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Trip Spotlight: Gourmet Wine Pairing Rio Chama Adventure

December 1st, 2017

If you love food, wine and wilderness, there are few trips available in the country that compare to this amazing adventure.  This trip combines them all with a level of comfort above and beyond the normal multi-day river trip.  You’ll be amazed at the gear we bring along on this adventure to transform each night’s camp into a dining room reserved for the finest of restaurants.  Not to mention the food and wine that fills the table each night.  Our good friends Chef Rocky Durham and Vivac Winery combine efforts to provide four amazing courses for each night’s dining experience.


Gourmet food river-side

Sit back and relive the days adventure while learning about the wine making process and the subtle notes each wine will leave on your palate while perfectly paired with Chef Rocky’s amazing creations.  The wines at Vivac are widely acclaimed as the best in New Mexico and in the west with a bold approach to some of your favorite varietals as well as some new selections you may be introduced to for the first time.  Chef Rocky Durham is certainly one of the largest names in a rock star community of chefs that comprise of multiple James Beard award winners and nationally known innovators which help to make Santa Fe, NM one of the world’s premier culinary destinations.  His focus is on seasonal, fresh ingredients that stand out and do the talking.  All of his courses are inspired by plants and animals that you will likely see on your journey through the Rio Chama Canyon.  Don’t be surprised if you see him and the Guides hunting for the perfect piece of driftwood on which your first course will be served.  Don’t be nervous though, we bring along all the china and fine wine glasses as well for this incredibly unique and amazing melting pot of fine food, wine and wilderness.  We have just announced 2018 dates for the Gourmet Wine Pairing Trip which will be July 20-22.  Don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your space at the table for a one of a kind adventure that will leave you with great memories of beautiful New Mexico for years to come.  Please fell free to reserve online or give one of our helpful reservation staff a call with any questions at all.

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