Colorado high country wine festivals
Colorado’s ski resorts come alive during the summer with festivals of all kinds; music, muddy races, biking extravaganzas, beer fests and more. However, for those who prefer the pursuit of wine tasting over running a race through the mud, Colorado’s resorts have got you covered too.
Here are three Colorado wine festivals that should be on your radar this summer.
Uncorked in the Village, Winter Park, July 4, 2015
I have fond memories of a girlfriend getaway to Uncorked in the Village back in 2013. It just doesn’t get better than wine and cheese and that’s what you’ll find under the tents during this Colorado wine festival at The Village at Winter Park.
There are also interactive Learning Tents that feature all sorts of classes and demos. In addition, vendors sell jewelry and beautiful art objects throughout The Village.
Keystone Wine & Jazz, July 18-19, 2015
Perfect for a girls’ getaway, Keystone Wine & Jazz is also surprisingly family-friendly. Last year, I took a girlfriend up to experience this high altitude Colorado wine event. We were delighted to find that we could look down on the festival’s music stage from the patio of our Buffalo Lodge condo.
Fun is not a strong enough word to describe our experience at Keystone Wine & Jazz. Wine and food booths are spread out throughout the village and so you walk and drink and eat, and walk and drink and eat. It’s fabulous. There are several music stages, so when you wanted to sit and sip, that was available too.
I say that this wine festival is family-friendly because Keystone Resort is very kid-friendly. Children activities such as panning for gold are spread throughout the village, not to mention Kidtopia, free and open daily. There’s a reason Keystone Resort is widely considered one of the most family-friendly ski resorts in Colorado.
Western Slope Uncorked, Powderhorn Ski Resort, August 1, 2015
I’m including this brand new slope side wine festival because they will be serving up Colorado-only wine. Wineries in attendance include Talon Winery, Grand River Winery, Gubbini Winery and many more. The admission price to this wine festival is extremely affordable if you buy your tickets now. Currently they are on sale for just $30, but if you wait to get them at the door they’ll be $50.
Country band Restless Heart will headline the new Colorado wine festival.