10th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Returns August 12-14

21 July 2016
Beaver Creek, Colo., July 21, 2016 — The much anticipated wine, spirit and culinary event of the summer, the 10th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival presented by Wine Spectator, returns Aug. 12, 13, and 14, nestled in the raw beauty of the Rocky Mountains of Beaver Creek, Colorado. This event incorporates culinary excellence with Beaver Creek’s longstanding traditions, outdoor adventures, health and wellness.

Each event has a specialized theme and a location that pairs perfectly. The weekend starts off on Thursday evening with a special kick-off event, Whiskey Wranglers at the Beaver Creek Rodeo – a whiskey tasting with a touch of the wild, wild, west. Friday’s festivities begin with Outdoor Yoga & “Drink Your Veggies.” An invigorating outdoor yoga session is followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails,” a refreshingly delightful combination of fresh pressed juices and locally crafted spirits. Friday continues with Hooked on Sake, a pairing of Beaver Creek’s innovative seafood haven, Hooked, and Takara Sake. The Friday Afternoon Club Social offers a casual alpine summer setting with live music and a guest mixologist at the Plaza Pavilion in Beaver Creek Village. Cap off the evening with The Bachelor Experience Cigar & Scotch Tasting at the Smoking Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch.
 
Embark on the Walk & Wine tour on Saturday for a memorable hike on Beaver Creek Mountain through Aspen groves and meadows of wildflowers all above Beaver Creek Village guided by experts from Beaver Creek’s Hiking Center and culminating with a chef-led food and wine pairing featuring Splendido’s executive chef, Brian Ackerman. Join Chef Joly of Mirabelle Restaurant and Domaine Serene wines for De-mystifying Food and Wine Pairings, featuring a custom menu and an exquisite selection of wines. The 90+ Napa Wine Club Seminar will explore a group of wines all rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator magazine for an exciting and engaging seminar.
 
The weekend’s star event, Saturday’s 10th Annual Grand Tasting, is a celebration of the weekend’s highlighted dishes and drinks with mouth-watering samples, music and drink. The Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival hosts 13 events in total expanding over four days. Tickets can be purchased online at BeaverCreek.com/wine and some events are already sold out.
 
Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Schedule:
 
Thursday, August 11th, 2016
 
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 15th Anniversary Rodeo Gift)
 
Friday, August 12th, 2016
 
Outdoor Yoga + “Drink Your Veggies” 10AM-11:45AM
Begin your day with an invigorating outdoor Vinyasa Flow yoga session, led by Laura Anderson, followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails.”  Wondering what a “vegetal cocktail” entails?  Combine two of the hottest trends in the libation world today – juicing and locally crafted spirits from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits– and you get a premium cocktail you can feel good about.
Location: The Club at Allegria Spa (100 E. Thomas Place, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)       
Price: $40pp (Price includes all day access to The Club at Allegria Spa)
Please Note: Yoga will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, class will take place in the Allegria fitness studio
 
Hooked on Sake 2:00PM-3:30PM
Takara Sake and Chef Riley Romanin from Hooked, Beaver Creek’s innovative seafood haven, have partnered to create a pairing that is designed to be fun, informative and appealing to both experienced and novice sake drinkers alike. Takara has been a leading producer of Sake in Japan for more than 150 years. Their experts will not only educate you on sake but will also delight you with new innovative sake cocktails. All paired with Chef Riley’s unique seafood preparations from around the world to engage your palate. Come get Hooked on Sake.
Location: Sportsman’s Gallery & Paderewski Fine Art
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, wine and cheese tastings from Bouchaine and Murray’s Cheese, a guest mixologist from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits. We'll be mixing up summer-infused cocktails to beat the heat and complement the fresh mountain air.
Location: The Plaza Pavilion at Beaver Creek
Price: Open to the public, specialty cocktails will be available for purchase.
 
The Bachelor Experience- Cigar + Scotch Tasting 5:00PM-7:00PM
When we say Bachelor, we mean the Bachelor Gulch Experience. Come explore the Smoking Lounge at the Ritz Carlton in Bachelor Gulch for an avant garde cigar and scotch tasting with Alec Bradley cigars and Glenfiddich scotch. 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 scotch 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 7PM-10PM **SOLD OUT**
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 Trinchero Napa Valley. 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: $130pp
 
Saturday, August 13th, 2016
 
Outdoor Yoga + “Drink Your Veggies” 10AM-11:45AM
Begin your day with an invigorating outdoor classic yoga session, led by Emily Dornan, followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails.”  Wondering what a “vegetal cocktail” entails?  Combine two of the hottest trends in the libation world today – juicing and locally crafted spirits from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits – and you get a premium cocktail you can feel good about.
Location: The Club at Allegria Spa (100 E. Thomas Place, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)      
Price: $40pp (Price includes all day access to The Club at Allegria Spa)
Please Note: Yoga will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, class will take place in the Allegria fitness studio.
 
