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07 | 20 - 07 | 23

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The 2022 Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival, now in its 12th year, is scheduled for July 20-23 and the Center’s state-of-the-art building will showcase as headquarters for many of the events. Enlighten your senses with intimate winemaker’s dinners, the Crested Butte Grand Tasting, VIP lounge with highly rated wines, and a wide range of educational seminars for the novice and connoisseur alike.

The Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival is an annual fundraiser for the Crested Butte Center for the Arts, the premier visual and performing arts venue in the region. For over 30 years, the Center has been dedicated to providing arts and cultural experiences that inspire and entertain all audiences, whether they call Crested Butte home every day or just for the weekend.

Schedule of PRE-FESTIVAL events:

Wednesday, June 29 |
6 pm Tour de Forks Winemaker Dinner: Summer Kickoff
Winemaker Edgar Torres (Songs Wines, Paso Robles) + Chefs Luke Martin + Chris Dressick (Blackstock Bistro, Gunnison) cook up a feast to welcome you home.
The home of Marjie Locker, Almont  |  $300  |  tickets

Saturday, July 16 | 5:30 pm Tour de Forks Winemaker Dinner: Masters of the Art
Top Chef Johnny Iuzzini and Chef Justin Benavidez (both of LeRoux, Denver) + sommelier Charlie Humphreys (Empire Distributors) transport you to France.
he home of Lenni + Bill Burke, Town of Crested Butte
Exclusive to Star and Pearl Passholders

Saturday, July 16 | 8 pm Bon Appétit! A Julia Child Operetta
Local favorite Elizabeth Bond returns with a delectable selection of tasty tunes joined by Victoria Hansen as Julia Child herself in this one-night-only production.
The Center’s Steddy Theater  |  $40  |  tickets

Monday, July 18 | 5:30 pm Alpenglow: Reckless Kelly
Preview festival wines and enjoy picnic charcuterie from David Wilkins of the Divvy.
VIP Wine Tent exclusive to Festival Passholders


Schedule of FESTIVAL events:

Wednesday, July 20

9:30 – 10:30 am Sip + See
A festival first! Enjoy a glass of vino and get a “sneak peek” at art + the week ahead!
Center for the Arts, Kinder Padon Gallery | Please RSVP to reserve your spot

11 am – 12:15 pm Seminar: A Five Glass Flight through Fruili, Italy
Tre Gerbitz talks through five iconic – and staggeringly differing – bottles, and tells each of their stories.
Center for the Arts, Steddy Theater | tickets

11 am – 12:15 pm Attuning to Your Senses: Garden Wine Tasting
A holistic sensory experience enjoyed al-fresco on the banks of Coal Creek. Sip your way through a selection from Buckel Family Wines curated by winemaker Shamai Buckel paired with locally-produced fare chosen by Mountain Roots Food Project chef Rachel Branham.
The Garden of Lauren Lange, Crested Butte | $60 | tickets

11 am – 12:15 pm Palette to Palate: Exploring Synethesia with Drinkable Art
Follow the path from palette to palate as the Center Art + Bar departments collide in this seminar that invites you to “taste the art”.
Center for the Arts, Kinder Padon Gallery | $60 | tickets

1:30 – 2:45 pm Seminar: Bukaty Painting Masterclass
Get your seat with John Bukaty as he teaches a masterclass in inspirational live painting.
Center for the Arts, Steddy Theater | $60 | tickets

6 pm Tour de Forks Winemaker Dinner: Welcome Home
Chef Mawa McQueen (Mawa’s Kitchen, Aspen) + winemaker Neil Collins (Tablas Creek Winery) welcome you to the Festival.
Private home, Town of Crested Butte  |  $300 | tickets


Thursday, July 21
(All seminars are held at the Center for the Arts)

