FAQ

What is the Telluride Reserve Food & Wine Celebration?
Telluride Reserve is a new annual four-day celebration of food and wine presented by the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association (TMVOA).

When is the event?
Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 2019

Where does Telluride Reserve take place?
The Mountain Village-centered event will showcase tastings in elegant homes, intimate venues, and locations that highlight exceptional views. At Table Winemaker Dinners, held Friday and Saturday night, will be hosted at fine dining restaurants in Telluride and Mountain Village.

How is Telluride Reserve different from other food & wine festivals?
Credentials for Telluride Reserve will be limited to 500 guests to ensure the intimacy of the experience and provide interaction with the chefs, winemakers, and producers.

Telluride Reserve is assembling a small group of sommeliers, winemakers, chefs, farmers, authors, and culinary influencers. These original thinkers have a distinct approach. Telluride Reserve will celebrate the diversity of food and encourages chefs to share their cultural influences.

Who is producing Telluride Reserve?
This signature event is presented by TMVOA and is being spearheaded by Telluride Reserve Executive Director Ann Hurley Barker, TMVOA’s CEO Anton Benitez and Director of Operations & Finance Garrett Brafford, with the expertise of Telluride Ski & Golf’s Vice President of Culinary Services Stephen Roth and Wine Director Andrew Shaffner.

Why is TMVOA launching the Telluride Reserve Food & Wine Celebration?
TMVOA’s mission includes economic prosperity, enhanced property values, a unique, quality owner and guest experience, active and inspiring recreational lifestyle, environmental stewardship and a vibrant regional community. A professional consulting firm, Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations and Maintenance (AECOM), identified signature events in Mountain Village as an immediate opportunity for our community. The decision to establish a signature food and wine event was also a result of feedback from members who participated in the public meetings and surveys. In order to bring increased value to Mountain Village, TMVOA has therefore started Telluride Reserve, LLC, Mountain Village Food & Wine Celebration as a signature event.

Are there opportunities to get involved?
Consistent with the mission of the TMVOA, Telluride Reserve is designed to preserve and promote a vital resort community. Creating a world-class experience will require a high level of customer service. A wide range of involvement opportunities is available.

When will tickets be available?
Telluride Reserve will be limited to a total of 500 guest credentials. Advance credentials sales will begin in March 2019. Those purchasing early will have first access to tasting events and luncheons.

Are locations still being considered?
Yes. Private homes in Mountain Village and Telluride with chef’s kitchens and large entertaining spaces are being considered. Please contact Telluride Reserve Executive Director Ann Hurley Barker at ann@tmvoa.org to arrange a site visit.

Are there marketing partnership opportunities?
Brand marketing partnerships will be developed on an individual basis. These partnerships will focus on creating relevant and authentic opportunities for brands while elevating the guest experience in traditional and non-traditional ways. Interested partners are encouraged to contact Telluride Reserve Executive Director, Ann Hurley Barker at ann@telluridereserve.com.