As some of you may know, the Telluride Wine Festival has been preparing for a change in ownership and have been in negotiations with buyers since last September, following the 2021 Festival.
Over the ensuing months, buyers have thrown their hats into the ring, but none has yet met our standards by the deadline of one month out from our 2022 dates, making the planned seamless transition impossible.
The current staff has been vacillating between having a final sale in hand, and planning the 2022 Festival, and we are now 30 days out, with plan in hand, but little time to make it happen to our standards.
Therefore, we feel it prudent to cancel this year’s Festival. Those of you who have purchased tickets will receive a letter containing our cancellation promise to you.
We are very sad to be handing over the reins. We appreciate your kind words and enthusiastic support for the past 9 years, and look forward to seeing you in 2023!