Disabled Resource Services has announced the date of its 37th Annual Wine Fest: April 5, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Fort Collins.
The event, which was founded in 1982, is Disabled Resource Service’s primary fundraising event. Continuing to grow from previous years, it will feature more than 500 wines from more than 150 Colorado, American and international wineries. Local craft beer will also be on hand in recognition of its popularity.
Knowledgeable representatives from wineries, distributors and breweries serve samples to help attendees learn to appreciate beverages through sight, smell, taste and touch. Guests will also learn about pairing first hand by sampling gourmet tapas from nearly two dozen restaurants and caterers.
Participation levels have been developed to cater to all levels of wine enthusiasts.
• A reserve tasting will be offered for serious wine enthusiasts at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available for this tasting of select wines from the cellars of local wine connoisseurs.
• Doors open to VIP ticket holders at 6 p.m., for high-end wine pouring and intimate access to winery representatives.
• General ticket holders are welcome at 7 p.m. for a night of wine, beer, tapas and conversation.
As with previous years, there’s more to Wine Fest than appreciating beverages. Guests will enjoy a photo booth, silent auctions, raffles for a Wall of Wine Rack and two $500 cash prizes.
Since its inception, Wine Fest has raised more than $500,000 for people with disabilities living in poverty in Larimer and Jackson counties.
Each year, proceeds from the event help provide services that eliminate barriers that prevent people with disabilities from living life to the fullest. With assistance from Disabled Resource Services they discover ways to live self-directed lives with as much independence as their disabilities allow.
Tickets: $75 General Admission; VIP $100. $5 more at the door.
For more information and admission tickets, visit www.winefestfc.org.
Date: Friday, April 5th
Company: Disabled Resource Services
Location: Marriott Fort Collins