The 2018 Breckenridge Wine Classic

The Breckenridge Wine Classic, September 14 – 16, 2018, will be the spot for a fabulous fall weekend in Colorado. From the foliage to the selection of wine and delicious eats, you won’t want to miss this event!

From food and wine tastings, to seminars and luncheon, to outdoor adventures with food and wine influences, there are tastes and temptations at every turn.

Check out some of the featured events at this year’s Breckenridge Wine Classic, and get your tickets today! 

Women in Wine Luncheon

Friday, September 14, 2018
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Hearthstone ($75)

Wine has long been a male-dominated business: Of the more than 3,700 wineries in California, only about 10 percent have a female lead winemaker. That paradigm is changing however, and a new generation of women is taking the industry by storm. The luncheon at Hearthstone invites attendees to join Shelley Sale of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Colorado Fine Wine Division to celebrate fine wine made by women.

The Children of Pinot Luncheon

Friday, September 14, 2018
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, The Living Room ($75)

Pinot Noir is often considered the pinnacle grape variety on Earth. Join William Davis, CWE and CSS, as he pairs a lunch at The Living Room at Breckenridge Resort with some of the better-known children and siblings of Pinot Noir, as well as a few surprise varieties derived from the grape.

Stroll Breckenridge

Friday, September 14, 2018
4:00 pm – 6:30 pm, Main Street ($45)

Stroll down the old mining town’s delightfully preserved main street to savor a wide collection of wine, beer and spirits. Stop-in venues include art galleries, tasting rooms and other historic spaces, where representatives will offer tastes of their favorites, with as many as 10-15 samples at each.

Best of the Fest

Friday, September 14, 2018
7:30 pm  – 9:30 pm ($80)

Join a select group of wineries as they present their “best in show” as part of this intimate tasting experience. Set at The Maggie at the base of the mountain, this event selects the gems in participating wineries’ portfolios for guests to sip, swirl and savor.

The Pinot Experience Hike & Lunch

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Beaver Run Resort ($75)

Hit the trails for a guided, two-mile hike that explores the breathtaking backcountry of Breckenridge along Burro Trail on Peak 9. After taking in the panoramic views of the Tenmile Range, enjoy a delicious lunch with wine pairings at Beaver Run Resort, located at the base of the mountain. Alex Wright of Hahn Family Winery will lead a special Santa Lucia Highlands tasting, showcasing single vineyard Pinot Noirs, amongst others.

If the Wine Matters, So Does the Glass

Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 am – 12:15 pm, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center ($75)

Riedel and the Breckenridge Wine Classic will team up to offer guests a unique and authentic experience: The Riedel Comparative Wine Glass Workshop. Showcasing wine in its finest form, Riedel’s varietal-specific glasses enhance aromas and taste components, while finding a wine’s maximum complexity by featuring the best possible harmony. Discover the effect of shape and size on the perception of wine in a glass, as well as a wine tasting tutorial. Guests will enjoy tasting four different varietals and the stemware best suited for each. Guests will also receive a Riedel Veritas Tasting Kit, including four glasses (suggested retail value of $119) to take home.

Rosé All Day

Saturday, September 15, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm, Sauce on the Maggie ($75)

Rosé has taken the U.S. market by storm, exploding in popularity in recent years. Despite its adoring fan base however, many wine drinkers don’t know how rosé is made, or where some of the most consistent rosés come from. Join William Davis, CWE and CSS, as he pairs a rosé lunch with run facts about the popular wine with the delightful cuisine at Sauce on the Maggie.

Blind Tasting Hacks: 60 Minutes Toward Mastery

Saturday, September 15, 2018
1:00 – 2:00 pm, Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center ($45)

The "10,000-Hour Rule" claims that the key to achieving world-class expertise in any skill is a matter of practicing the correct way for a total of around 10,000 hours. This is true for wine experts; however, along the way, master tasters learn to rely on several “codes” presented in a wine’s makeup. In this seminar, Master Sommelier Sean Razee guides participants through a handful of the defining wine characteristics used by master sommeliers to decode a wine’s true nature, forming the clues to learning how to be a great blind taster in just one hour.

Grand Tasting

Saturday, September 15, 2018
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Riverwalk Center ($89)

The Classic’s grand finale, the Grand Tasting takes place in Breckenridge’s Riverwalk Center, and features an impressive selection of hundreds of domestic and international wines; premium craft beer and spirits; and gourmet local food purveyors. VIP tickets are available for $125, and include a glass upgrade and early entry at , allowing VIPs to sniff, swirl and taste their favorites in advance of general admission.

Namaste for a Beer

Sunday, September 16, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Beaver Run Resort ($65)

Relax and unwind following a weekend of wine with a 60-minute yoga session led by Breckenridge’s Meta Yoga Studio, followed by brunch courtesy of Beaver Run Resort. Elevation Beer Company will serve breakfast beers, beer-mosas and beer cocktails.

“Hair of the Dog” Fat Bike Ride

Sunday, September 16, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Spencer’s at Beaver Run Resort ($65)

Led by local bike enthusiasts from Ridden, riders will embark on an intermediate mountain bike tour through scenic Breckenridge and Summit County. Following the ride, they’ll enjoy brunch at Spencer’s at Beaver Run Resort, including breakfast beers, beer-mosas and beer cocktails from Elevation Beer Company. Fat bikes and helmets will be provided by Ridden.


Sunday, September 16, 2018
10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Sevens Restaurant ($45)

If beer and brunch sans physical activity is more your speed, rise and shine with Sunday brunch crafted by Sevens Restaurant at Breckenridge Resort. Breckenridge Brewery will pour their specialty beers to complement the fare.

Categories: Events