“Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.”Louis Pasteur
After the last 18 months we’ve all endured, we think it’s safe to say we all deserve the opportunity to ‘wine’ down a little, don’t you agree? And, let’s face it, this is the event we were all ‘training’ for in quarantine!
So, get ready to raise you glass and join us in Breckenridge as we welcome back the popular Breckenridge Wine Classic! A can’t miss Fall festival that offers the chance to grow your wine knowledge, pair wine varieties from around the world with quality food all amongst a backdrop of beautiful Fall foliage. Join master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers for a weekend of wining and dining during the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors.
The Breckenridge Wine Classic combines a Grand Tasting at Beaver Run, wine pairing lunches, dinners and seminars to create a weekend of fine food and foliage.
🍷 Event Overview
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 17 & SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021
GRAND TASTING EVENT
The Classic’s Grand Tasting features an impressive selection of hundreds of domestic and international wines, plus premium craft beer and spirits. In an effort to provide a better and safer tasting experience for our patrons, we’ll be hosting multiple sessions of the Grand Tasting. All sessions will feature the same beverages and samples. Located in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado prepare for a unique sensory immersion.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2021
> Daytime Seminars & Pairings <
· Meat Me In Breck Lunch | Southern Style Paired BBQ, Wine, Whiskey
Great food begins with great ingredients. Executive Chef Jimmie and his team take pride in sourcing only the finest ingredients as they prepare an authentic Southern BBQ lunch, Texas style! Experience live action stations along with live music in this Eat and Greet new style seminar.
12:00pm | Hilton Double Tree, 550 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
· Uncharted Territories Lunch | Undiscovered Regions of Australia Lunch
Go ‘down under’ to explore the undiscovered regions of Australia. Without question, Tasmanian wines have been near the top of the up-and-coming regions list over the past few years. Take a journey through Tasmania, Hunter Valley, and the Margaret River.
1:00pm | Aurum, 209 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
· Salud To Spain Lunch | Spanish Wine & Food Pairing
Spanish wine and food are a match made in gastronomic heaven. Take a Spanish journey pairing some of the finest Spanish wines with Giampietro’s off menu feast.
12:00pm | Giampietros, 100 N Main St #212, Breckenridge, CO 80424
· Bubble Trouble Hike & Lunch | Mountain Hike & Paired Lunch
Enjoy scenic mountain trails with the Breckenridge Wine Classic in a guided hike that explores the breathtaking Tenmile Range in Breckenridge. After you take in the panoramic views of the hike enjoy a delicious paired lunch at the Cabin Juice restaurant featuring sparkling wines from around the world.
12:00pm | Gravity Haus, 605 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424
· Class On Glass | Riedel Workshop
Riedel’s varietal-specific glasses enhance the aromas and taste components to showcase each style in its finest form in this classroom seminar. Inspect the effect of shape and size on the perception of wine in a glass & wine tasting tutorial and, at the end, keep your Riedel Wine Glass Set of 4 Varietal Specific Glasses as a souvenir!
1:00pm | Beaver Run Resort, 620 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
> Evening Seminars & Pairings <
· Spencer’s Cellar Dinner | 7 Cellars
This dinner pairs Executive Chef Phil Dilks along with Sous Chef John Thaler with 7 Cellars Napa Valley and President Dan Foster and Ashley Rink. Four unique courses paired with 7 Cellars wines and you have this unmistakable connection.
7:00pm | Spencer’s, 620 Village Rd, Breckenridge
· Italian Dreams | Nebbiolo Paired Wine Dinner
If you like your wines big, bold, and red, Nebbiolo needs to be on your radar. Hailing from Northern Italy’s Piedmont region, this grape is known for producing powerful, full-bodied wines, all while looking as pale as Pinot Noir! Winemaker Jon Schlegel takes you on this Italian journey with his Attimo wines paired with an approachable seasonal menu with an ode to upscale comfort food.
7:00pm | Rootstalk, 207 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
· Better Off Red | Red Wine & Red Meat Tasting
Attention all meat lovers! Savor the delicious pairing of red meat and red wine in this delectable dinner. Relish select red wines from Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate and Reserve portfolios. Sonoma’s best kept secret has been producing 90+ point wines like no other and you’ll get a chance to experience them firsthand with this not-to-miss wine and meat pairing.
7:00pm | Hearthstone, 130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
· Knock Your Sakes Off | Paired Dinner
In this seminar, you will experience Asian fusion cuisine with eclectic live action stations. Sample sushi, ramen, sake, wine and even whiskey! Sommelier Shelly Sale will take you on an Asian tour where cultures collide in this unique interactive dining experience.
7:00pm | One Ski Hill Place, 1521 Ski Hill Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424
🦠 COVID-19 POLICIES & SAFETY MEASURES (Safe Sips)
As we’ve all come to learn and expect in this day & age, some rules may change to adapt with current times and conditions. However, here are anticipated rules and regulations to be implemented to ensure guest safety :
- Temperature Checks for guests, staff and wineries.
- Refunds if you’re showing symptoms or may have been exposed. Must be requested 24 hours in advance.
- No proof of vaccination required, but highly recommended as some areas may be crowded.
Other safety precautions to be implemented :
- Outdoor venue
- Half capacity for the event session
- Sanitizer readily available throughout the event
- Compostable, single use cups available per request
- Dedicated sanitizer crew to clean constantly during the event and between sessions
- All festival staff are vaccinated
- Masks available upon request