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 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:


  • 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!

Surprise Your Valentine with Tickets to Winter Wine Weekend at Keystone Resort

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate with your Valentine this weekend in Keystone, how about planning a fun surprise with tickets to the Winter Wine Weekend?

Saturday, February 14, is the main event, an evening of great wine, food tastings, and live music at Keystone’s Warren Station in River Run Village.  The wine focus is on bold fireplace reds as well as flavorful sparkling whites. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cheeses and breads while you sip away the night, with unlimited tastings of various wines.  Top wine specialists will be on-hand, guiding you through the flavors and helping develop your palate. Whiskey flights and wine-infused cocktails will also be available for tasting in addition to the wine. Live jazz music from the “Linda Theus Lee Trio” will top off the night featuring sultry vocals, a smooth sounding saxophone and tempo-kicking guitar.  Must be 21 years or older to attend this event.

The fun doesn’t stop on Saturday- Sunday morning features a breakfast spread of Pancakes and Prosecco!  Sit down for a lovely Sunday brunch paired with yummy Prosecco cocktails with a variety of fun pancakes and sides, as well as a complimentary mimosa when you walk in the door.  The drinks are unlimited and include 4 pancake stations. Children’s tickets will be available for Sunday Brunch, paired complimentary orange juice instead of the alcohol for $15 per child.

Check out the pancake menu prepared by Black Diamond Catering:

  • Blueberry Pie Pancakes:
    Buttermilk Pancakes Stuffed w/ Fresh Blueberries & topped w/ Caramel Glaze, Whipped Cream and sprinkled w/ Spiced Pie Crumbles
  • Sweet Potato Pancake:
    Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancake topped w/ homemade Pomegranate Syrup, Candied Nuts & Cinnamon Butter
  • Bananas Foster Pancake
    Bananas, Butter, Dark Rum, Brown Sugar, Whipped Cream & Cinnamon
  • Homemade Buttermilk Pancake
  • Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • Pork Sausage 

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance for Saturday Night and $35 for Sunday Brunch, add $5 for day-of tickets.  Buy a weekend pass for just $70 in advance or $80 at the door.  For more information about the event or to purchase your tickets, click here.  Wine not? Happy Valentine’s Day!

Written By: Alyssa Hubbard


Winter Wine Weekend at Keystone

Saturday, February 16th & Sunday, February 17th, 2013
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!