Sip and savor at the annual Castle Rock WineFest on Saturday, July 18 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Butterfield Park. The outdoor wine tasting event showcases more than two dozen wineries and more than 180 varieties of Colorado wine. The event draws wine aficionados for its tastings, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations and entertainment.
Over the course of six hours, the atmosphere comes alive with prestigious wine tastings, live musical entertainment, trendy artisan vendors with one-of-a-kind gifts, a lively grape stomp and fabulous food trucks.
There is even a Beer Garden where patrons can purchase a cold craft beer local to Castle Rock. The first 2000 WineFest attendees receive a FREE wine bottle tote and wine glass.
Wine samples will be distributed in pre-poured 2 ounce plastic cups and placed on wine vendor tables for consumer to pick up their own wine sample and pour into their own wine glass.
The event is held outdoors and will be held rain or shine. Free shuttles will run from the Outlets at Castle Rock parking lots from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
This event is for adults only. No children or pets allowed.
Tickets are $39 (normally $49) if bought in advance by July 15. That’s a $10 savings. The park is at 3952 Butterfield Crossing Dr., Castle Rock.
I am surprised this event is taking place when there doesn’t seem to be a way to social distance. How do you sample wine without removing your mask? The WineFest in Palisade has been cancelled due to Covid-19 so I made the assumption other winefest events would also be cancelled.
I was under the impression events had to be limited to a certain number of attendees in Douglas County and yet this one states a free wine glass and tote would be handed out to the first 2,000 people.
Nancy — We were surprised, too, but Castle Rock seems to be going ahead with most of its summer events. Likely they will meter people in so it may be 2,000 over the course of the full event. Or they may cut back on the number based on conditions at the time. They do have the chance to apply for a variance that would allow for more attendees — up to 500 — under the state’s new Protect our Neighbors phase. As Douglas County has led the way in getting variances and increasing capacity, this is a possibility. — Laura