Fans of the grape have yet another reason to lift a glass: The 11th Annual Castle Rock WineFest will be held July 19.
The Saturday event, running 2-8 p.m., is sponsored by the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce. Colorado wines are featured in the tastings.
There will also be wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, live rhythm-and-blues by the King Stan Band from 5-8 p.m., plus arts vendors and food trucks, including Brava! Pizza and Mexican Tamales.
More than 20 wineries from around the state plan to participate. Among the lineup: Vino Passarelli, Bijou Peak Winery, Colorado Cellars, Garfield Estates, Ruby Creek, Ten Bears and Two Rivers.
Tickets to WineFest are $27 in advance, and $37 starting July 17. Designated driver tickets cost $17. Grand Tasting/Winemaker Dinner combo tickets cost $84.
They can be purchased at castlerockculture.com, which also offers additional information on the event.
WineFest is held outdoors on the grounds of The Grange At The Meadows at 3692 Meadows Blvd.in Castle Rock.