If you love to support a good cause and are looking for a chance to dress up in the high country, don’t miss this weekend’s 31st annual Wine in the Pines event at Keystone Resort.
The event boasts over 500 wines available for tasting and an amazing array of food provided by some of the best Keystone restaurants, including, but not limited to, Keystone Ranch, Alpenglow Stube, Ski Tip Lodge, and the Der Fondue Chessel! Ned Archibald, Keystone’s executive pastry chef, comes up with new chocolate creation each year. No sweet tooth will be left unsatisfied, as the chef uses on average 650 lbs of chocolate to make up the dessert table at the event! His creativity and creations are said to be one of the main highlights of the event each year.
The weekend kicks off on Friday evening, October 17, with the “Roth Winery Winemaker’s Dinner” at Keystone Ranch at 6pm. Please make your reservations early, as there is limited seating. This event pairs a wonderful 5 course meal prepared by Keystone Ranch chef Steve Vlass with Roth Winery wines. The theme of the night is Denim and Diamonds and the dress code is “dressy denim only.” This event can be reserved by contacting Terri Armstrong at 303-691-9339.
The main event starts at 6 pm on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This year’s theme is Cirque du Vino, with entertainment provided by Imagination Circus Arts, a group who specializes in aerial acrobatics. Let your jaw drop as the performers defy gravity and show off their amazing skills! Jazz ‘Diva’ Tina Navarro will also be performing on the main stage.
The evening will feature both live and silent auctions that benefit the Kelly Smith Employment Center & Ability Connection Colorado, a Denver based organization that provides services for people with disabilities. The Wine in the Pines event began 31 years ago when the event founders, Mike and Margaret Smith chose to “pay it forward” and help people with disabilities all of kinds find meaningful employment.
Tickets for this black-tie formal event can be purchased at www.wineinthepines.org. Advanced tickets are going for $125/person (open seating) or can be purchased at Dillon Ridge Liquors. Assigned, advanced seating is $225/person or there is the option to reserve a whole table for 10 people for $2,250. To book a whole table reservation, call Terri Armstrong at 303-691-9339. Same-day tickets at the door with open seating will go for $150/person.
Please don’t drink and drive! Colorado Mountain Express will be running complimentary shuttles throughout the event and urge people to take advantage of this free shuttle service, rather than driving.