Celebrating 15 Years of Castle Rock WineFest
If you follow this blog, then you know how much I love the events here in The Meadows. Saturday, July 21st is one of my favorites! The 15th 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 6th 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. It seems like every year there’s a new winery that comes up with something very unique and I end up with a new favorite wine.
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.
Back at Butterfield Park in 2018
Last year the festival made the move from The Grange to Butterfield Park and it was awesome! They are sticking with that plan as this year’s festival will be held at Butterfiesld Crossing Park (3952 Butterfield Crossing Drive Castle Rock, CO 80109) from 2-8pm.
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 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 from a local favorite.
A Safe Ride Home
Local Lyft and Uber drivers are notified about the event. Contact your driver ahead of time to shorten your wait time.
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 15th Annual Castle Rock WineFest website to get tickets and more event information. Get your tickets before Saturday, July 21st when the prices go up to full price at the door. Join the fun at one of the best events in Douglas County now at Butterfield Crossing Park. I hope to see you there!