Breckenridge Wine Classic - Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge Wine Classic

September 12–15, 2019

Events

Breckenridge Wine Classic: September 12-15

Breckenridge Wine Festival by the river
Experience fall in Breckenridge at the 2019 Wine Classic.

Raise your glasses and join us as we uncork the can’t miss wine festival of the season! Breckenridge Wine Classic is your chance to grow your knowledge and enjoy top quality food and wines from vineyards around the world. Master sommeliers, chefs and winemakers invite the public to play, wine and dine during the height of Breckenridge’s fall colors. The event combines a Grand Tasting at Riverwalk Center, Main Street stroll, and seminars with food, wine and outdoor adventures to create a weekend of fine food and foliage.

The Breckenridge Wine Classic offers a variety of experiences on the mountain, in restaurants, classrooms, and around town. Enrich your mind with new knowledge and enjoy food and wine while experiencing all that Breckenridge has to offer for your mountain weekend.

Event Highlights:

  • Wine and Food Pairings
  • Educational Seminars
  • Outdoor Activities

PURCHASE TICKETS

Use the code BTBRECK20 for 20% off the Stroll or Grand Tasting!

2019 Schedule

Thursday, September 12

Breck Uncorked: Wine Dinner Series – Alexander Valley Vineyards

Time: 6:30pm
Price: $125
Location: Hearthstone Restaurant, 130 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

A celebration of local food and fine wine! The Breckenridge Wine Classic is proud to kickoff a weekend of great wine and food with a series of wine dinners at local establishments in Breckenridge. This dinner at Hearthstone presents an artfully crafted five course meal and wine pairing with Alexander Valley Vineyards owners and founding winemaker Hank and Linda Wetzel.

*Please note, the dinner is a fixed menu and we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Wines and courses are subject to change, but only for the better.

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Breck Uncorked: Wine Dinner Series – Carboy Winery

Time: 7:00pm
Price: $125
Location: Carboy Winery, 103 N Main St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

A celebration of local food and fine wine! The Breckenridge Wine Classic is proud to kickoff a weekend of great wine and food with a series of wine dinners at local establishments all over Breckenridge. The Executive Chef of Carboy presents an artfully crafted five course meal and wine pairing with Carboy wines and other local gems. Seats are limited.

*Please note, the dinner is a fixed menu and we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Wines and courses are subject to change, but only for the better.

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Breck Uncorked: Wine Dinner Series – Aurum Breckenridge with selections by Master Sommeliers

Time: 7:30pm
Price: $125
Location: Aurum Breckenridge, 209 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

A celebration of local food and fine wine! The Breckenridge Wine Classic is proud to kickoff a weekend of great wine and food with a series of wine dinners at local establishments in Breckenridge. This dinner at Aurum presents an artfully crafted five course meal and wine pairing with Master Sommeliers Sean Razee and Damon Ornowski. Seats are limited.

*Please note, the dinner is a fixed menu and we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Wines and courses are subject to change, but only for the better.

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Friday, September 13

Iberian Influence: Exploring Spain and Portugal – Winesellers Ltd.

Time: 12:00pm
Price: $75
Location: 9600 Kitchen, 550 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

One of the oldest winemaking areas of the world, the Iberian Peninsula is currently considered one of the most exciting as well. Filled with tradition, but yet not afraid to break boundaries, Spain and Portugal offer an incredible array of elegant, delicious and varied wines. Join Brooke Smith of Winesellers Ltd, as he pairs a wonderful lunch with Executive Chef Aaron Boyd at 9600 Kitchen, and the notable reds and exceptional whites of Spain and Portugal. Please allow up to 90 minutes for the seminar.

*Please note, the lunch is a fixed menu and we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Wines and courses are subject to change, but only for the better.

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Top of the Boot: Exploring Piedmont and Beyond – Selections by Master Sommeliers

Time: 1:00pm
Price: $75
Location: Sauce on the Maggie, The Village at Breckenridge Plaza 1, 600 South Park Avenue, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Italy is home to some of the best wines in the world. While many automatically think Tuscany, there are incredible wines to be found – stunning whites and renowned reds – just 250 miles north at the top of the boot. Northern Italy, specifically the northwest and Piedmont region, is a must for wine lovers as it encompasses some of Italy’s best work in winemaking. Explore this magic piece of Italy with Master Sommeliers Damon Ornowski and Sean Razee. Sauce on the Maggie hosts with a delectable paired lunch.

*Please note, the lunch is a fixed menu and we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Wines and courses are subject to change, but only for the better.

