everyone.
  • Sun Valley Culinary Institute Cooking Demonstration with The Vines Global  June 27: Join the talented staff of SVCI for an afternoon of culinary delights. Join in this educational exploration and tasting of food and wine with The Vines, an explorer’s club and worldwide community dedicated to winemaking. This event tests your palette and expands your culinary skillset!
  • SCOUT Symposia – June 28 & 29: Winemaker talks and wine flights hosted by SCOUT, a wine and cheese bar located in the Ketchum Town Square, will educate guests on wine pairings, individual wine regions and highlighted wine categories and vintages. Special guests to offer education and inspiration.
  • River Rafting Adventure – June 28: A vintner dinner with a splash of adventure! This year we have curated an experience combining the thrill of a true Idaho outdoor adventure with the sophistication of fine wine and food. Guests will be shuttled to Stanley for a half day guided white water adventure along the Salmon River. Majestic scenery and wildlife await along this class III float, graciously guided but Doug Fenn of White Otter Rafting. Guests will finish their evening at the Sun Beam Café for a private 3-course dinner and wine tasting featuring 32 Winds Winery and a live musical performance.
  • Magnum Pig Roast & Paddle Up – June 29: For Grand Cru and Premier Cru Package ticket holders only, the main event is a Magnum Pig Roast hosted by longtime Sun Valley Wine Auction board members Trish & Dave Wilson and Cheryl & Murray Hall, at the Hall Barn. The evening’s festivities begin with champagne on the lawn followed by a spectacular pig and veggie roast. The scenery is second only to the feast created by chef John Tesar and friends. Wine pairings by 32 Winds, Lombardi Wines and Rombauer Vineyards accompany the courses. Additionally, participating festival vintners will be graciously pouring Magnums from their reserve collections. Highly anticipated auction lots and then a Raise the Paddle for Art with guest auctioneer Dan Kosta will follow.
  • 3rd Annual River Ranch Wine Walk – June 30: The River Ranch Wine Walk concludes the fun and philanthropic week on Friday. Guests use a trail map to navigate their way through the stunning backyard gardens of three exclusive riverfront properties and taste their way through the finest vineyards of Napa, Sonoma, Willamette and Walla Walla. Each residence presents a distinct group of regional vintners with food pairings by Sun Valley Culinary Institute, Atkinson’s Market, and will include musical guests along the Big Wood River.

Grand and Premier Cru Ticket packages for the 42nd annual Sun Valley Wine Auction go on sale Wednesday, April 26, 2023. To register, bid, support and learn more about the Wine Auction and SVMoA’s arts education programming in Blaine County, visit

This year’s 42nd Annual Sun Valley Wine Auction sponsors include Technology Sponsor COX Communications, Media Sponsor SVPN, Housing Sponsors Alpine Lodging and Knob Hill Inn, Distribution Sponsors JW Thornton and North Coast Logistics, Event Sponsors Farmer Payne, Jennifer Hoy, Atkinson’s Market, DeReus Architecture, Corroon, Prior and Zenergy, and Community Partners SCOUT, ROOTS, Sun Valley Culinary Institute, Nomadic Vans, White Otter Adventures, Lost River Outfitters and Grumpy’s.

About the Sun Valley Wine Auction
Founded in 1981, the Sun Valley Wine Auction began as an intimate fundraising event for what was then the emerging arts organization that was to become the Sun Valley Museum of Art. Over the years, the Wine Auction has grown to become the oldest and longest running charity wine auction in the country and vital to arts programming in the Wood River Valley. Since the founding, and consistently ranking in Wine Spectator’s annual Top 10 Charity Wine Auctions, the festival brings together both small and large and always distinguished vintners, celebrity chefs, and wine lovers for a celebration of wine, food, friendship all in support of the arts. Proceeds from the Auction provide a significant source of funding for the Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. The Wine Auction fuels SVMoA’s free year-round arts integration programs, reaching 4,000 student participants in the Wood River Valley, and supports our annual Scholarship Program, which has awarded more than $1,000,000 to continued arts education since its inception. Go to for more information and to purchase tickets.

About Sun Valley Museum of Art
Nonprofit Sun Valley Museum of Art (SVMoA) has nurtured curiosity, sparked conversation, and engaged the Blaine County community since 1971. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, SVMoA impacts the public with its mission to enrich the community through transformative arts and education experiences. SVMoA’s diverse programming includes visual arts exhibitions, lectures, concerts, classes, performances, and multidisciplinary projects. SVMoA enhances K-12 arts education in local schools with student exhibition tours, professional artist residencies, and student and teacher scholarships. To learn more about Sun Valley Museum of Art, explore upcoming events, become a member, or get involved, visit


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