Wine Director, CHRIS DUNAWAY



Little Nell Wine Director Chris Dunaway arrived in Aspen in late 2015 by way of New York City. During his five-year run in Manhattan, Chris worked for some of the most respected professionals in the food and wine industry including celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Chris grew up in a small farming town in Kentucky, where he was exposed to the joy and conviviality of dining experiences at frequent gatherings with his family at large. These were often supplemented with the freshest ingredients from his grandparents’ garden and even homemade wine at times. “I was fascinated by wine at an early age,” Chris contends. “A sentiment forever ingrained as a result of many summer evenings spent walking through my grandfather’s grapevines." He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Transylvania University in Lexington and passed the challenging Level III Advanced Sommelier exam on his first attempt - a remarkable feat - in July 2016 in Phoenix. Chris was promoted from Head Sommelier at The Little Nell to the esteemed Wine Director in April 2019, following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Carlton McCoy. in When Chris isn't working, he's often on wine-related travels to Napa, Chile, France and elsewhere in the world.

Contact

675 E DURANT AVE
ASPEN, CO 81611

diningreservations@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6330

Hours

Element 47 is closed, reopening on Friday, June 12

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fall colors in aspen
Autumn Adventures
Cool temperatures, fewer people and vibrant fall foliage set the ideal atmosphere for an Autumn Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters or elevate your perspective with an Off-Road Tour to the top of Aspen Mountain.
Guests enjoy dinner and a movie on Ajax Tavern's patio at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Dinner + A Movie
Join us every Friday night for dinner and a movie on the Ajax patio. Sit on the patio and order off the Ajax menu or reserve a picnic blanket and basket with Veuve Clicquot, plus fried chicken, sides and dessert.
Ajax Tavern features live bluegrass music on the patio every weekend in the summer.
Live Bluegrass Music
Gather your friends and family and join us Saturdays and Sundays from 3-6 pm on Ajax Tavern's sunny, mountainside patio for live Bluegrass music.


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