Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival is Coming Up This Weekend!

Sip and taste until your heart and taste buds are content at the 2018 Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival, happening this weekend on July 14 & 15! Purchase a lodging and ticket festival package to save up to 15% on the weekend.  Hurry though, packages are only on sale through 2 pm on Friday!

Wine and Jazz Festival Keystone Resort

Attendants of this long-running classic Colorado festival can taste over 300 varieties of wine.  There will be reds, whites and even bubbly versions available for tasting all day long with the purchase of a one-day or weekend glass pass for the Grand Tasting event in River Run Village.

 

The weekend kicks off on Friday night with the Warren Station Reserve Wine Tasting, with tasting from 7 – 9 and music going until 10 pm.  You’ll enjoy rare and hard to find glasses at this event.  Wine specialists will be on hand to help guide you through the evening, tasting as you enjoy appetizers, music and a raffle, with prizes awarded every 30 minutes. Prizes include event tickets and of course, bottles of wine! Purchase a ticket here!

 

On Saturday, head to the main event which runs from 12 – 5, with wine tasting and food vendors starting at 1.  Saturday’s lineup includes Gregory Goodloe, Will Donato, Tony Exum Jr., and the Althea Rene Band. Additional tickets are available to attend wine seminars.  On Saturday try ‘Sniffing and Swirling – the Nose Knows’ from 12:30 – 1:30, ‘Bubbles of the World’ from 3 – 4, and finally ‘Let’s Talk Tequila – shaken, stirred and straight’ happening from 4 – 5 pm. Keystone’s world class restaurants will also be providing amazing dishes throughout the village.  On Sunday, get up early for some breakfast and bubbly at the revered ‘Prosecco and Pancakes’ seminar from 10:30 – 12 pm. Enjoy music from JJ Sansaverino, Will Donato, Jeff Kashiwa Band, and festival favorite Dotsero! In the afternoon check out ‘Off the Beaten Path’ where you will explore lesser known regions and grape varietals.

 

This is a family friendly event and there is a Kidszone area open from 1 – 5 pm on both days of the event.  Kids can have their faces painted, have fun with balloon animals, do arts and crafts and more.

 

SummitCove Lodging has some great deals on lodging and ticket packages for the Wine and Jazz Fest in Keystone.  Save money when you purchase one of our festival package deals!

Winter Wine Tasting at Keystone Resort, February 17

Coming up to Keystone over President’s Weekend for a mountain getaway? Planning a girls weekend? Or looking for a fun way to celebrate a late Valentines Day date? Come out to Keystone for a nice long 3-day weekend in mid-February and join Warren Station for their annual Winter Wine Tasting event; featuring delicious d’oeuvres, live music, bold reds, and delicious whites. There will be top wine specialists on hand to help you develop your palate and find your favorite wine. Also, enjoy live music while tasting, eating and having fun with whomever you choose to bring. If you are coming with a non-wino person do not worry, there are cocktails or craft beer for them while you enjoy the wine, (see below for cocktails that will be served). We have great lodging nearby in Keystone’s River Run Village so you don’t have to drive anywhere after indulging. Check out River Run condo locations to find the best vacation rental for you and be close to the Gondola for skiing as well. Doors for the event open at 7pm, with tasting ’til 9 and the live music running through 10.  Get tickets in advance and save $5 each on the ticket at https://www.warrenstation.com or get them for $45 at the door per person if they are still available.

 

 

Featured d’oeuvres of the evening:

  • Shrimp Cocktail
  • Herb Crusted Chicken Thighs with Saffron and Ginger Rice
  • Mini Frisee Salad
  • Pumpernickel Finger Sandwiches- Ham, and Boursin Cheese (Glazed with Raspberry Balsamic)
  • Rye Finger Sandwiches- Cucumber, and Chevre Cheese
  • Charcuterie Display w/ Sliced Meats, Marinated Vegetables, Assorted Nuts & Fresh Carved Fruit
  • Elk Prime Rib w/ Borsan Mashed Potatoes
  • Gourmet Pizza served w/ Feta, Bacon, Tomato & roasted Artichoke Hearts

List of wines:

Reds:

  • Velvet Devil Merlot
  • Estancia PN
  • Meiomi PN
  • Mondavi Napa Cab
  • Tom Gore Cab
  • Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cab
  • 7 Moons Red Blend
  • Ravage Cab
  • Hogue Genesis Meritage
  • Cooper and Thief Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend
  • Zen of Zin
  • Ruffino Aziano Chianti Classico Riserva
  • Boom Boom Syrah
  • Diseno Malbec

Whites and Rose’s:

  • Ruffino Prosecco
  • Prosecco Dry Rose
  • Kim Crawford Rose
  • Borgo Conventi PG
  • Meiomi Chard
  • Nobilo Icon SB

Bourbon Cocktails Menu:

  • Old Fashioned – Basil Hayden’s, Simple Syrup & Bitters
  • Manhattan – Maker’s 46, Sweet Vermouth & Bitters

 

This event may sell out, so purchase your tickets to the Keystone Winter Wine Tasting today!  Spend your President’s Day weekend skiing, sipping wine, and relaxing!

