Mark your calendars for the 23rd Annual Wine Festival of Colorado Springs, Wine with a Conscience: Biodynamic and Organic Wine.
"The Right Wine, But is it the Right Glass?": March 6, 5:30pm at Soiree ($75)
Famed glassmaker Riedel will host this wine and glass experience. Guests will taste how dramatically different the same wine tastes when served in different glasses, and how it tastes best from a glass specifically designed for the wine. The seminar will include four wine samples and each seminar attendee will receive a set of four Riedel Vinum XL wine glasses, a $138 value!
"Afternooon Delight: A Farm-to-Table Experience": March 7, 12:00pm (Location TBA) ($95)
There is nothing hotter in the food world than farm to table dining. And if there's a single trend in how to grow wine grapes, it's biodynamics and organics. Combine the two and what do you get? A luncheon you won't soon forget.
"Your Wine May Be Red or White, But Is It Green?": March 7, 5:30 pm at the Broadmoor ($35)
Biodynamic, organic, sustainable...what does it all mean? Learn firsthand from, and taste with, our distinguished panel of Winemakers as they explain sustainable vineyard practices and what they mean to the grapes, the wine and the world.
"The Goat, the Grape and Ewe- Wine and Cheese Seminar": March 8, 11:00am at the Garden of the Gods Club ($45)
Also known as Biodynamic and Organic Wine...But What Cheese? Wine and cheese have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. Our experts will create sublime pairings with an eco twist.
"Grand Tasting and Wine Market Auction": March 7, 7:00pm at the Broadmoor ($75)
Colorado Springs' favorite dance party, wine tasting and silent auction! Meet and mingle with friends at this sell-out tasting featuring over 300 wines plus culinary delights from many of our region's finest restaurants and caterers. Place your bids at the silent wine market auctions and dance the night away.
"Gourmet Winemaker Dinner and Live Auction": March 8, 6:30pm at the Garden of the Gods Club ($125)
The grand finale of the Festival, the Gourmet Wine Dinner and Live Auction will be the talk of the town this year with entertainment from The Colorado Springs Conservatory. We begin with a culinary tour-de-force dinner, each course paid with the elegant wines of our distinguished guest vintners. Following is the region's premier live auction of rare and one-of-a-kind collectible wines and wine-related travel and lifestyle packages.