Wisteria Vineyard August 1 and Horton Vineyard August 15 
Shenandoah National Park, VA – (July 21, 2014)–Skyland Resort is excited to announce the continuation of their popular Shenandoah Seasonings Vintner Dinners.  During the month of August, two local wineries will be featured.  Wisteria Vineyard and Farm will kick off the month on Friday, August 1 and Horton Vineyard will be featured on Friday, August 15.

“We are pleased to offer these events for our guests during the busy summer season,” said General Manager Charles Friend.  “Not only can they enjoy the beautiful mountains and views, but they can get a taste of locally produced wines and foods prepared by our talented culinary team and meet the wine makers during the meal.”

Wisteria Vineyard is a small farm and winery located on the western slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley. Executive Chef Paul Lombardy and Sous Chef Heather Cash have prepared a wonderful four-course menu that will be paired with the wines from the vineyard to kick off the month August 1.  The menu includes:
  • Appetizer: Barbecued King Prawn with Apple Slaw Micro Green Salad paired with Wisteria Seyval
  • Salad: Cheese Souffle topped with Roasted Tomato and Lettuce paired with Wisteria Ashtaroot
  • Entrée Choices: Apple Stuffed Pork Loin with Beaujolais Wine Reduction Sauce, Tourne Potatoes, Roasted Beets and paired with Merlot or Sole Francaise with Grilled Asparagus and Sweet Onion Wild Rice and served with Chardonnay
  • Dessert: Grand Marnier Souffle served with Velvet – a semi-sweet Rose blend
On Friday, August 15, Skyland Resort will welcome Horton Vineyards and winemaker Barry Isenhour. While the prices are the same for both the overnight package and dinner, the menu if delectably different:
  • Appetizer: Season Squash Bisque paired with Vidal Blanc
  • Salad: Green Salad with Goat Cheese and Crab Fritter paired with Horton Rkatsiteli
  • Entrée Choices: Apple Smoked Twin Rib Pork Chop with an Apricot Glaze, Yellow Rice, Braised Red Cabbage and paired with Norton or Grilled Halibut with Truffle Oil, Parisian Potatoes, Roasted Grape Tomatoes and served with Coates d’Orange
  • Dessert:  Grilled Peach with Cinnamon Sugar Butter, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and served with Pear Port
This is a perfect excuse to also kick off a long weekend by booking a room. The package is $366.00 and includes guest accommodations for two people, dinner for two, etched wine glasses, and breakfast the following morning. Dinner only per person is $130.00.

Additional lodging promotions, events and activities for planning your Shenandoah getaway are available on our website www.goshenandoah.com or call 877.247.9261 to speak with the reservation office.  
About Shenandoah National Park
Established by Congress in 1935, Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia contains nearly 197,000 acres of land with over 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Shenandoah draws up to 1.2 million visitors a year with its rich history, unique geography and wildlife, as well as the panoramic vistas from the Skyline Drive. This National Scenic Byway, built during the Depression era, winds along the crest of the mountains through the length of the park, providing vistas of the sweeping landscape to the east and west. Lodging options in the park include Skyland Resort (mile 41.7), Big Meadows Lodge (mile 51) and Lewis Mountain Cabins (mile 57.5), which are operated by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Shenandoah, Inc., an authorized concessioner and hospitality provider for the National Park Service. For more information about Shenandoah accommodations, dining and special events, call 877-247-9261 or visit www.goshenandoah.com.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader, providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida; in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Shawnee and other Yosemite lodges; Peaks of Otter Lodge on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and in Niagara Falls State Park. The company also owns and operates Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; the Park Gate Lodges at Yellowstone, which are the West Yellowstone Holiday Inn, Gray Wolf Inn and Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel, all located at the park’s west gate in West Yellowstone, Mont.; and five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Question Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visithttp://www.delawarenorth.com/parks-and-resorts-home.aspx.

About Delaware North Companies
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