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Stroll Breckenridge – Walk about tasting along Main Street

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Price: $55
Location: Main Street

Stroll down Breckenridge’s delightfully preserved old mining town main street to savor a wide collection of wine, beer and spirits. The Stroll Stop venues include art galleries, tasting rooms, and other historic spaces. At each stop, a subset of wine, beer and spirit representatives will sample their favorites, as well as provide as much detail as you want to learn! The focus of this tasting is the libations, and we end the event right in time to make your dinner reservation at one of Breck’s excellent restaurants. As you stroll through town, note the restored structures and take in the beautiful art at the galleries! This is much more than your usual art walk with as many as 10-15 wines, beers, or spirits to sample at each stop.

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Weekend Packages – Sept. 13-14

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Price: $125 Reg, $149 VIP
Location: Riverwalk Center, Main Street

Get the best of both worlds! This discount package includes a ticket to Friday’s Stroll Breckenridge and a ticket to the Saturday Grand Tasting (first or second session). This special offer will be available for a limited time.

Details & Tickets

 

Saturday, September 14

California Dreaming – Hike & Lunch with Winesellers Ltd.

Time: 10:00am
Price: $75
Location: Beaver Run Resort, 620 Village Rd, Breckenridge, CO 80424

Hit the trails with the Breckenridge Wine Classic in a guided tour that explores the breathtaking backcountry of Breckenridge on Peak 9. After you take in the panoramic views of the Tenmile Range and Resort, enjoy a delicious wine paired lunch at Beaver Run at the base of the mountain.

Most of us are familiar with the major wine growing regions such as Napa and Sonoma Valleys, but today there are many more gaining momentum and making big names in winemaking. There is no end to the quality and diversity of this famous winemaking state. Visit the variety of regions the Golden State has to offer with Brooke Smith of Winesellars Ltd.

This hike is approximately 2 miles long. Please allow up to three hours for the hike and lunch/seminar. Meet at the lobby of Beaver Run Resort.

*Please note, the lunch is a fixed menu and we are unable to accommodate special dietary requests. Wines and courses are subject to change, but only for the better.

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Blended Smith & Hook Component – Tasting and Blending Seminar with Hahn Family Wines

Time: 11:00am
Price: $45
Location:Community Center, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO

Engage with the varietals that constitute the Smith & Hook Proprietary Red Blend and leave with a blend of your own making! Led by Alex Wright of Hahn Family Wines, you will explore the Classic Varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Syrah and Malbec and dive deep into each varietal on their own before trying your hand at the blending process. In addition to the wines, we will examine the Central Coast terroir that make each varietal so unique and analyze the interplay between varietals in the blend. Like the colors on a painter’s palette or the ingredients in a Chef’s recipe, the winemaker knows that each varietal adds a distinct component to a blend and uses that knowledge to create their art. Join us on a journey of discovery; one that may lead you to understand the art of blending is one where the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. Please allow 60-75 minutes for the seminar.

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Tour De France – Selections by Master Sommeliers

Time: 11:30am
Price: $75
Location: Giampietro’s Pasta & Pizzeria, 100 N Main St #212, Breckenridge, CO 80424

In the same spirit of the world-famous ride that travels through France, the Classic invites you to tour the renowned French wine regions with Master Sommelier Damon Ornowski. France is known for specific varieties of wine and regions, with traditions dating back centuries, whether it’s the beautiful Loire Valley, Bordeaux, or the prestigious Burgundy. Sip some of the most delicious wines in the world, paired with a small-plated luncheon with Executive Chef Todd Nelson of Giampetro’s. Please allow up to 75 minutes for the seminar.

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VIP – The Grand Tasting: First Session

Time: 11:50am – 2:30pm
Price: $125
Location: Riverwalk Center

Receive exclusive treatment at this year’s Grand Tasting. NEW in 2019, the event will host a VIP area within the Grand Tasting footprint. The VIP area, located on the Riverwalk Center lawn, will host specialty wines and food not found in the GA area. As a VIP, experience First Taste – first access into the event before GA – as well as reserved seating, a glass upgrade, and tasting plate. Prepare for a unique sensory immersion at the grand finale of the weekend.

Details & Tickets

 

The Grand Tasting: First Session

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm
Price: $89
Location: Riverwalk Center

Don’t miss the grand finale and largest gathering of the weekend! The Grand Tasting culminates with an impressive selection of hundreds of domestic and international wines, premium craft beer and spirits, and gourmet local food purveyors. Located in the heart of Breckenridge at the Riverwalk Center, prepare for a unique sensory immersion.

