The winemakers are present, the chefs famous, and the views stupendous! These dinners are the highlight of Lake Tahoe’s summer social season ~ book early to confirm your reservations. Click on any event below to book online.
|Sunday, July 14th SOLD OUT||Sunday, September 8th SOLD OUT|
|Whitehall Lane Winery ~ Tom Leonardini, Sr., Proprietor
Campo Restaurant ~ Chef-Owner Mark Estee
|Palmaz Vineyards ~ Julio, Amalia and Florencia Palmaz, Proprietors
Six Peaks Grille ~ Executive Chef Jason Friendy
|Sunday, August 11th SOLD OUT||Sunday, October 13th SOLD OUT|
|Pride Mountain Winery ~ Stuart & Suzanne Bryan, Owners
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
|Rombauer Vineyards ~ KR Rombauer, Proprietor
Moody’s Catering ~ Executive Chef Tom Marrin
Join us for a VIP Yacht Cruise on Thunderbird prior to the August and September dinners. SOLD OUT
In addition to the Winemaker’s Dinner, VIP Tasting Cruise* attendees also receive:
*Yacht cruise is contingent on weather and conditions. Thunderbird Lake Tahoe reserves the right to reschedule the winemaker’s cruise without notice.
As its principal fundraising event, Thunderbird Lake Tahoe hosts four Winemaker's Dinners on the second Sunday of each month from July through October to preserve Lake Tahoe’s Castle-in-the-Sky and the world famous Thunderbird yacht. Your memorable evening starts in the Old Lodge with select wines and appetizers. Tour this National Historic Site and share the legacy while strolling magnificent lawns and gardens or drinking in the vistas from a spectacular stone terrace.
Invited chefs work closely with each winemaker to pair their dinner course offerings with California's finest wines. A sunset dinner is served in the Lighthouse Room with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. The evening includes a lively auction of exclusive Thunderbird items and events, along with the opportunity to purchase selected wines.
You may purchase individual dinner tickets or buy the entire series. The price of each dinner is $195 per person. ($125 of each ticket is a charitable contribution.) Seating is limited to 90 people per dinner so make your reservations early.
Price of the VIP Yacht Cruise on Thunderbird plus dinner ticket is $1000 per person, of which $700 is a charitable contribution.
To reduce the high cost of merchant fees, Thunderbird Lake Tahoe prefers payment by check. However, all major credit cards are accepted.
Shuttle bus transportation is provided to and from Thunderbird Lodge. Shuttles depart Lake Tahoe School (995 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village) at 4:30PM. A cocktail reception will be held in the Old Lodge at 5PM with dinner seating beginning at 6PM.
On-site parking is very limited. Thunderbird Lake Tahoe contributors at the Commodore, Admiral and Castle levels and the mobility impaired may call in advance to reserve parking. By prior arrangement, Admiral and Castle level contributors may arrive by boat and tie up at Thunderbird Cove.
Dinners typically conclude by 9PM. Dress is business casual with a coat or wrap recommended as Tahoe evenings can turn chilly. Wear comfortable walking shoes. High heel shoes are never appropriate when strolling the uneven stone pathways and grounds of Thunderbird Lodge.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds, substitutions, or exchanges.
Thunderbird Lake Tahoe is operated by Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, a 501(c)(3) public charity. A portion of the wine dinner ticket price may be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.