Resorts West Highlights Utah's Growing Wine Tourism with Summer Vacation Package

Package includes locally inspired gourmet fare, wine pairing class and luxury accommodations at slope-side Silver Star at Park City community.

Park City, UT, July 12, 2012 --( Mountain villa manager Resorts West is putting the spotlight on Utah’s wine tourism with a four day, three-night summer Wine Escape Package, featuring a gourmet dinner prepared by private chef Joseph Saladyga and a custom wine pairing class with Park City sommelier Kirsten Fox.

Fox, who recently published the “The 2011 Wine School Yearbook,” is headmistress at the Deer Valley based Fox School of Wine. She will treat guests to a 30-minute discussion on how to pair wine with summer alpine cuisine. Guests also enjoy a four-course meal prepared in-home by Chef Saladyga. Dinner will include three custom wine selections under $30.

This package is available at Silver Star at Park City, a collection of 2- to 5-bedroom luxury condos and stand-alone cottages built to resemble the structures of Park City’s silver mining heyday. Each property features high ceilings, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens and private outdoor hot tubs. Guests also enjoy an outdoor swimming pool, open-air plaza with the on-site Silver Star Cafe, stone fire pits and an on-site fitness center. Guests who stay three nights or longer at the lodge receive a complimentary fourth night through December.

Package Summary:
- Four nights at a Silver Star condo with private hot tub
- An evening of organic, locally-inspired gourmet fare prepared by Chef Joseph Saldyga
- Professional wine pairing, including three custom bottles, tasting notes and a half-hour private class.
- Private concierge service for activity arrangements, dinner reservations, pre-arrival grocery stocking and more.

This package is based on availability; advance reservations are strongly recommended. Package starts at $525 per person plus taxes and fees based on a group of four guests sharing a 2-bedroom condo. Price reflects complimentary fourth night, valid through December 1, 2012. Rates vary based on accommodations. Spa treatments available at extra cost. Guests can call 1-877-773-1117 or e-mail reservations (at) resortswest (dot) com for more information. Restrictions may apply.

About Resorts West

Established in 1999, Resorts West has led the luxury accommodations niche at each of Park City’s three world-class ski resorts with properties ranging from 2-bedroom slope-side condos to 8-bedroom private villas. All guests enjoy private concierge service and housekeeping. Resorts West exclusively manages the Ski Dream Home at Deer Valley Resort and the Silver Star Lodge at Park City Mountain Resort. For more information about Resorts West, please visit

About Joseph Saladyga

Originally from Massachusetts, Chef Joseph Saladyga served as the Chef de Cuisine at the Café Diablo in southern Utah and Executive Chef at Park City’s Windy Ridge Café before launching Savoury Park City. Chef Saladyga’s passion for the environment and sustainable living has led to a strong movement in his kitchen to use seasonal ingredients and organic, local products whenever possible.

About Kirsten Fox

A certified wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, Kirsten Fox opened the Fox School of Wine in October 2008. She joined the American Association of Wine Economists in 2010 and passed the intro Sommelier exam by the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2011. Her weekly classes draw locals and tourists alike, featuring a variety of topics from grape characteristics to famous vineyards. Each class features five hand-selected wines.
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Tracie Heffernan