July 25 - 29, 2018
Crested Butte, Colorado
The hallmark culmination of the Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival is the impressive Grand Tasting. Sip, swirl and saunter your way through over 500 wines from over 30 distributors and wineries, including the revolutionary Scholium Project (Los Angeles). With this remarkable selection, you are sure to discover a new favorite or boutique vintage to suit your particular palate. If you taste a wine you love, skip the hassle of trying to find the winery later with on-site ordering of your favorites through Mountain Spirits Liquors.
What’s included in your pass to the Grand Tasting:
Wineries range from family operations concocting hand-crafted artisan wines in small batches, to companies distributing over 32 million cases of wine throughout the world. The main focus, however, is on the exceptional and premium wines (many of them award-winning) of the day.
Featured wineries range from Sonoma and Napa Valley in California, to Oregon, Washington, and even Littleton. There will be imports from Chile, Italy and Australia. Some have produced wine for over 30 years. Others are on oenophiles’ “up and coming” list.
We are also thrilled to announce a special appearance by Winemaker Abe Schoener of the Scholium Project (Los Angeles, CA)! Abe has been called a “cult hero” and a “fearless, risk-loving winemaker” by Robert Draper of the New York Times Magazine. Schoener garnered praise and a global following for his complex, unorthodox wines, at the center of which is his unyielding drive to experiment with the outer boundaries of winemaking.
Win large format, small batch and rare bottles from the unique Wine Auction to add to your collection.
Wine Auction items include:
*VIP early entry into the Grand Tasting is a prized inclusion to the Patron, Connoisseur and Tasting Passes.
Saturday July 28th, 2018
Time: VIP 2 pm; General Admission 3 pm
General Admission $80
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