Here's Napa! Fri, Mar 9, 5:30 p.m. | The Broadmoor, Colorado Hall | 1 Lake Avenue
$30 per guest ONLINE TICKETS SOLD OUT: To purchase tickets or be placed on a waitlist, please visit or contact the Box Office at 719.634.5583.
Join our incredible line-up of illustrious Napa winemakers to taste and discuss their world class wines. Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel of VGS Chateau Potelle, Michael Keenan of Keenan Winery, Mike Richmond of Bouchaine Vineyard and Rob Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Winery will lead a lively, fun, interactive discussion of the effects of tannins, terroir, oak treatments and natural yeast on wine. To illuminate those effects, the winemakers will pour nine different wines for you to taste, including Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignons, Pinot Noirs and Zinfandels from Napa Valley.
The Best of Napa: Then and Now Fri, Mar 9, 5:30 p.m. | The Broadmoor, Colorado Hall | 1 Lake Avenue
$100 per guest | Special offer: $150 per guest for this seminar and the Grand Tasting ONLINE TICKETS SOLD OUT: To purchase tickets or be placed on a waitlist, please visit or contact the Box Office at 719.634.5583.
Renowned sommelier James Hayes of Araujo Estates Wines will host this very special new seminar. Guests will have the opportunity to compare and contrast pre-1997 vintages of Napa's top Cabernet Sauvignons, including Araujo, represented by James Hayes, Caymus, represented by Jim Solano, Chateau Montelena, represented by Dave Vella, Dominus, represented by Archie Riley, Flora Springs, represented by Andrew Raifaisen and Robert Mondavi, represented by Steve Mason, with their current release. Due to the extreme rarity and high quality of the wines to be tasted, seating will be extremely limited..
Grand Tasting and Wine Market Auction Fri, Mar 9, 7:00 p.m. | The Broadmoor, International Center | 1 Lake Aveneue
$65 for FAC members; $75 for non members Colorado Spring's best date night! Come join this sell-out event, featuring over 300 wines plus culinary delights from many of our region's finest restaurants and caterers. Place your bids at the silent Wine Market auction and dance the night away.
Napa Wine, But What Cheese? Sat, Mar 10, 10:30 a.m. | Garden of the Gods Club, Sunrise Room | 3320 Mesa Road
$35 per guest ONLINE TICKETS SOLD OUT: To purchase tickets or be placed on a waitlist, please visit or contact the Box Office at 719.634.5583.
Wine and Cheese—what can go wrongl? ? Plenty! Join Michael Keenan of Keenan Winery, Andrew Raifaisen of Flora Springs, Beth Raifaisen of Toad Hall and Mike Richmond of Bouchaine as they challenge our fromagère (cheese expert) to choose the cheese that best accompanies their extraordinary wines!t.
Top NY Chef Soa Davies Pairs Napa Wines Sat, Mar 10, 12:30 p.m. | Café 36 at the Fine Arts Center | 30 West Dale
$75 per guest ONLINE TICKETS SOLD OUT: To purchase tickets or be placed on a waitlist, please visit or contact the Box Office at 719.634.5583.
Back by popular demand is the Food & Wine Seminar at the Fine Arts Center which will feature Chef Soa Davies, who spent nine years as the Chef de Cuisine at the famed Splendido at the Chateau, Beaver Creek’s premier gourmet eating establishment, before being tapped by celebrity chef Eric Ripert to join his culinary team at New York City’s three Michelin-starred restaurant, Le Bernardin. She is considered one of the food industry’s lauded tastemakers. Soa will pair her exquisite food with the wines of Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel of VGS Chateau Potelle, Rob Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Winery and Dave Vella of Chateau Montelena, illustrating why they are considered three of Napa’s top wine producers and she is considered a top NY Chef.
Gourmet Wine Dinner and Live Auction Sat, Mar 10, 6:30 p.m. | Garden of the Gods Club, Main Dining Room | 3320 Mesa Road Dress: Cocktail Attire
$125 per guest NO MORE ONLINE TICKETS: For tickets or to be placed on a waitlist, please visit or contact the Box Office at 719.634.5583.
The culmination of the Festival is the Gourmet Wine Dinner and Live Auction. The evening begins with a five-course gourmet dinner, each course paired with the elegant wines of our distinguished guests, and concludes with the region’s premier live auction of rare collectible wine and wine-related lifestyle packages.