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Swirl This: Riedel Glass Seminar – The size and shape do matter with Riedel & SGWS

Time: 2:30pm
Price: $75
Location: Community Center, 103 S. Harris St., Breckenridge, CO

Riedel and the Breckenridge Wine Classic come together to offer guests a unique and authentic experience – Riedel Comparative Wine Glass Workshop. To showcase wine in its finest form, Riedel’s varietal-specific glasses enhance the aromas and taste components, while finding a wine’s maximum complexity by featuring the best possible harmony. When all these elements are in place, the glass becomes the wine’s ‘loudspeaker,’ transmitting the message of the beverage to the human senses. Discover the effect of shape and size on the perception of wine in a glass & wine tasting tutorial. Guests will enjoy tasting four different varietals and the stemware best suited for each. Guests who attend this seminar receive Riedel Performance Tasting Kit with four glasses (suggested retail of $119) to take home. This is an experience that a true wine lover should not miss! Please allow up to 75 minutes for the seminar.

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VIP – The Grand Tasting: Second Session

Time: 3:50pm – 6:30pm
Price: $125
Location: Riverwalk Center

Receive exclusive treatment at this year’s Grand Tasting. NEW in 2019, the event will host a VIP area within the Grand Tasting footprint. The VIP area, located on the Riverwalk Center lawn, will host specialty wines and food not found in the GA area. As a VIP, experience First Taste – first access into the event before GA – as well as reserved seating, a glass upgrade, and tasting plate. Prepare for a unique sensory immersion at the grand finale of the weekend.

Details & Tickets

 

The Grand Tasting: Second Session

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Price: $89
Location: Riverwalk Center

Don’t miss the grand finale and largest gathering of the weekend! The Grand Tasting culminates with an impressive selection of hundreds of domestic and international wines, premium craft beer and spirits, and gourmet local food purveyors. Located in the heart of Breckenridge at the Riverwalk Center, prepare for a unique sensory immersion.

Details & Tickets

 

Weekend Packages – Sept. 13-14

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Price: $125 Reg, $149 VIP
Location: Riverwalk Center, Main Street

Get the best of both worlds! This discount package includes a ticket to Friday’s Stroll Breckenridge and a ticket to the Saturday Grand Tasting (first or second session). This special offer will be available for a limited time.

Details & Tickets

Sunday, September 15

2019 Wineries 

The Breckenridge Wine Classic features hundreds of wines from around the world from the everyday to the esoteric. For the full wine list, download the mobile app. The complete wine list will be released one week prior to the event.

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2019 Restaurants 

Don’t miss Aurum’s Wine Dinner Series featuring a 5-course meal and wine pairing.

When you add “bold and innovative” to “fresh and local,” you’ve described the spirit of Breckenridge’s restaurant scene and its talented chefs. Breckenridge Wine Classic is pleased to partner with these unrivaled restaurants in Breckenridge, CO and across the greater Front Range. They will serve up their specialties at this year’s food and wine festival, and this is your chance to sample them all! Restaurants will provide bite-sized samples during the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, September 14. We encourage our patrons to enjoy these fantastic restaurants throughout the weekend. Thank you for supporting the fine establishments that support the Classic.

  • Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant
  • The Cheese Shop of Breckenridge
  • Giampietro Pasta & Pizzeria
  • Carboy Winery at the Gold Pan Saloon
  • Spencer’s at Beaver Run Resort
  • Sauce on the Maggie
  • Hearthstone Restaurant
  • Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon
  • The 9600 Kitchen
  • Hearth & Dram
  • Aurum Breckenridge

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Transportation & Parking

The Main Street Trolley is a free transportation shuttle that services downtown Breckenridge.

No Car, No Problem

Once you are here, it’s easy to get around Breckenridge without a car. There are plenty of transportation options for those who are going carless in Breckenridge. The Breckenridge FreeRide offers free bus transportation throughout the day with multiple shuttle systems running throughout Breckenridge. Most likely, the place you are staying is right next to a bus stop or offers its own FREE shuttle transportation to town. Once you are here, you’ll find it’s easy to get around town on foot or on bike and that everything is just a few blocks away. If you are planning to visit neighboring towns during your trip, the Summit Stage is a free county-wide bus system available throughout Summit County. Uber, Lyft and multiple taxi services are also available to help you travel around town or between towns.

Parking

While going carless is the easiest way to go, if you do need a car, we recommend parking outside of town in-town and taking the bus in. The Breckenridge FreeRide bus system will service the Satellite Lot and Ice Rink lot on regular scheduling. Paid lots within town will be available for guest parking (F-Lot, Tiger Dredge, East Sawmill, and Wellington lots), but will fill up quickly. For free overflow parking, guests can park at Colorado Community College on the north end of town with the FreeRide bus servicing this lot every 20 minutes throughout the day.

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Free Ride Transit System Map and Schedule

Summit Stage Map and Schedule

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Lodging Specials 

The Breckenridge Wine Classic offers discounted lodging packages at Breckenridge hotels for our friends traveling long distances … or if you are just coming up from Denver for the weekend it’s a great option to enjoy the festival without having to drive home. Unwind after an exciting day at the Classic and make yourself at home at any one of our impressive partner hotels.

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