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

element47@thelittlenell.com

Phone

970.920.6330

Hours

Breakfast: 7 am - 10:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6 pm - 10 pm
Bar: 11 am - 11 pm

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Wine Cellar Experiences
A reputation as rich as its cellar - now is your chance to experience a unique part of The Little Nell wine program. Enjoy a private cellar tasting or dinner, catered to your every need and hosted by one of our sommeliers.
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Your Aspen Adventure Awaits
We love finding ways to provide our guests with enticing Aspen experiences that go beyond the hotel’s amenities. This winter, we’re excited to offer six such exclusive experiences: First Tracks, Last Tracks, Snowcat Powder Tours, Snowcat Academy, and Groom the Mountain.
Australian Wine Dinner
Hosted by Australia’s first Master of Wine, Michael Hill Smith, enjoy a selection of ten Australian wines paired with four courses. All proceeds from this dinner will be directed to a wildfire relief fund created by Aspen Snowmass.


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