July 19-21 - KILLINGTON - The Killington Chamber of Commerce is
pleased to welcome back the popular Killington Wine Festival for
its 12th year at the mountain resort town. This year the festival
will feature some 500 wines from over 40 vineyards around the
The Wine Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, July 19 with the
Estate Wine Tasting at the poolside patio at the Killington Grand
Hotel, which offers sprawling view of Snowshed Pond and Killington
Mountain. 13 wineries will sample their collections of estate and
reserve wines. This intimate tastings caps off at 100 tickets,
giving attendees and winery representatives the opportunity to
discuss the nuances of the fine wines being poured. Tickets for the
Estate Wine Tasting are $75 and advanced purchase is
Back by popular demand is the Killington Wine Trail, where over
a dozen restaurants along Killington Road will transform into
'tasting rooms' to showcase a special wine, or food and wine
pairing. These specials will run on Friday from 6-10 p.m. at
various restaurants on the Killington Road. Each stop will
feature a different wine or wine portfolio paired with bites
ranging from gourmet cheese to Italian tapas to desserts.
Restaurants participating this year include: The Birch Ridge Inn,
Casey's Caboose, Charity's, Choices, Domenic's, Jax, Liquid Art,
Lookout Tavern, On the Rocs Lounge, Peppino's, The Foundry, The
Garlic, The Snow Angel, and Outback Pizza.
Reservations are not required. Prices and offerings vary at each
establishment. Free transportation between restaurants will be
available. Call Gramps Shuttle to schedule a pick-up 30 minutes in
The signature event of the Festival, The Grand Tasting at
4,241', takes place Saturday, July 20 from 1-4 p.m. at Killington
Resort's Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars and Deck. One of the Umbrella
Bars will become the 'Vermont Pavilion', dedicated to Vermont wines
and local artisan foods including cheese, sausage, jams and
In the large tents there will be 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 from other wineries and distributors.
While sipping wine, guests can enjoy hors d' oeuvres, stunning
mountain views and live music by the Adam Ezra Duo.
Tickets for the event are $60 and include a signature tote and
wine glass and a roundtrip ride to Killington Peak on the K-1
Express Gondola. VIP tickets are also available for $75 granting
guests a 12-noon early admission to the Grand Tasting.
The fun continues on Saturday night, when local chefs and wineries
from the weekend's tastings will team up to create wine dinners at
Birch Ridge Inn, Liquid Art and Red Clover Inn.
Advanced reservations are needed, as these events typically fill
up quickly. Please contact the restaurant of your choice
directly for more information and reservations.
A Bubbly Brunch on Sunday will be held at The Foundry this year,
followed by the Wine & Nine Golf Scramble at Green Mountain
National Golf Course to round out the weekend of events.
Participants in the golf outing will enjoy specially selected "golf
friendly" wines, and nine holes of golf with friends (scramble
format, cart included).
Please make reservations with Green Mountain National Golf
Course by calling 802-422-4653.
For more information visit killingtonchamber.com.