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Old Town Cellars: Drinking Wine at Après Ski in Park City

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Old Town Cellars: Drinking Wine at Après Ski in Park City

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* Blog Post Updated on September 21, 2021

Craft Beer Industry Give Skiers and Riders Options

There is nothing like a good beer post pow. The huge craft beer movement has led to the production of so many solid beer choices at après ski. No matter where you choose to celebrate your day on the mountain, you will certainly have options. However, this decades long adoration with ending your ski day with a beer, was not always the case. At one point in history skiers and snowboarders primary drink choice was wine.

In an effort to return to the old days, Old Town Cellars, a ski town winery, is establishing themselves as unique option for après ski in Park City, Utah

Wine Was Once the Après Ski Drink of Choice

Old Town Cellars Winery Park City Utah

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As previously mentioned, beer, historically was not the go to spirit during après ski, wine was. In fact, there are many ski destinations around the world, like Chile or France, where wine is still the preferred spirit of choice. 

When you think about it, having wine après ski in these cultures, makes total sense. Cheese, Fondue and cured meats have long been après ski food staples at European ski resorts and wine traditionally pairs well with these items. 

Seeking to revive these days of yore and establish themselves as, The Official Wine of Après TM, Old Town Cellars has burst onto the scene as one of the best places for après ski in Park City, Utah. 

Old Town Cellars, A Winery in a Ski Town

Old Town Cellars Owners

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Old Town Cellars was founded by two passionate skiers, Stephen Mackay and Jason Morgan. They both also happen to be equally as passionate about wine. In an effort to combine their two interests, they created Old Town Cellars.

Old Town Cellars is a way to, "merge the wine culture with our mountain culture while offering an easily accessible product and a laid back environment perfect for après ski in Park City," explains Mackay.

Opening a winery is no easy task and one that was only amplified by its location in a ski town. Doing so takes work and a whole lot of support. Their family and friends are huge helps, oftentimes jumping in on bottling days to make this ski town winery a reality. 

A Winery Without Pretentions

Old Town Cellars Winery

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Old Town Cellars is the furthest thing from a snobby winery. Its the perfect fit for après ski in Park City. Located about midway up Main Street in Park City, Old Town Cellars offers, what Mackay describes as, "a casual yet polished lounging experience where conversation is promoted and everyone has a seat."

No one will ever be judged on their wine knowledge at Old Town Cellars. This ski town winery is as unpretentious as they come

Make no bones about it though, Old Town Cellars is an actual winery. It is just designed to fit into a ski town. Using wines from the west coast they blend them to fit the palates for the people who après ski in Park City.

Currently Old Town Cellars offers five of their own wines that are manufactured and poured on site. These wines range from the traditional to the progressive. Mackay and Morgan producing what consumers want, which they believe to be the next step in the industry. 

The Official Wine of Après TM

Old Town Cellars The Official Wine of Apres

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Old Town Cellars may be The Official Wine of Après TM but don't think you need to skip out on this fine establishment if wine is not your flavor. 

Aside from Old Town Cellars being a tasting room, they are also a regular bar. With a wide variety of local craft beers, fine spirits and cheese and meats from local distributors there is a little something for everyone. 

This combination makes Old Town Cellars, not only, The Official Wine of Après TM but also one of the best places to après ski in Park City, Utah.  

When it comes to drinking The Official Wine of Après, you'll want to wear ski clothing it's equal. No ski t-shirt is more official than our Certified Après Ski Instructor T-Shirt. Wearing it will show everyone at the bar that you mean business whether you're drinking wine, beer or bourbon. 

 


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