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2017 Wine Festival: The Wines of Washington

March 2 - March 4


Master Sommelier – Greg Harrington

Featured Winemakers

Billy Adams, Proper Wines

Sarah Goedhart, Hedges Family Estate

Greg Harrington, MS Gramercy Cellars

Gilles Nicault, Long Shadows Vintners

Daniel Wampfler, Abeja

Justin Wylie, Va Piano Vineyards

Caleb Foster, J Bookwalter Winery

Guest Chef – Brother Luck – Brother Luck Street Eats

Master of Wine Candidate – Ashley Hausman Vaughters

Vintner Sponsors
Assured Partners of Colorado, Berkshire Hathaway Sylvia and Wayne Jennings, Qualtek Manufacturing, Wynne Realty, C.J. Moore, Midland Bank, Bank of Colorado


2017 Wine Festival: The Wines of Washington events:

Tickets for all events are on sale now! Click on the title of the events below to purchase tickets.


Get Your Sparkle On; Sparkling Wine Seminar

Thursday March 2, 2017 at 5:30pm, The Warehouse (The Art Room), $60 per guest

Who doesn’t love bubbles?! From French Champagne, to Spanish Cava, to Italian Prosecco, to domestic sparkling wine, there is no more celebratory drink. Join Master of Wine Ashley Vaughters as she guides you through the world of sparkling wine.

Sponsored by Phil Long Auto Dealership


Washington: One Bite at a Time Food & Wine Seminar 

Friday March 3, 2017 at 12pm, Johnny Martin’s Car Central, 1 S Nevada Ave., $95 per guest

We are so pleased to welcome back Chef Brother Luck of Brother Luck Street Eats and Chopped fame, for the 3rd time. A creative culinary force in Colorado Springs, winning many “Best Chef” awards, Chef Luck’s unique palate and ability to pair with the wines of our featured guests will definitely be a treat for foodies! This luncheon always sells out, so get your tickets early!

Sponsored by Hub International Insurance Services and Haunted Mines




The 90 Minute Wine Expert – How To Taste Like a Master Sommelier

Friday March 3, 2017 at 5:30pm, Broadmoor Hall, $50 per guest

Master Sommelier and featured guest winemaker Greg Harrington will impart some of the secrets used by Master Sommeliers to help identify wines while tasting them blind. You’ll taste through a number of wines from different regions and learn how geography, geology and climate all affect wines, and can help you pinpoint what they are and where they are from.

Sponsored by Phil Long Auto Dealership


Here’s Washington! Wine Seminar

Friday March 3, 2017 at 5:30pm, Broadmoor Hall, $50 per guest

America’s second-largest wine region, Washington State embraces a diverse collection of world-class vineyard areas, with thirteen growing regions, each possessing a unique combination of climate, topography and soils that define the aromas and flavors of locally grown grapes and the wines crafted from them. Join our guest Winemakers as they explain the wonderful wines of Washington.

Sponsored by Phil Long Auto Dealership


Grand Tasting and Wine Market Auction

Friday March 3, 2017 at 7pm, Broadmoor Hall, $90 per guest

Colorado Springs’ favorite date night! Come join this sell-out tasting, 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!

Presenting Sponsor and Riedel glass sponsor – CIC Insurance & Ingenuity, Ohio National Financial Services and Winslow BMW



Sponsored by Antioch Properties, Blicks Fencing, Uber, Touchstone Internal Medicine, Bryan Construction and Peaks and Pasties



Rinds and Vines: Washington Wine and Cheese Seminar 

Saturday March 4, 2017 at 11am, Garden of the Gods Club, The Garden Room, $60 per guest

Wine & cheese, bringing two ethereal pleasures together. Are there hard and fast rules? Only to pair them perfectly! Our experts will explain the do’s and don’ts and create sublime pairings at this Wine Festival favorite.

Sponsored by Buy/Sell Impact


Gourmet Wine Dinner and Live Auction

Saturday March 4, 2017 at 6:30pm, Garden of the Gods Club, $200 per guest

The grand finale of the Festival – the Gourmet Wine Dinner and Live Auction is unforgettable! The evening begins with a culinary tour-de-force dinner, each course paired with the elegant wines of our distinguished guests. The evening concludes with the region’s premier live auction of rare and one-of-a-kind collectible wines and wine related travel and lifestyle packages.

Fine cuisine, fine wine, fine music – truly a night to remember!

Presenting:  Raymond James
Sponsored by Techwise
Sponsored by ENT Federal Credit Union
Sponsored by Ranch Foods Direct




Special Wine Festival accommodations rates

Available on a space available basis March 2, 3 and 4

$159 at the Garden of the Gods Club
Call 719.632.5541 and mention “Wine Festival” to make reservations.

$170 at The Broadmoor Hotel
Call 800.634.7711 and mention “WineRF17” to make reservations.


Founding SponsorsCoaltrain Wine & Spirits and Cravings

Special Thanks
The Gazette and Springs Magazine


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