Each year THE STEAMBOAT WINE FESTIVAL features hundreds of bottles of wine from the everyday to the esoteric. From five days of bliss including, Thursday’s Wine on the Mountain, Friday’s Stroll and Saturday’s Grand Tasting, to enticing seminars and haute cuisine, the festival offers many ways to make your weekend experience Grand Tasting memorable. You’ll choose from a unique cross-section of fine wines from a multitude of suppliers. Wine, beer, and spirits galore – that’s what you’ll find at this year’s Steamboat Wine Festival.
The success of this event is due, in no small part, to our wonderful wineries, spirits and breweries. If you find something you like and want to add to your collection, visit their web site listed here.
Are you a winery or spirit producer interested in participating in the festival? Please contact us directly to receive registration information.
For the full wine list, download our mobile app. Wine list will be released approximately two weeks prior to the event.
90+ Cellars was created because we like drinking great wine anytime we want. We wanted an everyday “go to” wine that tasted like one usually reserved for special occasions, a delicious wine that we could open any night of the week or whenever friends arrived. Unfortunately, that wine didn’t exist or just took too much time to find.
Accolade Wines is the number one wine company in Australia and the UK by volume, and the fifth largest wine company in the world. Drawing on a proud heritage with one of the first wineries established in Australia, and since treading its first grapes in 1853, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company, producing some of the world’s best-known brands.
DON SEBASTIANA & SONS
Don Sebastiani & Sons is a family-owned company with roots in Sonoma for over a hundred years.
We embrace a set of core values that draw upon the family’s history of innovation and expressive winemaking. Whether it’s a good meal with friends or a celebration of achievement, we are devoted to building meaningful products that complement those special moments.
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY
“I’ve always been influenced by the idea of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, which was the inspiration for ultimately all modern amusements parks. I remember the beautiful theater pavilions with the curtains painted with peacock feathers that had little ballet performances. At Tivoli, there were rides, but more important than the rides were the cafes and the refreshments, and just the sense of being in a children’s garden, a ‘pleasure garden’ for all people to enjoy – which perhaps is the best phrase to describe what we’re creating here. This vision was replicated at places on Coney Island, like Luna Park, and George C. Tilyou’s Steeplechase Park, or Palisades Park. These were basically wonderlands, and I thought Francis Ford Coppola Winery could become such a park for the family to go and enjoy, where there are things for kids to do, so they can be close to their parents who are sampling wines and foods.
Over the years Black Seal® Rum has become synonymous with Bermuda. It is an essential ingredient in Bermuda fish chowder, adds the island flavor to the Bermuda Rum Swizzle, and is the tempest in Bermuda’s favorite cocktail the Dark ‘n Stormy®.
GRAHAM’S & DOW’S PORTS
The story of two families across three centuries. For almost two hundred years W & J Graham’s has been an independent family business renowned for producing the finest Port wines. Graham’s has always been a pioneer. Graham’s was one of the first Port companies to invest in its own vineyards in Portugal’s Douro Valley in 1890 and is now at the cutting edge of innovation in winemaking techniques. Today, five Symington cousins share responsibility for every aspect of the company and personally make the Graham’s wines. They too have been involved with Port and the Douro for many generations, with ancestry dating back to the mid-17th century.
GREAT DIVIDE BREWING COMPANY
We are a Denver brewery, and have been involved in the craft beer scene and the community here since the beginning. In 2013, we bought 5 acres in the nearby RiNo neighborhood. It wasn’t easy, but we are so happy to have a place only a mile down the road where we can continue growing for the next 21 years. We broke ground on phase one of our expansion in 2014, and in 2015 we finally had the space in our new packaging facility to begin canning. We celebrated the opening of our Barrel Bar in July, and immediately began looking ahead to our continued expansion in Phase Two.
Our brewery has become what it is today thanks to our hardworking, creative and passionate employees. Here at Great Divide, Bold Character is more than just a catchphrase, it’s the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think, and what we believe.
