Dunn Vineyards Wine Weekend Event at Brush Creek Ranch

Winemaker Weekend with Mike & Kara Dunn

An unforgettable weekend of wine events imports the flavors of the Napa mountains to the peaks of Wyoming. Join winemakers Mike and Kara Dunn of Dunn Vineyards at the picturesque Brush Creek Ranch to enjoy the deep flavors and chewy tannins of the thick-skinned grapes grown on the distinctive Howell Mountain AVA. The AVA’s boundary starts at an elevation of 1400’ so even when it is cool and foggy on the valley floor, it is sunny and breezy up on the mountain. Since 1979, Dunn Vineyards has been a hands-on team, on the crush pad, in the cellar, and out farming their 42 acres to bring you the Howell Mountain Cabernet: deep concentration, bold, massive, ultra rich and elegant.

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  • Date: August 1-4, 2024

Special Wine Weekend Itinerary

Schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, August 1 – Meet the Winemaker Reception

4:00 PM at the Saloon at Lodge & Spa

Toast to the beginning of a one-of-a-kind wine weekend. Enjoy a fiery Wyoming sunset with a glass in hand of wine selected personally by Mike and Kara Dunn.

Open and inclusive for all lodging guests.

Friday, August 2 – Fly Casting & Wine Tasting Experience

1:30 PM at Lodge & Spa

Learn the art of casting during an intro to fly fishing lesson with the help of an expert Orvis-endorsed fishing guide. Connect with Mike and Kara and fellow wine aficionados for a Dunn Vineyards wine tasting, while enjoying the beauty of a Wyoming summer afternoon.

Inclusive for lodging guests. Limited availability.

Saturday, August 3 – 5-Course Wine Pairing Dinner

6:00 PM at The Farm

Delight in a Dunn Vineyards wine pairing dinner in the intimate setting of the wine cellar tunnel at The Farm. Sit among friends, including the Dunns, as Mike guides guests through his personal wine selections for this five-course dinner featuring the culinary artistry of the chefs of Cheyenne Club.

$250 Per Person, Plus Gratuity. Open Reservations.

Meet Mike & Kara Dunn

While he calls himself a “cellar grunt,” Mike actually oversees the production of the wine, works with the team in the vineyards, and manages the overall operation. Before becoming a full-time winemaker, Mike pursued his other interests. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 1988 with a degree in Anthropology (surfing) and later owned a bike shop in Calistoga. Kara Pecota Dunn is a second-generation Napa Valley vintner. As the daughter of Robert Pecota of Robert Pecota Winery in Calistoga, and the wife of Michael Dunn of Dunn Vineyards on Howell Mountain, she has been involved in the wine industry since her childhood. After receiving her BA from UC Davis in International Relations in 1990, she worked her way up to the role of GM of Robert Pecota Winery before starting Retro Cellars in 2003 with her husband. Mike and Kara’s son, Alex, joined them at Dunn Vineyards in 2023, bringing a focus on regenerative grape farming and a “greening” of the property.

All-Inclusive Activities

Fill the remainder of your getaway with additional activities and experiences:

  • Lil’ Wranglers Kids’ Program (4-9 Years Old)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Running of the Horses
  • Outdoor Gun Range
  • Archery
  • Fly Fishing 101/Intro to Casting
  • Still Water Fly Fishing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Guided Ranger Tours
  • Paintball
  • Climbing Wall
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ropes Course with Zipline Descent
  • Mountainside Sunrise Yoga
  • Yoga Hikes
  • On-Ranch Hiking
  • Hiking Medicine Bow National Forest
  • Standup Paddleboarding
  • Forest Bathing/Nature Meditation
  • Paint & Sip
  • Lawn Games
  • Fitness Center
  • Basketball, Volleyball, & Pickleball
  • Saloon Pool Table, Shuffleboard, & Arcade Game
  • Evening Fireside S’mores
À La Carte Experiences
  • Spa Treatments
  • Wingshooting
  • Founder’s Gun Club Experience
  • Cattle Drives
  • Horseback Picnic Rides
  • Horseback Riding Instruction, Barrel Racing, or Pole Bending
  • Guided Creek Fly Fishing
  • Wade & Float Fly-Fishing Trips
  • ATV or RZR Adventures
  • Scenic River Float
  • Wine River Float
  • Sound Healing
  • Massage + Sound Healing
  • Vinyasa & Vibrations
  • Llama Experiences
  • Goat Yoga, Feed the Goats, & More
  • Baking Classes
  • Full-Day Cheesemaking
  • Greenhouse Experience
  • Wagyu Grilling
  • Healthy Cooking Class
  • Pasta Making
  • Distillery Tour, Tasting, & Barrel Thieving
  • Distiller for a Day
  • Wine Tasting
  • Mixology Class
  • Rare Spirits Flight Tasting in The Spirit Vault
  • Full-Day Farm Experience
  • Poker/Texas Hold ‘Em Dealer
  • Golf at Old Baldy Club

*All activities are subject to weather, river levels, and availability. A Service Fee will be added to incremental activities.

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