Killington Wine Festival
The Killington Wine Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the Killington region's signature summer events. Over theyears, the festival has grown immensely and now features more than 500 wines from a collection of over 40 vineyards around the world. Come enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont serving as a scenic backdrop.
July 19 - 21, 2013
Killington Grand Resort Hotel, K-1 Lodge and the Killington Region
Estate Wine Tasting, Friday July 19, 2013
The Killington Wine Festival kicks off on Friday at 6:00 p.m. with the Estate Wine Tasting at a new location, the poolside patio at the Killington Grand Hotel, offering sprawling view of Snowshed Pond and Killington Mountain. Thirteen wineries will sample their collections of estate and reserve wines. This intimate tastings caps off at 100 tickets, giving attendees and winery representatives the opportunity to discuss the nuances of the fine wines being poured.
Tickets for this event are $75 and advanced purchase is recommended.
Killington Wine Trail, Friday July 19, 2013
A new addition to this year’s schedule of events is the Killington Wine Trail, where a dozen restaurants along Killington Road will transform into ‘tasting rooms’ to showcase a special wine, or food and wine pairing. These specials will run on Friday from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at various restaurants on the Killington Road. Each stop will feature a different wine or wine portfolio paired with bites ranging from gourmet cheese to Italian tapas to desserts. Free transportation between restaurants will be available from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Please call Gramps Shuttle to schedule a pick-up 30 minutes in advance at 802-558-1543.
Reservations are not required and prices vary at each establishment.
The Grand Tasting at 4241', Saturday July 20, 2013
The signature event of the Festival, The Grand Tasting at 4,241’, is from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at Killington Resort’s Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars and Deck. One of the Umbrella Bars will become the ‘Vermont Pavilion’, dedicated to Vermont wines and local artisan foods including cheese, sausage, jams and more. In addition there will be a seemingly endless variety of wines produced domestically and from places as far away as France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Argentina and South Africa from other wineries and distributors. While sipping wine, guests can enjoy hors d’ oeuvres, stunning mountain views and live music by the Adam Ezra Duo.
Tickets for the event are $60 and include a signature tote and wine glass and a roundtrip ride to Killington Peak on the K-1 Express Gondola. VIP tickets are also available for $75 12:00 p.m. early admission to the Grand Tasting.
Wine Dinners, Saturday July 20, 2013
The fun continues on Saturday night, when local chefs and wineries from the weekend’s tastings will team up to create wine dinners at Birch Ridge Inn, Liquid Art, Red Clover Inn & Snow Angel Tavern.
Advanced reservations are needed, as these events typically fill up quickly. Please contact the restaurant of your choice directly for more information and reservations.
Bubbly Brunch, Sunday July 21, 2013
A Bubbly Brunch at Wally’s American Grille. Please contact Wally's for more information and reservations.
Wine and Nine Golf Scramble, Sunday July 21, 2013
Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine and Nine, a special golf outing at the Green Mountain National Golf Course, which was voted the #1 Public Golf Course by Golf Digest. Enjoy specially selected "Golf Friendly" wines, and 9 holes of golf with friends (scramble format, cart included).
Please make reservations with Green Mountain National Golf Course by calling 802-422-4653.
Wine and Stay Packages
Book your Killington Wine Festival package and save on lodging.
All information, dates and times are subject to change. Must be 21 or older to attend tasting events.