Saturday, July 11, 2009

7th Annual Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic

Returning for its seventh year, the Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic brings the best of wine, food and music to the Berkshires for three days of events. Festivities include a winemaker reception and the 6th Annual Wine Auction Dinner – all culminating with the Classic’s signature event, the Grand Tasting.

Come out for all three days, or make the Grand Tasting a day trip from Boston with bus service leaving from Symphony Hall and Riverside-MBTA Station. Bus departs Symphony Hall at 9:30 AM, departs Riverside at 10:00 AM and arrives at Tanglewood by noon. Bus returns to Boston at 4:30 PM. Cost is $35 round-trip.

2009 Schedule of Events


6th Annual Wine Auction Dinner at Seranak
Dinner prepared by special guest chef Zach Bell of Café Boulud in Palm Beach and Jeffrey Thompson of the Berkshires’ iconic Wheatleigh, paired with wines presented by Rob and Maria Helm Sinskey of Napa’s Robert Sinksey Vineyards.
Auction featuring large format and hard-to-find wines.
Individual tickets $225. All proceeds benefiting the Boston Symphony Orchestra.


Wine Seminars and Meet the Winemaker Reception


Wine Seminars

Night of the Living Locavore
Noted chef Timothy Quinn of the Seaman’s Inn in Mystic, CT prepares a locally-sourced dinner with native foods from local farmers in the Berkshires, paired with an East Coast-West Coast combination of wines from Connecticut’s Jonathan Edwards wines and Sonoma’s Landmark Vineyards wines, presented by Damaris Colhoun.
Individual tickets $95.

The Grand Tasting
--Wine tastings from over 50 vintners, including Atlas Peak, Barefoot Wine, Cháteau le Garde, Cháteau Pey la Tour, Cháteau Teyssier, Dancing Bear Cellars, Diane del Belgrave, Geyser Peak, J. Vidal Fleury, Kenefick Ranch Winery, Landmark Vineyards, Lionello Marchesi, Loire Valley Wines, Pierre Sparr, Poppy Wine Company, Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Still River Winery, Tenuta Santome and many more.
--Watch celebrity chefs from renowned restaurants, including Alta, Brix, Four Seasons Hotel Boston, Frankie’s Ristorante Italiano, Metro Bis, Patina Restaurant Group, Stowe Mountain Lodge and Wheatleigh display their talents during 45-minute cooking demonstrations at Viking kitchen stages. Other participating restaurants and food purveyors include Kerrygold and Old Chatham Cheese.
--12:00 – 4:00pm on the Tanglewood Grounds. Individual tickets $105.

To view the complete schedule or to purchase tickets for the Grand Tasting or any of the events, please call 888-266-1200 or visit

SPONSORS: The Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic is sponsored by: Viking as the Presenting Sponsor and joined by Lux Bond & Green, Colonnade Hotel, Boston Common, St. Germain, Acqua Panna, San Pellegrino, Nestle Waters and iGourmet.

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