Alaskan Experience

• 22 BOTTLES OF NAPA VALLEY WINE, AS NOTED
• ROUND-TRIP AIRFARE FOR 2 COUPLES (FROM WITHIN CONTINENTAL U.S.) TO SEATTLE AND SITKA, ALASKA
• 2 NIGHTS’ LUXURY LODGING AT THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SEATTLE FOR 4; INCLUDES BREAKFAST
• ARRIVAL-NIGHT CHEF’S DINNER FOR 4 AT THE FOUR SEASONS PAIRED WITH A SELECTION OF WINES
• CHOICE OF A PRIVATE COOKING CLASS HOSTED BY TOM DOUGLAS OR A KAYAK TOUR THROUGH THE BALLARD LOCKS
• A CHOICE OF VISITING EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT; DALE CHIHULY’S BOATHOUSE; AND/OR CHIHULY GARDEN AND GLASS
• DINNER FOR 4 AT THE CACHÉ AT CANLIS
• 4 NIGHTS’ LODGING FOR 2 COUPLES AT TALON LODGE ON PRIVATE APPLE ISLAND IN SITKA, ALASKA; INCLUDES DAILY BREAKFAST
• OUTFITTED USE OF FISHING GEAR AND CLOTHING FOR 2 COUPLES
• WINE PAIRING LUNCHES FOR 2 COUPLES PREPARED EACH DAY BY B CELLARS CHEF
• 3 VINTNER DINNERS FOR 2 COUPLES WITH YOUR HOSTS AT THE LODGE, FEATURING B CELLARS WINES
• GROUND TRANSPORTATION IN SEATTLE AND SITKA FOR 4
• PHOTO ALBUM FOR 2 COUPLES WITH PICTURES, RECIPES AND OTHER MEMENTOS OF THE TRIP

B Cellars Winery and Talon Lodge (hosted and accompanied by Duffy and Judy Keys of B Cellars, in cooperation with Talon Lodge owners Phil and Gwen Younger) present a curated, sensory adventure combining majestic Alaska with sophisticated Seattle. This bucket-list excursion offers two couples an all-inclusive, breathtaking itinerary.

Take behind-the-scenes tours of some of Seattle’s most coveted experiences. The choices are endless on this leg, where you’ll kick-start your outing at Starbuck’s Reserve Roastery. You may then choose a private cooking class hosted by Tom Douglas at his year-round, Hot Stove Society cooking school or a guided kayak tour through the acclaimed Ballard Locks which links the salt water of Puget Sound to the fresh water of the Ship Canal.

In the afternoon, choices include visits to:

1) Experience Music Project. This brainchild of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary pop culture.

2) Dale Chihuly’s Boathouse. Once home to his company and the world-renowned artist himself, the Boathouse epitomizes Dale Chihuly’s belief that art and life are one.

3) Chihuly Garden and Glass in the heart of Seattle where you will discover what inspires and influences Dale Chihuly.

Your Seattle stay culminates in an intimate chef’s wine dinner served in a private dining room at The Caché at Canlis. A telescope will offer you incredible views across Lake Union and the Cascade Mountains—a luxurious way to ready yourself for roughing it in Alaska.

The following day, you’ll be welcomed by the Talon Lodge staff in Sitka and ferried to your accommodations on private Apple Island. The next three days will be spent in the beauty and magnificence of Alaska’s famous fishing waters and incredible wilderness. Day One: Angling for salmon and halibut in the legendary Inside Passage. Day Two: Guided freshwater fishing via private float-plane accompanied by Chef Brian who will prepare a creekside lunch paired with B Cellars wines. Day Three: An ATV-guided excursion to Kruzof Island for stream fishing and another chef-prepared lunch.

Your hosts invite you to accompany them for dinners at the lodge amid the awe-inspiring views of the Alexander Archipelago and the Tongass National Forest. You’ll enjoy three vintner dinners created under the creative eye of Chef Brian that showcase B Cellars wines in a sensual and exciting way.

Upon departure, the Talon staff will arrange for the shipping of your catch while you stroll around the village of Sitka. Soon after returning home, you’ll receive your Talon Lodge memory album complete with photos and other mementos of your Alaska journey.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Napa Valley
Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
2 x 1.5L (Magnum) 2012

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane
2 x 1.5 (Magnum) 2012

Beckstoffer Georges III
2 x 1.5 (Magnum) 2012

Beckstoffer Heritage (To Kalon, Georges III and Dr. Crane blend)
4 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Syn3rgy (Library)
4 x 750ml (Standard) 2011

Ehrlich Vineyard
Oakville
4 x 750ml (Standard) 2012

Chardonnay
Napa Valley
Maldonado
4 x 750ml (Standard) 2013