July 14-16, 2017
Estate Tasting, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Killington Peak Lodge
Enjoy a scenic gondola ride and kick off the Killington Wine Festival Weekend in style at the Killington Peak Lodge for an exclusive wine tasting. Meet the vintners and representatives behind the weekend’s wines and take in the best views in Vermont. Estate & specialty wines will be available to taste. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres.
Killington Wine Trail, 6:00-10:00 p.m., Participating Killington Restaurants
Running concurrently with & following the Estate Tasting, the Killington Wine Trail will showcase local establishments offering a special wine, or wine & food pairing. Check out last year’s Wine Trail here.
Grand Tasting, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., K1 Base Area & Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars
The signature event of the Festival, the Grand Tasting, will be held on Saturday afternoon at the foot of Killington Mountain at Killington Resort’s Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars. Guests will have the opportunity to move through the different venues, enjoying 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. The Grand Tasting will also feature Vermont wines and spirits as well as local artisanal foods including cheeses, chocolates and more. Admission to the event includes tastings, wine-friendly fare, a round-trip scenic gondola ride, and signature tote with wine glass.
Cooler in the Mountains Concert, 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Killington Resort
Top names from the national music scene will be taking the stage for eight FREE outdoor shows as the “Cooler in the Mountains” summer concert series returns. So grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head to the Killington Resort for this family-friendly event produced by the Killington Pico Area Association and presented by Long Trail Brewing Company and Farrell Distributing.
Killington Wine Dinners, 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m., Participating Killington Restaurants
Starting after the Grand Tasting, the Killington Wine Dinners will showcase local establishments offering a special wine or food and wine pairing.
Wine & Nine Golf Outing, 3:00 p.m., Green Mountain National Golf Course
Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine & Nine, a special golf outing at Green Mountain National Golf Course. Enjoy 9 holes of golf with friends, taste 9 specialty wines selected from Baker Distributing’s extensive portfolio, and then join us for a delicious dinner and prizes in the clubhouse. Executive Chef Bryan Gudelis of the Garlic Restaurant will also have a special “Tapas Tasting Tent” on the golf course to pair a few of The Garlic’s amazing appetizers with our wine selections. Everyone is invited to join us for this fun “Captain & Crew” golf tournament and beginners are encouraged to play. Call (802) 422-4653 to make reservations.
Tickets & event website: www.killingtonwinefestival.com