Wine on the Links to Host Inaugural Event at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Orinda, California (February 1, 2012)   Brian Lamborn of Outdoor Wine Adventures recently announced the selection of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, OR to host the first annual Wine on the Links event.  Outdoor Wine Adventures is best known for their successful Wine on the Fly events for fly-fishing.

Lamborn made his decision after months of tough deliberation.  “There are so many terrific venues to choose from that I had a very difficult time making a decision.  I created Wine on the Links to combine my love of both golf and wine, and to provide guests with a trip-of-a-lifetime experience.  The core ingredients of the event are exquisite wineries and wines, outstanding golf, phenomenal service, and wonderful accommodations.  General Manager Hank Hickox and his Bandon Dunes team is one of the most highly-respected groups in the West, and the Resort was recently selected by Golf Digest as the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America.  I couldn’t be happier.”

Bandon Dunes’ Director of Marketing and Public Relations, B.R. Koehnemann, shares the enthusiasm.  “All of us at Bandon Dunes are excited about hosting Wine on the Links.  Brian has organized a terrific event, and we’re very much looking forward to this partnership.  At Bandon Dunes Golf Resort we are committed to offering a world-class golfing experience and Wine on the Links will be a great opportunity to deliver on that commitment.”

According to Mr. Koehnemann, “Guests of Wine on the Links will be treated to a round on each of our four courses in addition to our brand new 13-hole Par 3 course, named Bandon Preserve.  These courses have a long-standing reputation as some of the best in the country, with challenging terrain and beautiful views.  In addition to all greens fees, the trip will also include individual caddies for each course.  Guests will enjoy four nights’ accommodations in our beautiful and private Chrome Lake Rooms.  With four full days of world-class golf and excellent wine and food, these rooms offer the perfect setting to relax; after a peaceful night’s rest, they’ll get back on the links for another outstanding day of golf.”

Brian Lamborn, also of third generation winery Lamborn Family Vineyards, has orchestrated a representation of wines from three outstanding boutique wineries.  Including his family’s winery, his three choices are the elite Napa Valley wineries of Bourassa Vineyards, Hendry Ranch Winery, and Lamborn Family Vineyards.  Bourassa Vineyards devotes much of the winery’s attention to the five Bordeaux varietals, each painstakingly hand-crafted in small lots.  Proprietor Vic Bourassa will be on hand pouring and describing many of these gems.  Hendry is a Napa winery rich in history and produces wines of even greater opulence. Mike Hendry will be at the event pouring his wines and sharing his knowledge.  Lamborn Family Vineyards produces just 1,600 cases a year of rich Howell Mountain Cabernet and Zinfandel, all crafted by cult “celebrity” winemaker Heidi Barrett of Screaming Eagle fame.  Brian Lamborn loves sharing his family wines and passion for them, and looks forward to doing so at Wine on the Links. Several thousands of dollars worth of wines will be poured over the course of the event.

Accommodations will be at the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Oregon.  Bandon Dunes is a golf lover’s dream come true with four distinctly different courses, all of which consistently place in the Top 25 of Golf Magazine’s Top 100 courses.  The cost of the trip is $4,750 based on double occupancy and includes: four nights’ lodging, four rounds of golf as well as a round on the new Par 3, all meals, four evening winery dinners, all wines, gratuities, and much more.  Reservations are limited to just 20 participants on a first come/first serve basis.  To learn more about this rare opportunity, please visit, or call (877) 778-5663.