Master winemakers and wine enthusiasts from around the world gather in the mountains for the annual Vail Wine Classic. Experience the beauty of Vail in August while sipping on the most incredible showcase of wines from around the world. You’ll get to meet the winemakers, or, vintners, and expand your palate during the Grand Tastings. Enjoy a handful of a-la-carte seminars and pairings, only available at the Vail Wine Classic. Whether you’re dreaming of pairing reds with red meats or whites with seafoods – the perfect pairing is at your fingertips. Plan your perfect wine weekend today.
Without exception, no children or pets are allowed to attend any festival events. This is an adult-only, over-21 festival; IDs will be required to verify age and all adults will be clearly marked as attendees and participants. This rule applies to infants in strollers.
Over 500 different wine, beer and spirit samples will be showcased over the festival weekend.
Colorado law prohibits the sale of wine at the Wine Classic. Hold onto your Festival Guide as well so you have a list of your personal favorites.
The Grand Tastings will have small bites and samples from each. There will not be full meals served, unless you have a ticket to a paired wine dinner or lunch
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We recommend using Vail’s free bus system. There is no parking at the event.
Where you start is dependent upon which event you are attending. See your event for check in and parking details.
At this time tickets can only be purchased online or by phone: (303)-777-6887. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to verify tickets sold from a third party.
Live entertainment is dependent upon the event. See your event for live entertainment details.
Like any concert or sporting event, no refunds will be given if you are unable to make it to the event. In some instances, we will be able to assist verifying third-party sellers and buyers.
We will do our best to run the event as planned. The event will most likely be held, rain or shine, just like a sporting event or concert. The mountain outdoors can be unpredictable in the fall so dress accordingly.
Vail has many options available to help you get around during your stay. There is a FREE transit bus/shuttle service that will take you directly from town to the Vail Athletic Field where the Grand Tasting is held. Other options include a taxi or shuttle service from your hotel (if provided).
We would be happy to answer additional questions! Contact us or call (303) 777-6887