4th Annual Iron Vintner Challenge: Hosted by Willows Lodge

by Shona Milne on May 5, 2013

Can you believe that its time for the 4th Annual Vintner Challenge? Once again, it will be hosted by Willows Lodge. Rain or shine, you just can’t miss this event which benefits Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center here in Woodinville.

They can make great wine, but can they cook too?

It’s the event of the season. It’s fast and furious and the fun never stops as four Woodinville winemakers square off in a head-to-head cooking competition. Over the course of three weeks in June, our competitors will be put to the test to see who is the best cook and will ultimately be crowned our 2013 Iron Vintner.

Barking Frog Chef Bobby Moore serves as the emcee and unveils the secret protein at the start of event where our competitors have one hour to prepare an appetizer and an entrée for our panel of celebrity judges.

Tickets for Rounds 1 & 2 plus the Championship are $50 each.

Wednesday, June 5 – Round 1


Tracey La Pierre, DiStefano Winery VS Chris Peterson, Avennia

Wednesday, June 12 – Round 2


Lisa Baer, Baer Winery VS Tyson Schiffner, Betz Family Winery

Wednesday, June 19 – Championship


Winner of Round 1 VS Winner of Round 2

Wednesday, June 26 – Winemaker Dinner


The 2013 Iron Vintner Challenge culminates with a salute to all of our winemakers who competed. It’s your chance to taste the winning appetizer and entrée with Chef Bobby Moore’s spin in this multi-course dinner paired with wines from Baer Winery, DiStefano Winery, Avennia and Betz Family Winery. Have dinner with the winemakers and hear first-hand what they went through. It’s an evening filled with fun, fabulous food and outstanding wines. A portion of the proceeds benefit Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center. Tickets are $135 per person plus tax and gratuity.

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Shona Milne 05.15.13 at 8:29 am

This event is a blast. I hope to be there again this year.

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