The Taste of Vail Fall Wine & Food Classic

Celebrate the start of autumn with a scrumptious festival this September!

Mark your calendars for an early-autumn weekend in the mountains enjoying an array of exquisite food and wine!

Taste of Vail, one of the nation's top food and wine festivals, has announced the return of The Fall Wine & Food Classic on September 21-22, 2018. The event will feature wines from the Southern Hemisphere and include more than 35 wineries, 30 guest chefs, restaurateurs and sommeliers from the Vail Valley.

“We are thrilled to bring The Taste of Vail Wine & Food Classic back for a second year. Like the Taste of Vail in the spring, The Fall Wine & Food Classic highlights the best of the autumn season in Vail. With the peak fall foliage and amazing weather, The Fall Wine & Food Classic showcases Vail along with its top chefs, restaurants and sommeliers,” said Angela Mueller Executive Director of the Taste of Vail and The Fall Wine & Food Classic. “This year’s event will again feature wines from the Southern Hemisphere and includes outdoor activities so participants can experience all facets of Vail at its finest.”

The Fall Wine & Food Classic includes a Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 22, as well as several outdoor experiences followed by a food and wine tasting including hiking, cycling, yoga and fly-fishing. Additionally, on Friday September 21, restaurants throughout the Vail Valley will offer dinners featuring wineries from the Southern Hemisphere. To see the participating wineries and restaurants visit

Highlights of the 2018 Fall Wine & Food Classic

September 2, 2018
Winemakers from the Southern Hemisphere will be joining Vail restaurants on Friday evening for special wine dinners/pairings.

September 22, 2018 at 9:00 am
Enjoy the fall colors and beauty of nature with a fall hike followed by a brunch featuring wine tastings and education with Southern Hemisphere wines. The Berry Picker Trail is an intermediate hike that winds through wooded areas with picture perfect views of the fall season in Vail. The trail is approximately 3.2 miles (5 km) and begins at the base of Vail Mountain and ends in Mid-Vail. The hike will take roughly two to three hours one way. After working up a sweat, enjoy a brunch by Mid Vail Restaurants with Southern Hemisphere wines paired. 

September 22, 2018 from 4:00 pm- 7:30 pm
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Explore and sample amazing Southern Hemisphere wine and food at the Fall Wine & Food Classic Grand Tasting Event at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater in Vail. Participants will enjoy a picnic-style event on the grass with south of the equator music and a truly a picturesque fall location surrounded by aspen trees peaking with the backdrop of Vail Mountain and the Gore Range. The Grand Tasting features Taste of Vail wineries and restaurants. 


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