2024 Colorado

Wine Festivals

Colorado doesn’t want from wine festivals, between its two AVAs, mountain resort, and front range urban communities. Ranked 15th in the nation per capita doesn’t hurt either. There is a wide variety of festivals from high-end events such as the Aspen Food and Wine Classic and Vail Wine Classic to country and lower-key happenings in Colorado’s AVAs such as the West Elks Wine Trail (West Elks AVA) and Colorado Mountain Wine Fest (Grand Valley AVA), voted Best Wine Festival in the Nation by USA Today 10Best in 2017. Events that are sponsored and occur within Colorado’s AVAs orient specifically to Colorado wines, while many of the other events may have Colorado wine but orient to American and International offerings.

Find the one to multi-day events organized by month below. Many of the events sell tickets ahead of time, and they do sell out. Listed events also occur annually, typically the same week, weekend and month with the dates calendar dependent. Event proceeds commonly support a local charity, local community or AVA activities.

An unrivaled food and wine festival in Vail, by gathering the most talented chefs, winemakers, brewers, distillers and culinary industry leaders & immerse attendees in the Vail Lifestyle through unique experiences that can only be possible with Vail.

Come experience Denver’s premiere wine festival on the front range, featuring all Colorado wineries. 12 of Colorado’s best urban and Western Slope wineries will be joining forces to share their favorite wines with you, for sampling and purchase.

Enjoy a weekend of wine tastings across the Grand Valley! This self-guided tour features seven wineries and includes barrel tastings and food pairings from chefs, caterers, and restauranteurs. Each winery will also be offering discounts on their wines and products. 

may

Colorado’s Grand Valley AVA wine season kick-off event featuring wines from across Colorado. Browse and shop unique Colorado culinary products in our indoor marketplace. Pick up and savor fare from local and favorite food trucks. Kick back and listen to live music on the grass by the river!

Enjoy a weekend of wine tastings across the Grand Valley! This self-guided tour features seven wineries and includes barrel tastings and food pairings from chefs, caterers, and restauranteurs. Each winery will also be offering discounts on their wines and products. 

The Montrose Wine and Food Festival is a Montrose tradition. This fun event highlights regional and state food and beverage vendors while supporting a great local nonprofit, the Black Canyon Boy and Girls Club.

June

Season kick-off for the West Elks AVA, the wineries of the North Fork Valley invite you to come to Paonia and Hotchkiss to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of culinary events, wine and cider, music, and barrel tastings to celebrate the beginning of the 2024 summer season. 

The premier culinary event consists of three incredible days of cooking demonstrations, wine and spirit tastings, and panel discussions led by world-class chefs and beverage experts.

Come experience Denver’s premiere wine festival on the front range, featuring all Colorado wineries. 12 of Colorado’s best urban and Western Slope wineries will be joining forces to share their favorite wines with you, for sampling and purchase.

July

The celebration of Independence Day is an event Paonians look forward to every summer. The festival includes vendors, food, wine and beer at the Town Park. and a Parade July 4th. Cherry Days turns 77 this year, and is one of Colorado’s longest continuously running outdoor festival.

Cheers to Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival in River Run Village July 15 and 16 with hundreds of wines to sip and savor. This year the focus is on the classics with more wine, delectable food dishes and unique merchandise from near and far.

The Crested Butte Wine + Food Festival returns for a tour of taste. Explore enlightening seminars, elegant winemaker dinners, exciting tasting events, and the annual Grand Tasting in the wildflower capital of Colorado.

The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival bring a unique wine tasting experience. Main Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge transform into a beautiful mountain-side vineyard starring an array of varietals created by top wineries.

August

Wine, wine and more wine! Laze away the afternoon enjoying delicious food vendors, live music, and numerous wineries at Rendezvous Event Center. We promise it will be an afternoon well spent!

Discover the beautiful North Fork Valley and its award-winning wineries with our exclusive wine event. With a low-cost ticket purchase, you can enjoy free wine tastings during the weekend at all the wineries, and receive a beautiful wine glass and tote bag. Winemakers will guide you through the tasting experience at every stop.

Explore all the festival has to offer. Sip wines from the West Coast to France with 100+ wineries featured at the Grand Tastings. Immerse yourself in the world of wine during expertly paired dinners and lunches. Continue the adventure with paired wine hikes and lifestyle events.

The festival ticket provides a wine glass, wine tote and unlimited tastings along with live music, retail vendors, artisans and food vendors. Feel free to bring your own snacks, chairs, wagons and blankets.

A three-day food and wine event, Telluride Reserve features chefs, purveyors, winemakers, sommeliers, and mixologists. Guests can purchase reserve access for any of the seminars, lunches and dinners, as well as the Grand Tasting.

The Classic takes place in the picturesque mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado. The festival offers a variety of events, from wine tastings and seminars to outdoor adventures and fine dining experiences.

Come experience Denver’s premiere wine festival on the front range, featuring all Colorado wineries. 12 of Colorado’s best urban and Western Slope wineries will be joining forces to share their favorite wines with you, for sampling and purchase.

Jazz with Colorado wine, cideries, meaderies, distilleries, and breweries take center stage is this wonderful half day event in Nederland.

September

Festival events feature the best of metro Denver’s restaurant community, the finest wines and spirits, educational tasting seminars, and the signature Grand Tasting. Presented by the Colorado Restaurant Foundation and Souther Glazer’s Wine & Spirits.

Named Best Wine Festival in the Nation by USA Today, it is the state’s largest wine festival in Palisade features unlimited sips from dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations and educational seminars. Wine Week offers a myriad of Colorado-wine focused events throughout the state. 

Experience a lineup of seven musical acts, unique artisan and food vendors, various wines for tasting, and a beer booth. Located in the heart of historic downtown Lake City. Proceed support community projects sponsored by the Downtown Improvement and Revitalization Team.

The annual harvest festival is a celebration of local music, art, farms, food and wine. Visitors enjoy the music of the North Fork Valley, browse local arts/crafts, and visit local farms, wineries and breweries. The Festival is small town America at its best.

Wine, artisans, food and entertainment come together on the grounds at the Winery at Holy Cross in Canon City. Discover the wineries award-winning wines including the limited release of the festival’s riesling. 

Experience beautiful Snowmass by participating in the two-day event beginning with a reception and four-course wine dinner. The Grand Tasting takes place Saturday afternoon, bringing together music, cuisines from local restaurants and wine. 

A taste of the unexpected, the festival is your seat at the table of creation. Interact with renowned chefs in venues that equal parts intimate and panoramic. Discover first-hand how the collaboration in, and origins of food and wine define the most luxurious of flavors.

November

2024 DATE NOT ANNOUNCED – Hosted at the Colorado History Museum in Denver, the tasting presents Colorado wines awarded a Governor’s Cup by a panel of national and local judges. Wines are paired with original small-bite menu creations prepared by some of Colorado’s finest chefs.

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