Western passions for gourmet food, drink and the great outdoors return this summer at the 9th annual Park City Food and Wine Classic.

The classic, taking place this year Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14, brings together some of the world’s best chefs and sommeliers for a long weekend of cooking and wine-tasting seminars, cycling and hiking amid the world-famous Wasatch Mountains.

The classic attracted upwards of 4,000 patrons last year. Tickets went on sale Dec. 14 on the classic’s website — ParkCityFoodandWineClassic.com — and the full seminar schedules will be available in March.

The classic features dozens of memorable events that can’t be found at any other food-and-wine event. From sun-up to sun-down, patrons can gather in small groups to learn the art of wine blending, then take home a bottle of blended wine they’ve made themselves, learn how to wine-taste like a master sommelier, take road- and mountain-biking excursions with world-famous chefs and winemakers, become immersed in an “Authentic Belgian Beer and Food Experience,” enjoy festival-favorite “Hikenars” (hikes plus wine seminars), and more.

One of the signature, best attended events each year is the Park City Stroll, which will be held at 4 p.m. on July 12. There will be many stops along Main Street where wine enthusiasts can sample wine and small bites from participating restaurants. Tickets are $90 for this event.

Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit that provides healthcare for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties. Last year, the classic raised more than $15,000 for the clinic. In all, Team Player Productions has raised more than $1.2 million for local charities.