Killington Wine Festival
The Killington Wine Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 18 to 20. Now in its 13th year, the Festival brings fine wines from around the world to the Green Mountain festival goers to sample. The event kicks off Friday evening with the Estate Wine Tasting poolside at the Killington Grand Hotel. Representatives from select wineries will be on hand to share and discuss their estate and reserve wines. Tickets are limited. The Killington Wine Trail will showcase local restaurants offering special wines or wine and food pairings.
The signature event, the Grand Tasting, will be held on Saturday afternoon at the foot of Killington Mountain, Killington, Vt. 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. This year, the Grand Tasting will feature a special area dedicated to Vermont wines and spirits as well as local artisanal foods including cheeses, chocolates and more. Admission to the event includes tastings, wine-friendly fare and signature tote with wine glass.
On Saturday night, local chefs at some of the area’s best restaurants will create dinner pairings with wines featured at the Grand Tasting. The three-day event concludes with the Wine and Nine Golf Scramble at Green Mountain National Golf Course. Always a sell-out event, the Wine and Nine offers golfers of all abilities a chance to play a lighthearted round of golf on Vermont’s #1 Public Golf Course. More information and tickets are available at killingtonchamber.com, or call 800-337-1928.