We started our trip in Salt Lake City, UT doing a wine dinner at Greg Neville’s Pine American Restaurant. Fabulous food and service! The wines weren’t so bad either. Unfortunately, our wines are not available for purchase in the state of Utah but are available in Greg’s 2 restaurants–Pine and Lugano.
On to Jackson Hole for the Jackson Hole Wine Fest put on by the Rotary. It was so great to see so many wine enthusiasts in this mountain town. This is Scott and my 2nd year to do this event. It was even better attended than last year. We really felt our trip was worthwhile when we stopped in some retail stores the next day and saw several attendees with their tasting notes in hand from the night before. Apparently, folks take their wine tasting seriously in these parts. An added bonus is seeing our nephew, Bill and his friend Jim who are river guides on the Snake. They helped us pour wine and it was a tremendous advantage since they knew so many people in the community.
The Tetons were calling. I’m always in awe when I see those jagged peaks rising abruptly from the valley floor. One of the things that make these mountains so remarkable–no foothills to obstruct the view. As Scott and I took a boat across Jenny Lake to the Cascade Canyon Trailhead, my thoughts turned to 10 years ago when I actually climbed the Grand Teton–13,770 ft. That was my last mountain climbing experience because I literally scared myself to death. I much prefer the beautiful canyon trails gazing at the beautiful wildflowers at this stage of my life. Building our wine company is enough adventure for me now.
Posted by Jana Harvey