August 8-11, 2024

Experts & Enthusiasts

THANK YOU TO OUR WINE CLASSIC experts & enthusiasts

When you come up for the Vail Wine Classic, you’ll learn from the best of the best in the wine industry. See how passion for wine, food and the great outdoors blend together to create the most memorable experience. You won’t just sip, sniff, and swirl with our experts, you’ll ride down a mountain or hike up a trail with them! Go on your leaf peeping mountain adventure and pair it with a wine weekend getaway. Engage with winemakers, vineyard owners, and Master Sommeliers in their element for so much more than a lecture.

Kylie Bearse

Founder, Approachable Outdoors

Kellie Martin - Founder & Chief Sommelier, SommSchool

Sommelier

Axel Torres

Executive Chef at the Hythe

Lucas Ardemagni

Chef De Cuisine at Revel Vail

Sean Razee

Master Sommelier

Dan Foster

Certified Sommelier, President and Managing Partner of 7Cellars

GRANT JENNINGS

Piatelli Vineyards, Sommelier

David Phillips

Co-owner, Michael David Winery

Pascal Coudouy

Executive Chef, Grand Hyatt Vail

Josh Marshall

Executive Chef, Ludwig's Restaurant at the Sonnenalp Hotel Vail

Phil Hansing

DAOU Vineyards

Chris Rowe

Old Bridge Cellars

Chelsie Jewell

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Jeremy Reimann

Foley Family Wines, Sommelier