Boulder Burgundy Festival 2024: October 18-20 (SAVE THE DATE).

Boulder Burgundy Festival founder Brett Zimmerman MS and his team are pleased to announce the dates for this year’s gathering: Friday-Sunday, October 18-20, 2024.

This year’s festival will feature a winemaker dinner at Frasca on Friday, October 18; the legendary Paulée lunch at Corrida on Saturday, October 19; and the producer seminar and Grand Tasting on Sunday, October 20.

Please save the date!

Now in its 14th year, the Boulder Burgundy Festival is a non-profit organization that raises money for community causes and wine education.

Ever year, top Burgundy winemakers, U.S. wine professionals, and Burgundy collectors and enthusiasts gather in Boulder for what has become one of the leading wine festivals and tastings in the U.S.

From the marquee winemaker dinner (this year at Frasca) to the highly popular Paulée lunch (this year at Corrida), the festival was founded by Brett to make Burgundy accessible to wider group of wine lovers while raising money and awareness of causes dear to the Boulder wine community and beyond.

Sunday’s Grand Tasting gives participants an opportunity to taste more than 200 wines from Burgundy — all at a reasonable admission price that raises money for important causes.

Stay tuned for more info on this year’s featured winemaker, wines, and guest speakers.

Thank you for your support! Boulder Burgundy Festival wouldn’t be here today (14 years!) if it weren’t for you.

Boulder Burgundy Festival begins this weekend! Pianist Walt Lott joins for Grand Tasting Sunday!

The Boulder Burgundy Festival begins this Friday, October 20!

A few seats for the Friday night marquee dinner at Frasca have just become available. Click here to reserve.

There are also spots available for the Sunday morning seminar “Rethinking the Négociant” and the Grand Tasting Sunday afternoon. Click the links to reserve.

The Grand Tasting is an event that many Boulder Burgundy lovers look forward to each year. More than 200 wines will be poured, including many higher-end and exclusive labels. But the thing that really takes it over the top is the wine professionals who come out to pour: They are some of the top people working in our field and their knowledge of Burgundy is astounding.

And wait, there’s more! The icing on the cake this year is that locally based concert pianist Walt Lott will be joining us for the Grand Tasting. And he’ll be taking requests!

A note from Walt:

“As there is no shortage of excellent French music throughout the centuries, French compositions will constitute the bulk of my repertoire at the Boulder Burgundy Festival. Debussy’s Preludes, Estampes, and Images, and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and Gaspard de la Nuit will certainly be on the menu. I find these works to be a great counterpoint to wine tasting: as a quality wine displays balance of weight, acid, tannin, et cetera, these pieces demand attention to the balance of tone, color, and dynamics. In addition, attendees can expect a smattering of Beethoven (I’m currently planning a recital series of all 32 Beethoven sonatas), Bach, Francois Couperin, and jazz standards. And as always, I encourage listeners to make any requests!”

Debussy and Burgundy? Sounds great to us! We hope to see you this weekend! Please click links above for event availability.

About Maison Ambroise, this year’s featured producer.

We couldn’t be more pleased to welcome winemaker Bertrand Ambroise (above right, with his son François) who will be pouring wines by his family’s estate Maison Ambroise in Premeaux-Prissey, a small village near Nuits-Saint-Georges. His wine’s will be featured at the Friday evening marquee dinner at Frasca (SOLD OUT) and at our Sunday seminar at noon.

Of course, his wines will also be poured at the Grand Tasting on Sunday afternoon and he’ll be making an appearance at the Paulée lunch (SOLD OUT).

A note on Maison Ambroise:

The origin of the domaine goes back to the 18th century. In this period, only some small parcels were worked during several generations. It took 300 years for the Ambroise family to settle down in Premeaux-Prissey, a small village near Nuits-Saint-Georges in the heart of the Hautes-Côtes de Nuits appellation where the best wines produced in the village can bear the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation. In 1987, Bertrand Ambroise took back the domaine. Fascinated by the work of the vines and an avid lover of wine, he developed the domaine which now includes approximately 52 acres.

Started in 2009 at the initiative of Francois (Bertrand’s son now working along his father in the vineyards and cellar) the organic certification has been granted in 2013 by Ecocert. The appellations covered by the domaine include both red and white wines.