Join two of Washington State’s best known flyfishing winemakers for a spectacular week of fishing for silvers and rainbows at the most renowned lodge in Alaska, Mission Lodge on Lake Aleknagik in the famed Bristol Bay region. Chris Figgins and Rob Newsom not only have a passion for making fine wines, but also have shared their love of flyfishing together. Each evening we will enjoy gourmet dinners featuring specialty meats and seafoods, including grass fed beef from Lostine Cattle Company, all perfectly paired with Chris & Rob’s premier wines. They will each share with us some of the insights and stories behind each vintage.
2012 Wine Week Rate:
$7500 per per person plus $1500 per person (plus tax) for premium wines and our special pairing menu. Package includes 7 nights, 6 days of fishing, meals, lodging, all fishing equipment including waders and daily guided fly-outs. Call us at 1-800-819-0750 reserve your space or to get even more details.
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Presenting the Wine Makers
~ President & Winemaking Director ~ Figgins Family Wine Estates
Chris Figgins is President and Winemaking Director for Figgins Family Wine Estates and is one of a small handful of second generation winegrowers in Washington State. Chris succeeds his parents, Gary and Nancy Figgins, who founded Leonetti Cellar in 1977 in the Walla Walla Valley- its oldest winery. Chris recently launched FIGGINS, an estate grown, single vineyard wine, and Lostine Cattle Company grass-fed beef, to extend the Figgins Family Wine Estates experience.
Chris was instrumental in transforming Leonetti into an estate grown winery and is known industry-wide for constantly pushing the envelope viticulturally in his vineyards. A frequent public speaker, Chris shares his love and intense passion for sustainable farming and biological soil health with other viticulturists, winemakers and diversified farmers whenever possible. Since 2007, Chris has also been the consulting winemaker for Doubleback winery.
~ President & Winemaker ~ Boudreaux Cellars
Rob produces Boudreaux Cellars and makes wine for Den Hoed Wine Estates that are featured at Mission Lodge. In the 1990s Rob spearheaded the development of the Gore-Tex flyfishing wader. Rob took his love of good wine and has now become one of the premier winemakers in Washington State.
Chris and Rob have many tales to share over these special wines that they intend to pour after long days of flying and fishing at, as Rob put’s it… “the coolest lodge I have ever fished out of.”
“To recap, if you like having a Beaver pilot and a guide at your disposal 24/7 and you like to eat gourmet food while drinking Leonetti and Boudreaux before sleeping in a very comfortable room in the middle of nowhere, this is the fishing trip of a lifetime. Join us! This will really be something!!”