Keystone Wine and Jazz This Weekend


Get your grape on this weekend, July 15th and 16th at the annual Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival. This weekend is definitely a favorite amongst the locals!  Wine and Jazz Fest is jam packed with fun events like Prosecco and Pancakes, Flat Irons Jazz Orchestra, wine tastings and so much more!  Wine and cheese along with other food pairings will be happening throughout the entire weekend along with some amazing reserve wine tastings! This is a Colorado Wine festival you will not want to miss! You can view the whole weekend’s schedule of events here. Check out our Wine and Jazz Taster’s Dream Package which offers two nights lodging in River Run and two one-day Grand Tasting Tickets to the event, starting at just $481! Live music includes artists Scruffy Pearls, Joel Rodney Siemion, Brian Simpson Band, Michael Lington,  the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra, Phil Denny Band and Vincent Ingala.


Looking for some other activities to do this weekend?  On Friday, head up to the top of the mountain for the Friday Afternoon Club, with live music from Dewey Paul.  Spend the afternoon hiking around, enjoying the views and playing yard games such as cornhole, slacklining or ladder golf! On Saturday, take the kids to tie-dye a t-shirt from 3 – 5 pm.  Head out on a bike ride on the beautiful bike path which flows along the Snake River in Keystone.  Ride all the way to Dillon and stop for a cocktail at the Tiki Bar or even ride all the way around the Dillon Reservoir! Prefer to hike? The Keystone Aqueduct Trail is a great trail for all ages that offers great views of Keystone and the Gore Range Mountains.  You may also want to book a whitewater rafting adventure while you are here with Performance Tours rafting.  The activities are endless – but summer is not!  Head to Keystone this weekend for the Wine and Jazz Festival and some fun, before summer is over!


Annual Wine and Jazz Festival Returns to Keystone, Colorado in July 2012


The Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, an annual favorite, will return to the resort on July 14th and 15th.  Tickets are available now!  Contact a SummitCove Vacation planner today to reserve your River Run Village Lodging for the event!

On Friday, July 13th, the Top VIP Reserve Wine Tasting will start the festivities.  Tickets are $85 per person including gondola tickets to take you to the Keytop Deck on Dercum Mountain.  With an array of fine wines and gourmet appetizers, the tasting will take place from 6pm to 8pm.

Enrich your knowlege of wine with seminars and tastings.  Learn about harmonize wine with food, and enjoy live music from Hazel Miller, Elan Trotma and Lin Roundree, Dotsero, and more.  The festival is scheduled from 1-5 pm on Saturday and Sunday in Keystone Resort’s River Run Village.

Cost is free for music and admission with a wine tasting glass purchase.  The cost of a Tasting Glass is $60 per person for one day, or $100 for a 2 day pass.  Seminar tickets area available separately for  $20, and they will sell out so secure yours as soon as possible!

Seminars will take place on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15th.  Take a look at the schedule below:

Saturday, 12pm:  75 BELOW IN JULY with Frank Seidl, Sommelier, General Manager, Trinity Fine Wines

Learn about Meritage wines at this entertaining session

Saturday, 3pm: COME OUT OF THE DARK AND SEE YOUR WAY TO OUR BLIND TASTING SEMINAR, Scott Thomas, Wine Specialist, Republic National Dist Company

Learn about blind tasting wine at this interactive seminar.

Sunday, 11am: BUBBLES EVERYDAY ON ANY BUDGET, Diane Kressley, General Sales Manager, Grand Vin

Learn all about champagne and sparkling wines.

Sunday, 2pm: JELLY BELLY WINE BAR EXPERIENCE, Ashley Rowe, Luxury Wine Specialist, Constellation Wines

Exercise your palette with six different wine pairings with dozens of jelly bean flavors, and explore unique flavor combinations.


Keystone Resort’s 2012 Summer Events Preview!

Keystone’s Slush Cup and Closing Day are tomorrow, which means that the summer season in Keystone is just around the corner.  All of your favorite festivals and events will be back this year as you escape the heat and enjoy the mountain sunshine!  Take a look at the key event dates as you plan your summer Colorado getaway in the mountains!

Avon Walk Rocky Mountains:  June 23-24, 2012

This is a true destination event with a panoramic backdrop of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.   The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is your chance to make a powerful difference. By walking up to 39 miles over 2 days, you’ll support critical research and help ensure that all breast cancer patients can get the care they need.  SummitCove offers lodging discounts for participants of the Avon Walk.

Blue Ribbon Bacon Tour, June 23-24, 2012

This event is back for its second year after turning heads in the summer of 2011.  This celebration of bacon and bacon inspired cuisine is the meat-lover’s paradise, and our guests are wild about it!

Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, July 14-15, 2012

Wine seminars and live jazz ensembles take place throughout River Run Village during this sophisticated weekend.  This popular festival enriches knowledge through seminars and tastings along with food and wine pairings.

Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival, August 4-5, 2012

The wonders of Appalachia meet the Rockies as own-home cooking, beer and mountain-music combine for this fun festival.  Gather where more than 25 of Colorado’s finest micobreweries showcase their unique blends of hops and barley, and live music is performed all day.

Plan Your Weekend in Keystone!

Take a look at our complete list of activities coming up this weekend in Keystone.  Don’t forget about SummitCove’s Wine and Jazz Festival special with 35% off a two or more night stay!

Paint a Memory Friday 10am; Paint a memory of your visit to Keystone with our special watercolor technique.  Reservations are required, and participants will meet at the Adventure Center in Lakeside Village.  Call 970.496.1520 for further information.

Mav Sports Friday Night Super D Mountain Bike Race, Friday.  This downhill cross country bike race is great for anyone who is interested in cross country bike racing.  Call 970.496.4386 for details.

Wine and Jazz Festival, July 8th;  Enjoy live music from national jazz musicians and attend wine seminars for this sophisticated weekend in Keystone.

Birdies and Betties at the River Golf Course, Saturday 8am; 9 holes of golf followed by a clinic with a golf pro and lunch at the River Course Grill.  There is a $60 fee.  Register by calling 970.496.1520.

Spring Special at Keystone Spa Ladies can enjoy a complimentary 20 minute Mini Salt Scrub and Gentleman can enjoy a Mini Organic Male Facial with a 50 minute customized massage.  Call 970.496.4118 for details and to book!