COVID Safety

Safe Sips • how it works

Although we would love to know what this next year will bring, we cannot say for sure if we will need to implement any restrictions for the upcoming 2022 event. Please see what our guidelines were for our event in 2021. 

The safety of our guests and wineries is our top priority! To keep you safe, we’ve implemented a few rules for a safe event at the Vail Wine Classic.

General Event Changes & Safety

  • All Outdoor venue 
  • Masks will not be required
  • Hand Sanitizer will be readily available all over the event
  • Limited attendance 
  • Encouraging guests to bring their own blankets and chairs for the lawn
  • Dedicated sanitizer crew to clean constantly during the event and between sessions
  • No we do not require vaccinations to attend our events, but it is highly recommended as some areas may be crowded
  • Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date COVID safety guidelines

Follow along for COVID safety guidelines at the Vail Wine Classic. 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. From fruit-forward sauvignon blancs and pinot grigios, to rich cabernets and zinfandels, immerse yourself in an extravagant wine tasting experience in the mountains. You’ll get to meet the winemakers, or, vintners, and expand your palate during the Grand Tasting event. The Grand Tasting features an impressive, curated selection of domestic and international wines, plus premium craft beers and seltzers. Live music and delectable small bites add to the jovial atmosphere of this weekend getaway. Fill your weekend with a-la-carte events available only at the Vail Wine Classic. Attendees have the opportunity to enjoy the best bites and sips in the Vail Village while chatting with winemakers in an intimate setting. Sommeliers and chefs from first-rate restaurants in Vail have come together to create specially paired dinners and lunches. Past dinners and lunches include the “Wonderful World of Pinots'' dinner, and the “Bubbles and Blossoms'' lunch. Whether you’re dreaming of pairing red wines with red meats, or white wines with seafood - the perfect pairing is at your fingertips. Expand your knowledge of wine with a selection of lifestyle and classroom seminars. Learn about the basics of wine pairing, the winemaking process from start to finish, and why the glass really does make all the difference. Combine your love of nature with your love of wine during nature-filled events at the Vail Wine Classic. Past nature events include hiking with a sommelier through the Gore Range, where you’ll take in panoramic views of Vail and end the hike at a paired wine lunch. Spend the entire weekend in Vail with discounted rates from participating hotels in the Vail Valley. The Vail Wine Classic follows local and state COVID safety guidelines.

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