Now in its 13th year, the Denver International Wine Festival, hosted by Wine Country Network, Inc., attracts vintners from around the world, and showcases the largest selection of international and domestic wines at any Grand Tasting in the Rocky Mountain region. Its signature wine and food pairing event, Pairsine, features some of Colorado’s top chefs creating gourmet food pairings for gold-medal wines from the Denver International Wine Competition, and draws hundreds of attendees each year.
In January 2017, the Denver International Wine Festival included in Food & Wine Magazine's “Best Wine Festivals Across America” list and was recently named one of the “Top 10 Can’t Miss Fall Wine Festivals” in the U.S. by Fodor’s.
Main Festival Events:
The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, November 1st with the Grand Vintner’s Dinner, a multi-course winemaker’s dinner. The featured winery will be announced at a later date. Past Vintner’s Dinners have featured prestigious wineries such as Silver Oak and Banfi.
Thursday November 2, 2017
The festival continues with the Pairsine Chefs Fine Food and Wine Pairing Competition. Ten celebrated chefs will each have been assigned two of the gold-medal-winning wines from the 2017 Denver International Wine Competition, and must create a gourmet food pairing for each wine, competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Attendees savor twenty food and wine pairings and more than forty gold-medal wines (a score of 91 or higher)! A new VIP ticket allows one-hour early access, raw seafood bar, premium cocktails and a meet-and-greet with the chefs.
Friday November 3, 2017
The Grand Tasting of International Wines and Food will be held on Friday, November 4th from 4:00–9:00 p.m. (VIP), or 6:00–9:00 p.m. (general admission). This is the region’s largest wine tasting event for consumers, media and trade, with more than eighty wineries and distilleries pouring. Attendees enjoy delectable food and wine tastings, food products, wine accessories, a silent auction and fine art. 2016 Exhibitor registration is now in progress.
View the 2016 exhibitors here: http://www.denverwinefest.com/exhibitors.html
2017 Charity Of Choice:
100% of the auction proceeds will benefit There With Care®. There With Care’s mission is to provide a wide range of thoughtful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. http://www.therewithcare.org/
For a complete Festival schedule and tickets, visit: www.denverwinefest.com