After a two-year hiatus, the Denver Food + Wine Festival is back in the Mile High City! An extravagant culinary festival celebrating everything delicious to eat and drink, proceeds benefit the Colorado Restaurant Foundation, which supports Colorado’s hospitality community through training, education, and emergency grants.
Taking place Wednesday through Saturday, September 6th – 9th, 2023 throughout Denver, the festival has multiple events, each requiring a separate ticket. Starting with Riedel seminars on September 6th and finishing with the Grand Tasting on September 9th, the final day showcases more than 40 local restaurants and 700+ wines and spirits.
Hosting thousands of visitors, those hoping to attend should buy tickets in advance as prices increase closer to the festival. While some events are less costly, guests should be prepared to spend anywhere from $55 to $150, especially for the Grand Tasting. Although not all of the day’s prices have been listed, the earlier you purchase, the better.
2023 Denver Food + Wine Festival Events
- Intimate Tastings at Denver’s Top Restaurants – Experience divine wine and food pairings at some of Denver’s local restaurant gems.
- Shake + Brake Showdown – A cocktail-making competition where guests vote on a winner as they enjoy small bites, music, and lawn games.
- Riedel Seminar – A wine tasting seminar led by Shelley Sale that demonstrates how different glasses can shift your perception of a wine and includes 4 glasses to take home.
- Grand Tasting – The main event of the festival that showcases meals from a range of local restaurants, beverages and cocktails, and special tastings for VIP guests.
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Address: Multiple locations in Denver, CO
Date: Wednesday – Saturday | September 6 – 9, 2023
Cost: Depends on the event, tier, and when you purchase tickets