If you follow this blog, then you know how much I love the events here in The Meadows. Saturday, July 15th is one of my favorites! The 14th annual Castle Rock WineFest. If you don’t have your tickets yet, what are you waiting for? Castle Rock WineFest is one of the premier events in Douglas County, and certainly a highlight here in The Meadows.
Taste Colorado Like Never Before
This will be my 5th Castle Rock WineFest and it still blows my mind that there are so many incredible wineries in Colorado. This year you can taste over 180 varieties of wine from over two dozen Colorado wineries.
One of my favorite things about Castle Rock WineFest is that I’ve tasted wines that I didn’t even know were possible to make. One of my favorites from last year was a wine aged in a bourbon barrel. Seriously, it was awesome!
I’m a novice when it comes to wine (I just like to drink them), but it’s fun to talk to the different winemakers to learn about the processes it takes and the different techniques they use to make the various wines.
Big Changes For Castle Rock WineFest 2017
To help ease congestion, parking will be available at The Outlets at Castle Rock or Castle View High School. Buses will be running regularly from each location
A Beer Garden at Castle Rock Winefest?
If you prefer suds over wine, you can cool off with a beer in the beer garden
Great Music, Contests, and Demonstrations
And because you must have incredible food with your wine, you can experience cooking/wine demonstrations as well as food from a variety of your favorite food trucks.
After you have had plenty of samplings and maybe feeling relaxed — just saying — it happens; you and your friends can enter into the Grape Stomp! This year you can also enjoy several other events like a dunk tank, Corn Hole, and a Golf Simulator, all perfect after a walk through the wine tasting tents.
And what’s a festival without great music? You can dance the afternoon and evening away while sipping with great live music.
A Safe Ride Home
As always, it’s important to drink responsibly, and make sure that you have a designated driver. If you don’t, and you aren’t one of the lucky ones who happen to live close by, the incredible local Firefighters of 4116 will be offering free rides home for those of you who may have tasted a bit too much. No judging — it’s a WineFest — it happens. Simply meet them at their tent and they will make sure you get home safe.
It really is a highlight of the summer for my wife and me. When we first moved here, we thought we would just check it out, and now, it’s become a tradition. We’ve even started inviting friends and family to join in on the fun. After a busy summer it’s the perfect time for us to enjoy an adult afternoon with friends and neighbors. Keep in mind that the event is 21 and older this year.
Visit the 14th Annual Castle Rock WineFest website to get tickets and more event information. Get your tickets before Saturday, July 15th when the prices go up to full price at the door. Join the fun at one of the best events in Douglas County, The Castle Rock WineFest 2017, now at Butterfield Crossing Park. I hope to see you there!