The après-ski lifestyle in the Vail Valley is strong. There’s better than a good meal after a day on the slopes — and the food and beverage scene in Vail doesn’t disappoint! Each year, locals and visitors alike flock to the Vail Valley to challenge themselves on the slopes with the promise of a first-class meal afterward. Our area is home to a variety of elevated eateries that boast thoughtful food and drink pairings. Each year, the finest chefs and local wineries come together to celebrate and spread the word about what’s happening here during Taste of Vail!
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Your Guide to Taste of Vail
About the Festival
Unlike other food and wine festivals that are solely meant to indulge and taste local flavors, Taste of Vail’s platform is to “promote the Vail lifestyle via the community’s ever-evolving food and beverage assets.” This annual spring festival aims to raise awareness about how the Vail Valley does après-ski best just as much as it promotes delicious eats!
Can’t make it to our area for Taste of Vail? Delight your palate in local flavors when you dine at our favorite Vail, CO, restaurants.
This Year’s Event Details
This year’s Taste of Vail event is set to take place from April 1-4, 2020. This Wednesday through Saturday food and wine festival features debut wine tastings, a lamb cookoff, and more! It’s a great option for a midweek road trip from Denver. Taste of Vail food and wine festival’s four signature events includes The Debut of Rose, The American Lamb Cookoff, The Mountaintop Tasting, and The Grand Tasting.
The American Lamb Cookoff & Après Ski Tasting is far and away the most popular event of the week. This tasting takes place in the Vail Village, where guests can indulge in a variety of uniquely prepared lamb dishes and complementing wines. The events are held at several venues, so be sure to double-check your itinerary before you hop from one event to another!
Purchase Your Tickets
Taste of Vail is one of the most popular events of the year. We recommend purchasing your tickets soon after they go on sale. Select from special event tickets, signature event tickets, seminars, as well as a weeklong pass. Browse your ticket options and get them before they’re gone!
Stay With Gore Creek Properties
Easily attend any Taste of Vail events when you stay in a home nearby with Gore Creek Properties! Our wide variety of Vail vacation rentals are the perfect home away from home.
Consider a stay in Pitkin Creek Park 7A. This condo unit is newly remodeled and features one bedroom, two bathrooms, and can accommodate up to six overnight guests. This rental is located 3.5 miles away from Vail Village and has access to a free bus service to and from the resort until 2:00 a.m. during peak periods.
Browse a full inventory of our Vail rentals to start planning your trip!