10 am-11:15 am Serious Terroir: Biodiverse Viticulture for Complex Wine
Join Neil Collins and Shelley Sale of Southern Glazer’s and taste wine from Tablas Creek (Paso Robles) + Gérard Bertrand (France) that illuminates the results of biodiverse vineyards in both the New + Old World. Biodiversity
Center for the Arts, Jones Performance Hall | $60 | tickets

10-11:15 am Seminar: Piedmont: A Study in Italian Terroir
Sommelier Aaron Tomcak (Mountain Spirits Liquors)  |  $60 | tickets

10-11:15 am Seminar: Biodiverse Viticulture for Complex Wine
Winemaker Neil Collins (Tablas Creek Winery)  |  $60  |  tickets

11:30 am-12:15 pm Mid-Seminar Repast
With Burnell’s Farmhouse Eatery (Gunnison) + Prieto’s Catering (Aurora)
Lunch is included with passes; food also available for purchase

12:30-1:45 pm Seminar: Celebrating the Underdogs: Finding Value in Lesser-Known Italian Varietals
With Sommelier Erin Lindstone (Barolo Grill)  | CFTA Jones Performance Hall | $60  |  tickets

12:30-1:45 pm Seminar: Seed to Skin: Scrappy Bartending
With Chelsea Noble (Marble Distilling) + Rachel Branham (Mountain Roots Food Project)  |  $60  |  tickets

2:30-3:45 pm Seminar: Modern-Day Spain: Where Tradition and Diversity Intersect
With Master Sommelier Sean Razee (Southern Glazer’s)  |  $60  |  tickets

2:30-3:45 pm Seminar: Pinot Wars!
With Sommeliers Judy Byron + Diane Kresley (Grand Vin)  |  $60  |  tickets

2:30-3:45 pm For the Sake of Saké
Sommelier Shelley Sale guides you through the four types of sake, revealing the magic of this beautiful and complex beverage that dates back to the 8th century.
Center for the Arts, King Community Room | $60 | tickets

6 pm Tour de Forks Winemaker Dinner: Taste of Home
Chef Arden Lewis and protégé Olivia Marcano (Comal Heritage Food Incubator, Denver) bring their homes to your plate with Winemaker Michael Hirby of Relic Wines.
The home of Lauren + Garrett Dimon, Town of Crested Butte  |  $300  |  tickets


Friday, July 22
All seminars are at the Center for the Arts

10-11:15 am Seminar: The Riedel Sensory Workshop
With Sommelier Shelley Sale. Includes a set of four Riedel glasses  |  $125  |  tickets

10-11:15 am Seminar: Napa Then + Now
With Winemaker Michael Hirby (Relic Wines)  |  $60  |  tickets

11 am – 12 pm Sip + Try
New to the Wine + Food Festival! Enjoy a glass of wine as you have the exclusive opportunity to try on Alexandra’s contemporary, conceptual, and sustainable high-end jewelry with the artist herself.
Center for the Arts, Kinder Padon Gallery | Please RSVP to reserve your spot

12-1:30 pm Birds + Bubbles Social
Toast to the arts with a chicken luncheon paired with decadent sparkling wines.
Exclusive to Festival Passholders.

The Grand Tasting
Taste your way through hundreds of wines and spirits in a jovial atmosphere with a reimagined VIP area.

2-3 pm VIP + Industry Hour  |  $150

3-6 pm General Admission  |  $50



Saturday, July 23

5:30 pm The Grand Vintner Gala + Auction
Honoring Festival Founder Jeff Hermanson

Performance art, fine wine, and gourmet food converge in an immersive evening of synesthesia. Starring Chef Dana Rodriguez (Work + Class, Denver), Chef Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja, Denver), Chef Troy Guard (TAG Restaurants, Denver), and Erika Rojas (Prieto’s Catering, Aurora) plus winemaker Neil Collins (Tablas Creek Winery), winemaker Edgar Torres (Bodega de Edgar), artist John Bukaty, Wild Hare Dance, and more.

The Center for the Arts  |  $250  |  tickets


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