8th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Returns Aug. 8-10

25 July 2014
Beaver Creek, Colo., July 25, 2014 — Liven up your taste buds this August and surround yourself in the serene beauty of Beaver Creek, for the 8th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Aug. 8-10, 2014 presented by Wine Spectator Magazine. Signature events with top international and regional wines, spirits and culinary hosts, will return including Manhattans in the Mountains and the Walk-Around Grand Tasting. New events are sure to please the palate including Tacos & Tequila Pairing, Premium Port & Cheese Pairing, Hooked on Sushi & Sake and the “Dive In” Deep Eddy Vodka Experience. With a diverse selection of events and Beaver Creek Resort set as the backdrop for the weekend, visitors will enjoy this intimate alpine festival.  

“The Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival has become one of Colorado’s premier wine events featuring local chefs and impeccable wines and spirits. We’re excited to add a number of new components to our incredible weekend schedule,” said Tim Baker, executive director of Beaver Creek Resort Company. “This Wine & Spirits event is truly a unique experience with the stunning background of Beaver Creek Resort and the European feel of Beaver Creek Village. We’re pleased to partner with Wine Spectator Magazine again for our 8th annual festival.”

For three days, the Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival will offer an eclectic selection of experiences beginning with Manhattans in the Mountains on Friday, Aug. 8, sponsored by Maker’s Mark, where guests will learn about the history and taste four expressions of the handmade premium Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. Friday evening’s special fund-raising dinner at Splendido at the Chateau benefits the Vail Valley’s Bright Future Foundation and features a spectacular four-course dinner, paired with exceptional wines. On Sat., Aug. 9, the new Tacos & Tequila event guides guests through signature street taco dishes, Herradura Tequila and cocktails.
Saturday’s schedule continues with two new events in the village, the Premium Port and Cheese Pairing in the By Nature Gallery and Hooked on Sushi & Sake at Hooked restaurant, showcasing tips and techniques for the chef’s dishes while paired with the perfect sake. One of the most-anticipated events of the summer, the Walk-Around Grand Tasting on Saturday night celebrates delectable wine, spirits and gourmet cuisine.
On Sunday, Aug. 10, the Four X Fun High Mountain Adventure Tour lets attendees take a scenic chairlift ride followed by an open-air canopied Jeep tour of the mountain and culminating with wine samplings and a picnic lunch. The views will be as impressive as the lunch.
Enriching the  Wine & Spirits event every summer, the unrivaled list of drink sponsors for the 8th annual festival include Maker’s Mark, Capture & Notre Vin Wines, Trinchero Family Estates, Zonin Wines, Premium Port, Deep Eddy Vodka, Canyon Wind and Peach Street Distillers. Tickets to each event can be purchased online at www.beavercreek.com/wine.
Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Schedule:
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
Manhattans in the Mountains – 3- 6 p.m., Sponsored by Maker’s Mark
8100 Private Dining Room - Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
Kick off the Wine & Spirits weekend with this sophisticated sipping and sampling event in Park Hyatt’s 8100 dining room.
Tickets: $40 per person
Wines & Cue Cooking Demo – 5- 6:30 p.m.
Beaver Creek Kitchen Pavilion
This seminar beautifully pairs two summertime favorites: barbecue and wine. Chef Ashton Fichtl from the Beaver Creek Chophouse will delight with his culinary creations that complement delicious wines in an intimate creek side setting.
Tickets: $25 per person
*Wine & Tapas Social at The Osprey Lounge – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sponsored by Capture & Notre Vin Wines
The Osprey Lounge in The Osprey Beaver Creek, A RockResort hotel.
Bring friends and enjoy a great evening out in Beaver Creek. The Wine & Tapas Social at The Osprey Lounge features a variety of tapas dishes paired with hand selected wines. Sold Out
Splendido Dinner – 7– 10 p.m., Sponsored by Trinchero Family Estates, benefiting Bright Future Foundation
Splendido at  the Chateau
This sumptuous four-course dinner at Splendido is paired with the perfect wines prepared by Splendido’s Executive Chef, David Walford. There will be a semi-silent auction to raise funds for the Bright Future Foundation. 
Tickets: $130 per person

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
*Walk & Wine – 9:30 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sponsored by Zonin Wines
Enjoy a beautiful hike with the friendly and knowledgeable guides of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, ultimately winding back down to the base of Strawberry Park Express Lift for a unique farm-to-table culinary experience hosted by Grouse Mountain Grill’s Executive Chef, David Gutowski. Sold Out
Tacos & Tequila Pairing – 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
The Dusty Boot in Beaver Creek Village
Guests will be guided through the tasting process, featuring light appetizers, signature street tacos and Herradura Tequila and cocktails This event brings the flavors of Old Mexico to Beaver Creek.
Tickets: $45 per person
Premium Port & Cheese Pairing – 1:30- 3 p.m., Sponsored by Premium Port
By Nature Gallery in Beaver Creek Village
Premium Port’s Paul Mugnier and Cheese Peddler, Amy Combs, team up to delight palates with samples of  unique cheeses paired with the perfect port.
Tickets: $30 per person
Hooked on Sushi & Sake –  2- 3:30 p.m.
Hooked-Seafood, Sushi, Market in Beaver Creek Village
Learn cooking tips and techniques from Hooked Owner and Executive Chef, Riley Romanin, while enjoying the perfect sake paired with each dish.
Tickets: $50 per person
The “Dive In” Deep Eddy Vodka Experience – 4- 6 p.m., Sponsored by Deep Eddy Vodka
Covered Bridge Antre
Learn what's new, fresh, and fun in the world of cocktails!
Tickets: $30 per person
Walk-Around Grand Tasting – 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Beaver Creek Ice Rink
The Walk-Around Grand Tasting is the culinary highlight of the summer at Beaver Creek. Celebrate the height of summer harvests with fresh food tastings and the best wines and cocktails celebrated outdoors on the Beaver Creek Plaza.
Tickets: $75 per person
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Four x Fun – 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. , Sponsored by Canyon Wind and Peach Street Distillers
The weekend culminates with a High Mountain Adventure 4x4 Tour on the mountain in an open-air canopied Jeep, a scenic chairlift ride up Strawberry Park Express Lift and then wine samples and a picnic at Mamie’s Mountain Grill on Beaver Creek mountain.
Tickets: $75 per person
*These events are sold out at the time of this release.
For additional event information and to purchase tickets, visit www.beavercreek.com/wine. For lodging and vacation packages, please visit www.beavercreek.com

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction 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.


Ashley L. Smith

Sr. Communications Specialist
Email: alsmith@vailresorts.com
Phone: 970 496 7402
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