9th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Returns Aug. 7-9

30 July 2015
Beaver Creek, Colo., July 30, 2015 — The much anticipated wine, spirit and culinary event of the summer, the 9th Annual Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival presented by Wine Spectator Magazine, returns Aug. 7, 8 and 9 in beautiful Beaver Creek, Colorado. This unique event incorporates the intimate location in which it’s set with events like Friday’s Manhattans & Margaritas sippings on the deck of Park Hyatt at the base of the mountain, Saturday’s Walk & Wine, where a guided hike leads to a gourmet farm-to-table lunch in Creekside Park and Sunday’s Dash & Dine with a 5K run and brunch bites in the park with gorgeous, green mountain views.

Each event has a specialized theme and a location that pairs perfectly. The Wine & Tapas Social on Friday, Aug. 7 at The Metropolitan encourages friends and family to taste a variety of tapas dishes paired with wines from their extensive collection. The Walk & Wine event on Saturday boasts 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 eventually leading to a place setting in Creekside Park for a chef-lead food and wine pairing featuring Grouse Mountain Grill’s executive chef, David Gutowski. The main event, Saturday’s Walk Around Grand Tasting, is a culmination of the weekend’s highlighted dishes and drinks with mouth-watering samples, music and drink. The Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival hosts 10 events in total expanding over three days. Tickets can be purchased online at BeaverCreek.com/wine and some events are already sold out.
Beaver Creek Wine & Spirits Festival Schedule:
Friday, Aug. 7, 2015
Manhattans & Margaritas Presented by Woodford Reserve & Herradura: 3 to 6 p.m.
Kick off the Wine & Spirits weekend in style at this sophisticated sipping and sampling event. 
Location: Powder 8 Deck at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
Price: $40pp
Beaver Creek Chophouse Cooking Demo & Wine Pairing Presented by Moncaro: 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Chef Jay McCarthy from the Beaver Creek Chophouse will delight with unique culinary creations that complement delicious wines in an intimate creek-side setting.
Location: Beaver Creek Kitchen Pavilion (located next to the covered bridge)
Price: $30pp
Wine & Tapas Social: 6 to 9 p.m.
Bring your friends and enjoy a great evening out in Beaver Creek. The Wine & Tapas Social at The Metropolitan features a variety of tapas dishes that are paired with hand selected wines. 
Location: The Metropolitan
Price: $70pp
*Splendido Dinner Benefiting Bright Future Foundation Presented by Trinchero Family Estates: 7 to 10 p.m.* SOLD OUT
This event is the perfect opportunity to ‘do good’ while eating well! Join us for a sumptuous four-course dinner paired with the perfect wines prepared by Splendido at the Chateau’s executive chef David Walford. Plus, enjoy some friendly competition while raising money for the Bright Future Foundation during a special four-course semi-silent auction.
Location: Splendido at the Chateau 
Price: $130pp  
Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 
Walk & Wine Presented by Zonin: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
We bring guests on a journey of the senses through the summer mountain trails to the tables filled with farm-fresh foods. Guests will enjoy a beautiful hike with the friendly and knowledgeable guides of the Beaver Creek Hiking Center, ultimately winding their way back down to Creekside Park for a unique farm-to-table culinary experience hosted by Grouse Mountain Grill’s executive chef David Gutowski.
Location:  Beaver Creek Mountain
Price: $90pp

Mountain Pose & Mimosas: 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Begin your day with an invigorating outdoor yoga class followed by refreshing sparkling cocktails.
Location: The Club at Allegria Spa (outdoor venue)
Price: $30pp

Tacos & Tequila Pairing Presented by Herradura: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 Village! 
Location: The Dusty Boot at Beaver Creek
Price: $50pp

Premium Port & Cheese Pairing Presented by Premium Port Wines: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Premium Port teams up with a local cheese fromagiere  to delight your palate sampling unique cheeses that are paired with the perfect port. 
Location: By Nature Gallery 
Price: $30pp

Walk Around Grand Tasting: 4 to 7 p.m.
Foodies rejoice! The Wine & Spirits Walk-around Grand Tasting at Beaver Creek is the culinary highlight of the summer. Celebrate the height of summer harvests with fresh food tastings and the best wines and cocktails outside at the base of Beaver Creek Mountain. Sample all the best Beaver Creek restaurants have to offer. 
Location: Base of Beaver Creek Mountain/Centennial Chairlift 
Price: $75pp
Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 
Dash & Dine 5K Presented by Gloria Ferrer: 9:30 to 11 a.m.
After dashing around Beaver Creek Mountain, relax and recover in Creekside Park enjoying your well-earned glass of wine and brunch bites. 
Location: Creekside Park/Beaver Creek Mountain
Price: $30 pp (includes race registration, wine glass race gift, one glass of wine and brunch bites).
*These events are sold out at the time of this release.

In need of lodging? Beaver Creek’s Summer Escape deal offers savings up to 35 percent off. Visit BeaverCreek.com/offers for more information.
For additional information about Beaver Creek’s Wine & Spirts Festival and to purchase tickets, visit www.beavercreek.com/wine

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