Following a successful inaugural Whitefish Wine Auction benefiting ATP, planning is underway for the second annual event to be held August 13-14, 2020.
The 2019 event, August 14-16, included three gatherings: a Wednesday meet and greet fish fry for chefs, vintners, hosts and supporters, private wine pairing dinners on Thursday night, and the Gala and auctions on Friday night. Mother Nature seemed to give her stamp of approval when a ferocious windstorm less than an hour before the Gala was to begin resolved into a glorious and placid Montana evening on Whitefish Lake with exquisite food and wine and ATP entertainment by Amelia Cormack, Mike Eldred, and Eric Michael Krop.
Sponsor of the event was The Lodge at Whitefish Lake. Wineries included Foley Food and Wine Society, and Frias, Somnium, and Harumph wineries. Local distributors George’s and Fun Beverage facilitated the presence of the hard to find Napa Valley wines in Whitefish. Chef Alec Graham and Latitude 48 Executive Chef Melissa Mangold designed and prepared the private residence dinners.
Auction items included stays at homes in Yountville, CA, 12 year old private label bourbon, a cruise in the Lady of the Lake boat, a Napa Valley wine pairing dinner by Chef Alec Graham, rare wines, and wine paraphernalia by CorkPops.