Utah’s Wonderful Wine Events

Is there any experience more soul satisfying than sharing great food and wine with family and friends? The
only thing that could possibly improve that experience would be sipping it outdoors on a stunningly beautiful Utah summer day. Celebrations that include wine tasting in Utah have multiplied exponentially during the past few years and have received rave reviews. Mark your calendar with these events and rendezvous with people you love at least as much as you love wine.

Kiler Grove, Utah’s First Urban Winery & Tasting Room, is located in South Salt Lake, just off the I-80/State Street exit. It’s convenient and easy to swing by for a pre-dinner tasting. Tasting is FREE. Handcrafted wines from Paso Robles, California grapes, are blended and bottled in South Salt Lake. Open Thursday-Saturday, noon to 7pm or by appointment. Winery and tasting room are ideal for special events and parties. Kiler Grove’s Trebbiano 2009 is now carried in select DABC stores, including the Snow Creek store in Park City. Sample Kiler Grove’s wines at the Park City Food & Wine Festival.

JULY 5-8 Park City, Utah: Park City’s summer celebration of gourmet food and the great outdoors returns in July with the Park City Food and Wine Classic! Sample signature dishes, wine and beer from the world’s top gourmands, wineries and breweries; study the art of cooking and wine-tasting with renowned chefs and sommeliers; and take in the majesty of the Wasatch Mountains on guided mountain biking and hiking tours, each featuring a showcase lunch or wine tasting.

It all starts Thursday, July 5th and runs through Sunday, July 8th. Ticket sales are already underway. Visit parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com for details. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefit the People’s Health Clinic, a nonprofit that provides healthcare for uninsured individuals and families in Utah’s Summit and Wasatch counties.

The Park City Food and Wine Classic is a premier destination event for master winemakers, culinary greats, and connoisseurs, offering all the opportunity to wine and dine in beautiful Park City, Utah. More than 100 food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors and locally-made products take part in the festival. Activities include food and wine tastings, seminars and cooking demonstrations.

AUGUST 5 Solitude Mountain Resort: Help end childhood hunger in America by attending the Salt Lake chapter of Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Wasatch. 50 of Utah’s most renowned wine and beer purveyors, bakers, and chefs will prepare a day’s worth of culinary delights. Stroll with a glass of exceptional Merlot or Chablis while you sample hundreds of recipes intended to surprise and delight your culinary imagination. 100% of ticket sales go toward efforts to eliminate children’s hunger and poor nutrition in our own country.

AUGUST Hogle Zoo: Support our animal friends who live on the wild side at Wild About Wine. The zoo staff works with local brokers to provide guests with an elegant array of wines that will remind you of one of the greatest benefits of being a human–appreciation of the beverage Hemmingway called the most civilized thing in the world: wine.

These are only a few of the wine tasting events that will be taking place all over Utah this summer. There are also several wineries producing award-winning varieties. For example, Castle Creek Winery in Moab is well worth an afternoon’s visit for tasting and touring.

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