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28th Annual Taste of Vail

The Taste of Vail kicks off the afternoon of April 4 with The Debut of 2017 Rosé at the Arrabelle Ballroom in Lionshead Village. This is the first event in the country where attendees will have the opportunity to sample the first of the 2016 releases from around the Northern Hemisphere. This event showcases one of the largest selections of rosé in the United States.


On Thursday, April 5, the festivities move to Vail Village for the annual American Lamb Cook-Off & Après Ski Tasting. Local chefs will showcase their finest lamb dishes to the public, while competing for prizes in the cook-off. Guest vintners from across the country also will serve wine varietals.


The Mountain Top Tasting on Vail Mountain on Friday April 6 is unlike any other food and wine event. The tasting is located at 10,350 feet above sea level in a hand-built snow arena that overlooks the scenic Rocky Mountains, chefs from Vail’s top restaurants serve small plates highlighting their while top winemakers offer selections of their finest wines. Ticket holders can ski to the event or take the Eagle Bahn Gondola out of Lionshead to access the signature on-mountain tasting.


Taste of Vail wraps up on Saturday, April 7 with the Grand Tasting & Silent Auction at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. The Grand Tasting is the culmination of the four-day event, with Vail chefs showcasing their most creative fare alongside wineries from across the country serving their best and most current vintages.


Attendees in 2018 will have a variety of new options to make their Taste of Vail experience even more diverse with intimate wine tastings with vintners and winery owners, a specialty brunch on Sunday and educational seminars throughout the week.