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Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival
Jessica Gilbert Blog August 11, 2017
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Celebrate the pleasures of the palate at the 11th annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival presented by Wine Spectator, August 10 – 13, 2017. Combining Beaver Creek’s very own culinary talent, exclusive wines and outdoor venues, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is the perfect blend of summertime in the mountains.

From the weekend’s kickoff event – Whiskey Wranglers at the Beaver Creek Rodeo – to wine seminars and exclusive 4×4 Jeep Tours paired with on-mountain tastings,  the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival promises culinary delights and unique libations for a variety of palates. The popular Walk &Wine event returns this year featuring a guided hike with experts from the Beaver Creek Hiking Center followed by a one-of-a-kind fresh air culinary experience. The much anticipated 11th Annual Grand Tasting, featuring the best Beaver Creek has to offer, tops off your gourmet Saturday. Purchase your tickets early – you won’t want to miss a drop of this festival!

2017 Wine & Spirits Festival Schedule

Thursday, August 10th, 2017


Whiskey Wranglers @ the Beaver Creek Rodeo 5:00PM-8:00PM: Put on your boots and kick off the Wine & Spirits weekend at the Beaver Creek Rodeo while sampling a variety of fine whiskeys! Savor the flavor of the whiskey on your palate while getting a taste of this wild west tradition.
Location: Beaver Creek Rodeo, VIP Tasting Area. The Beaver Creek Rodeo Grounds are located in Avon just east of the Chapel Square and City Market shopping centers. Parking is complimentary at the Rodeo. Complimentary shuttle service is also available from Beaver Creek Resort Dial-a-Ride: (970) 949-1938.
Price: $50pp (Includes VIP Rodeo ticket, access to VIP tasting area and a Commemorative 16th Anniversary Rodeo Gift)

Friday, August 11th, 2017: 

Mountaintop Fitness Class + Breakfast at Spruce Saddle Lodge

Rising high above Beaver Creek Village at the top of the Centennial Express chairlift, Spruce Saddle Lodge is an iconic venue for breathtaking scenery and mountain adventure. Built in 1982, it is one of the original resort structures, and at 10,200 feet offers unrivaled views of the Gore Range and Eagle River Valley. It is here that you’ll participate in a fitness class from Allegria Spa like never before. Includes a gourmet continental breakfast at Spruce Saddle and a complimentary gondola pass that will be valid all day.

8:00AM-9:00AM: Spin: This spin class will work on a bell curve to elevate your heart rate and sustain average power. Condition your heart, lungs, legs and core without impact or stress to your joints.

9:15AM-10:15AM: Yoga Flow: A flowing practice that links Hatha yoga postures together with dynamic movements and conscious breathing. Includes sun salutations, standing poses and optional inversions.

10:30AM-11:30AM: Pilates Mat: This class uses the classical Pilates callisthenic exercises to strengthen deep core musculature. Learn the fundamentals of movement that will create postural awareness all day long!

Location: Spruce Saddle Lawn
Price: $60pp

Five Bordeaux Varietals and Your Five Senses 2:30PM-4:00PM: Take your wine knowledge from enthusiast to expert with this exciting group exploration of the five classic red Bordeaux varietals. Taste Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot in a guided group tasting designed to engage each of your senses to heighten your tasting experience. Once you learn how to harness all five senses to aid in identifying the delicate differences in each varietal, we’ll treat you to chef created bites that will enhance the unique characteristics of each wine.

Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Malbec
Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Petit Verdot
Rutherford Estate Vineyard Merlot
Rutherford Estate Vineyard Cabernet Franc
Dollarhide Estate Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Location: Toscanini
Price:  $50pp

Friday Afternoon Club Social 4:30PM-7:30PM: Bring your friends to the Plaza Pavilion and enjoy an alpine summer evening featuring live music, complementary wine and cheese tastings. We’lll be mixing up summer-infused cocktails, the perfect pairing for a warm Rocky Mountain afternoon.
Location: The Plaza Pavilion at Beaver Creek
Price:  Free Admission and Open to the Public, specialty cocktails will be available for purchase

Paired with Patron: A Cigar Tasting Event 

7:00PM-9:00PM: Come explore the Smoking Lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch for an avant garde cigar and tequila tasting. Whether you’re a cigar smoking novice or a seasoned cigar lover, enjoy a selection of delicious cigars while learning to how to cut, light, and identify specific tobacco flavors to help pair your cigar with the perfect tequila or spirit. Ticket price includes the purchase of cigars and complimentary spirit tastings.


Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch Smoking Lounge
Price: $60pp

Splendido Wine Dinner Benefiting Bright Future Foundation 7:00PM-10:00PM: This event is the perfect opportunity to do good while eating well! Join us for a sumptuous five-course dinner prepared by Splendido at the Chateau’s Executive Chef Brian Ackerman paired with the perfect wines from Robert Mondavi Winery. Enjoy a little friendly competition while raising money for the Bright Future Foundation during a special four-course semi-silent auction.
Location: Splendido at the Chateau (17 Chateau Lane, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)
Price: $150pp

Mirabelle Farm to Table Dinner 7:00PM-10:00PM: A concept created by Master Chef Daniel Joly, this four course dinner sources all of its food from within 150 miles of the very spot that you’ll be sitting for a truly one of a kind outdoor dining experience. Paired with Zonin1821 wines, the night will be as elegant as it is delectable.
Location: Mirabelle at Beaver Creek (55 Village Rd, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)
Price: $130pp

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Saturday, August 12th, 2017:

Mountaintop Fitness Class + Breakfast at Spruce Saddle Lodge: Rising high above Beaver Creek Village at the top of the Centennial Express chairlift, Spruce Saddle Lodge is an iconic venue for breathtaking scenery and mountain adventure. Built in 1982, it is one of the original resort structures, and at 10,200 feet offers unrivaled views of the Gore Range and Eagle River Valley. It is here that you’ll participate in a fitness class from Allegria Spa like never before. Includes a gourmet continental breakfast at Spruce Saddle and a complimentary gondola pass that will be valid all day.

8:00AM-9:00AM: Spin: This spin class will work on a bell curve to elevate your heart rate and sustain average power. Condition your heart, lungs, legs and core without impact or stress to your joints.

9:15AM-10:15AM: Yoga Flow: A flowing practice that links Hatha yoga postures together with dynamic movements and conscious breathing. Includes sun salutations, standing poses and optional inversions.

10:30AM-11:30AM: Pilates Mat: This class uses the classical Pilates callisthenic exercises to strengthen deep core musculature. Learn the fundamentals of movement that will create postural awareness all day long!

Location: Spruce Saddle Lawn
Price: $60pp

Hike & Lunch: A Guided Gourmet Adventure 10:00AM-3:00PM: Join us for a journey of the senses through the summer mountain trails to the tables filled with locally sourced foods. Guests will enjoy a beautiful hike with the friendly and knowledgeable guides of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, ultimately winding their way to the lush Creekside Park for an outdoor, wine-paired lunch.

Location:  Beaver Creek Mountain/Creekside Park. Check in at the Summer Adventure Center, located next to Starbucks in Beaver Creek Village.

Price: $90pp

Pinot Noir with a Distinct Sense of Place 12:00PM-1:30PM: Visionary Winemaker Jayson Woodbridge always had a desire to make Pinot Noir. In 2006, he contacted the owners of historic Stanly Ranch, in the Carneros appellation of Napa to craft his first Pinot Noir. Woodbridge’s first vintage of Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch garnered critical acclaim and was noted as “a wine not to be ignored,” by Robert Parker. The success of the first bottling lead to two additional single vineyard Pinot Noirs – Huckleberry Snodgrass from the Russian River Valley and Rodger’s Creek from the Sonoma Coast. Join us as we explore the nuances of Pinot Noir from one of the most acclaimed winemaker in Napa Valley.

2014 vintages of Cherry Pie Pinot Noir
Pinot Noirs to be featured:
2014 Cherry Pie Stanly Ranch, Los Carneros
2014 Cherry Pie Rodgers Creek, Sonoma Coast
2014 Cherry Pie Huckleberry Snodgrass, Russian River Valley
2015 Cherry Pie Three Vineyards, Monterey, Sonoma Coast, Santa Barbara

Location: C. Anthony Gallery
Price:  $50pp

Best of Piedmont 2:30PM-4:00PM: One hundred years after the creation of the Viberti winery, the family’s connection to their beloved land of Barolo and its fine red wines remains constant. Today, under the direction of Claudio Viberti, the winery produces varietally accurate, elegantly-structured wines with fresh fruit aromas, bold tannins, and vibrant acidity that are approachable upon release, yet reward extensive cellaring.

We invite you to experience the very best of Piedmont with a selection oftheir exquisitely crafted DOCG ‘Buon Padre’ Barolo dating back to 1983 poured from limited release 3L bottles. The event will be capped off with a special tasting of Viberti’s prized single-vineyard Barolo Riserva Bricco Delle Viole 2010 & 2007.

Barolo Buon Padre 2013
Barolo Buon Padre 2012
Barolo Buon Padre 1988
Barolo Buon Padre 1983
Single-vineyard Barolo Riserva Bricco Delle Viole 2010
Single-vineyard Barolo Riserva Bricco Delle Viole 2007

Location: By Nature Gallery
Price: $50pp

11th Annual Grand Tasting 5:00PM-8:00PM: Foodies rejoice! The Wine and Spirits Grand Tasting is the culinary highlight of the summer. Celebrate the height of summer harvests with fresh food tastings, premium wines and cocktails enjoyed outdoors at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. Sample all the best Beaver Creek has to offer.
Location: Outdoor tented venue at the Base of Beaver Creek Mountain and Centennial Lift (Chair 6)
Price: $85pp

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Sunday, August 13th, 2017:
Port and Cheese Adventure 4×4 Tour 1:00-3:00PM: Get out on the mountain for this adventurous port and cheese pairing experience – served with a side of breath-taking scenery. Enjoy an exclusive guided Adventure 4×4 Tour that will stop at two scenic vantage points, allowing you time to enjoy the pleasures of the palate and a feast for the eyes!
Location: Summer Adventure Center (located next to Starbucks in Beaver Creek Village)
Price: $175pp
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