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2024 Festival Schedule

Thursday, October 3

A Sparkling Start to Steamboat Food & Wine: Kick-Off Party

Gravity Haus

4:00–6:00pm

Come and toast the start of a beautiful weekend at the Kick-Off Party.  Whether you’re just rolling into town or have already settled in, stop by for a glass (or two or three) of bubbles and appetizers to wet your palate before heading on to a Steamboat Food & Wine dinner or dinner in town.  A great way to see friends from years past and meet this year’s talent.  We can’t wait to ‘cheers’ with you.

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Timber and Tables Dinner
hosted by Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club

Alpine Mountain Ranch

6:00–9:00pm

Nestled amidst the majestic beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the Alpine Mountain Ranch Barn sets the stage for an evening of gastronomic excitement. This evening promises an extraordinary culinary journey led by Chef Martin Rios, whose mastery of flavors is as breathtaking as the landscape surrounding the barn. Each course is a testament to his dedication to culinary excellence, showcasing a perfect marriage of tradition and innovation.

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Napa to Yampa Dinner

Yampa Valley Kitchen

6:30–9:30pm

As you dine amidst the warm ambiance of Yampa Valley Kitchen, you’ll discover a newfound appreciation for the artistry of Chef Joe Campbell. His passion for food is evident in every bite, as Yampa Valley Kitchen invites you to savor the flavors of the region and celebrate the joy of shared dining experiences. Chef Joe Campbell, renowned for his passion for farm-to-table cuisine will craft a menu that embodies the essence of Colorado’s culinary landscape. Each dish is a symphony of flavors, textures, and colors, showcasing the vibrant diversity of the Yampa Valley’s bounty

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Culinary Collective Dinner

Primrose

7:00–10:00pm

As you step through the doors of Primrose, you are greeted by the tantalizing aroma of seasonally inspired dishes and the promise of an unforgettable dining experience. At the helm of the kitchen, Chef Collin Kelley, known for his dedication to locally sourced ingredients and bold flavor combinations, leads the culinary team with passion and expertise. Joining him are Chef Matt Vawter (Rootstalk) and Chef Blake Edmunds (Senor Bear & Mister Oso), both esteemed chefs in their own right, whose culinary talents complement and elevate the dining experience to new heights.

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Friday, October 4

Unearth Volcanic Wines Seminar

Location to be announced

10:00–11:30am

Through guided tastings and insightful commentary, Scott Thomas will lead you on a journey through the diverse regions and grape varietals associated with volcanic winemaking. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or simply curious to learn more about volcanic wines, this seminar promises to be an engaging and enriching experience for all. Join us as we uncork the mysteries of volcanic terroirs and celebrate the remarkable wines that emerge from these dynamic landscapes.

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Methods to the Madness: Biodynamic Wines Seminar

The Westerly Art Gallery

10:30am–12:00pm

Surrounded by the vibrant artistry of the Westerly Art Gallery, this seminar offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of biodynamic wine production. You’ll uncover the philosophy and methodology behind biodynamic farming, a holistic approach that seeks to harmonize the vineyard with the rhythms of nature. Learn how biodynamic principles go beyond organic farming, incorporating elements of lunar cycles, herbal preparations, and biodiversity to cultivate healthier vines and produce wines with greater expression of terroir.

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Colorado Whiskey in the Wild:
Hike & Sip

Alpine Mountain Ranch Hermitage

11:00am–2:00pm

Embark on an unforgettable adventure amidst the pristine beauty of the Colorado wilderness as we journey to the secluded Alpine Mountain Ranch Hermitage for an exclusive experience unlike any other. Join us for a scenic hike, culminating in a gathering at the Hermitage to indulge in a light lunch and a whiskey tasting that celebrates the true spirit of Colorado. Renowned for his expertise and passion for craft cocktails, Chad Michael George will guide us through a curated selection of true Colorado-produced whiskeys, each one a reflection of the rugged beauty and pioneering spirit of the Rocky Mountains.

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Terroir to Table Lunch

Elkstone Farm

12:00–3:00pm

Amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Elk River Valley, Elkstone Farm provides the idyllic setting for an unforgettable dining experience. Join us for this one-of-a-kind farm-to-table lunch experience at Elkstone Farm, where Chef Russell Goodman and Chef Paul C Reilly invite you to savor the flavors of the land and forge memories that will linger in your heart long after the last bite is savored. Prepare to be enchanted, delighted, and utterly captivated by the magic of farm-fresh cuisine in the heart of Colorado’s high country.

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Wine World Cup:
France vs Italy Seminar

Location to be announced

12:30–2:00pm

Embark on a captivating oenological journey as esteemed sommelier and wine educator Scott Thomas invites you to a seminar exploring the timeless rivalry between French and Italian wines. Gain insight into the cultural and historical influences that have shaped the winemaking practices of France and Italy, from ancient Roman vineyards to medieval monasteries and beyond. Learn how factors such as climate, soil composition, and winemaking techniques contribute to the flavor profile and aging potential of each wine. Celebrate the rich tapestry of flavors, aromas, and stories that define these iconic wine-producing nations. Santé! Salute!

