2018 DU Vin Festival
May 17 & 19

Save the date to join the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business for two days of wine, food, music and art.

The 2017 Festival had our biggest turn-out yet! Thank you to everyone who attended to make the event such a huge success. 

View photos from the 2017 Grand Tasting»

DU Vin Festival features something for everyone including a Wine Pairing Dinner with a special guest chef, seminars on wine and food topics, a chef/student pairing challenge with top chefs from around the metro area, a Grand Tasting with over 100 wines to sample, live music, art and more!

With so much to offer, the DU Vin Festival manages to preserve an intimate, boutique experience for our guests. As an added bonus, the Festival is entirely planned by students with proceeds going toward student scholarships for the Hospitality Management program.

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Champagne on the Brain, presented by Karen Cook CWS, CS, SDP, ES
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Spirits in the Sky, presented by Bryan Nolt of Breckenridge Distillery
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Cheers for Beers, presented by Jason Abbott of Seedstock Brewery

About DU Vin

Sample Fine Wines, Nurture Young Minds: A Little Festival with a Big Experience

The annual DU Vin Festival at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management is the product of a class of senior Hospitality Management students in the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. These talented students plan, execute and coordinate all aspects of the event with the guidance of professionals in the food, wine and hospitality industry. They use their event management skills honed from previous classroom and work experience to execute an outstanding operation that provides both thought leadership to the trade and an excellent experience for patrons. The student management team practices strategic event marketing, develops relevant programming, and recruits and trains student volunteers to work the Festival.

DU Vin Festival is an experiential learning opportunity that enables students to showcase the valuable skills they have learned over the past four years at the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. As all proceeds benefit student scholarships in the Hospitality Management program, this event provides future students with exciting experiential learning opportunities just like DU Vin.

2018 DU Vin Dinner | May 17

We are excited to present our 2018 DU Vin Dinner menu.

Reserve Your Seat or Table


Vietnamese Chicken Spring Rolls with Hong Kong Dipping Sauce

NC Sweet Corn Hush Puppies, Roasted Shallot Aioli

Grilled Avocado, Crispy Sushi Rice, Chive

Grilled Colorado Lamb Chops With Salsa Verde


Kona Kanpachi, Daikon, Spring Onion, Fresno Chili, Yuzu Ponzu

Ahi Tuna, Pickled Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onions, Sweet and Sour Aioli, Cracked Sesame Seeds

Guajillo and Tomatillo Braised Lamb Shoulder Tostada, Pickled Chilies, Avocado and Goat Cheese Puree, Watermelon Radish, Charred Corn Salsa, Cracklings

Chocolate Coconut Pot de Crème with Seasonal Cookies and Roasted South Carolina Strawberries

2018 DU Vin Dinner Sponsors