The Killington Wine Festival “has earned a reputation for being one of the Killington’s region’s signature summer events”. Entering into its 14th year, the festival has expanded over the years, and currently features more than 500 wines from a vast collection of over 40 vineyards from all over the world. This year’s festival will be taking place in July on Friday, the 17th & Saturday, the 18th. If you are still in the Killington area on Sunday the 19th, a “Wine & Nine Golf Tournament” will be taking place for you to round out your weekend!
So let’s talk about the details….
Estate Wine Tasting, Killington Peak Lodge, Friday, July 17, 6:00pm
This night includes a scenic gondola ride to kick off the Killington Wine Festival at the Killington Peak Lodge for an exclusive estate wine tasting. You’ll have the opportunity to meet and talk to the vintners and representatives behind the weekend’s wines and enjoy some of the best views in Vermont. This ticket includes light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets cost $85/person and you can purchase them here.
Wine Trail, Killington Road, Friday, July 17th, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Multiple restaurants along the Killington Road will transform into ‘tasting rooms’ to feature a special wine, or a food and wine pairing. These specials will take place on Friday from 6:00pm-10:00pm at various restaurants on the Killington road. Each of these stops along the way will showcase a different wine or wine portfolio paired with various edibles including gourmet cheeses, Italian tapas and desserts. There is free transportation provided between restaurants and will be available from 6-10pm. Gramps’ Shuttle will be providing the scheduled pick-ups. Please call 802-558-1543 to schedule a pick-up 30 minutes in advance.
The Grand Tasting, Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar, Saturday, July 28th, 1:00-4:00pm
The Grand tasting is at Killington Resort’s K1 Base Area & Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars under a large, festive tent from 1-4pm. This is the “premier event of the Killington Wine Festival”. You’ll have the chance to choose from over 400 wines from 40 different wineries for your sampling pleasure. Pair your wine with complementary hors d’oeuvres and samples of Vermont specialty products. The scenic Green Mountains will be your backdrop, so why not enjoy a round trip ride on the K1 gondola to the top of Killington Peak. Tickets include a signature tote bag and wine glass as well as the round trip gondola ride on the K1 Express. Tickets are $65/person and you can purchase them here.
Wine and Nine Golf Tournament, Green Mountain National Golf Course, Sunday, July 19th, 2:30pm
Round out your Killington Wine Festival Weekend with the perfect conclusion. Nine holes of fun scramble golf, an assortment of delicious wines and a gourmet dinner to finish off the evening. You can sign-up as a team or as a single and you’ll have the chance to enjoy a great day of golfing! The cost is $65 per player ($55 for GMNGC Members), which includes golf, cart, dinner and some fabulous prizes. $45 for the dinner and wine tasting only. Space is limited, so call and sign-up today! You can make a reservation with the Green Mountain National Golf Course by calling 802-422-4653.
Upgrade Your Wine Festival Experience
Wine Festival Patron Ticket is perfect for those planning to attend Friday’s Estate Tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting. This money saving ticket includes entry to the Estate Wine Tasting and also allows VIP early admission to the Grand Tasting on Saturday. This upgraded ticket costs $150/person and you can purchase your ticket here.
Please note that all information, dates and times are subject to change. You must be 21 or older to attend the tasting events. For additional event information, please contact the Killington Pico Area Association at 802-773-4181 or visit their website for more any other inquiries.
We’re looking forward to being part of the 14th annual Killington Wine Festival! If you are attending this year’s event, we hope you have a wonderful experience.