Breckenridge Wine Classic September 13-16

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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 in the historic Arts District, seminars and demos with town’s outdoor adventures to create a weekend of fine food and foliage.

Event Highlights:

  • Grand Tasting
  • Wine & Dinner Pairings
  • Wine Seminars
  • Après and Adventure Pairings

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2018 EVENT SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 13

Breck Uncorked: Beaver Run Resort

Thursday, September 13 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $125
Location: TenMile Station

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. This dinner at Beaver Run Resort presents an artfully crafted five course meal and wine pairing with Master Sommelier Sean Razee. Seats are limited.

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Breck Uncorked: Sauce on the Maggie

Thursday, September 13 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $125
Location: Sauce on the Maggie

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. This dinner at Sauce on the Maggie presents an artfully crafted five-course meal and Northern Italian wine pairing with William Davis, CWE CSS Advanced Sommelier, of Wilson Daniels. Seats are limited.

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Breck Uncorked: Carboy Winery

Thursday, September 13 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $125
Location: Carboy Winery

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. Seats are limited.

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Breck Uncorked: Legends Steaks & Italian

Thursday, September 13 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Price: $125
Location: Legends Steaks & Italian

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. This dinner at Legends presents an artfully crafted five course meal and wine pairing with the fine wines from Shelley Sale, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Colorado. Seats are limited.

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Friday, September 14

Women in Wine Luncheon

Friday, September 14 | 11:30am – 1:00pm
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm
Price: $75
Location: Hearthstone

Wine has long been a male-dominated business—of the more than 3,700 wineries in California, only about 10 percent have a female lead winemaker. Slowly that paradigm is changing and a new generation of women are taking the industry, and winemaking, by storm. Join Shelley Sale of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of Colorado to celebrate fine wine made by great women. Hearthstone’s incredible cuisine will pair to make this luncheon one you’ll not forget.

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The Children of Pinot

Friday, September 14 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Price: $75
Location: The Living Room at One Ski Hill Place

Pinot Noir, for many aficionados of wine, is considered the pinnacle grape variety on Earth. However, it is one of the oldest varieties on Earth, and part of a larger group, more ancient than most varieties we know and consume today. Join William Davis, CWE, CSS as he pairs a wonderful lunch at The Living Room at Breck Resort with some of the more known children and siblings of Pinot, along with a few surprise varieties that you may never have known derived from this grape!

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Italy’s Best Luncheon

Friday, September 14 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Price: $75
Location: Legends Steaks & Italian

Master Sommeliers Sean Razee and Damon Ornowski take you on an Italian tour through the regions of Barolo, Brunello and Bolgheri. You will learn what differentiates these three “B” wines, and why they are synonymous with high-quality reds. Legends Executive Chef will have delectable small plates to pair with the wines from these great regions.

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Stroll Breckenridge

Friday, September 14 | 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm

Price: $45

Location: Various Locations on 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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Best of the Fest

Friday, September 14 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Price: $75
Location: The Maggie at Breckenridge Resort

Raise your glass and join a select group of wineries as they present their best of show in this intimate tasting experience. Set at The Maggie at the base of the mountain, this event selects the gems in participating wineries portfolios for you to sip, swirl, and savor. Only 90+ point ratings, reserve bottles, and high price points will make the cut in this unique tasting opportunity. Our friends at Vail Resorts, will be on hand offering their delectable cheese and desserts to accompany these fine wines and end the night with an unforgettable tasting. Limited tickets available.

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Saturday, September 15

The Pinot Experience

Saturday, September 15 | 10:00am – 1:00pm
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Price: $75
Location: Breckenridge

Hit the trails with the Breckenridge Wine Classic in a guided tour that explores the breathtaking backcountry of Breckenridge along Burro Trail 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. Alex Wright, of Hahn Family Winery, will lead your next tour with a special Santa Lucia Highlands North to South tasting, showcasing single vineyard Pinot Noirs and more. This hike is approximately 2 miles long. Please allow up to three hours for the hike and seminar.

