Steadman Hawkins hosts its Winemaker Dinner |

Steadman Hawkins hosts its Winemaker Dinner

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VAIL – The Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation will host its second annual Winemaker Dinner at the Larkspur Restaurant in Golden Peak at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Belle Glos Pinot Noir winemaker Joseph J. Wagner will be on hand to present wines from the Wagner family, owners of Caymus Vineyards, while Larkspur Chef Thomas Salamunovich leads guests on a culinary adventure. Priced at $500 per person, proceeds from the evening will benefit the medical and educational research programs of the Vail-based Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation. The foundation’s efforts help keep people physically active late into life. The winemaker dinner price is all-inclusive, including tax and gratuity. Patrons will also have an opportunity to bid on a variety of auction items, including a Meadowood Napa Valley Retreat, donated by Bill Harlan, and a special wine tour and experience, donated by Jim Shpall of Applejack Wine and Spirits.A “First Light First Tracks” with breakfast will be offered on Vail Mountain, allowing patrons to experience the slopes before they open to the general public, included in the price of the dinner. Space is limited, and reservations are required by today. Contact Rachele Palmer, SHRF development coordi-nator, at 479-5809 or in 1988 at Lake Tahoe, Calif., the Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization devoted to keeping people of all ages active through orthopedic research and education in the areas of arthritis, healing, rehabilitation and injury prevention. The foundation has been based in Vail since 1990 and spends more than $2 million a year ($22 million over the last decade) on research, education and support programs.Vail, Colorado

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