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Killington Wine Festival

Friday, July 15 - Sunday July 17, 2016


One of the Killington Region's signature events, this year's Wine Festival toasts 15 years of tasting events in the heart of the Green Mountains.

Friday Tasting Events


Estate Wine Tasting, Killington Peak Lodge

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a scenic gondola ride and kick off the Killington Wine Festival Weekend in style at the Killington Peak Lodge for an exclusive wine tasting. Meet the vintners and representatives behind the weekend's wines and take in the best views in Vermont.  Tickets include light hors d'oeuvres.


Ticket Information


Ticket are still available for purchase on-site.  Pre-sale has ended.


Killington Wine Trail, Participating Killington Region Restaurants

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Running concurrently with the Estate Tasting, the Killington Wine Trail will showcase local establishments offering a special wine or food and wine pairing.

Click here for a full list of participating venues or see below:



Saturday Tasting Events


Grand Tasting at 4241', K1 Base Area & Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The signature event of the Festival, the Grand Tasting, will be held on Saturday afternoon at the foot of Killington Mountain at Killington Resort’s Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars. Guests will have the opportunity to move through the different venues, enjoying a seemingly endless variety of wines produced domestically and from places as far away as France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Chile, Argentina, and South Africa. The Grand Tasting will also feature Vermont wines and spirits as well as local artisanal foods including cheeses, chocolates and more. Admission to the event includes tastings, wine-friendly fare, a round-trip scenic gondola ride, and signature tote with wine glass.



Ticket Information

General Admission: $75/person


Tickets are still available for purchase on-site.  Pre-sale has ended.


VIP Admission*: $85/person

*Includes passed hors d'oeuvres and early admission at 12:00 pm.


Tickets are still available for purchase on-site.  Pre-sale has ended.



Saturday Evening Wine Dinners

The Killington Region's most discerning restaurants will hold special culinary events ranging from wine samplings to multi-course gourmet wine dinners. Special guests from the wineries represented throughout the Festival weekend accompany many of these dinners and offer interactive discussions on a variety of wine topics. Space is limited at these events and early reservations are encouraged.


Liquid Art, feat. Merriam Vineyards

Birch Ridge Inn, feat. Boyden Valley Wines


Upgrade Your Wine Festival Experience

Wine Festival Patron Ticket is perfect for those planning to attend Friday's Estate Tasting and Saturday's Grand Tasting. This money saving ticket includes entry to the Estate Wine Tasting and also allows VIP early admission to the Grand Tasting on Saturday.


Ticket Information


Tickets are still available for puchase on-site.  Pre-sale has ended.

Wine and Nine Golf Outing at Green Mountain National Golf Course


Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine & Nine, a special golf outing at Green Mountain National Golf Course.


Enjoy 9 holes of golf with friends, taste 9 specialty wines selected from Baker Distributing’s extensive portfolio, and then join us for a delicious dinner and prizes in the clubhouse. Executive Chef Bryan Gudelis of the Garlic Restaurant will also have a special “Tapas Tasting Tent” on the golf course to pair a few of The Garlic's amazing appetizers with our wine selections. Everyone is invited to join us for this fun "Captain & Crew" golf tournament and beginners are encouraged to play.


Ticket Information

$65 per player includes golf, wine tasting, dinner and prizes / $45 for dinner and wine tasting only.

Please call (802) 422-4653 for reservations or more information.


For additional event information, contact the KPAA at or (802) 773-4181.



If you purchased your tickets successfully, your name + how many tickets purchased will be "at the door" of the festival.  No physical tickets will be mailed out.


No refunds will be issued after Monday, July 11, 2016.


Lodging Packages

Elevate your Wine Festival experience and book a Wine Festival lodging package with one of our official loding partners.


Snowed Inn is offering a 10% discount on all room types for those attending this year's festival.  For more information, contact Jeanne Karlhuber or Max Gomez at (802) 422-3407 or at


Highline Lodge is offering 10% off their nightly rate for festival attendees - Classic single: $89 | Classic King: $99 | Classic Double: $110 | King Suite: $130 - For more information, contact Elizabeth Gross at (802) 315-0034 or at



Birch Ridge Inn is offering special options for 2 or 3 night stays for 2 people.  Details can be found by clicking here.  For more information, contact Bill Vines at (802) 422-4293 or at



North Star Lodge is offering rooms at $89 per night for festival attendees. For more information, contact Becky or Lindsey at (802) 422-4040 or at


Killington Resort is offering packages starting at just $197 per person.  Click here for more information.




Gramp's Shuttle
Gramp's Shuttle will be providing door-to-door transportation services to and from your condo/home locations in the Killington region to Killington Resort and other local restaurants/hotels/inns participating in Wine Festival activities. Call (802) 558-1543 to book your advance shuttle reservations. For more information on Gramp's Shuttle, click here.


Vermont Limousine & Shuttle

Vermont Limousine & Shuttle will be providing affordable LUXURY transportation including limousines, a luxury bus, and vans to and from the 2016 Killington Wine Festival. Based out of Rutland, Vt. Call (802) 855-3130 for more information.

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