16th Annual Killington Wine Festival
Fri Jul 14 – Sun Jul 16
The Killington Wine Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the Killington region’s signature summer events. Over the years, the festival has grown immensely and now features more than 500 wines from a collection of over 40 vineyards around the world. Come enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont serving as a scenic backdrop.
Estate Wine Tasting, Killington Peak Lodge
Friday July 14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a scenic gondola ride and kick off the Killington Wine Festival Weekend in style at the Killington Peak Lodge for an exclusive estate wine tasting. Meet the vintners and representatives behind the weekend’s wines and take in the best views in Vermont. Tickets include light hors d’oeuvres.
Wine Trail, Participating Killington Region Restaurants
Friday July 14, 6:00-10:00 p.m
Running concurrently with the Estate Tasting, the Killington Wine Trail will showcase local establishments offering a special wine or food and wine pairing.
Click here to see a full list of participating venues from 2016.
The Grand Tasting, Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars
Saturday July 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
The signature event of the Festival, the Grand Tasting, will be held on Saturday afternoon at the foot of Killington Mountain at Killington Resort’s Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars. 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. The Grand Tasting will also feature Vermont wines and spirits as well as local artisanal foods including cheeses, chocolates and more. Admission to the event includes tastings, wine-friendly fare, a round-trip scenic gondola ride, and signature tote with wine glass.
Want to upgrade your Grand Tasting experience? Purchase a VIP early admission ticket!
*Includes passed hors d’oeuvres and early admission at 12:00 pm
Saturday Evening Wine Dinners, Killington Road
Saturday July 15
The Killington Region’s most discerning restaurants will hold special culinary events ranging from wine samplings to multi-course gourmet wine dinners. Special guests from the wineries represented throughout the Festival weekend accompany many of these dinners and offer interactive discussions on a variety of wine topics. Space is limited at these events and early reservations are encouraged.
Upgrade your Wine Festival Experience
Wine Festival Patron Ticket is perfect for those planning to attend Friday’s Estate Tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting. This money saving ticket includes entry to the Estate Wine Tasting and also allows VIP early admission to the Grand Tasting on Saturday.
Wine and Nine Golf Tournament, Green Mountain National Golf Course
Sunday July 16
Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine & Nine, a special golf outing at Green Mountain National Golf Course.
Enjoy 9 holes of golf with friends, taste 9 specialty wines selected from Baker Distributing’s extensive portfolio, and then join us for a delicious dinner and prizes in the clubhouse. Executive Chef Bryan Gudelis of the Garlic Restaurant will also have a special “Tapas Tasting Tent” on the golf course to pair a few of The Garlic’s amazing appetizers with our wine selections. Everyone is invited to join us for this fun “Captain & Crew” golf tournament and beginners are encouraged to play.
$65/player, includes golf, wine tasting, dinner and prizes
$45 for dinner and wine tasting only
Please call (802) 422-4653 for reservations or more information
Gramp’s Shuttle will be providing door-to-door transportation services to and from your condo/home locations in the Killington region to Killington Resort and other local restaurants/hotels/inns participating in Wine Festival activities. Call (802) 558-1543 to book your advance shuttle reservations. For more information on Gramp’s Shuttle, click here.
Vermont Limousine & Shuttle will be providing affordable LUXURY transportation including limousines, a luxury bus, and vans to and from the 2017 Killington Wine Festival. Based out of Rutland, Vt. Call (802) 855-3130 for more information.
All information, dates and times are subject to change. Must be 21 or older to attend tasting events. Day care is availble at Ramshead Lodge.
For additional event information, contact the KPAA at firstname.lastname@example.org or (802) 773-4181 or head to their website.