wine festival covid-19

A Message from the Wine Festival Committee and the Colorado Springs Conservatory.

In these unprecedented times, it has become evident that we need to place our plans for the April 2020 Festival on pause and explore alternative options to host our incredible events.

Effective March 17, 2020, we have made the decision to postpone the Wines of New Zealand Annual Wine Festival for Fall 2020. We respectfully ask for grace and patience as we work with our partners to explore alternative dates. We will keep you all apprised. In the meantime, we wish you health and safety and look forward to celebrating with you all soon!

With Gratitude,

Elizabeth Youngquist and The Wine Festival Committee

Linda L Weise and the Colorado Springs Conservatory

Below is a list of events for this great event, benefiting the Conservatory.

Axe & the Oak: Colorado Springs Whiskey Seminar and Tasting

Axe & the Oak: Colorado Springs Whiskey Seminar and Tasting

Experience an evening with local whiskey and bourbon distillery Axe & the Oak.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 @ 6:00 PM

Vin Luncheon

vin luncheon

Wine-paired lunch with Guest Winemakers and Local Chefs

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

The Wines of New Zealand Tasting & Winemaker Seminar

Wines of New Zealand Tasting & Winemaker Seminar

Sip and celebrate our featured Wines of New Zealand with the people who make and represent them!

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Vinposium: A Guide to Blind Wine Tasting


A Guide to Blind Wine tasting with Certified Somm & MW Candidate Natalie Breaux

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

The Grand Tasting

grand tasting

Colorado Springs’s 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.

Friday, April 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Cheese + Wine Experience with Fromagère Taylor Courey

Join cheese expert and enthusiast Taylor Courey for an interactive cheese and wine pairing experience featuring the wines of New Zealand and a hand-selected assortment of cheeses from New Zealand and beyond.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 10:30 AM

2020 Gala Dinner and Live Auction

2020 gala dinner wine festival

Attend the 2020 Gala Dinner & Live Auction where you’ll sip wines with our New Zealand guest winemakers and savor a gourmet multi-course, wine-paired dinner.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 @ 6:30 PM