Burgundy Wine Festival

As a retailer of fine wines, it is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy. The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough. Selfishly, we thought hosting a Burgundy Festival would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wines of the region by tasting and sharing them with some of our friends, customers, restauranteurs, suppliers, and producers. During this three-day extravaganza we will be able to drink some of the rarest wines of Burgundy due largely in part to the amazing generosity of our supplier partners.

Who Benefits?

We have partnered with the Growe Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides elementary schools with organic vegetable gardens and a Garden to Table program to teach children about healthy eating and caring for the environment in schools. The proceeds from our tasting and seminar will support Growe’s efforts to teach children in our community how their food choices affect the health of their bodies and the health of the planet.  

Why Burgundy?

As a retailer of fine wines, it is impossible not to love the spectacular wines of Burgundy. The greatest tragedy of loving these wines is not tasting the great ones often enough. Selfishly, we thought hosting a Burgundy Festival would be the perfect opportunity to celebrate the wines of the region by tasting and sharing them with some of our friends, customers, restaurateurs, suppliers, and producers. During this two-day extravaganza we will be able to drink some of the rarest wines of Burgundy due largely in part to the amazing generosity of our supplier partners. 

For those who have already been bit by the Burgundy bug, this weekend will be a vinous paradise. For anyone new to Burgundy, drink and taste at your own risk.  Once you have the “Burgundy sickness” the passion for these great wines and phenomenal region will continue to grow. We hope to inspire, educate, and satisfy with our special events listed below.

Participating Celebrity Sommeliers

  • Brett Zimmerman, MS Owner of Boulder Wine Merchant
  • Raj Parr, Executive Wine Buyer for the Michael Mina Restaurants and owner of Sandhi and Maison L’Oree
  • Shayn Bjornholm, MS, Examination Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas
  • Eric Railsback, Caveau in Santa Barbara as well as Lieu Dit and Vallin Wines
  • Bobby Stuckey, MS, Owner of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, CO and Scarpetta Wines
  • Grant Reynolds, Sommelier at Charlie Bird in New York
  • Sabato Sagaria, MS, Director of Food and Beverage at the Little Nell in Aspen
  • Carlton McCoy, MS, Wine Director at the Little Nell in Aspen
  • Matthew Mather, Wine Director at Frasca Food and Wine
  • Carlin Karr, Sommelier at Frasca Food and Wine
     

Friday, October 18th

A Special Wine Dinner at the Flagstaff House with the Exclusive and Rare wines of Domaine de la Romanée Conti ~ 6 pm

Domaine de la Romanée Conti is considered to be the finest producer of Burgundy.  Situated in the village of Vosne-Romanée, this world-class Domaine produces some of the most expensive and sought after wines in the world.  The majority of these Grand Cru wines fetch thousands of dollars at restaurants, retail stores, and auctions.  The Flagstaff House has been collecting these wines since the 1970's and has generously decided to open their cellar for a rare and exclusive opportunity to taste these wines.  Together with the collaborative effort from chef Robert McCormick of the Little Nell in Aspen, The Flagstaff House and Chef Mark Monette will prepare a multi course meal with the wines of DRC to match.  Additionally, we have invited an all-star sommelier cast including; Raj Parr of the Michael Mina Group, Sabato Sagaria MS, and Carlton McCoy MS from the Nell, Brett Zimmerman MS of The Boulder Wine Merchant, as well as Melanie Kamen and Paige Bodine from the Flagstaff House.

SOLD OUT
There are fewer than 16 seats available and the ticket price will be $595 plus tax and gratuity.
Please contact the Flagstaff House for reservations at (303) 442-4640.

Saturday, October 19th

Paulée inspired lunch at the Flagstaff House in Boulder 11am-3pm

Originally a celebration of the harvest among friends and family, this Meursault tradition combines hours of dining enjoyment with many offerings of wine from each attending producer.

