The Killington Wine Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the Killington region’s signature summer events. Over the years, the festival has grown immensely and now features more than 500 wines from a collection of over 40 vineyards around the world. Come enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont serving as a scenic backdrop.
Premier Tasting, Killington Peak Lodge
Friday July 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
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. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres. This is a semi formal event.
Wine Trail, Participating Killington Region Restaurants
Friday July 19, 6:00-10:00 p.m
Running concurrently with the Estate Tasting, the Killington Wine Trail will showcase local establishments offering a special wine or food and wine pairing.
The Grand Tasting, K-1 Base Area & Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar
Saturday July 20, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
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. Dress to impress for this event!
Want to upgrade your Grand Tasting experience? Purchase a VIP early admission ticket!
Saturday Evening Wine Dinners, Killington Road
Saturday, July 20
The Killington Region’s most discerning restaurants will hold special culinary events ranging from wine samplings to multi-course gourmet wine dinners. Special guests from the wineries represented throughout the Festival weekend accompany many of these dinners and offer interactive discussions on a variety of wine topics. Space is limited at these events and early reservations are encouraged.
Upgrade your Wine Festival Experience
Wine Festival Patron Ticket is perfect for those planning to attend Friday’s Estate Tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting. This money saving ticket includes entry to the Estate Wine Tasting and also allows VIP early admission to the Grand Tasting on Saturday.
Wine and Nine Golf Tournament, Green Mountain National Golf Course
Sunday, July 21, 2:30 p.m.
Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine & Nine, a special golf outing at Green Mountain National Golf Course. Enjoy champagne and snacks at registration, then a shotgun start at 3 PM. Play 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.
The Garlic Restaurant will once again host a special on-course “tapas tent” with delicacies prepared by Chef Bryan Guldelis and paired with delicious wines from The Garlic’s wine list.
Call (802) 422-4653 to make reservations.
All information, dates and times are subject to change. Must be 21 or older to attend tasting events. Day care is available at Ramshead Lodge.
For additional event information, contact the KPAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 773-4181 or head to their website.