Buy early and save on tickets to 25th annual Taste of Vail events
VAIL — Give the gift of Taste of Vail this holiday season as tickets to the 25th anniversary celebration on April 8-11 are on sale now through the end of the year. Save up to 20 percent on ticket prices when purchased before Dec. 31.
“Those looking for a unique holiday gift for the wine enthusiasts of the family should look no further,” said Chris Chantler, chairman of the Taste of Vail board. “Taste of Vail’s the only festival where participants can connect with the winemakers and vineyard owners pouring at each signature event.”
Taste of Vail offers a variety of ticket options for the 2015 event, including the Signature Event Pass and special seminar packs. The “Signature Event Pass” provides access to the 10th annual Colorado Lamb Cookoff & Apres Ski Tasting, the Mountaintop Picnic and the Grand Tasting for $320 (regularly $385). New four and six-pack seminar passes also are available for attendees to experience a wide range of entertaining and educational sessions. The four-pack is on sale for $110 (regularly $150) and the six-pack is currently $150 (regularly $185). These seminar packs are non-transferrable and guests will need to sign up for individual sessions once they are announced.
Individual event tickets also are on sale now with the second annual Debut of Rose available for $40 (regularly $50), the signature Mountaintop Picnic available for $110 (regularly $135) and the Grand Tasting for $140 (regular $175).
The 25th annual Taste of Vail has already established an impressive list of participating wineries, including many that have been with the event since the near-beginning such as Grgich Hill Cellars, Gloria Ferrer, Saintsbury, ZD Winery and Louis Latour. Additional wineries include Rotie Cellars, Vineyard 29, Scott Harvey Wines and Darioush, all of which are known for world-class winemaking standards and pedigrees.
Taste of Vail kicks off on April 8 with Debut of Rose. After a successful inaugural event in 2014, the Debut of Rose will give guests the chance to experience just-released 2014 roses for first time. The event will have more than 100 rose varietals to sample.
On April 9, enjoy the American Lamb Cook-Off and Apres Ski Tasting in heart of Vail Village. Sample an array of lamb dishes courtesy of Vail Valley chefs and the American Lamb Board. In the theme of “Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot,” Taste of Vail’s participating wineries will showcase a wide array of varietals, which include riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, shiraz and zinfandel.
The Mountaintop Picnic takes place on April 10 at the top of Vail Mountain. At 10,350 feet above sea level, enjoy a spectacular view while a number of highly acclaimed Vail Valley chefs prepare a gourmet feast paired perfectly with Taste of Vail wineries.
Experience the grandest of all wine and food tastings on April 11 as Taste of Vail’s annual Grand Tasting finds a new home at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in the center of Vail. The signature event will feature all of Taste of Vail’s wineries and restaurants and will include a special silent auction.
Rated among the top food and wine festivals by Forbes, Travel Channel and USA Today, Taste of Vail is held at several different venues throughout North America’s most popular mountain resort from April 8-11. For more information on the Taste of Vail or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.tasteofvail.com.