There’s something about wine and jazz – they seem to be a natural fit. Perhaps it’s all the notes; flavor notes and C notes. Okay, so that’s just silly, but these two wonderful things really do pair very nicely.
I was first introduced to the wine and jazz combo at Copper Mountain back in 2012, and since then I’ve had my eye out for other wine and jazz festivals that I can squeeze into my schedule.
When I read about Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, I figured this was the perfect excuse to escape the heat of the Front Range summer and head for the hills for some music and delicious vino.
Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival is Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in River Run Village.
There will be more than 300 wines to sample as you meander your way through the attractive village. Your $60 one day festival pass gets you unlimited tastings and five Wine & Jazz gourmet food tickets for Saturday or Sunday.
In addition to tasting wine, you’re invited to enjoy various seminars on wine throughout the weekend.
Of course, during this wine adventure you will be entertained by jazz musicians including local favorite, Dotsero throughout each day of the festival. I got to see Dotsero at the Breckenridge Wine Extravaganza early this year and they are a super fun band.
Thanks to Keystone’s amazing (and free) transportation system, you can imbibe and not worry about driving. Just catch the shuttle and it will take you directly to your Keystone hotel or condo.
I’m attending this event with a girlfriend and we’re excited to be staying at a SummitCove.com condo. They are running lodging and ticket packages for two to Wine & Jazz starting at just $321. I stayed at one of their properties during TBEX, a blogger and travel writer conference that was held in Keystone several years ago. You can read about that wonderful Keystone experience here.
Purchase your tickets to Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival at KeystoneFestivals.com.
Love that they have the free transportation!
I love to try local wines and I <3 jazz music. Now if only there were an excuse to enjoy them both and take a trip up to the mountains….. Not sure I can make it this year but this is now on my MUST do for the future 🙂