Both committed oenophiles and casual wine drinkers alike will appreciate Park City Winos (parkcitywinos.com), a one-stop online guide for wining and dining around town. This labor of love by now-local Jeff Roberts came to fruition after he spent multiple ski trips scrambling to find the best food and drink in Park City. Roberts’ user-friendly website brings his vino passion (and considerable research) to the people. Each local establishment featured on the PC Winos website is rated on a simple system based on the quality of food, wine, and ambience.
His personal favorite place to uncork a bottle of wine on a wintery afternoon with friends? Stein Eriksen Lodge. “It’s in a league of its own when it comes to wine in Utah,” Roberts says.
Park City Winos Seasonal Picks
Serve these with dinner, bring them to a party, or enjoy a glass (or bottle) by the fire; look for these wines at the Utah State Liquor Stores near downtown or at Kimball Junction.
Bubbly – NV Pierre Peters earns high marks for QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) and is exceptionally delicious, makes a great gift, and can hold its own against brand-name bubblies that cost three times the price.
White – Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio, produced by a fifth-generation winery committed to biodynamic agriculture, is a crisp and lively white wine from South Tirol.
Red – Roberts recommends Brick House Oregon Pinot Noir or any of Italy’s Piemonte reds: Barbera, Barbaresco, or Barolo, made from the Nebbiolo grapes of the Piedmont region.
Rosé – Miraval is “as good as it gets,” says Roberts, while noting that everything from Provence will be pleasurable.