Frequently Asked Questions
Please read before purchasing tickets or attending the event

It is with great disappointment and sadness that I write to you, announcing that the decision has been made to cancel the 29th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by The Grand Junction Group this September. Guest’s can asked about next year’s event September 16th-19th, 2021 and ways they can use their ticket purchases. Read Our Press Release Regarding COVID-19 and the 29th Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by The Grand Junction Group.

Colorado Mountain Winefest is a four day celebration of wine during harvest in Colorado’s wine country. The Festival in the Park takes place on the third Saturday in September. Our “shoulder” events take place leading up to and after The Festival in the Park and are much more intimate and feature events such as our Chocolate & Wine Tasting, Wine Country Bus Tours, Wine & Painting events among others. These smaller events won’t go on sale until spring and sell out very quickly. To ensure you are the first to know when they are available, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter!

Without exception, no one under the age of 21, including children in strollers or backpacks accompanying their parents, will be admitted into any Winefest event. All attendees to any Mountain Winefest event must be over 21 with a valid ID to enter.

No pets will be allowed into the festival. Please make arrangements to leave your pets at home. Service animals are permitted.

Safety is our highest priority.

Tickets to all Colorado Mountain Winefest events have sold out for the past four consecutive years. There will be no Day Off tickets at the gate for The Festival in the Park.  We highly encourage all participants to purchase tickets well in advance of the event.

Yes! We will have live music taking place on the Main Stage throughout the day as well as chef demos, educational seminars a grape stomp and ice carving! Check out the schedule here!

  • Commemorative wine glass and wine tote
  • Unlimited tastes from dozens of Colorado wineries
  • Interactive seminars
  • Chef demonstrations
  • Live music
  • The ever-popular grape stomp
  • Wine storage
  • Round-trip Shuttle Ticket
  • Separate entrance and access to the shaded VIP Pavilion
  • Commemorative Riedel crystal wine glass
  • Wine tote filled with gifts
  • Exclusive parking in our VIP parking area
  • Delicious array of fresh gourmet dishes
  • Concierge wine storage located in the VIP Pavilion
  • Unlimited tastings from dozens of Colorado wineries
  • Live music
  • The ever-popular Grape Stomp
  • Chef demonstrations
  • Interactive Seminars

The Non-Drinker ticket DOES NOT PERMIT any wine consumption or purchase. You must be 21+ to purchase this ticket.
This ticket includes the following:

  • Entrance into the park
  • A free water bottle (coupon issued at the gate)
  • Interactive seminars
  • Chef demonstrations
  • Live music
  • Grape Stomp

Just as any sporting event or concert, we do not refund tickets, however, tickets are transferable. The name on the ticket does not have to match the person attending, as long as they are over the age of 21 with valid ID.

Yes! Colorado Mountain Winefest exists due to the energy and dedication of our volunteers, most of whom return year after year to take part in the event. If you have volunteered for Winefest in the past, you will be contacted via email in June. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to

No LARGE Coolers are allowed. Small, soft-sided coolers are OK (about the size of a case of wine). No outside beverages will be allowed. Reusable water bottles will be emptied before being allowed in the park. There are several FREE water stations located throughout the park marked by blue  Outside food is allowed and picnicking is highly encouraged!

Tables and wagons are NOT allowed into the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets. Some shaded seating is provided.

Yes! We have several vendors offering small food tastes at no charge as well as an entire Culinary Court full of vendors selling food at an additional cost. For VIP ticket holders, food is included with your ticket price and can be found inside of the VIP Pavilion.

Winefest is one of the Grand Valley’s premiere event and our hotels book up fast! Find more information under the Hotels & Lodging tab.

Yes, find all of this information under the Shuttles & Parking tab.

No, all tickets must be purchased online.

Yes, lost and found is located at the free Wine Storage tent inside The Festival in the Park.

Please call the CAVE office at 970-464-0111 or email and we will gladly assist you!