Dozens of wineries coming for 25th annual Taste of Vail festival
VAIL — As Taste of Vail enters its 25th year, more than 30 wineries have already committed to the four-day food and wine festival, which takes place April 8-11. In addition, Taste of Vail’s Grand Tasting on April 11 will take place at a new venue: the Four Seasons Resort and Residences Vail.
“With a beautiful new location for the Grand Tasting and dozens of wineries already on board, we can’t wait to reveal what else is in store for the 25th annual Taste of Vail,” said Chris Chantler, chairman of the Taste of Vail Board. “Aside from keeping things new and exciting for our Taste of Vail participants, our 25th anniversary promises to be an exceptional celebration.”
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 the second annual Debut of Rose. After a wildly successful inaugural event in 2014, the Debut of Rose will give guests the chance to experience just released 2014 rose wines 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 Vail Village. Sample an array of lamb dishes courtesy of the Vail Valley’s greatest chefs and the American Lamb Board. In the theme of “Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet and Merlot,” Taste of Vail’s participating wineries will be showcasing a wide array of varietals, which include riesling, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, shiraz and zinfandel.
The Mountaintop Picnic takes place April 10 at the top of Vail Mountain. At 10,350 feet above sea level, enjoy a spectacular view while a number of Vail Valley chefs prepare a gourmet feast paired perfectly with Taste of Vail wineries.
The signature Grand Tasting event on April 11 will feature all of Taste of Vail’s wineries and restaurants and will include a special silent auction.
Individual event tickets and signature event passes are now on sale. For more information, visit http://www.taste ofvail.com.