J. LOHR WINERY
Our focus on achieving the best possible flavors in our wines begins with careful stewardship of the land. We take this tenet to heart in the management of our 3,700 acres of estate vineyards, located predominantly along California’s acclaimed Central Coast.
Creating very uncommon bourbon is a journey. We seek out new and aged barrels of bourbon from established distilleries that have perfected their art over hundreds of years. Then we do some old-fashioned experimenting, building balance and adding complexity through different selection, agitation and environmental processes until we find the taste Jefferson’s is known for.
Located in the heart of the Sonoma Valley, Kenwood Vineyards is dedicated to producing premium wines truly representative of Sonoma County’s world-class vineyards. Kenwood Vineyards was established in 1970 in the former Pagani Brothers Winery, a historic cellar dating back to 1906. Thoroughly refurbished and modernized, the facility now boasts more than 125 stainless steel fermenting tanks and large oak uprights, and 20,000 small French and American oak barrels, all devoted to Kenwood Vineyards’ “small lot” style of winemaking.
KLINKER BRICK WINERY
Steve and Lori Felten, fifth generation grape growers in the Lodi region, continue the tradition of cultivating “Old Vine” Zinfandel vineyards that their ancestors planted in the early 1900’s.
With roots in Germany, Russia and later the Dakotas, the family settled in Lodi, first producing watermelons. Recognizing that the soil and climate were ideal for growing grapes, they began to plant varieties that included Zinfandel, Tokay, Carignane, and Alicante. For over one hundred years, the family has cultivated the land with the aim of producing top quality fruit. Zinfandel was one of the first grape varieties to be planted in the Lodi appellation, although it had also been established in other parts of California.
Our namesake family of sustainably grown, true-to-varietal wines are crafted to reflect the quality of our estate vineyards. For five generations our family has been growing sustainable winegrapes in the Lodi Appellation and in 2006 we opened a winery to showcase our passion for growing winegrapes – because great wine starts in the vineyard.
MICHAEL DAVID WINERY
“Michael” and “David” are Michael and David Phillips, brothers whose family has farmed fruits and vegetables in the Lodi region since the 1850s, cultivating wine grapes for nearly a century. Michael and David constitute the 5th generation of grape-growers in the Phillips family, with the 6th generation now joining the family business.
Today Michael David Winery has extended itself to the 6th generation of grape growers in the family, with Kevin Phillips and Melissa Phillips Stroud now joining the family business. The family continues to emphasize the importance of quality wines with unique and eye catching labels.
Farming with future generations in mind, Michael David Winery has adopted some of the most progressive sustainable farming practices in the state. All 750 acres of the family’s vineyards are third party certified and the state’s first per ton bonus was issued for contracted growers to follow in the family’s foot steps. Starting with the 2011 vintage, 100% of the Lodi grown fruit crushed at Michael David winery was certified sustainable.
From the finest lemons in the world, grown on the list hillsides of Amalfi Coast, comes a taste so fresh and fragrant it is, truly, the purest essence of Italy. Pallini Limoncello. From our family in Rome to your table in America.
Pernod Ricard was created in 1975 through the link-up of two French anise-based spirits companies: Pernod, which was founded in 1805, and Ricard, founded by Paul Ricard in 1932. A look back at the history of an expansion driven by entrepreneurial, passionate and visionary people. In 2015, Pernod Ricard celebrates its 40th anniversary. Since it was created, the Group has experienced ongoing growth and has significantly accelerated its development in the last ten years through major acquisitions. Today, Pernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in the Wines and Spirits industry. Our ambition is clear – we want to become number 1 in the industry.
Two Worlds, One Family. Piattelli Vineyards is a boutique Argentine wine producer with wineries in Mendoza and Cafayate, Salta. At Piattelli you will find a family that is not as much connected through blood, but rather connected through the love we have for our wines and the craft behind them. Our team is comprised of individuals in both Argentina as well as in the United States, and though we are thousands of miles apart – we work as though we are right next door.