Walk & Wine 10:30AM-3PM
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 Splendido at the Chateau’s outdoor deck for a unique culinary experience hosted by Splendido’s Executive Chef Brian Ackerman paired with exquisite wines from Zonin.
Location:  Beaver Creek Mountain/Splendido at the Chateau. Check in at the Summer Adventure Center, located next to Starbucks in Beaver Creek Village.
Price: $90pp
 
Domaine Serene & Mirabelle: De-mystifying Food and Wine Pairings 12PM-1:30PM
Local Colorado bites meet Oregon's finest wines. Join Master Chef Daniel Joly, co-owner and executive chef at Beaver Creek's acclaimed Mirabelle, for a custom menu paired with the exquisite wines from Domaine Serene. Led by Chef Joly and wine experts from Domaine Serene Winery, you'll be guided through an inspired journey of local, seasonal tastes that showcase Domaine Serene’s 2013 Grace Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2013 Evanstad Reserve Pinot Noir. Your palate and taste buds will be bursting with flavor, complexity, and excitement.
Location: By Nature Gallery
Price: $55pp
 
90+ Napa Wine Club Seminar 2:30PM-4:30PM
Explore a diverse group of outstanding wines all rated 90 points or higher by Wine Spectator magazine at this exciting and educational seminar.  From Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay to Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc, you will taste six different wines of exceptional quality from producers like Stags' Leap Winery, Etude, Provenance, Sterling, Beaulieau Vineyards, and Beringer. Taste your way through the Napa Valley from the comfort of Beaver Creek.
Location: By Nature Gallery
Price: $50pp
 
10th Annual Grand Tasting 5PM-8PM
Foodies rejoice. The Wine and Spirits Grand Tasting at Beaver Creek is the culinary highlight of the summer. Celebrate the height of summer harvests with fresh food tastings and premium wines and cocktails being poured outdoors at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. Sample all the best Beaver Creek has to offer.
Location: Base of Centennial Express Chairlift (#6), next to Beaver Creek Chophouse
Price: $75pp
 
Sunday, August 14, 2016
 
Outdoor Yoga + “Drink Your Veggies” 10AM-11:45AM
Begin your day with a rejuvenating outdoor Restorative yoga session, led by Christy Samuelson, followed by a selection of “vegetal cocktails.”  Wondering what a “vegetal cocktail” entails? Combine two of the hottest trends in the libation world today – juicing and locally crafted spirits from 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirits – and you get a premium cocktail you can feel good about.
Location: The Club at Allegria Spa (100 E. Thomas Place, Beaver Creek, CO 81620)      
Price: $40pp (Price includes all day access to The Club at Allegria Spa)
Please Note: Yoga will be held outdoors. In case of inclement weather, class will take place in the Allegria fitness studio
 
Port and Cheese 4x4 Jeep Excursion 2PM-5PM **SOLD OUT**
Get out on the mountain for this adventurous pairing, featuring tastings with Premium Port alongside hand-selected premium cheeses from Murray’s Cheese – served with a side of breath-taking scenery. Enjoy an exclusive guided 4X4 jeep 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
Price: $175pp
 
**These events are sold out at the time of this release.
 
Participating Brands and Sponsors
The 10th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival is presented in partnership with Wine Spectator Magazine, Aquafina, The Club at Allegria Spa, The Charter and Mountain Living Magazine. Festival partners include: 10th Mountain Whiskey & Spirit Company, Alec Bradley Cigar Company, Bouchaine Vineyards, Caymus Vineyards, Domaine Serene, Glenfiddich, Market Wine & Spirits, Meiomi Wines, Mer Soleil Vineyard, Murray’s Cheese, Piccini Wines, Premium Port, Prisoner Wine Company, Takara Sake, Trinchero Napa Valley, Vail Brewing Company, and Zonin
 
For additional information about Beaver Creek’s Wine & Spirts Festival and to purchase tickets, visit www.beavercreek.com/wine.
 
For hi-res photos, please click the following link with credit to the photographer's name on each photo's file name, plus ‘Beaver Creek.’: https://vailresorts.box.com/BCWineandSpirits
About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. The Company’s subsidiaries operate nine world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Perisher in Australia; Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin. The Company owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com


 

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