The Taste Of Vail Food And Wine Festival Is Excited To Return April 2023
The Taste of Vail, one of the nation’s top food and wine festivals that features Vail Valley’s iconic backdrop, is returning to Vail for its 31st year April 5-8, 2023. The Taste of Vail includes daily signature events, wine seminars and some of the best spring skiing in the country, this is one spring event not to miss.
Top winemakers from more than 50 top wineries in the northern hemisphere have been invited to pour their wines alongside food pairings from Vail’s top chefs. A daily signature Taste of Vail event will headline each day and will also feature three guest Chefs from Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita and Denver coming to each signature event. New this year is ‘The Chef’s Kitchen presented by Elevation Foodservice Reps’ on Willow Bridge Road where guests can explore innovative new kitchen products for professional and home chefs.
Signature events include:
Debut of Rosé, Wednesday April 5th 3:00-6:00 pm: Experience just released 2022 Rosés for the first time and over 100 Rosé varietals. Rosé wine is the liquid component of the much-celebrated lifestyle of Mediterranean France. It is just recently enjoying similar recognition in the US. As a category, Rosé wines embrace an immense diversity of styles and flavors from Semi sweet to off-dry to bone-dry (very dry), and even sparkling Rosés.
The Niman Ranch Iberian Duroc Pork Challenge & Après Tasting, Thursday April 6th 3:00-6:00 pm: The Taste of Vail has partnered with Niman Ranch to host a true après party in the streets of Vail. Vail Valley’s finest chefs will compete for the best dish using Niman Ranch products. In the theme of “Life Beyond Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Merlot” Taste of Vail’s participating wineries will be showcasing wines of a wide array of varietals that include Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Zinfandel.
Niman Ranch Mountain Top Tasting, Friday, April 7th 12:00-2:30pm: Join Taste of Vail for the crème de la crème of outdoor tastings. Held at 10,350 feet above sea level, this event offers spectacular mountain vistas accompanied by gourmet food, beer, wine, and spirits. Snow or shine this is an event not to be missed.
2023 Grand Tasting, Saturday, April 8th 5:00-8:00 pm: 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.
Accompanying these events are seminars hosted by top experts in the wine industry. 2023 seminars will be announced in the coming weeks.
Taste of Vail has partnered with CHOW, an organization that supports wellness within the hospitality industry and improves the lives of our community through shared stories, skills, and resources. CHOW representatives will be on-site at all Taste of Vail signature events where attendees can learn more about how they are working to make impactful changes to support workers and veterans in the food, beverage and hospitality community. Additionally, Taste of Vail attendees can make an optional donation to CHOW when purchasing Taste of Vail tickets.
See a full schedule here. Tickets are available at TasteofVail.com.
About the Taste of Vail Food and Wine Festival
Rated among the top food and wine festivals by Forbes, Travel+Leisure and USA Today, Taste of Vail will celebrate Vail’s world class dining scene and participating wineries’ finest wines, at several different venues throughout North America’s most popular mountain resort from April 5-8, 2023. The Taste of Vail is one of the nation’s only events that invites dozens of winemakers and owners from all over the world to pour wine and interact with participants.