Your Guide to the Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival

3 not-to-miss events at the 2019 festival

Embrace your inner oenophile at the decade-old Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival. This elevating wine-tasting experience is making its annual summer return, and is set to serve up world-class wine sipping and food pairings at 8,885-feet with plenty of classic Colorado activities on-hand (read: hiking, mountain biking and exploring local art galleries).

Wine-enthusiasts can expect to swirl, sniff and sip wine throughout the long weekend at the fest, all while supporting the Center for the Arts in Crested Butte. With the theme of “Eat. Drink. Give.” each ticket from the festival will benefit the Center's year-round programming in the performing, visual, literary and culinary arts in the Center's new state-of-the-art facility.

Afternoon on Elk: Colorado Creative District Wine Walk
Thursday, July 25. 4:00 p.m.
Snack and sip with meandering along town’s epicenter, Elk Avenue, with wineries popping-up-shop for this self-guided tour mid-afternoon on July 25. The local galleries and boutiques will be transformed into tasting rooms for attendees. Galleries from Crested Butte Fine Art Gallery to RAModern will open their doors to present the samplings of wineries like Buckel Family Wine, Black Arts Cellars and Sutcliffe Vineyards. Meet at the Center to grab a map and start imbibing.

Reserve Tasting
Friday, July 26. 2:00 p.m.
The Reserve Tasting will have only the most premium wines and spirits on hand for a top-tier drinking experience paired with bites from local restaurants.

The Grand Tasting
Saturday, July 27. VIP – 2:00 p.m.
General Admission – 3:00 p.m.
Grab a stemmed glass to savor the abundance of wines and other libations the fest has to offer. With over 500 choices of drinks to choose from, plus biergartens, mixologists, and seminars from sommeliers, this main event is surely not one to be missed. Added bonuses: art installations are available for the public to walk through, as well as live music, a wine auction and a vintage-Volkswagen van turned photo booth to snap pictures in.

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