PRESTIGE WINE IMPORTS
Prestige Wine Imports, a New York-based subsidiary of Gruppo Mezzacorona, is the exclusive importer of a distinguished and diverse portfolio which runs the gamut of high quality Italian wines, from the Italian Alps to Sicily. The brands represented are: Mezzacorona, Wines from the Dolomites; Stemmari & Feudo Arancio, Wines from Sicily; Goosebump; Rotari Sparkling Wine; Tolloy, Wines from Alto Adige; Castello di Querceto (Chianti Classico); Righetti (Valpolicella); and Anterra, modern wines from the Old World.
While these wines have received international acclaim, they are all products that take a serious interest in preserving local taste profiles, methods and traditions. As ambassadors of these local legacies, each winery offers not only a quality product, but a window into its unique winemaking history and a tangible insight into what makes Italian wines some of the most celebrated in the world.
RUTHERFORD WINE COMPANY
Growing premium grapes has been a tradition in our family for the past fifty years. For three generations we have explored and cultivated some of our state’s finest vineyards and farmlands resulting in a portfolio of wines that represents the rich diversity of California’s outstanding appellations.Today, that portfolio includes Rutherford Ranch Winery, Scott Family Estate, Predator Wines, Lander-Jenkins Wines, Rhiannon, Silver Buckle, Round Hill and extensive Private Label offerings. Along with our dedication to family owned and family farmed, we are also committed to sustainably farming, producing and bottling our wines. Our Rutherford Ranch Winery and estate vineyards are certified sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. We know that responsible farming is good for the land, good for the grapes and ultimately good for the wine.
UNION WINE COMPANY
We opened up shop and made it our mission at Union to pay close attention to the details, while leaving the fussy parts behind. By being efficient about everything, from how we set up the winery to how we make wine, we knew we could successfully create that marriage of craft and small-scale manufacturing. We chose the name Union to honor and bring together the diversity, spirit and character of Oregon that we love.
At the end of the day, wine is just a beverage. And then it becomes part of something greater. It brings people together over a meal, for celebrations big and small. And that’s incredibly satisfying to me, and to all of us at Union.
Founded by owner Michael Machat in 1988, Vampire® Vineyards represent Machat’s love of all things vampire combined with his love of fine wine. His wines have been awarded 90+ ratings; and met rave reviews from the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other competitions and magazines. Over the years, the Vampire® family of wines has grown to include our upper-tier Trueblood® brand, mid-tier Dracula® brand along with our Vampire™ Bloody Mary Cocktail (ready-to-drink, vodka included), Vampyre® Vodka, Fangria® Sangria and Je T’aime® Cremant de Limoux. Our Vampire® wines are ideal for the serious wine drinker or those seeking a little adventure in their wine journey.
WELL OILED WINE CO.
Well Oiled Wine Company is a wine sales and marketing company specializing in identifying US market interests for imported wine and seeking out or creating brands to meet those opportunities.
Our brands are available in restaurants, retail and grocery in over 40 states. We’re currently sourcing most of our wine from Spain but are always on the lookout for interesting regions and great winemaking in any part of the world.
WINESELLERS LTD is a globally recognized, importer and marketer of fine wines to the US market. Our portfolio represents the finest quality of wines in their respective price category and has widespread distribution throughout all 50 states. Our team of sales professionals, intimately familiar with their respective regions of the country, make it possible to sell our products to both remote areas and central markets through a network of distributors renowned for excellent account service and market penetration.
*Master Wines is a family wine company owned and operated by Mel, Charlie and Janie Master in partnership with Winesellers Ltd., a national importing company based in Chicago. Their highly successful brands include Tortoise Creek from California, Le Charmel, Exem and Mont Gravet from France and Tiamo from Italy.