Tasting wine on the mountain
July 14-16 — KILLINGTON — This year’s wine festival toasts 16 years of tasting events in the heart of the Green Mountains July 14-16, 2017.
Throughout the weekend, representatives from dozens of wineries and distributors pour hundreds of wines and spirits from around the world. The Killington Wine Festival boasts one of the widest selections of wine available for tasting in New England.
The event kicks off Friday evening at 4,241-feet with the Estate Wine Tasting at the Killington Resort Peak Lodge. Select wineries will be offering samples from their collections of estate and reserve wines. Representatives will be on hand to discuss each wine and educate attendees about the nuances of the fine wines being sampled. Tickets to the estate tasting are limited.
The Killington Wine Trail, running concurrently, will showcase local establishments offering a special wine or food and wine pairing.
On Saturday, the signature event of the festival weekend—the Grand Tasting—will be held at the foot of Killington mountain at the K1 base area. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a seemingly endless variety of wines, Vermont spirits, and local artisanal foods including cheese, chocolates and more. Admission to the event includes tastings, wine-friendly fare, a round-trip scenic gondola ride, and signature tote with wine glass.
Following the Grand Tasting on Saturday afternoon, enjoy the free Cooler in the Mountains concert series opener at the Snowshed Adventure Center. After the concert, select Killington restaurants will hold culinary events ranging from wine sampling to multi-course gourmet wine dinners. Special guests from the wineries will accompany these dinners to offer interactive discussions on a variety of wine topics.
The three-day wine festival concludes with the Wine and Nine golf outing at nearby Green Mountain National Golf Course on Sunday.
For more information, schedule of events or to buy tickets, visit killingtonwinefestival.com.
Photo by Jerry LeBlond
Attendees at the Killington Wine Festival relax in the sun taking a break from sampling the hundreds of varieties of wine and spirits.