At The Flagstaff House, we will carefully select a collection of amazing wines to enjoy with a Burgundy inspired menu. The lunch will feature a collaborative kitchen effort between Chef Mark Monette of the Flagstaff House and Chef Robert McCormick of the Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado who will prepare a delicious, Burgundy inspired lunch.

We have selected a team of the finest sommeliers in the country to pour an amazing selection of Burgundy wines. We will choose up to 50 different wines for people to taste throughout the lunch.

SOLD OUT
Seating will be limited and the cost will be $95 per guest not including tax or gratuity.
Please contact the Flagstaff House for reservations at (303) 442-4640.

Saturday, October 19th

Burgundy dinner at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder ~ 6 pm

We will take the entire restaurant for a Burgundy inspired menu.  Bobby Stuckey, a fellow Master Sommelier just won the James Beard Award for the country's top wine program.  His restaurant is a very special place and has served as the location for this dinner all three years.  This usually the first event to sell out every year, so for those looking to treat themselves to an evening of decadence and top tier Burgundy wine don’t waste any time.

The Frasca kitchen will prepare a dazzling menu to accompany some of the finest wines and producers of Burgundy. A selection of extremely rare offerings from a few of of Burgundy’s top producers will be showcased at this dinner.

SOLD OUT
Seating will be limited to 80 guests and the cost will be $250 plus tax and gratuity.
Please contact Frasca Food and Wine to make your reservation at (303) 442-6966.

Sunday, October 20th

Our Feature Seminar, {The Village of Meursault - A Sommeliers Study of the Finest Producers} 11 am - 1 pm

We have chosen the grand ballroom at the Hotel Boulderado for our venue to host this years seminar which will cover the village of Meursault and its top producers. Last year we had the distinct pleasure of hosting Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac who featured six vintages of Clos de la Roche Grand Cru. While this seminar was a tremendous success, the focus this year will be to showcase a single Burgundy village with a panel of top sommeliers to guide us through this amazing seminar. We have spared no expense to make sure that the finest producers of the region will be featured!

Featured wines include:

  • 2011 Buisson-Charles Les Gouttes d'Or
  • 2011 Francois Mikulski Meursault Perrières 1er
  • 2007 Domaine Leflaive Meursault Sous le Dos d'Ane 1er
  • 2010 Bernard Dugat-Py Meursault VV
  • 2009 Antoine Jobard Meursault Genevrières 1er
  • 2003 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Bouchères 1er
  • 2004 Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Les Charmes 1er
  • 1992 Robert Ampeau Meursault Perrières 1er 

Tickets will cost $150 and seats will be very limited. 
Ticket sales for this event go to support the Growe Foundation.

 

 

Sunday, October 20th

Grand Tasting in the Ballroom at the Hotel Boulderado 2-5 pm

The Grand Tasting will be a rare opportunity to taste a room full of amazing Burgundy wines. We have asked our suppliers to select the best Burgundy wines from their portfolio to share with our community of wine drinkers. It is rare that these wines will all be opened at the same time and in the same room! Don’t miss this opportunity to educate yourself on some of the great wines of the region. The tasting will be hosted by the Boulderado Hotel on 13th Street and will start at 2:00 PM.

Tickets will cost $75 and are limited.
Tickets sales for this event go to the Growe Foundation.

 

 

Accommodations

Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303.530.1513
 
Discounted room rates during the weekend of October 20th, with mention of the Boulder Burgundy Festival.
 
Traditional Queen Room: $184 (typically starting at $254)
Pine Street Guest House: $204
Deluxe Room with two Queen Beds: $204
Boulderado King Room: $224
Classic King Room: $244
Elegant One Bedroom Suite: $304
Presidential Suite: $334
 
 
Best Western Plus Boulder Inn
770 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303
303.449.3800
 
Discounted room rates Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20 with reference code "BURGUNDY." Call 800-233-8469 to book.
 
Room with one King Bed: $119 (typically $169.99)