Don’t Miss These 7 Incredible Colorado Wine Festivals in 2022
Wine events are always the highlight of our year.
With incredible tastings, food pairings, and visits from some of the world’s top sommeliers, you can’t go wrong with a Colorado wine festival.
We were lucky enough to safely host the Boulder Burgundy Festival event live last year. Our Grand tasting featured over 200 wines from Burgundy! To top it all off, Margot Pascal presented her family’s estate, the Domaine du Cellier aux Moines, at the festival’s marquee dinner.
We miss our community and this special wine event already! But the fun doesn’t have to end just yet.
There are plenty of local Colorado food and wine festivals for you to enjoy in 2022 to keep you preoccupied until our next event. To help you get the most out of your year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites.
Food & Wine Classic, Aspen — June 17-19
One of the nation’s premier culinary events, you simply can’t skip this annual food and wine festival in the majestic Aspen mountains. For foodies and wine enthusiasts, you’ll love the variety of tasting options in the grand pavilion and the chance to try your hand at making excellent dishes alongside the professionals.
While their 2022 passes range from $1,800 to $4,000, it’s worth it for the full range of wine and cooking seminars you can choose from (over 40!). You can even rub elbows with celebrity chefs and wine experts at book signings.
Just like our Boulder Burgundy Festival, this Colorado wine festival partners with nonprofits like No Kid Hungry and Southern Smoke Foundation. When you’re here you can feel great about helping the community with your contribution.
Telluride Wine Festival, Telluride — June 23-26
Who doesn’t love a wine festival with a wholesome backstory? The Telluride Wine Festival is a nonprofit with the goal of providing grants to support local entrepreneurs and children’s education in the culinary arts.
This multi-day festival features a wide variety of wineries, delicious food pairings, and seminars led by the world’s leading food and wine experts.
You can grab the Early Bird Patron Pass for $500 before January 31st and all reservations are fully tax-deductible.
Castle Rock Winefest, Castle Rock — July 16
If you’re looking for an incredible (and affordable) wine festival near you this summer, look no further than the Castle Rock Winefest.
This outdoor wine and food event is the perfect way to kick off your summer festivities. With some of Colorado’s finest wine vendors and rows of food trucks, you’ll have no trouble enjoying the live music and shopping around artisan vendor tents.
Get a General Admission ticket for $44-$55 per person to enjoy the event from 2-8 PM. If you’re feeling fancy, get 8 tickets and your own private Cabana for $2,000 (plus early entry).
Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, Keystone — July 16-17
Does it get any better than sipping on excellent wines and rocking out to jazz music?
Splurge on some lodging in beautiful Keystone and enjoy a weekend of strolling through local food vendors, sipping on rare wines, and hearing music everywhere you go. Lodging discounts are available for the festival at 2 cozy resorts, so you don’t have to worry about getting a DD for this wine event.
If you’re looking to book an extended vacation (we don’t blame you), stay for Keystone’s River Run Village Art Festival the following weekend.
Estes Park Wine Festival, Estes Park — August 13-14
This is a Colorado wine festival you’ll definitely want to be a VIP for, trust us.
The live bands, food vendors, and wine tastings are just the start. Tickets include a wine glass, tote, and unlimited tastings all weekend (pace yourself!).
When you decide to buy a bottle to take home you don’t need to carry it around all day either. There’s a wine check to conveniently keep your wine safe during the festival.
For those looking for the luxury wine experience, VIP ticket holders can enjoy access to the VIP tent, Wine Bar, and delicious catered food from a local restaurant.
Colorado Mountain Winefest, Palisade – September 17
This wine event was awarded the Best Wine Festival in the U.S. for a reason.
With a full day of educational wine seminars, chef demonstrations, live music, and delicious wines — you can’t go wrong taking the day off to enjoy this wine event.
The list of participating wineries is already impressive, with more to come as we get closer to the event. A VIP ticket includes unlimited samples, a commemorative wine glass and tote, access to hundreds of artisan vendors, and a roundtrip shuttle from Grand Junction to Palisade.
If you didn’t already guess, tickets to this Colorado wine festival sell out fast.
Boulder Burgundy Wine Festival, Boulder — Late October, Early November
You guessed it, we’ll be back for another incredible Boulder Burgundy Festival in 2022!
We give you everything you need for a fabulous weekend with expert wine tastings, educational seminars run by Master Sommeliers, and special guests. Get your fill of up to 200 rare wines that you won’t find anywhere else.
We pride ourselves on running this special Colorado wine festival as a not-for-profit to better our community. Through this festival, we support Sophie’s Neighborhood, There with Care, and the Somm Foundation to give back to up-and-coming wine professionals and inspiring causes.
Because wine always tastes better when it gives back!
Join us in 2022 for another year of exceptional wines and experiences at the Boulder Burgundy Festival. We can’t wait to see you there!
Stock Up on Your Favorite Wines
While you wait for some incredible wine festivals later in the year, make sure you’re stocked up to enjoy wine from home.
Whether you’re looking to try a new rare wine or make a fancy cocktail to celebrate the Superbowl, Boulder Wine Merchant is your one-stop shop for the best wines, beers, and liquors in Colorado.
We offer free curbside pickup, delivery in Boulder, and special discounts for cases of your favorite wines and beers.