Visit Grand Junction Sponsors Winter Wine Fest

Two Parts and the Colorado Association of Viticulture & Enology Announce Winter Wine Fest Presented by the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau, festival features Colorado’s best wines and vintners

Two Parts and the Colorado Association of Viticulture & Enology Announce

Winter Wine Fest

 

Presented by Visit Grand Junction,

festival features Colorado’s best wines and vintners

 

 

DENVER - Jan. 8, 2016 -Winter Wine Fest is a curated Colorado wine festival designed to celebrate Colorado’s wine scene. This one-of-a-kind event unites vintners, sommeliers and eager tasters to dive into the local wine culture and showcase the very best Colorado has to offer. The inaugural Winter Wine Fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the RedLine Contemporary Art Center (2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver CO) from 6-9pm. The event is presented by the Visit Grand Junction.

 

“Colorado’s unique mountain climate and geology helps the state to produce some spectacular wines,” said Zandar Oklar of Two Parts. “Denver has become a huge supporter of breweries and distilleries, and we think the logical next step is for Denver to support the local wine scene. Winter Wine Fest is a wine festival where no matter your wine knowledge, you will feel comfortable enjoying a glass. ”

 

Wineries and wine experts from around the state will converge to share wine knowledge for a special evening celebrating Colorado wine. Winter Wine Fest will combine wine tastings, gourmet bites, local vendors and great music into an approachable and delicious event for all.

 

No snootery here, just all the makings for both new wine drinkers and seasoned quaffers to enjoy grapes side-by-side.

 

The fest will feature the following wineries:

Aspen Peak Cellars

Augustina's Winery

Bijou Creek Winery

Black Arts Cellars

Black Forest Meadery

Carlson Vineyards

Cottonwood Cellars/The Olathe Winery

InVintions Winery

Grand River Vineyards

Kingman Estates Winery

Red Fox Cellars

Ryker's Cellars

Settembre Cellars

The Winery at Holly Cross Abbey

Vino Salida

What We Love, The Winery

Wild Cider

 

“Colorado is continuing to gain national recognition for its exceptional wine production and wine tourism,” said Barbara Bowman, director of sales and marketing for the Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau.  “We are thrilled to be part of an event designed to help heighten this awareness, and to celebrate the great wines being made right in our own backyard.”

 

General admission tickets are $45 and include unlimited wine sampling, small bites, a wine tote, and a custom tasting glass to take home. VIP tickets are $60 and include early entry, glassware, unlimited tastings, small bites,wine tote, and a gift. Tickets can be purchase online at http://www.wwfest.com. Winter Wine Fest benefits the Colorado Associate of Viticulture & Enology (CAVE), the only trade non-profit in the state supporting the wine and grape growing industry. Like a wine you taste at Winter Wine Fest? Wine will also be available for purchase on-site.

 

"CAVE is excited to partner with Two Parts on this brand new event,” said Cassidee Shull, executive director for CAVE. “Guests can look forward to tasting everything that Colorado wine has to offer, from big, bold reds to crisp, dry whites and everything in between!"

 

About Two Parts

Two Parts, formerly known as Imbibe Events, has been creating, marketing and executing craft events for more than two years in the Denver community. The mission of Two Parts is to create community through discovery, consumption, and discussion of local experiences and craft products. The company is made of many parts, many people, and many forms of craft. For more information visit twoparts.com.

 

About Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology

The Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE) is a member-based, trade non-profit that exists to encourage and support enology and viticulture in Colorado. CAVE promotes the interests of Colorado grape growers and wineries in legislative and political matters, provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, and disseminates current information pertaining to optimum winemaking and agriculture practices for vineyards in the area. CAVE seeks to establish contacts and relationships with other associations, both regional and statewide, to further development and growth of the industry.

 

Winter Wine Fest is presented by Two Parts, CAVE and Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau.