Summer means a lot of things here in the 802,  wine festivals included being some of our favorite activities here at Farrell. We hope you can make it out to both of these great events. More festivals and info to come so stay tuned and read a bit about these two below. We hope to see you out there!



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13th Annual Killington Wine Festival
Toasting over 12 years of wine in the Green Mountains of Vermont!
Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014




The Killington Wine Festival has earned a reputation for being one of the Killington region’s signature summer events. Over the years, the festival has grown immensely and now features more than 500 wines from a collection of over 40 vineyards around the world. Come enjoy a nice July weekend, tasting fine wines with Killington Peak and the Green Mountains of Vermont serving as a scenic backdrop.  We look forward to seeing you at the 13th Annual Killington Wines Festival in July!
Friday Tasting Events Estate Wine Tasting A Killington Wine Festival Signature Event Kick off the Killington Wine Festival Weekend in style and join us at this exclusive estate wine tasting. The festivities begin at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel Poolside Patio from 6-8 pm. Meet the vintners and representatives behind the weekend’s wines.

$75/person, includes light hors d’oeuvres. Note: Admission to this event is included in the Patron Ticket

Killington Wine Trail The Killington Wine Trail begins Friday, July 18 from 6-10 pm. Local restaurants, inns & lodges break out the best wines they have in their cellars. Enjoy appetizers, dinners, and glass along the Killington Road and beyond. Last years Wine Trail participants included the Birch Ridge Inn, Casey’s Caboose, Charitys, Choices, Domenics Upscale Pizza Joint, Jax Food & Games, Liquid Art, Lookout Tavern, On the Rocs Lounge, Peppinos, the Foundry, The Garlic, and the Snow Angel Tavern.  Stay tuned for updates on participating 2014 Wine Trail partners.
Saturday Tasting Events Grand Tasting at 4241′ A Killington Wine Festival Signature Event The Grand Tasting is at Killington Resort’s K1 Base Area & Roaring Brook Umbrella Bars  under a large, festive tent from 1-4 pm on Saturday, July 19. This is the premier event of the Killington Wine Festival. Choose from over 450 wines from 40 wineries on your sampling adventure!  Pair wines with complementary hors d’oeuvres and samples of Vermont specialty products from Crowley Cheese, Fortuna Sausage & Suzanne’s Sweet Savories. Take in majestic views of Vermont’s natural beauty with a roundtrip ride on the K1 gondola to the top of Killington Peak (4,241′ elevation).

$60/person, includes light hors d’oeuvres      VIP Ticket (Advanced admission at 12 pm) $75/person. Note: VIP Admission to this event is included in the Patron Ticket.

Saturday Evening Wine Dinners Wine Dinners feature delicious food and wines from the Birch Ridge Inn with Francisan Estates, Liquid Art with Redtail Ridge, and the Red Clover Inn. Please check back shortly for information on this years Wine Dinner Restaurants.

Upgrade Your Wine Festival Experience

Wine Festival Patron Ticket is perfect for those planning to attend Friday’s Estate Tasting and Saturday’s Grand Tasting. This money saving ticket includes entry to the Estate Wine Tasting and also allows VIP early admission to the Grand Tasting on Saturday.


$135/person, includes the Estate Wine Tasting and VIP Ticket to the Grand Tasting


Wine and Nine Golf Outing at Green Mountain National Golf Course Close out your Killington Wine Festival weekend with Wine and Nine, a special golf outing at the Green Mountain National Golf Course, which was voted Vermont’s #1 Public Golf Course by Golf Digest. Enjoy specially selected “Golf Friendly” wines, 9 holes of golf with friends (scramble format, cart included), and a light dinner and awards ceremony based upon your “prowess” on the links.


$65/person. Please call Green Mountain National for reservations at (802) 422-4653(802) 422-4653 .


The Killington Wine Festival is produced by the Killington Chamber of Commerce, for additional information, call (802) 773-4181










The 16th Annual Stowe Wine & Food Classic will take place June 13-15 at Trapp Family Lodge.


Culinary Adventure: By Land & By Sea


Culinary Adventure: By Land & By Sea Saturday, June 14, 2014

  • Time: 12-1:30 PM
  • Location: Trapp Family Lodge Tent

Saturday afternoon’s Culinary Adventure will see the return of local James Beard Award winning food author Rowan Jacobsen.


 Blues, Brews & Foodtruck Crews Friday, June 13, 2014

  • Time: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Trapp Family Lodge

Join us on Friday for an exciting kick-off of the Stowe Wine & Food Classic. The Dave Keller Band will be playing.



Saturday Gala & Auction Saturday June 14, 2014

  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Location: Trapp Family Lodge Dining Room

Our Gala Dinner and Live Auction will be held inside the beautiful Trapp Family Lodge where we will feature a tour of Italy.



Sunday Grand Tasting Sunday, June 15, 2014

  • Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Visit with winemakers, Vermont craft brewers, and culinary experts and enjoy world class food selections in the pastoral ambiance of Stowe, Vermont.

Sunday Culinary Theater Sessions Sunday, June 23, 2013

  • Time: 12:10 pm – 4:00pm

Learn from the leaders of the food and wine industry in a relaxed, enjoyable setting.