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Castle Rock WineFest 2016: An Afternoon of Wine, Food, and Fun

The 12th Annual Castle Rock WineFest

Winefest in Castle Rock

Calling all casual drinkers and sommeliers alike, you won’t want to miss the Castle Rock WineFest. Happening Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Grange, the WineFest is an outdoor wine tasting event that is sure to be as fun as it is informative—the perfect way to spend a summer weekend afternoon and evening for wine lovers of all backgrounds, tastes, and preferences.

Sip and Savor Your Favorite Wines

Whether you don’t know the difference between a Chenin Blanc and a Chardonnay or you’re a Napa Valley veteran, there’s a little something for every type of wine lover at the WineFest. At WineFest, you can learn more about the delicate process of tasting wine, discover how to cook your favorite cuisine for your next dinner party, or just drink some delicious, hand-selected vintages with friends old and new while enjoying live music and food in the Colorado sunshine.

Most of us are a little tongue tied when it comes to isolating and describing the “notes” that comprise the complex palate of wine. How do the pros seem to know when a wine smells smoky or has subtle traces of cherry? When it’s been aged for a decade or derived from old vine grapes? Learning how to discern the many aromas and flavors that go into wine can take years—professionals have even made a career out of it—but even those who are less than connoisseurs can benefit from understanding how to smell, sample, and describe wine. And it makes for great dinner party conversation with friends.

attendees at the WineFest

Besides wine tastings, this one-of-a-kind outdoor event will feature seminars, cooking demonstrations, artisan and lifestyle vendors, food trucks, and live music. During this all afternoon-event, you’ll sample the best that local Colorado wineries have to offer while learning about wine making, wine and food pairings, and how to cook some of your favorite dishes at home.

Choose your glasses carefully from among more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varieties of wine. The WineFest is dedicated to promoting talented local Colorado winemakers, from up-and-comers to old standards. They hope that by the end of the evening, you’ll discover a new favorite of your own.

Participating 2016 wineries include:

  • Aspen Peak Cellars
  • Avanti Winery
  • Black Arts Cellars
  • Cottonwood Cellars/The Olathe Winery
  • D’Vine Manitou
  • Garfield Estates Vineyard & Winery
  • Garrett Estate Cellars
  • Gubbini Winery
  • Maison La Belle Vie
  • Mesa Park Vineyards
  • Mountain Spirit Winery, Ltd.
  • Red Fox Cellars
  • Redstone Meadery
  • Ruby Trust Cellars
  • Sette Dolori Winery
  • Spero Winery
  • Talon Wine Brands
  • Ten Bears Winery
  • Vino Passarelli
  • Water 2 Wine
  • What We Love
  • Wild Cider
  • Winter Park Winery

First 2000 Castle Rock WineFest attendees will receive a free wine bottle tote and wine glass.

NEW THIS YEAR! Beer Garden, VIP Area, and Festival Hours have been extended by 1 hour!

Plus, you don’t have to live in a Castle Rock Neighborhood to enjoy this event, everyone is welcome to attend.

The Castle Rock WineFest is presented by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. The event will take place on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Grange Community Center in The Meadows. Tickets are $27 and can be purchased online in advance.

Jim Garcia RE/MAX Castle Rock CO Realtor
By: 2015-06-12

Jim Garcia is a RE/MAX Professionals Colorado Realtor® in Douglas County Colorado. When he's not involved with real estate transactions, he spends time with his family, hones his cooking skills and enjoys the unique adventures only Colorado can offer.