In the mountains, we know how to welcome Spring!
This year, Vail is celebrating the 29th rendition of their signature four-day festival, Taste of Vail. And while it may be hard to believe that it could possibly get better than years past, each year ups the ante with a variety of fantastic palette pleasing offerings and daily events. And, of course, the incredible skiing and stunning mountain-town atmosphere that Vail is known for.
Whether you’re a Colorado native, or a foodie that travels for food that really dazzles, Taste of Vail is the can’t-miss event of the season—and we’re not the only ones that think so. Forbes, Travel Channel, and USA Today have all rated Taste of Vail among the top food and wine festivals in the nation!
If that’s not reason enough to attend this year’s Taste of Vail event, we’ve got 6 seriously good—and seriously delicious—reasons why you shouldn’t miss Taste of Vail 2019.
Yes way Rosè
Like to be first? The Debut of Rosé 2019 event offers attendees the special privilege of tasting just released 2018 Rosès from around the Northern Hemisphere for the first time!
This event is the first of its kind in the country, and will showcase one of the largest selections of Rosé in the United States—there will be over 100 varietals on offer.
Bonus: How’s this for a hump-day treat? The Debut of Rosé kicks off The Taste of Vail on Wednesday, April 4th. Keep those mid-week blues away with this special tasting of Rosé!
Competition in the Kitchen
A fan-favorite event of Taste of Vail, the American Lamb Cook-Off brings attendees into the streets of Vail Village for the ultimate chef showdown tasting experience.
Local chefs gather to put their best dish forward for the public to enjoy, all while competing for the cook-off prize. The festival’s participating wineries will be pouring a wide array of varietals all within the theme of “Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Merlot.” Attendees can expect tastings of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Zinfandel.
An Epic Alpine Picnic
Taste of Vail takes al fresco dining to the next level with a Mountain Top tasting at 10,350 feet.
Dubbed the crème de la crème of outdoor tastings, the spectacular, sweeping Rocky Mountain views are paired with gourmet food prepared by chefs from Vail’s top restaurants, beer, wine, and spirits.
Held snow or shine, attendees can opt to ski in or take the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead to access the event.
Move over breakfast, brunch is taking the lead as the most important meal of the day—especially when paired with Champagne.
The Champagne Brunch, held at Vintage Restaurant, is sure to delight the senses with its 3 decadent courses. Champagne Houses Canard-Duchene, Henriot, and Collett, will each expertly select a specific champagne to be paired with every course.
*There will be GF, veg, and allergy-friendly options available.
Each year, Taste of Vail has a variety of seminars on offer to attendees. Taste of Vail Director, Angela Mueller, noted that “The seminars for The 2019 Taste of Vail are one of our best years yet and represent a worldwide tasting and learning experience that brings together exciting food and wine
There are six seminars in this year’s line-up with topics ranging from coffee and tea to Greek wines.
Want some more information about this year’s seminars? Click here.
A Spectacular Send-off
Put the cork in this incredible long weekend with one last day of ultimate indulgence. The final day of Taste of Vail brings together all those who make this 4-day event so outstanding—Vail’s best chefs and the country’s best winemakers.
The Grand Tasting event promises to be a tasting of the best of the best!
On this final day, attendees can also look forward to Taste of Vail’s auction that benefits Habitat for Humanity.
Cheers to the season with us at Taste of Vail where you’ll be treated to some of the best wine in the world, coupled with the most delicious meals you’ll have this year…and, well, possibly ever.
We look forward to seeing you there!Tags: colorado food, food and wine festival, vail, vail moun, wine festival, wine tastin
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