With Colorado’s wine country consisting of over 100 vineyards and wineries, the state is fast becoming known for its high quality and a wide variety of wine. In fact, one of the wine festivals below has been ranked as the top 2017 wine festival by USA Today.
1. Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival
This festival usually happens during early February and takes place at the Estes Park Events Complex. 2019 will be its second year but don’t snooze while purchasing tickets for this festival since it sells out!
Estes Park Wine & Chocolate Festival encourages you to sample sweets from the region’s finest chocolatiers, taste pours from a variety of wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park. Make sure that when you arrive, get a wine glass to taste free pours from the wine vendors and chocolate samples. Also, you have the chance to purchase your favorite bottles of wine and chocolates to take home.
2. Manitou Springs Wine Festival
The Manitou Springs wine festival specifically happens every June. So, it’s great news that you might get to attend this event this year! You’ll get to spend your day in beautiful Manitou Springs enjoying generous tastings from thirty Colorado Wineries. You’ll get to enjoy wonderful live music, food and buy from gift vendors while you stroll through the Memorial Park.
Lastly, as an incentive for the first 1,500 guests to purchase a ticket, the festival gives away free wine totes with your purchase. The ticket purchase includes the wine tastings and a complimentary wine festival glass as well.
3. Telluride Wine Festival
Experience a rather intimate four-day wine and food festival in the majestic Rocky Mountains. This beautiful place boasts 14,000 ft peaks where the communities of Telluride and the Mountain Village lie. Celebrated annually in the last full weekend in June, this year’s festivities will open June 28th and run through July 1st.
Why should you go?
This wine festival is under a nonprofit organization that supports local farmers, culinary hospitality commerce, and educational groups. Their collaborations serve to educate and improve the way children eat and their understanding of sustainability. Talk about drinking wine for a good cause indeed!
4. Steamboat Wine Festival
Although they won’t be returning this year, 2018, they hope to be back next year. The Steamboat Wine Festival is certainly an event where master winemakers, culinary experts, and famous guests gather in beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. With nearly 600 wines, spirits, beer and some of the region’s best restaurants, this event is a food and wine lover’s dream.
Make sure to join them for next year’s of delicious wine, adventurous activities, and wonderful food! Explicitly watch out for the announcements next year!
5. Palisade Mountain Winefest
Lastly, we’ve been saving the best for last of course.
This wine festival has been undoubtedly voted the Best Wine Festival in the U.S., by USA Today’s 10Best. Employing a panel of travel and wine and experts to nominate the best festivals celebrating wine across the country’s top wine-making regions.
Savor all that Colorado Wine festival has to offer, from food and chocolate and wine tastings, wine pairings, and much more.
The Mountain Winefest is usually held on the third weekend in September with “The Festival in the Park” taking place at Riverbend Park in Palisade. It is uniquely Colorado’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, and seminars.
All-inclusive Mountain Winefest Experience
Hence, save the date for the 27TH ANNUAL COLORADO MOUNTAIN WINEFEST, check out their website on the link above. So book your tickets early!
Of course, Mile High Wine Tours has the perfect Mountain Wine Fest tour package for you. We are going to be releasing our itinerary soon so you could plan way ahead. Our tickets will include All-inclusive tickets as well as transportation tickets from Denver.
The festival starts on a Friday with a meet and greet, with lots of events to go to where you can purchase your wine for the road. Saturday will be the awaited “Festival in the Park”, a complimentary breakfast buffet is first served. Then, on to Palisade, CO, where we’ll feature over fifty Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, and more!