300 bottles of Napa Valley wine
2 nights’ accommodations at Mesa Home, Amangiri Resort, Canyon Point, Utah for 3 couples
2 nights’ accommodations at Amangani Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming for 3 couples
$5,000 credit with RYL private jet, to be used between the two locations or other iteration
All airport transfers and meals
Wine blending event hosted by Michael and Stephanie Honig at either resort
It’s often said that “wine is made in the vineyard”—meaning the delicious alchemy of the grape and its terroir (soil type, climate, sunlight, water drainage, altitude) determine the character of the finished wine.
But there is more magic to the outcome—when winemakers utilize their skills in the blending phase. Does the location of the blending make a difference to the wine, as the terroir does to the ripening of the grape? You’re about to find out.
Join Michael and Stephanie Honig to blend your very own masterpiece as you play winemaker for a day. They’ll meet you at two very different locations in the wild west—Utah and Wyoming—you choose which “terroir” you want for your blending session. You, your partner and two other couples will learn some tricks of the trade and craft a barrel of your own wine to take home while enjoying some extraordinary resorts, paired with Honig single-vineyard and library wines.
Named for the Sanskrit words for “peace” (aman) and “mountain” (giri), Amangiri lies in the heart of the Grand Circle in southern Utah, within easy reach of the magnificent Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley. This area of hypnotic, outsized landscapes of the American Southwest offers both serenity and inspired exploration. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. You’ll stay in the resort’s Mesa Home, secluded by a rock escarpment for consummate privacy and featuring a 50-foot infinity pool set into an expansive stone terrace with resplendent desert views. Explore the stark beauty of the area, then relax at the spa, which reflects the healing traditions of the Navajo through the four elements of earth, wind, fire and water.
Your next resort, Amangani, is named for “peaceful home.” Perched on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this high mountain location offers spectacular views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley. With skiing terrain among the best in North America, and proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Jackson Hole is ideally positioned to take advantage of the region’s outdoor activities in all four seasons. The resort evokes the atmosphere of the American West, from its redwood paneling to its blazing log fires.
Serenity of the desert. Invigoration of the mountains. What will the different elements of each location add to the mystery of your wine blend?
All dates to be mutually agreed upon.