Today we share some product expertise with all of you, from our wine contributor Caitlin Doyle of Vine Lore. Specialty contributors not only give us insight into the top products like wine selection, but they can help guide us and all of you on the best places to find all of the top products in the best atmospheres. So enjoy Caitlin’s run down of the top 5 places in Park City to Wine Down!
#1 Old Town Cellars
Situated conveniently close to the town lift on historic Main Street, Old Town Cellars is a locally owned Urban Winery specializing in blending wines from the Western United States. OTC has seamlessly integrated themselves into Park City Ski and Mountain Bike culture coining themselves as the “Official Wine of Apres”. With a diverse selection of whites, reds, and rose, OTC provides both fabulous wines and an inviting ambiance. From their luscious “Snowbunny Syrah” to the ever-popular bright and refreshing “Mountain Town White” Pinot Gris, OTC has all of your après wine needs covered.
#2 Montage Deer Valley
If you’re seeking a chic and luxurious après ski experience, the Montage will most certainly deliver. It’s hard to miss the vibrant Veuve Cliquot yurt which has become somewhat of a staple on the hotel’s property. Enjoy Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label by the glass or bottle, Veuve Clicquot Rosé, as well as select Veuve Clicquot older vintages. The Brut is remarkably good French Champagne with notes of fresh yeasty green apple skin leading to tart gooseberry and a brioche finish. Not a better way to conclude a Deer Valley ski day.
#3 Silver Star Café
Showcasing some of the best views in Park City, Silver Star Café is perhaps the most appreciated Apres spot for both locals and visitors alike. Kick back, take in the endless Mountain views and enjoy a glass of the cool climate, Lake County Obsidian Ridge Cabernet. Rich and generous with notes of black cherries and blackberries with a spicy finish. The Silver Star vibe provides a glimpse to those visiting of true Park City, Utah Après culture.
Tupelo’s Après deal is unrivaled, offering Columbia Valley Washington Cabernet and Chardonnay for only $6 a glass from 2:30pm to 5:00pm daily. Both wines hold fantastic and refreshing acidity thanks to their origin, great values which lead to even more wine excitement. Tupelo’s wine program is eclectic yet approachable and appealing for those who wish to divert into uncharted territory. Be bold and try the Zantho Zweigelt, the most widely planted red varietal in Austria. Savory and classic with a deep bright core, and notes of spiced cherry and raspberry.
#5 St. Regis Deer Valley
The St. Regis Apres experience is truly special as guests relish in the closing of day sabering of Champagne ceremony. A charming tradition associated with Napoleon Bonaparte who commiserated the loss of a battle and also the victory of a win through this practice. A complimentary glass of bubbles is offered as an Apres Aperitif, getting you started before delving into the very extensive wine list.
MEET OUR CONTRIBUTOR
Caitlin is a Chicago native who recently moved to Park City from North Lake Tahoe, California. After years of working in hospitality she used her enthusiasm for food and beverage as a guiding inspiration toward a career in the wine industry. She now works in a position assisting Park City restaurateurs in structuring their beverage programs, with her love of food playing as an inspiration. Caitlin is WSET Level 2 Certified and is currently working toward her Certified Specialist of Wine Credential. During her downtime Caitlin loves to entertain and wow her friends with traditional, authentic recipes including tacos Al Pastor and Polish Bigos along with a properly paired wine, of course! In the warmer months Caitlin enjoys leading wine hikes with a different weekly varietal and the bonus being a wine tasting with view of the gorgeous Utah Mountains.
Caitlin Doyle WSET
Sales Specialist with Vine Lore Inc.