This summer, Museum of the Rockies is set to celebrate the 18th anniversary of its highly-acclaimed Wine and Culinary Classic benefit event. Patrons and guests will converge at MSU's brand-new, state-of-the-art Norm Asbjornson Hall for this once-a-year opportunity to sample the finest flavors of Bozeman and sip wines from around the world, all while supporting Montana’s premier institution. This casual-elegant event is one of the largest gatherings in Montana and has earned a reputation for attracting everyone from the most discerning aficionados to those who relish the opportunity to appreciate savory bites and learn about fine wine.
Each W&CC is unique and those who’ve attended for years look forward to a fresh experience and the discovery of new flavors and aromas. With this year’s theme, TIME IN A BOTTLE, our event will uncork the rich history and exciting future of the world of wine, from traditional historical vineyards to edgy new players. Since the dawn of civilization, wine has been the essence of celebration and ceremony, flowing with the times and changing with our cultures. Though time hurtles forward at a breakneck pace, making great wine can never be rushed. Guests will have ample time to sip more than 90 different wines and savor food from our community’s culinary masters.
Adding excitement to this incomparable outing are the silent and live auctions, during which guests will enjoy lively competition for one-of-a-kind and once-in-a-lifetime offerings. As the event draws closer, the full array of auction items will be unveiled, from which everyone will find something too good to pass up. Attendees will also get a chance to support the Museum’s Changing Exhibits Fund by raising their hands in the Pay It Forward Auction.
The Annual Wine and Culinary Classic is more than an enchanting evening spent in a richly beautiful and stylish setting. It is also a key source of funding for the world-class museum that calls our community home. As an important supplement to memberships, contributions, admission fees, and store revenue, the W&CC raises an impressive percentage of funds vital to sustaining MOR’s phenomenal traveling exhibits, permanent displays rich in regional history, unparalleled dinosaur complex, planetarium features, and countless community and educational offerings. It is the mission of Museum of the Rockies “to bring the world to Montana and share Montana with the world.” Through the generosity of local supporters and patrons from across the country, one delightful July evening filled with mouth-watering morsels, ambrosial sips, and enthusiastic bidding makes that possible.
This highly-anticipated event sells out early, so reserve your seat at the table as soon as possible. It promises to be a perfect opportunity to experience the history of wine and food under the big sky through an irresistible bouquet of wines and delectable flavors from Bozeman’s top chefs and caterers. “The only thing better than a summer evening with friends, fine wine and delicious food is knowing that your presence is making a difference,” says Kathryn Hohmann, Director of Philanthropy. Join your friends, neighbors, and fellow food and wine enthusiasts in supporting Museum of the Rockies Saturday, July 13th from 6 – 10:30 p.m in the Norm Asbjornson Hall on the MSU Campus.