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If the wine matters, so does the glass

Saturday, September 15 | 11:00am – 12:15pm
Time: 11:00am – 12:15pm
Price: $75
Location: Summit County Library

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 Veritas Tasting Kit with four glasses (suggested retail of $119) to take home. This is an experience that a true wine lover should not miss!

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Diversity of Northern and Southern Rhône Valleys

Saturday, September 15 | 11:30am – 1:00pm

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Price: $75

Location: Giampietro’s

The Northern and Southern Rhone share the moderating effects of the Rhone River, but in terms of climate, soils, terrain and wine styles, are quite different. Master Sommeliers Damon Ornowski and Sean Razee delve into the world famous Rhone Valley of France through eight different wines to showcase how this one valley can be so diverse. Special small plates prepared by Executive Head Chef Todd Nelson of Giampietro’s will make this paired luncheon one of a kind.

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Rosé All Day

Saturday, September 15 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Price: $75

Location: Wilson Daniels

Rosé has taken over the US market recently, exploding in popularity. In France, it now surpasses the sale of white wine and, coincidentally enough happens to be the perfect wine for sipping on a patio. Despite its adoration, most of us don’t know how rosé is made or where some of the most consistent rosés comes from. Join William Davis, CWE, CSS as he shares the roses and pairs a wonderful lunch with Sauce on the Maggie.

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Blind Tasting Hacks

Saturday, September 15 | 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Time: 1:30pm -2:30pm

Price: $45

Location: Artisanal Fine Wine

The “10,000-Hour Rule” claims that the key to achieving world-class expertise in any skill is a matter of practicing the correct way for a total of around 10,000 hours. Along the way, master tasters learn to rely on several “codes” presented in a wine’s make-up. In this seminar, Master Sommelier Sean Razee will guide you through a handful of the defining wine characteristics used by Master Sommeliers to decode a wine’s true nature, forming the clues to great blind tasting.

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VIP – The Grand Tasting

Saturday, September 15 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Price: $125
Location: Riverwalk Center
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Receive celebrity treatment to this year’s Grand Tasting during the VIP hour. Skip the lines, receive a glass upgrade and plate, and enjoy one full hour of early access to wines and gourmet food without the crowds. Sniff, swirl and taste your favorite wines and cocktails in advance of general admission. The VIP hour begins at 2:00pm with limited tickets available to maintain exclusivity. Located in the heart of Breckenridge at the Riverwalk Center, prepare for a unique sensory immersion at the grand finale of the weekend.

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The Grand Tasting

Saturday, September 15 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Price: $89
Location: Riverwalk Center

Don’t miss the grand finale and largest gathering of the Breckenridge Wine Classic! 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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Sunday, September 16

N’amaste for a Beer

Sunday, September 16 | 10:00am – Noon

Time: 10:00am – Noon

Price: TBA

Location: Beaver Run Resort

Rise and shine with this refreshing yoga session and brunch. Relax and unwind from the weekend with a 60 minute yoga session led by Breckenridge’s Meta Yoga Studio. Afterwards, enjoy a special brunch crafted by Beaver Run Resort. Elevation Beer Co. will be serving creative breakfast beers, beermosa’s, and beer cocktails. What better way to round out the weekend than with deep breaths, beer and bacon?

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Beerunch

Sunday, September 16 | 10:00am – Noon
Time: 10:00am – Noon
Price: $45
Location: Sevens at Breckenridge Resort

Rise and shine with a special brunch crafted by Sevens at Breck Resort. Breckenridge Brewery will have their specialty beers on hand for your hair of the dog. What better way to round out the weekend than with beer and bacon?

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Hair of the Dog Fat Bike Ride

Sunday, September 16 | 10:00am – Noon
Time: 10:00am – Noon
Price: $65
Location: Breckenridge

Sweat out those toxins and end your weekend right. Led by local bike enthusiasts from Ridden, riders will embark on an intermediate mountain bike tour through scenic Breckenridge and Summit County. Enjoy a delicious brunch from Beaver Run Resort following the ride and some creative breakfast beers, beermosa’s, and beer cocktails from Elevation Brewery. A great end to an indulgent weekend!

Fat bikes and helmets will be provided by Ridden. Space is limited!

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