Food & Wine returns |

Food & Wine returns

Above is a photograph of the interior of the Snowmass Conference Center during the Food & Wine event in June 1985. One of the winemakers who attended included David Pollak Jr., whose great-grandfather, David M. Hyman, provided investment capital for the Smuggler, Molly Gibson and Durant mines and is credited for fueling Aspen’s economy during the boom years. According to an article in The Aspen Times on June 27, 1985, “Pollak has infused that same kind of energy into his business venture, the Chateau Bouchaine Winery in the Carneros region of Napa Valley. Pollak founded Chateau Bochaine five years ago, using the profits from the sale of Pollak Steel Company to finance the business. ‘I knew there was nothing I’d rather do than own a winery,’ said Pollak.” The winery still exists today under some of the original owners, and Food & Wine is back in Snowmass Village this year with several events.