Telluride Reserve: "Sparkling Saturday," A 1-Day Tasting Adventure, 8/17!

The Telluride Reserve, August 15 – August 18, 2019, is a new food and wine celebration hosted by the Town of Mountain Village Owner’s Association and set in fabulous private homes, courtesy InvitedHome. The unforgettable event offers interactive wine tastings with Master Sommeliers and winemakers and four-course lunches prepared by award-winning chefs. Go here an event overview.

Seats for the Telluride Reserve are limited and filling fast. Get your credentials today, ($1600 per person), and make your personal selection at or call 970-728-1904.

New on the weekend menu: Telluride Reserve & InvitedHome present “Sparkling Saturday,” a ticket option for those only able to attend the festivities for a day, namely, Saturday, August 17. The experience offers a pre-selected itinerary of sparkling wine tastings for $695 per person. This special InvitedHome happening is exclusive: only a very limited number of credentials are available. For more, visit or call the number above.


The InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday includes the following tastings:

Bubbles Around the World. Start your day off with an international tasting of sparkling wines. Enjoy an educational, interactive and festive seminar with Tim Buzinski, lead wine instructor at the Culinary Institute of America, while sipping a variety of sparkling wines from South Africa, Oregon, Italy, California, and England, paired with delicious small plates.

Taste & Terroir of Champagne. Explore the unique flavors and the rare opportunity to taste a collection of grower Champagnes – those Champagnes from small producers who grow their own grapes, manage their own vineyards, and produce exceptional wines from those sources. With a menu from James Beard-nominated Chef Mark Tarbell and sparkling wines presented by Champagne expert Valerie Masten Bonne this should prove to be an unforgettable dining experience.

The Afternoon Pour: New World Sparkling. While many incorrectly lump together all effervescent wines and call them “champagne,” producers from the fabled Champagne region have expanded and are making wine in places like Napa Valley, Oregon, and South Africa. Try some of the best examples of New World bubbles and discover how the storied producers from the Champagne region have impacted and influenced the rest of the world.

“So many wine events consider sparkling wines and champagnes as fun extras, and not necessarily the focus,” said Maite Daguerre, Vice President, InvitedHome Colorado. “We thought it would be great to showcase the sparkling wines of the world, including traditional champagnes and new world varieties, and the best food pairings for each, to highlight unique characteristics that are often overlooked. InvitedHome Sparkling Saturday will be an entire day dedicated to the bubbly side of wine, against the breathtaking backdrop of Mountain Village.”



Many of Telluride Reserve’s tasting and pairing sessions are hosted in luxury private homes to provide a lush and intimate atmosphere. For example, The Russell Estate (Taste & Terroir of Champagne) is an InvitedHome property with beautiful timber framing, stone walls, and vast, mountain view framing windows that set the tone within Russell’s warm environment. In the kitchen, there’s a spacious social atmosphere, granite countertops, and high-end stainless steel appliances—perfect for showcasing a collection of grower Champagnes.

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