From the weekend’s kickoff event – Whiskey Wranglers at the Beaver Creek Rodeo – to wine seminars and exclusive 4×4 Jeep Tours paired with on-mountain tastings, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival promises culinary delights and unique libations for a variety of palates.
This year’s festivities at the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival combine a mix of traditional favorites and new, unique food and drink events. The festival continues in it’s 10th year, hosting 13 extraordinary events over the course of four days.
We’re especially excited about the new events this year – Whiskey Wranglers @ the Rodeo, Outdoor Yoga & Drink Your Veggies, Hooked on Sake, Friday Afternoon Club Social, The Bachelor Experience Cigar & Scotch Tasting, De-mystifying Food and Wine Pairings, and the 90+ Napa Wine Club Seminar.
Events at the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival are intimate and intriguing, as Beaver Creek’s top notch culinary talent brings delectable food to the table to pair with the finest libations.
Put on your boots and kick off the Wine & Spirits weekend at the Beaver Creek Rodeo while sampling a variety of fine whiskeys! Savor the flavor of the whiskey on your palate while getting a taste of this wild west tradition.
Location: Beaver Creek Rodeo, VIP Tasting Area. The Beaver Creek Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon just east of the Chapel Square and City Market shopping centers. Parking is complimentary at the Rodeo. Complimentary shuttle service is also available from Beaver Creek Resort Dial-a-Ride: (970) 949-1938.
Price: $50 (Includes VIP Rodeo ticket, access to VIP tasting area and a Commemorative 15th Anniversary Rodeo Gift)
Begin your day with an invigorating outdoor Vinyasa Flow yoga session, led by Laura Anderson, followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails.” Wondering what a “vegetal cocktail” entails? Combine two of the hottest trends in the libation world today – juicing and locally crafted spirits from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits– and you get a premium cocktail you can feel good about!
Location: The Club at Allegria Spa (100 E. Thomas Place, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)
Price: $40pp (Price includes all day access to The Club at Allegria Spa)
Please Note: Yoga will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, class will take place in the Allegria fitness studio
Takara Sake and Chef Riley Romanin from Hooked, Beaver Creek’s innovative seafood haven, have partnered to create a pairing that is designed to be fun, informative and appealing to both experienced and novice sake drinkers alike. Takara has been a leading producer of Sake in Japan for more than 150 years. Their experts will not only educate you on sake but will also delight you with new innovative sake cocktails. All paired with Chef Riley’s unique seafood preparations from around the world to engage your palate! Come get Hooked on Sake.
Location: Sportsman’s Gallery & Paderewski Fine Art
Bring your friends to the Plaza Pavilion and enjoy an alpine summer evening featuring live music, wine and cheese tastings from Bouchaine and Murray’s Cheese, a guest mixologist from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits. We’ll be mixing up summer-infused cocktails to beat the heat and complement the fresh mountain air.
Location: The Plaza Pavilion at Beaver Creek
Price: Open to the public, specialty cocktails will be available for purchase.
When we say Bachelor, we mean the Bachelor Gulch Experience! Come explore the Smoking Lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch for an avant garde cigar and scotch tasting with Alec Bradley cigars and Glenfiddich scotch. Whether you’re a cigar smoking novice or a seasoned cigar lover, enjoy a selection of delicious cigars while learning to how to cut, light, and identify specific tobacco flavors to help pair your cigar with the perfect scotch or spirit. Ticket price includes the purchase of cigars and complimentary spirit tastings.
Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Smoking Lounge
This event is the perfect opportunity to do good while eating well! Join us for a sumptuous five-course dinner prepared by Splendido at the Chateau’s Executive Chef Brian Ackerman paired with the perfect wines from Trinchero Napa Valley. Enjoy a little friendly competition while raising money for the Bright Future Foundation during a special four-course semi-silent auction.
Location: Splendido at the Chateau (17 Chateau Lane, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)
Begin your day with an invigorating outdoor classic yoga session, led by Emily Dornan, followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails.” Wondering what a “vegetal cocktail” entails? Combine two of the hottest trends in the libation world today – juicing and locally crafted spirits from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits – and you get a premium cocktail you can feel good about!
Please Note: Yoga will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, class will take place in the Allegria fitness studio.
Join us for a journey of the senses through the summer mountain trails to the tables filled with locally sourced foods. Guests will enjoy a beautiful hike with the friendly and knowledgeable guides of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, ultimately winding their way to Splendido at the Chateau’s outdoor deck for a unique culinary experience hosted by Splendido’s Executive Chef Brian Ackerman paired with exquisite wines from Zonin.
Location: Beaver Creek Mountain/Splendido at the Chateau. Check in at the Summer Adventure Center, located next to Starbucks in Beaver Creek Village.
Local Colorado bites meet Oregon’s finest wines. Join Master Chef Daniel Joly, co-owner and executive chef at Beaver Creek’s acclaimed Mirabelle, for a custom menu paired with the exquisite wines from Domaine Serene. Led by Chef Joly and wine experts from Domaine Serene Winery, you’ll be guided through an inspired journey of local, seasonal tastes that showcase Domaine Serene’s 2013 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2013 Evanstad Reserve Pinot Noir. Your palate and taste buds will be bursting with flavor, complexity, and excitement!
Location: By Nature Gallery
Explore a diverse group of outstanding wines all rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator magazine at this exciting and educational seminar. From Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, you will taste six different wines of exceptional quality from producers like Stags’ Leap Winery, Etude, Provenance, Sterling, Beaulieau Vineyards, and Beringer. Taste your way through the Napa Valley from the comfort of Beaver Creek!
Foodies rejoice! The Wine and Spirits Grand Tasting at Beaver Creek is the culinary highlight of the summer. Celebrate the height of summer harvests with fresh food tastings and premium wines and cocktails being poured outdoors at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. Sample all the best Beaver Creek has to offer.
Location: Base of Centennial Express Chairlift (#6), next to Beaver Creek Chophouse
Begin your day with a rejuvenating outdoor Restorative yoga session, led by Christy Samuelson, followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails.” Wondering what a “vegetal cocktail” entails? Combine two of the hottest trends in the libation world today – juicing and locally crafted spirits from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits – and you get a premium cocktail you can feel good about!
Get out on the mountain for this adventurous pairing, featuring tastings with Premium Port alongside hand-selected premium cheeses from Murray’s Cheese – served with a side of breath-taking scenery. Enjoy an exclusive guided 4X4 jeep tour that will stop at two scenic vantage points, allowing you time to enjoy the pleasures of the palate and a feast for the eyes!
Location: Summer Adventure Center
Tickets are available at beavercreek.com/wine
As the sun sets across the valley, lay out your blankets and settle in for a free, fun, family-friendly film!
Beaver Creek Village. Photo: Austin Day. It’s here! The first snowfall of autumn at Beaver Creek. Areas 9,000 feet and up got a nice dusting September 23-24, which has many people getting excited for the winter season. So what do you think? Is this a sign of a great winter to come?