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U.S. Sport Aviation Expo

  • Listed: September 13, 2012 5:10 pm


Contact: Jana Filip, Director



U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
January 17-20, 2013
Sebring, Florida


Expo announces wineries and restaurants participating in food & wine events

Sebring, Florida, August 13, 2012—The 2013 U.S. Sport Aviation Expo will bring back the food and wine tasting events for Friday and Saturday of Expo, thanks to the overwhelming success from 2012. The tastings will again take place at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF), in Sebring, Florida.

The four food and wine pairing events with legendary chefs and world-renowned vineyards will take place at 3:00 PM and 6:00 Pm both Friday and Saturday of Expo. All of these tasting events benefit the Humane Society of Highlands County.

Local award winning chefs and wine experts will enlighten guests on the science of pairing delicious wines with fine cuisine such as Gravalox Crostini’s, Crab Cakes with Dill Sauce and Crème brûlée created by Marva Roberts, Owner and Executive Chef of Peppercorns in Lake Placid.

Group 44 Hangar has again graciously donated the venue for this year’s food and wine events. Guests will have the opportunity to view the most spectacular collection of historic aircraft and fabulous racecars while they dine.

Ticket information and event details are available by calling Beverly at 863-655-6444. Additional details will be available on the website about the menus, wines, other participating restaurants, and chefs in the coming months.

Participating restaurants and wineries
Expo is welcoming back Chalet Suzanne and newcomer Peppercorns for the tasting events. Republic National Distributing Company will showcase Castelo Banfi Montalcino, King Estate, North by Northwest, Concha y Toro, Silver Oak, and Cakebread Cellars.


About the wine distributor and wineries

Castelo Banfi Montalcino
Castello Banfi, a family owned winery in Tuscany, Italy and the First Winery in the world recognized for exceptional environmental, social & ethical responsibility & leadership in customer satisfaction. http://www.castellobanfi.com/

King Estate
King Estate stood out in the 4th Annual Register Guard Reader’s Choice Awards; winning the reader voted contest in two categories as Eugene’s Best Local Winery and Best Wedding Venue. http://www.kingestate.com/

North by Northwest
North by Northwest, represents wines made from inland grape growing appellations of the Columbia River Basin of Oregon and Washington. The NXNW Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 received 91 points by Wine Spectator. http://www.nxnwwine.com/

Concha y Toro
Award winning wines from Chile with a sustainable wine production that respects the environment. This past April Concha y Toro became “World’s Most Admired Wine Brand” for the second consecutive year according to a survey made by the prestigious British magazine Drinks International.

Silver Oak
Silver Oak is single-minded in the pursuit of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. For 40 years, they have produced delicious and distinctive Cabernets from their Napa Valley and Alexander Valley wineries. http://www.silveroak.com/

Cakebread Cellars
Dedication to making the highest quality wines and a commitment to family has followed a continuum as this first small vineyard in Napa Valley, owned by Jack Cakebread, has grown into a thriving internationally distributed wine company. http://www.cakebread.com/

Republic National Distributing Company
These world-renowned wines are being brought to Expo by Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). Republic is the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S. An executive operating committee works to provide the company with the diversity and flexibility to manage the changing needs of its customers and suppliers.

Local participating restaurants

Peppercorns, a well-known establishment in Lake Placid, has been serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Saturday for eight years. Before opening her restaurant, Marva catered extensively throughout Florida. From private dinner parties to business events like the annual Citizens Bank Christmas party—Marva was very busy. Explains Marva, “I always loved to cook! And, really, I just taught myself.” Marva is an avid gardener utilizing fresh herbs and vegetables from her garden to supplement the restaurant. Of course, she also purchases fresh from local growers.

Marva will create her luscious three-course tasting on Friday, January 18 at 3pm.

Chalet Suzanne Restaurant, Inn, and Public Airstrip
This enchanting 26-room Inn, nestled on a 100-acre estate with a licensed 2,300-foot airstrip, is a gracious oasis amidst the excitement of Central Florida attractions, catering to discriminating guests of all ages. The Chalet has been a favorite spot for gourmands from around the world since 1931, with a pedigree of fine dining awards and recognition in the hospitality industry. Twice selected as one of the top ten Country Inns of America, the quaint depression-era guest-rooms are an experience in them selves.

Eric Hinshaw will perform his magic at 3:00 PM on Saturday of Expo.

Sponsors for the 2012 Expo include Highlands Today, Sebring Regional Airport, Trade-A-Plane, Southeast Aviation Show, Plane & Pilot Magazine, Aviators Hot Line, Powered Sport Flying Magazine, Cessna Owner & Pipers Magazines, Coffee News of FLA, AVweb, Atkins, Aviation Digest, Avbuyer.com and GA Buyer Europe, EAA, FATA, AeroShell, Ultra Light Flying Magazine, SportPilotTalk.com, Midwest LSA Show, Rocky Mountain Regional Airshow, In Flight USA, and Fly-Low Publications.

About U.S. Sport Aviation Expo
The Sport Aviation Show features light sport and sport aircraft, and includes conventional aircraft, kit planes, powered parachutes, trikes, gyros, amphibians, and innovative designs such as electrically powered aircraft—over 150 aircraft on display. The 9th annual event will again take place at the Sebring Regional Airport (SEF), in Sebring, Florida from January 17-20, from 9:00AM to 5:00Pm daily.

For more information about Sebring’s Sport Expo visit www.sport-aviation-expo.com.

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