Winter Wine Weekend at Keystone

Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th, 2013
7pm-9pm
Warren Station, River Run Village

Wine lovers are in for a nice treat this weekend at Keystone’s Winter Wine Weekend, hosted at Warren Station on Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th from 7-9 pm.  Saturday night’s schedule features a wine tasting, food and live jazz music from the Will Donato Trio.  Look forward to dishes like jerk pork summer rolls, slow roasted short ribs and Asian-style samosas. On Sunday, enjoy a hands on cooking demo with well-known Summit County Chef, Mr. Chris Rybak.  There will be wine pairing and a New Zealand themed dinner, featuring dishes like crab and shrimp salad on citrus scented quinoa and braised New Zealand lamb shank.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door, advanced tickets online are
$30 per person for Saturday Night and $55 per person on Sunday night, or you can purchase both nights for just $80 per person.  If you are looking for lodging close to the event, The Springs, Red Hawk, Silver Mill and Black Bear condos are just steps away from Keystone’s Warren Station where the event is taking place.  This event will be a great opportunity to learn about wine, taste some new varieties and enjoy some fine cuisine in a fun atmosphere with other wine enthusiasts!

Savour the Slopes Culinary Festival at Keystone Resort

Savour the Slopes is a new culinary festival this season at Keystone Resort.  Every day features samplings of food, wine, and beer from some of Keystone’s signature dining restaurants.  Each tasting event is just $20 and they are held at various locations around the resort, starting at 4:30 pm.  The events are broken up into three categories: Food from January 18 – 27, Wine from January 28 – February 3, and Beer and Spirits from February 4 -10. See the schedule below for all of the details!  Be sure to register early because each tasting has a limited tasting capacity.

 
FOOD
Fri. 1/18: ‘Seafood’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 30)
Sat. 1/19: ‘The Ranch Farm to the Table’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 30)   /
‘Ice Carving Demo’, River Run Gondola Plaza (cap. 30)
Sun. 1/20: ‘Cooking With Kids’, Edgewater Cafe (cap. 12 children with parents,
ages 6-12)

Mon. 1/21: ‘Braised Prepared Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)
Tues. 1/22: ‘Meet the Chef’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
Wed. 1/23: ‘Beer Based Appetizers’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)
Thurs. 1/24: ‘Cheese & Chocolate’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 30)
Fri. 1/25: ‘Wild Game Appetizers’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 30)   /  
‘Chocolate Tasting’
, Keystone Ranch (cap. 30)
Sat. 1/26: ‘Cobbler Tasting & A History of The Ski Tip Lodge’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)  
‘Oven Baked Techniques’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 50)
Sun. 1/27: ‘Barbeque Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)   /  
‘Grilled Steak Tasting’
, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)
WINE
Mon. 1/28: ‘Wines of Argentina’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 20)   /  
‘Delectable Dessert Wine Tasting’
, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)
Tues. 1/29: ‘California White Wines’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)   /  
‘A World of Bubbles’
, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)
Wed. 1/30: ‘Wines of Burgundy’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)   /  
‘Big Reds’
, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)
Thurs. 1/31: ‘A Taste of Italy’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)   /  
‘Infinite Monkey Therom Tasting’
, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
Fri. 2/1: ‘A Tour of Napa Valley’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)   / 
‘A Taste of Colorado’
, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)
Sat. 2/2: ‘Meritage, A World of Blended Wines’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)   /
‘The Misunderstood Malbec’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)
Sun. 2/3: ‘California Red Wines’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)   /  
‘Greek Wine Tasting’
, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
BEER & SPIRITS
Mon. 2/4: ‘India Pale Ales’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)  
‘Tequila & Nachos’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)
Tues. 2/5: ‘Old World Single Malt Scotch Tasting’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)   /   ‘Signature Infused Liquors’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)
Wed. 2/6: ‘Wonderful World of Liquers’, Der Fondue Chessel (cap. 40)   /
‘Colorado Beers at Their Finest’, Last Lift Bar (cap. 40)
Thurs. 2/7: ‘”Shaken Not Stirred” Martini Tasting’, Black Bear Grill (cap. 25)   /   ‘Colorado Liquor Tasting’, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 30)
Fri. 2/8: ‘White to Red Port Tasting’, Alpenglow Stube (cap. 40)    
‘”Mix It Up” Mixed Drink Tasting’
, 9280 Taphouse (cap. 20)
Sat. 2/9: ‘”A Mug With Old Friends” German Beer Tasting’, Ski Tip Lodge (cap. 20)   /   ‘”A Time to Warm By the Fire” Signature Hot Drinks’, Keystone Ranch (cap. 35)
Sun. 2/10: ‘Bourbon at Its Finest’, Bighorn Steakhouse (cap. 30)   / 
‘Toast the Winter With An Ale Tasting’
, Last Lift Bar (cap. 40)