Much like hot-dog-factory tours and field trips to the U.S. Mint, wine festivals are more enjoyable with free samples. Enjoy a wealth of tastes with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one admission to the Solterra Wine Festival held at the Solterra Retreat in Lakewood on Saturday, August 13, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. (a $50 value).
At the second annual Solterra Wine Festival, guests are awash in a purple-hued sea of local-wine samplings, wine-complementing edibles, and live music. Red Rocks Country Club’s executive chef, Robert Meitzer, will demonstrate his cooking prowess, whipping up culinary creations, pairing them with local wines, then expertly slingshotting them into attendees’ mouths. Meanwhile, wine-stained lips curl into smiles as area musicians perform throughout the afternoon. A silent auction starts at 2 p.m., stocked with gift certificates, original artwork from YMCA students, baskets from various wineries, and the key that unlocks the former auctioneer’s muzzle, with proceeds benefitting the YMCA of Metropolitan Denver.
Green Mountain Park
15250 W Evans Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado 80228Get Directions