Wine lovers, rejoice! The 21st annual Colorado Mountain Winefest is this month (Sept. 13th-16th) where you can sip on delicious wines from dozens of local wineries all weekend. Events will flow Thursday through Sunday and offer live entertainment, unlimited wine samples, a commemorative tasting glass, and a chance to buy wine directly from the amazing Colorado winemakers in attendance.
Winefest will be hosting an array of great Chefs that will be providing amazing food and wine pairing. Free Chef demos will be held 11am–4pm:
11:00am- Chef Mike Pizzuto
12:00pm- Celebrity Chef Glenn Smith
1:00pm- Chef Joe Hsu
2:00pm- Chef Jon St. Peter
3:00pm- Chef Wayne Smith
4:00pm- Q&A with the chefs!
For more info on other events and seminars, visit Winefest’s website–and of course, Forkly the festivities so we all get a taste of Colorado wine too!
Colorado Wine Week, like others around the country, is the wine industry’s opportunity to show just how far local wine has come. From June 3-June 9, there will be wine events and pairings every night, all leading up to a final event: Colorado Urban Winefest at Denver’s Sculpture Park.
Colorado Wine Week events include:
We’re suspecting that Colorado Forkly users will be most excited by the $15 Colorado wine and food pairings at 20+ participating restaurants. $15?!! Awesome. Check out the restaurant list in full here — and share the meal with us all on Forkly! When you share, be sure to include the hashtag #ColWineWeek in your customized tweet.
For those attending the Colorado Urban Winefest on June 9, be ready to taste wine from 42 wineries, as well as interactive and educational components–and a sommelier shootout! The event supports local winemakers and is raising money for the Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE) — and is the sister festival to the 20 year-old Colorado Mountain Winefest held in Palisade, CO in the early fall.
For those outside of Colorado, come visit & let the Forkly crew know you’re in town. In the meantime, tell us about your favorite local wine festivals and traditions, we’d love to hear from you!