Pre-Festival Private Tasting & Fireside Chat with Renowned Argentine Winemaker Santiago Achával
Jul
24
4:00 PM16:00

Pre-Festival Private Tasting & Fireside Chat with Renowned Argentine Winemaker Santiago Achával

  • The home of Lauren and Garrett Dimon (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kick off the festival with a discussion and wine tasting with Argentina’s most famous winemaker, Santiago Achával. With wine selections from Matervini Winery and light hors d’oeuvres from Chef Tim Egelhoff. Moderated by Richard Saperstein.

At the home of Lauren & Garrett Dimon in the town of Crested Butte.

$100 (not included in passes)

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Take a Hike! Long Lake
Jul
25
9:00 AM09:00

Take a Hike! Long Lake

In conjunction with the Crested Butte Land Trust and Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, enjoy a mellow guided hike to beautiful Long Lake. Wine selections from Kamlin Fasano (Steele Wines) and a post-hike gourmet lunch from Chef Tim Egelhoff.

Meet at the Long Lake parking area. Lunch at the home of Janet & Kurt Giesselman in Pristine Point.

$120

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Seminar: Monet & Rosé
Jul
25
2:00 PM14:00

Seminar: Monet & Rosé

  • The Center for the Arts Community Room & Terrace (map)
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In collaboration with the Center for the Arts’ Visual Arts Department, artist Karen Hill teaches you to paint in the style of impressionist Claude Monet as you sip on that most classic summer wine - rosé. With Sommelier Aaron Tomcak.

At the Center for the Arts Community Room & Terrace.

$45

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Afternoon on Elk: Colorado Creative District Wine Walk
Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

Afternoon on Elk: Colorado Creative District Wine Walk

  • Crested Butte Center for the Arts Lobby (map)
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Sample wine and chat with winemakers from some of the state’s best wineries in a leisurely stroll through some of Crested Butte’s best art galleries in this self-guided tour. Featuring Buckel Family Wine, Vinnie Fera, Black Arts Cellars, Fenceline, Sutcliffe Vineyards, Chill Switch, the Storm Cellar, and more.

Meet at the Center for the Arts Lobby.

$50

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Winemaker's Dinner: Argentine Asado
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Winemaker's Dinner: Argentine Asado

Dine al fresco with Crested Butte favorite Kalon Wall, preparing traditional Argentine fare over an open fire to complement wines from The Vines of Mendoza (Mendoza, Argentina). With Chef Kalon Wall and Winemakers Santiago Achával, Richard Saperstein (Viña Andrico) and Michael Evans (Vines of Mendoza).

At The Reserve on the East River.

$500

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Bikes, Beers & BBQ
Jul
26
9:00 AM09:00

Bikes, Beers & BBQ

Shred local mountain bike trails on an intermediate group ride with Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association and enjoy a post-ride beer tasting and mouthwatering BBQ lunch at Irwin Brewing Company. With Amber Herrick and Branden Miller (Irwin Brewing Co.) and Chef Michael Marsee (Hogwood BBQ).

Meet for the ride in town (location TBD)

$120

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Soupçon Lunch with Special Guests
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Soupçon Lunch with Special Guests

A killer crew of French-trained chefs and winemakers treat you to a special French-themed lunch at Soupçon. With Chef David Wooding (Soupçon), Chef Tom Coohill (Coohill’s, Denver), Chef Lon Symensma (ChoLon, Denver) and Pastry Chef Nikki Baldacchi (Coohill’s, Denver), with wines from Winemaker Edgar Torres (Bodega de Edgar and Paper Street).

At Soupçon.

$150

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Colorado FIVE™ Dinner
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Colorado FIVE™ Dinner

  • The home of Beth and Michael Patterson (map)
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Feast on exceptional, regional cuisine from the Colorado FIVE™, a hand-picked group of chefs and beverage experts who exemplify the staple passion, creativity and purpose of Colorado dining. With Jim Pittenger (Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs, Denver), Josh Niernberg (Bin 707 / TacoParty / DinnerParty, Grand Junction), Duane Walker (Bid Red F Restaurant Group, Denver), Kevin Grossi, (The Regional, Fort Collins) and Bryan Redniss (The Rose, Edwards). Wine and beverages by Jayme Henderson and Steve Steese (The Storm Cellar Winery, Hotchkiss) and Jen Mattioni (Q House, Denver).

At the home of Michael & Beth Patterson in Mount Crested Butte.

$300

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Riedel Seminar
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Riedel Seminar

  • Center for the Arts West Performance Studio (map)
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A Riedel Sensory Workshop is an entertaining and educational exploration of how the right glassware can enhance your wine drinking experience. Presented by Sommelier Shelley Sale (Southern Glazer’s).

At the Center for the Arts West Performance Studio.

$80 includes a set of 4 Riedel glasses

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Grand Tasting
Jul
27
2:00 PM14:00

Grand Tasting

Sip, swirl and saunter your way through over 500 wines, spirits and beers.

We have an exciting new layout with seating areas; public art installation; biergarten with classic Ford beer truck; “cocktail corner” with mixology demos; “mini seminars” with sommeliers; live music; wine auction and the infinitely fun CB Wanderbus photo booth.

$125 VIP Admission – Get in at 2:00, an hour before the crowds!

$75 General Admission

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Bursting with Bubbles Brunch
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

Bursting with Bubbles Brunch

Mix and mingle in a casual environment with delicious and hearty farm-to-table fare, sparkling wines from Champagne Besserat de Bellefon and classic brunch cocktails from Zyr Vodka. With Chef Abby Knowles (Boulder Kitchen Collective), Chef Chris Starkus (Urban Farmer), Spirits Expert Chelsea Noble (Zyr Vodka) and Sommelier Maude Autran (Champagne Besserat de Bellefon).

At the home of Aimee & Mitch Dryer in Riverbend.

$150

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