The Little Nell Wine Academy

Please Note: Wine Academy has been cancelled for 2021 and will return in 2022. Please stay tuned for details.

The Little Nell Wine Academy has been recognized by many publications including Departures, Robb Report and Wine Spectator as “the ultimate wine education experience.” Back by popular demand, this program will take place from Sunday, April 11, to Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The theme is Old World Classics vs. American Rivals with an emphasis on wines from Europe slated up against wines from the West Coast of the U.S. The course will be led by Master Sommeliers Jay Fletcher and Dustin Wilson; Little Nell Wine Director Chris Dunaway, Advanced Sommelier; Little Nell Food & Beverage Director Csaba Oveges, Advanced Sommelier; and Little Nell Sommeliers Jesse Libby, Jacob Johnson and Oscar Fernandez, each of whom is a Certified Sommelier. In advance of this springtime event, Classes will take place at the hotel in the newly introduced Wine Bar at The Little Nell with special lunches, dinners and receptions set on property at Element 47 and Ajax Tavern, at the neighboring Residences at The Little Nell and atop Aspen Mountain at the Sundeck’s private dining room and outdoor deck.

The registration fee of $3,700++ for The Little Nell Wine Academy covers the cost of the course, comprising two full-days and two half-days of presentations; a comprehensive workbook; exceptional wine and spirits; and all meals and Wine Academy activities. There will also be many interactive opportunities for learning and networking, as well as experiencing all that the luxurious Little Nell offers. Hotel accommodations are additional, offered for $275++ per night for a standard town side guest room or 25% off premium rooms or suites. For accommodations, please contact reservations at or 970-920-4600 and ask about The Little Nell Wine Academy rates and availability.

Wine Academy participants can take advantage of A Virtual Taste of The Little Nell Wine Academy, offered on January 16 and included in the cost of Wine Academy.


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