Fundraising Galas to Benefit the Programs of Thunderbird Lake Tahoe

The highlight of Lake Tahoe’s summer season, this elegant affair pairs a renowned chef and vintner to create the most memorable special events. This popular fundraiser offers a unique composition of wine, cuisine, castle tours, the glorious grounds, and panoramic sunsets. The event always sells out so make your reservations early!

AUGUST WINEMAKERS' DINNER

This elegant, gourmet dinner pairs wines from the celebrated California winery, Palmaz Vineyards, with a popular regional chef to be announced soon. This will be a seated*, full-course evening in Thunderbird Lodge’s Lighthouse Room. Don’t miss out on an night of fun, food, wine and, of course, fabulous sunset views of Lake Tahoe!
( *To request special seating arrangements please make a note when purchasing tickets in the special request box.)

Ticket Sales Suspended

Due to the Coronavirus public health emergency and uncertainties of opening, Thunderbird has suspended ticket sales to this event. Please check back here often for the latest information about Thunderbird’s charitable events and activities.

In lieu of booking a dinner reservation, consider making a donation to help save Thunderbird Lodge and Yacht during these difficult times. Please click the DONATE NOW button.

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Cost: $495 per person ($345 of which is a charitable contribution)
Duration: approximately 4 hours
Starts: 5:00p.m.
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020

Transportation Details

There is no on-site parking at Thunderbird Lodge for this event. Unless you request to arrive by limo, you must use the shuttle transportation which departs from Wells Fargo Private Bank in Incline Village, NV. Wells Fargo Private Bank is located at 938 Tahoe Boulevard in the Raley’s shopping center. Shuttles will depart from the parking lot promptly at 4:30 p.m.

By prior arrangement, limited on-site parking at Thunderbird Lodge may be available first to the mobility impaired. Otherwise, on-site parking is available only to Thunderbird Flagship and Castle Club members. Members at Admiral levels or above may arrive by boat and tie up at Thunderbird Cove with prior approval.

The shuttle transportation details will be included in your ticket order confirmation email. To request special transportation arrangements simply reply to that email or call 775-832-8750.

For an additional donation, an optional VIP Reserve Winetasting with the Winemaker aboard Thunderbird Yacht will precede each event, subject to weather and lake conditions. See details below.

Join the Winemaker aboard the Thunderbird Yacht and enjoy a full hour of VIP tasting before the dinner event. As part of this upgrade, you receive:

  • Gate pass to “drive on” to the estate at 4 p.m. without taking shuttle bus
  • East shore cruise aboard Thunderbird Yacht
  • Complimentary wine and appetizers during the cruise
  • Arrival back at dock at 5:30 p.m.

Ticket Sales Suspended

Due to the Coronavirus public health emergency and uncertainties of opening, Thunderbird has suspended ticket sales to this event. Please check back here often for the latest information about Thunderbird’s charitable events and activities.

In lieu of booking a dinner reservation, consider making a donation to help save Thunderbird Lodge and Yacht during these difficult times. Please click the DONATE NOW button.

Cost:$1000 per person ($750 of which is a charitable contribution)
Duration: approximately 5 hours
Starts: 4:00p.m.
Date:
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - AUGUST WINEMAKERS' DINNER

(Yacht cruise is contingent on weather and conditions. Thunderbird Lake Tahoe reserves the right to reschedule these cruises without notice.)

Event Details

The Winemaker’s Dinner is one of our principal fundraising events to preserve Lake Tahoe’s Castle-in-the-Sky and the world famous Thunderbird yacht. Tour this National Historic Site with a glass of wine in hand and share in its legacy while strolling magnificent lawns, gardens, and stone terrace vistas. The evening may include a lively auction of exclusive items and events, and an opportunity to purchase selected wines.

To reduce the high cost of credit card fees, Thunderbird prefers payment by check. However, all major credit cards are accepted and you may book online using our secure shopping cart.

Dinner typically conclude by 9 p.m. Dress is business casual with a coat or wrap recommended as Tahoe evenings can turn chilly. Wear comfortable walking shoes. High heels are not recommended when strolling the uneven stone pathways of Thunderbird Lodge.

All ticket sales are final. No refunds, substitutions, or exchanges. All events and programs are subject to change without notice.

For information on the tax-deductible donation portion of each ticket purchased, click here.

All proceeds support the preservation and educational programs of the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society, a Nevada non-profit corporation having IRS 501(c)3 tax-exempt status as a public charity (Tax Id 88-0434866).