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Carpe Vino! The Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival Returns For Another Year

Although Colorado is largely known for beer, that doesn’t mean that it has its shortage of wine festivals.. Namely in the high country. The Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival, for instance, transforms the beautiful old mining town into a tasty, mountain-side vineyard offering up over 300 wine samples, live music and tasty bites to accompany each varietal. Scheduled for Friday July 27 – Sunday July 29, 2018 in Breckenridge, CO this event promises a unique, wine-tasting experience with vintages ranging from the soft and smooth to the unabashedly bold. Better yet, this year the festival will expand beyond its original  borders at Main Street Station to include The Village at Breckenridge, making room for more varietals, artisans, food and even a few beer selections and wine cocktail mixers.  

While attendees are assured to get more than their fair share of delicious sips at the Saturday Grand Tasting event, the fun doesn’t stop there! Other weekend events will include the opportunity to make Mozzarella from scratch, learn how to pair delectable foods with wines that compliment them flawlessly, the opportunity to attend a decadent food and wine pairing dinner at Sauce on the Maggie and the chance to enter to win a trip to Napa Valley. 

To kick off the weekend, the Breckenridge Food and Wine Pairing Dinner on Friday, July 27 at Sauce on the Maggie will have attendees reveling in the deep flavors and aromas that make wine and cuisine so special. From the presentation to the pour, a Wine Specialist will provide rich insights into the pairing process while the featured chef will share the inspiration behind the fare selections. A dinner of pure heart and soul overlooking water and mountains accompanied with live music, this dinner promises to be the next best thing to dining at a vineyard.

On Saturday, the big tasting gets underway at 1:00pm for VIP’s and 2:00pm for general admission ticket holders. A prestigious tasting adventure, this event is more than just your average “wine sampling.” Taking place at the bottom on Peak 9, guests will receive a commemorative glass for their unlimited wine samples; all while live music tempts the ear, fulfilling the realm of the senses. Festival food will also be offered by several vendors available a la carte for purchase.

To round out the weekend, the Sauce at the Maggie will host a Sunday Brunch and Wines at 11:00am, offering guests the chance to relish the bubbly and celebrate the vine.  Leading women in the world of wine will be on-site to share their insights on the industry while guests savor specialty white wine mixers like sangrias and mimosas paired with delicious food.

So whatever your flavor, the Breckenridge Food and Wine Festival is sure to have something for you!

2018 Schedule

  • Friday, July 27 2018
4-7pPre-Event check-in.
Get your wristband and glass Friday afternoon and avoid the line to get in on Saturday!
Quandary Grille
6:30pFood and Wine Pairing Dinner Doors OpenSauce on the Maggie
7:30pFood and Wine Pairing Dinner ServedSauce on the Maggie
  • Saturday, July 28 2018
8:30-11aVendor Entry and Set-UpMain Street Station & The Village
12-5pWill Call, Day-Of Ticket Sales and VIP Check-InThe Village Main Entrance
12:30-5pSilent Auction and Napa Valley GiveawayMain Street Station
12:30-5:30pVIP Lounge OpenSauce on the Maggie
12:30-1pVIP Welcome ReceptionThe Village
1-2pVIP Experience Early Festival Access/Festival Vendors OpenMain Street Station & The Village
1-3:15pLive MusicThe Village
TBDMozzarella in 30 Minutes Demo with Wine and WheyThe Village
2-5pLive MusicMain Street Station
2-6pGrand Wine TastingMain Street Station & The Village
2:15pMozzarella in 30 Minutes Demo with Wine and WheyThe Village
2:30-5:30pLive MusicMain Street Station
3:15pMozzarella in 30 Minutes Demo with Wine and WheyThe Village
3-3:30pFood DemonstrationThe Village
3:45-6pLive MusicThe Village
4:15pMozzarella in 30 Minutes Demo with Wine and WheyThe Village
5:15pMozzarella in 30 Minutes Demo with Wine and WheyThe Village
  • Sunday, July 29 2018
11a-1pBrunch and VinesSauce on the Maggie

2018 Tickets

Grand Wine Tasting – Breckenridge Food & Wine
On Sale | Ends on Jul 27, 2018

Includes live music with unlimited wine tasting and commemorative glass on Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 2:00pm-6:00pm at the Main Street Station Plaza and The Village at Breckenridge. No refunds or transfers. Must be at least 21 years of age to participate. Festival food is not included and will be available a la carte.

$50.00 | Purchase Here


Looking for a place to stay? Find your Breckenridge ‘home away from home’ with Ski Country Resorts. Although a majority of our vacation rentals are within walking distance of the event, we will also be offering a complimentary guest shuttle to and from the festivities – available only to guests of Ski Country! At Ski Country, we guarantee only the best vacation rentals in the area along with all the amenities and luxuries you need for a relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoyable stay. Finding the perfect rental is easy, visit us online to search our extensive assortment of rentals!

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