Happenin’ This Weekend – Killington Wine Festival

July 17, 2012

in Entertainment,Killington,News

Toasting to over 10 years of wine in the Green Mountains of Vermont!
40 wineries. 500 wines.
The Killington region’s signature summer event.

2012 Ticket Prices:
Grand Tasting $55
VIP Grand Tasting $75
Estate Wine Tasting $65 Sold Out
Patron Ticket $125 Sold Out

6-8 pm, Killington Grand Resort Hotel Poolside Patio
A Killington Wine Festival Signature Event

Kick off the Killington Wine Festival Weekend in style. Join us at this exclusive estate and reserve wine tasting. Meet the vintners and representatives behind the weekend’s wines.
$65/person, includes light hors d’oeuvres. Buy Tickets

Note: Admission to this event is included in the Patron Ticket

Killington Wine Trail
Killington Wine Trail 6-10 pm New for 2012!
A Killington Wine Festival Signature Event

Killington restaurants and bars will feature a signature wine, many with food pairings. Make your way to participating restaurants at your own pace, discovering a new wine at each stop.

Wine Trail ‘Tasting Rooms’: Birch Ridge Inn, Casey’s Caboose, Charity’s Saloon, Choice’s Restaurant & Rotisserie, Domenic’s Upscale Pizza Joint, The Garlic, The Grist Mill, Jax Food & Games, Liquid Art, Lookout Tavern, Mogul’s Sports Pub, & Peppino’s Italian Restaurant.

Click here for a map & details about each stop. No ticket required. Free transportation between restaurants will be available from 6 pm – 10 pm. Please call Gramps Shuttle to schedule a pick-up 30 minutes in advance at (802) 558-1543.

Killington Wine Trail
Additional Friday Tastings

Spanish Wine & Tapas Tasting 5-9:30 pm, Red Clover Inn
Chef Dennis has prepared a special tapas menu featuring Regional Spanish Cuisine paired with Classic Spanish Grape Varietals. Price per tapa and wine tasting combination from $10-$25 each. 802.775.2290.

Saturday Tastings

Grand Tasting at 4241′ 1-4 pm, Killington Resort’s K1 Base Area & Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars
A Killington Wine Festival Signature Event

The premier event of the Killington Wine Festival. Choose from over 450 wines from 40 wineries on your sampling adventure! This year, the Grand Tasting will take place in the open air under a large, festive tent and the brand new Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars. Pair wines with complementary hors d’oeuvres and samples of Vermont specialty products from Crowley Cheese, Fortuna Sausage & Suzanne’s Sweet Savories. Sip, eat & listen to live music by the Adam Ezra Group. Take in majestic views of Vermont’s natural beauty with a roundtrip ride on the K1 gondola to the top of Killington Peak (4,241′ elevation).
$55/person, includes light hors d’oeuvres.
VIP Ticket (Advanced admission at 12 pm) $75/person. Buy Tickets

Note: VIP Admission to this event is included in the Patron Ticket

Killington Wine Dinners
Wine Dinners Various times & locations.

Get wined and dined at participating restaurants hosting gourmet dinners, expertly pairing a wine with each delicious course. Special guests from wineries accompany these events to describe the featured wines. Space is limited so you are encouraged to make reservations directly with restaurants in advance.

Birch Ridge Inn 7 pm, The Birch Ridge Inn and Cameron Hughes, an American negociant, present a 5 course wine dinner showcasing the Cameron Hughes “Lot” series of fine wines. 802.422.4293 or www.birchridge.com

Liquid Art- SOLD OUT 8 pm, Hosted by Leslie Calatayud of Majestic Fine Wines. Menu will feature select California vineyards such as Carmel Rd. and Freemark Abby paired with a 5 course dinner by Chef Jimi. 802.422.2787 or www.liquidartvt.com

Snow Angel Tavern Seatings 5-9:30 pm, The Snow Angel Tavern and Vermont Wine Merchants present a 4 course wine dinner, each course paired with a fine wine from the portfolio of Testa Wines of the World. 802.772.7163 www.thesnowangeltavern.com

Killington Wine Dinners
Additional Saturday Tastings & Events

Food & Wine Tasting 4:30-7 pm, Original General Store
Follow up the Grand Tasting with a Food & Wine Tasting at the wine cellar at the Original General Store in Pittsfield, including a selection of 8 wines paired with hot and cold gourmet appetizers. $35/person. 802.746.8888 Just 8 miles from the Killington Road, 3693 Route 100, Pittsfield

Spanish Wine and Tapas Tasting 5-9:30 pm Red Clover Inn
Chef Dennis has prepared a special tapas menu featuring Regional Spanish Cuisine paired with Classic Spanish Grape Varietals. Price per tapa and wine tasting combination from $10-$25 each. 802.775.2290

Chef Claude Pairs Dessert with Wine 5-10 pm, Choices Restaurant
Enjoy a flight of dessert wines matched with a selection of delights from Choice’s pasty chef’s dessert tray. $15. 802.422.3040

Wine Festival After Party 6-1:30 pm, Outback Pizza/Nightclub
Live entertainment & music. 802.422.9885

Sunday Fun

Bubbly Brunch Killington Wine Festival
Bubbly Brunch 8 am-2 pm, Wally’s American Grill

Before leaving Killington on Sunday, enjoy a delicious made-to-order brunch at Wally’s, an open-kitchen diner serving freshly prepared foods and fresh squeeze orange guide – perfect for a morning mimosa! $5 mimosas & champagne drinks. 802.422.3177

Wine and Nine at Green Mountain National
Wine and Nine Golf Outing 3 pm, Green Mountain National Golf Course

Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine and Nine, a special golf outing at the Green Mountain National Golf Course, which was voted Vermont’s #1 Public Golf Course by Golf Digest. Enjoy specially selected “Golf Friendly” wines, 9 holes of golf with friends (scramble format, cart included) and a light dinner and awards base upon your “prowess” on the links.
$60/person. Call Green Mountain National for reservations at (802) 422-4653.


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