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Killington Wine Festival July 22-24, 2011

The Killington Wine Festival will return in 2011 for its tenth year, running from Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. 





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Over the last nine years, the Killington Wine Festival has become a signature event for the Killington region each July.  Guests enjoy a nice summer weekend tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont as a scenic backdrop. Each year, the Wine Festival continues to grow, building on the excitement and good will created by prior Festivals. This year's event will feature over 500 wines from around the world represented by over 40 wineries and distributors.

For additional information about the Tenth Annual Killington Wine Festival, see below or contact the Killington Chamber of Commerce at (800) 337-1928.


The Killington Wine Festival Schedule of Events

Friday, July 22
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 appoximately 60 estate and reserve wine selections from the world's leading wine makers.  Meet viners and wine representatives in the classy and intimate setting of Ovations Restaurant while enjoing light hors d'oeuvres and the finest wines of the weekend.

Ticket price: $65.00

Friday, July 22
7:30 - 11:00 PM
Killington Grand Hotel
Cheese Appetizers

'Pop goes the Cork' Wine Party: Following the Estate Wine Tasting, at the "Pop Goes the Cork" party guests will enjoy live entertainment by Joey Leone's Jazz Band, heavy hors d'oeuvres including a carving station and a full cash bar with signature drink specials.  Eat, drink and dance under the stars, as this event will be held outdoors on the outdoor patio at the Killington Grand Hotel.  In case of imclimate weather, the party will be held in the Oscar Wilde Ballroom.

Ticket Price: $25.00

Saturday, July 23
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
K1 Terminal/Killington Peak
Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting

The Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting at 4,241': Held on Saturday afternoon with the Green Mountains as a backdrop, the Killington Wine Festival Grand Tasting is the signature event of the Killington Wine Festival.  Guests can sample a selection of over 450 wines in two delightful venues. Start at the K1 Gondola base where a large, festive tent welcomes you to begin your sampling adventure.  Enjoy food, music and the company of freinds while tasting wines from around the world.  Ride the K1 Gondola to the top of Killington Peak (4,241 feet elevation) where you can sample a selection of unique Vermont Wines. 

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)

Sunday, July 24
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Killington Peak

Bubbly Brunch at Killington Peak: Before leaving Killington on Sunday, take the gondola and enjoy a world-class brunch at the restaurant situated on Killington Peak.  Enjoy a breakfast buffet including a made-to-order omlette station and enjoy a fine selection of sparkling wines.

Ticket price: To be announced

Sunday, July 24
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: To be announced

Killington Wine Festival Lodging & Restaurant Packages (Coming Soon)

Lodging: Throughout the Festival, many Killington properties offer Wine Festival lodging packages for guests attending the Killington Wine Festival. Check back for updated lists of places and prices!

Restaurant: Throughout the weekend, many local restaurants will also be holding special events ranging such as paired gourmet wine dinners and dessert wine tastings.

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