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Steamboat Wine Festival grows to 4-day event in 9th year

Eighth annual Steamboat Wine Festival participants gather in front of One Steamboat Place during the Toast of Steamboat event. Hundreds of people attended the final part of the 2011 event featuring gourmet foods

Steamboat Wine Festival by the numbers

2,800: Number of participants in Steamboat Wine Festival 2011

21: Number of local restaurants partnering for the 2012 event

3,050: Number of wine bottles traveling to Steamboat for the festival

$45: Price of cheapest event, Après Wine

$265: Price for all three tastings (Wine on the Mountain, Stroll of Steamboat and Toast of Steamboat)

$100,000: Amount raised through event for local charities

Steamboat Wine Festival schedule

Wednesday

6 p.m. STARS and the Steamboat Wine Festival present Farm to Barn Wine Dinner, Larson Barn, $150

Thursday

5 p.m. Wine on the Mountain Kickoff Celebration, top of the gondola, $125

7:30 p.m. Après Wine, Bear River Bar & Grill deck, Gondola Square, $45

Friday

10 a.m. Let’s Get Outside Hikenar, Gondola Square, $65

10 a.m. Bike the Boat, Cafe Diva, $95

11 a.m. LoCA — Crazy by the Barrel, The Steamboat Grand, $55

Noon Secrets of Wine Blending, The Steamboat Grand, $55

Noon Food and Wine Pairing, Truffle Pig, $75

1 p.m. A Zin Fan’s Fantasy, The Steamboat Grand, $55

2 p.m. Tasting the Master’s Way, The Steamboat Grand, $75

4 p.m., Stroll of Steamboat Grand Tasting, downtown Steamboat Springs, $70

Saturday

10 a.m. Let’s Get Outside, Again! Hikenar, Gondola Square, $65

10 a.m. Mud, Sweat & Cheers Mountain Bike Seminar, Gondola Square, $95

11 a.m. Undiscovered Gems Seminar, The Steamboat Grand, $55

Noon Viticulture Paradise: The Wines of Chile, The Steamboat Grand, $55

1 p.m. The Remarkable Wines of Burgundy, The Steamboat Grand, $65

3 p.m. Toast of Steamboat Grand Tasting, Gondola Square, $90

7 p.m. Bubbles + BBQ = BubbleQ, Torian Plum Plaza, $55

Buy tickets online at http://www.steamboatwinefestival.com