On Friday, March 2, we partnered once again with Bothwell Cheese and The Winehouse, to present our second annual Wine + Skis event. A sold out event with 98 attendees, this evening in support of environmental education programs combined an outdoor ski (or snowshoe hike) with incredible wine and cheese pairings to enjoy.
The evenings' creative cheese creations by Chef Erica Reimer of the Buffalo Stone Cafe by Diversity Foods paired perfectly with a selection of wine curated by Winehouse sommelier and Director of Operations, Tom Bima. Tom took the time to walk us through each course, offering further information and insight into each pairing.
Attendees were encouraged to dress in their best retro '80's ski attire. Our best dressed winner took home an excellent prize featuring items from Bothwell, a Winehouse gift card, a FortWhyte Alive Membership, and items from the Winnipeg Pass.
Thank you to our friends at Bothwell Cheese and the Winehouse for working closely together to offer us that amazing spread, and to Olympia Cycle and Ski for providing discounted rentals to attendees. Huge thanks are in order to our volunteers who guided this unforgettable experience for all in attendance.
And last, but not least, thank you to all attendees for supporting FortWhyte Alive through special events like Wine + Skis! Your attendance supports environmental education programs at FortWhyte Alive -- how cool is that?
Check back in June to hear the buzz on our exciting new wine event, coming this summer to FortWhyte Alive.