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Killington Wine Festival July 20-22, 2012



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The Killington Wine Festival has earned a reputation for being the Killington region's sigature summer event.  Over the past ten years the Festival has grown immensly, and now features 500 wines from a collection of over 40 wineries from around the world.  Wine lovers enjoy a nice July weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont as a scenic backdrop. 
View photos from the 10th Annual Killington Wine Festival

For additional information about the Eleventh Annual Killington Wine Festival, see below or contact the Killington Chamber of Commerce at (800) 337-1928.  Ticketing for the Festival will begin in early June.  Lodging packages & specials will also be advertised at that time.


The 11th Annual Killington Wine Festival Schedule of Events

Friday, July 20
6:00-8:00 PM

Killington Grand Hotel
wine bottles

The Killington Wine Festival Estate Tasting: The Killington Wine Festival Estate Wine Tasting kicks off the Festival on Friday night.  The Estate Tasting features a sampling of approximately 60 estate and reserve wine selections from the world's leading wine makers.  Meet vintners and wine representatives in the classy and intimate setting of Ovations Restaurant while enjoying light hors d'oeuvres and the finest wines of the weekend.

Ticket price: $65.00

Note: Admission to this event is included with purchase of the Patron Ticket.

Friday, July 20
7:30 - 11:00 PM
Killington Grand Hotel
Cheese Appetizers

'Pop goes the Cork' Wine Party: Following the Estate Wine Tasting on Friday evening, at the "Pop Goes the Cork" Wine Party, guests will enjoy live entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres and a full cash bar with signature drink specials.  Eat, drink and dance the night away.  Details TBD.

Ticket Price: $25.00

Saturday, July 21
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K1 Base, Tented Outdoors
Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting

The Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting: Held on Saturday afternoon, the Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting is the signature event of the Killington Wine Festival.  This year, the Grand Tasting will take place in the open air, under a large, festive tent with Killington Peak as a scenic backdrop.  Choose from an exciting selection of over 450 wines on your sampling adventure!   Guests are invited to pair wines with complimentary hors d'oeuvres and samples of Vermont specialty products including cheese, chocolates and more.  Take in Vermont's natural beauty with a roundtrip ride on the K1 Gondola to the top of Killington Peak (4,241 feet elevation).  Music & other details TBD.

Ticket Price: $55.00 Regular Admission

VIP Early Admission Ticket (12 Noon): $75.00 (new!)

(Both tickets include unlimited tastings, round-trip gondola ride, wine guide and a 2011 wine glass & tote)

Note: VIP early admission to this event is included with the Patron Ticket.

Wallys American Grill

Gourmet Wine Dinners, Tastings & Bubbly Brunch: Throughout the weekend, many area restuarants host special culinary events ranging from wine tastings and pairings to five-course gourmet dinners.  Many of these events are accompanied by special guest from wineries who pour at the Estate and Grand Tastings.  Space is limited at these events so you are encouraged to make reservations directly with restaurants.

Sunday, July 22
3:00 PM
Green Mountain National Golf Course
Wine and Nine

Wine and Nine Golf Tournament: Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine and Nine, a special golf outing at the Green Mountain National Golf Course, which was voted the #1 Public Golf Course by Golf Digest.  Enjoy specially selected "Golf Friendly" wines, 9 holes of golf with friends (scramble format, cart included) a light dinner and awards based up your "prowess" on the links.

Ticket price: $50.00  Please make reservations with Green Mountain National Golf Course.  (802) 422-4653




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