I was doing an interview a few weeks ago, and they asked what kind of Christmas gifts made the most memorable ones, and I said experiences.Â I love them because you can share them with the person who is giving you the gift, and long after itâ€™s over, youâ€™ll have photos and memories to last you a lifetime.Â
And thatâ€™s exactly how I felt this past weekend, when I was invited by Pursuit to experience their Winemaker’s Dinner at the Banff Gondola.Â And who I am to say no to an invite that includes my favourite words: wine, dinner, Banff and gondola. I enjoy all of those things individually, so to be able to experience them all at once was truly a treat.Â
If you know me, I donâ€™t pretend to be a wine expert, but the night we went, it was with the Culmina Winery and as I looked around the room, I could see that people loved every drop. As did I, just donâ€™t ask me about the wineâ€™s essence or tannins.Â
For those looking for an amazing experience, whether it be a pre-Christmas gift or just a treat during the busy holiday season, I really think you canâ€™t go wrong with these dinners.
On top of delicious wines, guests enjoy a special 7 course winemaker’s dinner at award-winning Sky Bistro at the Banff Gondola summit. To get there, youâ€™ll get to enjoy the Banff Gondola, complete with fleece blankets to keep you extra warm on the way up.Â Â
Once there, youâ€™re free to explore the summit, watch the sunset, and then enjoy your dinner. Throughout the evening, I found myself running between enjoying the stunning views atop Sulphur Mountain, and the equally stunning views put on the plates in front of me.
Thereâ€™s just something so special about a mountain top dinner, itâ€™s easy to understand why these unique experiences are so popular.
This wonderful opportunity to explore the Rocky Mountains like never before lasts for three more weeks, with a different vineyard to enjoy.
- Nov 23 â€“ Road 13 Vineyards (voted #1 Winery in Canada in 2018 by WineAlign National Wine Awards of Canada)
- Nov 30 â€“ Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
- Dec 7 â€“ Summerhill Pyramid Winery (international award-winning organic winery)
Hereâ€™s a quick video highlighting my experience at the Winemakersâ€™ Dinner. Not that I could ever forget it.
Last night, the Winemakersâ€™ Dinner series kicked off atop Sulphur Mountain at Sky Bistro in Banff, featuring @CulminaWinery. I was lucky to be invited by @PursuitBanff to enjoy a delicious 7-course dinner high above the Rockies. https://t.co/COgJ1Y6O7B #PursuitLife pic.twitter.com/u7Xs7Xj9rgâ€” Mike Morrison 🏳️🌈 (@mikesbloggity) November 17, 2019