This summer, immerse yourself in the Colorado wine community!
Colorado's wine community has been growing each year, and it's clear to see with all the wine festivals the state is hosting this summer. Whether you want a swanky, luxury event or something a little more family-friendly, there is something for everyone. Check out our favorite upcoming wine festivals below.
Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
When: June 1
Where: Memorial Park
The Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival might only be a day long, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a lot to offer. Enjoy live music, taste an amazing selection of food and wine, and find unique treasures at one of the many vendors in Memorial Park. Early-bird tickets are on sale until May 15, so get yours now!
North Fork Uncorked
When: June 14-16
Where: Paonia, CO
Head west for this wine fest that's held annually in the North Fork Valley. This family-friendly affair has everything from local Colorado wines, artisanal cheese, craft beers, and even beekeepers. It's happening on Father's Day Weekend so don't miss out on this! Get your tickets here.
Reds, Whites, and Brews
When: June 22
Where: Various Wineries and Breweries in Steamboat Springs
Take a trip to Steamboat Springs and taste an array of wines, listen to live music, and shop around. This is the perfect event if you're looking to try a little more than just wine. As the name suggests, there's also a selection of craft beer available for tasting. Buy your tickets here.
Telluride Wine Festival
When: June 27-30
Where: Telluride and the Mountain Village
The annual Telluride Wine Festival has a lot more to offer than delicious food and incredible wine. It also offers educational seminars so you too can be a wine connoisseur. This is an experience of a lifetime that you won't forget. Get your tickets now.
Denver International Wine Festival
When: July 10-15
Where: Omni Interlocken Hotel, Broomfield
Named one of "The best wine festivals across America!" by Food & Wine Magazine, this festival has quickly become Colorado's premier wine event since it started 15 years ago. Set against breathtaking views of the Flatiron Mountains at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Broomfield, this festival is full of gourmet food and some of the best wine in the world. Get your tickets here.
Keystone Food & Wine Festival in River Run Village
When: July 13-14
Where: Keystone Resort
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Keystone Resort is always a beautiful destination to stop by, but it's even better when it comes with wine tastings and live jazz from some of the best musicians in the world. You can jumpstart your wine tasting weekend with a free gondola ride and end it with a free concert by Dotsero with the whole family. Buy your tickets here.
Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
When: July 25-28
Where: Various Locations
Bask in the natural splendor of Crested Butte while you enjoy some of the best wine and food you'll ever have. Not only will you have the opportunity to freshen your palette with bold flavors, but you will also be able to sip fireside and chat with renowned Argentinian winemaker Santiago Achával, and that's just to kick things off. Check out all the events and buy tickets here.
Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival
When: July 26-28
Where: Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge
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Get ready for a wine tasting experience like no other when you go to the Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival. You'll get the chance to try over 300 different wines from beloved vineyards all over the world. Enjoy the delectable flavors of a la carte food pairings while you listen to rhythmic music all weekend long. Get your tickets today!
16th Annual Castle Rock Wine Fest
When: September 2-8
Where: Butterfield Crossing Park
This late summer wine tasting event has become a Colorado staple because it is so very Colorado! This unique outdoor event offers wine lovers from all over the state to try 180 different Colorado wines. The Castle Rock Wine Fest is the perfect wine festival to see what's happening in your own backyard. Get your tickets here.
Snowmass Wine Festival
When: September 13-14
Where: Various Locations
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This two-day wine tasting event is jam-packed with an array of wine selections. Start the fun off with a wine dinner at the elegant Viceroy Snowmass that will have a selection of eight Argentian wines to taste. Day two features a grand tasting along, food, a live DJ, and a silent auction for unique goodies from delicious restaurants, acclaimed wineries, and local shops. Get your tickets before they're gone!
Colorado Mountain Winefest
When: September 19-22
Where: Palisade, CO
The Colorado Mountain Winefest is another annual favorite known for its food and wine pairings along with their chocolate and wine pairings. The activities at Colorado Mountain Winefest seem endless. You can enjoy chef demonstrations, seminars, and even a grape stomp! Get your tickets here.
Boulder Valley Wine Festival
When: September 22
Where: Louisville Community Park
Coming in for its second year, the Boulder Valley Wine Festival will have over 200 wines from 25 select Colorado wineries. Pair your tasting adventure with live music, food, and shopping. Admission includes unlimited wine tastings and a free wine glass and tote bag, so get your ticket now! It's the perfect way to end the summer.
Are there other wine festivals happening this summer that we missed on our list? Share them with us in the comments. Cheers!