Colorado Wine Festivals
Colorado Wine Week featuring Colorado Urban Winefest (June 2-8)
Colorado Wine Week presented by Westminster Total Beverage will take over Denver once again, featuring a bevy of Colorado wine- and food-centric events throughout the city.
Farm to Turntable Kickoff Party, 7 p.m. June 2 at The Universal, Denver ($15)
The only thing better than farm to table is adding a DJ. The Universal, one of the city’s best breakfast veunes, will open up in the evening to celebrate the start of Colorado Wine Week. Several EatDenver chefs will prepare farm fresh flavors to serve alongside an all-Colorado bar, led by Colorado wine selections. It’ll all be paired with crazy good music. Passed apps and music incorporated in the ticket price; Colorado wine will be offered at happy hour pricing.
Colorado Wine Cocktail Celebration II, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Green Russell, Denver ($12)
Four of the city’s top bartenders will be tasked with making terrior-inspired cocktails, bringing out the complex flavors of Colorado wine and mixing it with the bitters, spirits and other drink ingredients. Admission to the event includes one complimentary Colorado wine cocktail. Attendees can taste several other offerings and snacks from a cash bar.
Governor’s Cup Awards Presentation and Reception, 4:30 p.m. June 7, Metro State ($55)
Taste some of the best from the annual Governor’s Cup wine competition — and expect to see the winning winemaker drink the Best of Show wine straight from the cup! Twenty wineries will pour samples and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Colorado Urban Winefest presented by Westminster Total, 1 p.m. June 8, Infinity Park, Glendale ($40 GA | $120 VIP)
A celebration of Colorado wine and food, top restaurants will join dozens of Colorado wineries in creating the ultimate in local drinking and eating. The ticket will get entrants free samples of hundreds of Colorado wines, live cooking demonstrations with some of Denver’s best chefs, live entertainment, and the chance to purchase wine direct from Colorado’s talented winemakers.
Sips & Snacks, June 2-8 at EatDenver restaurants
Talented chefs will pair small tastes to a glass of Colorado wine for a special price throughout the week. Try one. Or 20. See participating restaurants >>
Colorado Mountain Winefest (Sept. 19-22)
The 22nd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by the First National Bank of the Rockies serves as the wine industry’s most celebrated event. Dozens of wineries will fill Riverbend Park in Palisade for the grand tasting, and the events surrounding it create a wonderful excuse to get away for a weekend of wine adventure. Must be 21 or older to attend!
VinCO 2014 (January)
The annual VinCO conference serves as the region’s premier wine education and networking conference. Details for 2014 will be released later in the year.