Summer in Steamboat always means that there is something to do outside, even if it is raining. With our amazing summer time comes come great events. A favorite event to locals and visitors alike is the Steamboat wine festival. Our own Randy Klauzer answered a few questions about wine and the wine festival.
Randy’s favorite are a red wines, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Caernet being his top 3 favorites. When it comes to local wines Chardonnay from the Grand Valley Winery out of the Grand Junction area is a local favorite. However, an all time favorite local is a homemade wine. From 1974-1985 Mr. Russell and Randy would buy Colorado wine grapes, then they would make everything from Slovak la Blonk to Cabernet.
When it comes to the Steamboat Wine and the Wine festival there are quite a few options. One of the local favorite wine festival events is the Stroll of Steamboat. Which is a tour that meanders through down town that offers tastings of food and beverages at local businesses. When it comes to ordering wine at local restaurant’s Randy says that L'apogee has the best selection. If a nice dinner at home is more your style Randy suggests shopping at Central Park because they have a large selection with knowledgeable staff and representatives. He would pair any heavy red meat, like a steak, with a cabernet.
Before we know it the aspen leaves will be changing and the first snow will be hitting the ground. Many people will not mind that, however these beautiful Rocky Mountain summer evenings were made for good friends and good wine. So enjoy all that the area has to offer with these suggestions!