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Cured & Crafted: Charcuterie Seminar

MeatBar

2:00–3:30pm

Indulge your inner epicurean and embark on a journey into the art of charcuterie with the knowledgeable staff at MeatBar in downtown Steamboat Springs. Join us for an immersive experience where you’ll learn the secrets to creating your own stunning charcuterie boards that will impress and delight even the most discerning palates. Get ready to elevate your entertaining game and become the ultimate charcuterie connoisseur!

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From Vine to Vision Seminar

The Westerly Art Gallery

3:00–4:30pm

Join us at the Westerly Art Gallery where the worlds of fine wine and captivating art converge. Experience the synergy as we delve into the artistry behind both the creation of exceptional wines and the visual storytelling of their labels. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, art aficionado, or simply curious about the creative process, this seminar promises to ignite your imagination and elevate your appreciation for the fusion of wine and art. 

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It Never Gets Old: The Old Fashioned Seminar

Location to be Announced

3:30–5:00pm

Embark on a spirited journey into the timeless classic cocktail, the Old Fashioned, with an exclusive seminar dedicated to exploring its rich history and diverse variations. You’ll learn the art of crafting this iconic drink and discover the myriad of ways to personalize it to suit your taste preferences.

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The Tables that Connect Us
hosted by Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club

Alpine Mountain Ranch Owners’ Lodge

6:30–9:30pm

Join us on a culinary celebration curated by three of the most distinguished chefs in the industry: Chef Jose Salazar, Chef Dana Rodriguez, and Chef Jonathon Sawyer. Throughout the evening, you will be treated to an immersive dining experience that goes beyond the plate, with each chef sharing their inspirations, culinary philosophies, and personal stories behind the dishes. From the first sip of wine to the last decadent bite of dessert, every moment is infused with passion, and creativity.rgentina with Terrazas de los Andes.

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Saturday, October 5

Rise & Refresh: Yoga

Yoga Studio

8:30–11:00am

Rise and shine with us as we salute the sun, stretch our bodies, and nourish our souls in preparation for a day of culinary delights, sensory experiences, and unforgettable memories. Join us for a morning of yoga, mocktails, and kombucha, and start your day on a radiant note. Our morning Vinyasa class invites guests of all levels to awaken their bodies, minds, and spirits through a dynamic flow of movement and breath. Following the yoga session, sip on refreshing blends of fresh fruits, herbs, and botanicals, or indulge in the probiotic-rich goodness of artisanal kombucha, each sip a celebration of health, wellness, and vitality.

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Slice, Dice, & Master: Culinary Knife Skills Seminar

Gravity Haus

10:00–11:30am

Sharpen your skills with our exclusive Knife Skills class hosted by the experts from Wolfe Kitchen Cutlery. Led by knife aficionados from Wolfe Kitchen Cutlery, this class is designed to demystify the world of culinary blades and empower participants to wield their knives with confidence and precision. Whether you’re a novice cook looking to enhance your kitchen prowess or a seasoned chef seeking to refine your techniques, this immersive workshop promises to elevate your culinary skills to new heights. In addition to practical instruction, participants will also gain insight into the history, craftsmanship, and care of high-quality kitchen knives, with a special focus on the artisanal creations from Wolfe Kitchen Cutlery.

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Grand Tasting Reserve

Torian Plum Lawn

11:00am – 3:00pm

 

Elevate your culinary experience at the Steamboat Food and Wine Grand Tasting with Reserve Access. As a Reserve guest, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment with early entry to the Grand Tasting, granting you a full hour to explore and indulge before the crowds arrive. Sip and savor full pours of hand-selected wines from renowned wineries, expertly curated to tantalize your palate and enhance your tasting experience. Each pour is served in an exclusive Steamboat Food & Wine Festival wine glass, a keepsake to commemorate your indulgent journey through the world of wine.

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Grand Tasting Early Entry

Torian Plum Lawn

11:00am–3:00pm

Experience the ultimate culinary adventure with an Early Entry Ticket to the Steamboat Food and Wine Festival Grand Tasting. As a privileged guest with early access, you’ll enjoy a head start on the festivities, with the opportunity to explore the diverse array of wine, spirits, and culinary offerings an hour before the doors open to the public. Whether you’re a seasoned epicurean or a curious newcomer, this exclusive opportunity to dive into the Grand Tasting experience ahead of the crowd promises an unforgettable journey through the world of food and wine.

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Grand Tasting

Torian Plum Lawn

12:00 – 3:00pm

Indulge in the pinnacle of culinary excellence at the Steamboat Food and Wine Grand Tasting, where epicurean delights converge in the spectacular mountainside setting of Torian Plum at Steamboat Resort. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, this extraordinary event invites you to embark on a sensory journey unlike any other, where every sip, bite, and moment is a celebration of the art of food and wine. Engage with acclaimed chefs as they showcase their culinary prowess, each one a masterpiece of flavor, texture, and presentation. Chat with winemakers and distillers, learning about their craft and gaining insight into the stories and inspirations behind their creations.

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