Weekend Vintner events have long been a cherished tradition at our Montana hideaway. Not only do these weekends offer the unique opportunity to spend quality time with renowned winemakers, but also the chance to savor exclusive premier vintages from acclaimed vineyards as an added value to your all-inclusive ranch experience. Wines from the featured vintner are poured throughout the weekend, and often, our vintner partners also dig deep into their cellars to bring along rare treasures that are not available anywhere else! Round out a long weekend of adventure in our Montana playground with guided wine tasting seminars, and the highly anticipated wine-paired dinner on Saturday night.
Each weekend is infused with the distinct personalities of each vintner partner and offers guests an intimate experience with preeminent winemakers from the fertile valleys of Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. They are an ideal combination of adventure and some serious wine appreciation in our serene mountain setting. Whether you are a budding wine connoisseur or a seasoned professional, Vintner weekends promise to please the palates of foodies and oenophiles alike. All wine-oriented activities during the weekend are included in your nightly rate.
Core Weekend Schedule
This itinerary notes the key wine-oriented events that are typically scheduled during each weekend. Other activities are scheduled for individual weekends that reflect the diverse and engaging personalities of our vintner partners, and have included cooking classes, geocache scavenger hunts, horseback rides, orchard picnics, and cross-country ski treks. All this of course in addition to the robust menu of experiences that our guests enjoy regularly. Each event is unique to the Vintner and the time of year, and every weekend delivers fond memories and new friendships! Please speak with a Pre-Arrival Concierge to learn more about the specific weekend you are interested in attending.
2022 Vintner Events
Spottswoode & Kistler Vineyards
Since their founding in 1982, Spottswoode Estate Vineyard & Winery has become one of Napa Valley’s defining family wineries, recognized for making exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon in an elegant and age-worthy style. Planted in 1882 and farmed organically since 1985, this legendary estate vineyard is widely recognized as one of Napa’s finest winegrowing sites, and where Mary Novak’s daughters carry on her legacy. For this year’s event, Spottswoode will partner with their colleagues from Sonoma’s Kistler Vineyards, producers of much lauded and coveted single clone Chardonnay
Hill Family Estates
“Inspired by mother nature” and born out of Doug Hill’s desire for his family to work together, Hill Family Estate wines showcase the passion and experience of this unique team of Yountville growers and vintners. Ryan Hill takes right to wearing his cowboy hat and his quick smile immediately welcomes Triple Creek Ranch guests to a gregarious weekend of great wines and adventures! Unable to attend in 2022?
Et Fille Wines
Founded in 2003 by the father/daughter duo of Howard and Jessica Mozeico, Et Fille crafts beautiful Pinot Noir, Rosé, Viognier, and Sparkling Wine in the heart of the bountiful Willamette Valley, Oregon. Jessica is carrying on the vision and tradition of Et Fille, which means “and daughter”, with her own young aspiring winemaker. We invite you to join us in celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday with Jessica and those delectable Pinots!
2023 Vintner Events
Chateau Montelena Vintner Event
The revival of the winery begins with the purchase and reunification of the estate by Jim Barrett in 1972. In a few short years, Chateau Montelena put California at the forefront of the wine world by winning the “Judgment of Paris” in 1976. Today, Chateau Montelena is honored on the National Register of Historic Places and stands as a quality icon, consistently producing some of the finest and sought-after wines in California.
Schramsberg & Davies Vineyards Valentine’s Vintner Weekend
With two spectacularly successful and entertaining Valentine’s Day vintner weekend events on the books, Schramsberg has swiftly established a fine new tradition at Triple Creek Ranch! With a lively weekend that dials in the simple pleasure of enjoying sparkling wines beyond their traditional “special occasion” focus, guests also have the opportunity to savor delicious Pinot Noirs and Cabernet Sauvignons from the Davies collection. We are delighted to welcome Schramsberg back for another weekend filled with friendship, love and bubbles!
It wouldn’t be Memorial Day without a visit from Blakesley and Cyril Chappellet to help us kick off our summer season! Enjoy lively company and taste exclusive vintages from one of Napa Valley’s most iconic winemakers. We invite you to join us in celebrating the leap from spring to summer with this traditional event! Given that this is such a popular event we are already booked for 2023! If you would like to attend the Chappellet Vintner Weekend we recommend booking now to reserve your spot in 2024. (May 16-19th, 2024)
Hill Family Estates
“Inspired by mother nature” and born out of Doug Hill’s desire for his family to work together, Hill Family Estate wines showcase the passion and experience of this unique team of Yountville growers and vintners. Ryan Hill takes right to wearing his cowboy hat and his quick smile immediately welcomes Triple Creek Ranch guests to a gregarious weekend of great wines and adventures!
J. Bookwalter Wines – Thanksgiving Vintner Weekend
Founded by legendary grape grower Jerry Bookwalter in 1983, Bookwalter Winery has a long, rich history of producing exceptional wines from some of Washington States’ most established, reputable vineyards. The Winery is owned and operated by second-generation winemaker John Bookwalter. John and his winemaking team focus their efforts on high-quality small production red wines. We invite you to join us in celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday with John and those delectable red wines!