If you are looking to expand your wine knowledge this summer, Warren Station at Keystone is the place to be July 13th & 14th! Stop by the Station, we will be hosting a variety of wine seminars over Keystone’s Wine and Jazz Festival.
The Keystone Wine Seminars will cover an array of topics and will have dynamic interactive elements. Whether you are interested in blind tastings, biodynamic farming, or want to hear from a Master Sommelier, look no further! All seminars have a tasting component with select wines from our presenters and last approximately one hour.
Additionally, Warren Station will be hosting culinary events such as, The Reserve Wine Tasting, “Let’s Talk Tequila” seminar, and the popular “Prosecco and Pancakes” Sunday brunch. Make sure to get your tickets early as these seminars and events do sell out.
WARREN STATION WINE SEMINARS: INFO AND SCHEDULE
“Let’s Talk DIRT-Y” with Rudy Marchesi
Saturday, July 13: 12pm
Let’s talk DIRT-Y with Oregon’s person of the year Rudy Marchesi from Montinore Estate. Rudy has been growing grapes and making wine since the early 1970s. Arriving in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1998, Rudy consulted for and eventually purchased Montinore Estate. Thus, he converted the farm to certified organic and Biodynamic and through years of experience has become a leader in Oregon’s Biodynamic community. Hear his story and how far he had to go in order to convert 230 acres to a self-sustaining farm. Taste wines from Montinore Estate including: 2017 Pinot Gris, NV Borealis, 2018 Almost Dry Riesling, 2017 Red Cap Pinot Noir, 2015 Reserve Pinot Noir and 2014 Graham’s Block 7 Pinot Noir.
“More Than Pinot Noir” with Master Sommelier Roland Micu
Saturday, July 13: 2pm
Roland Micu is a Master Sommelier and experienced wine and beverage educator. Roland ran wine and beverage programs for Michelin Starred restaurants in both Napa and San Francisco. He currently resides in the western mountain region of Colorado.
In this wine seminar, Roland ,will guide you through a tasting around the world featuring “alternatives” to Pinot Noir. Love Pinot? Try some Nerello Mascalese! Can’t afford Burgundy? Dive into Beaujolais!
“Name! That! Wine!” with Ben Fraley
Sunday, July 14: 2pm
Join us as we explore blind tastings and learn more about approach, and characteristics for many different varieties of wine. Enjoy this in a fun, interactive format, similar to a game show, complete with prizes! No blind-tasting experience is necessary! Our hope is everyone leaves with a better understanding of the characteristics they taste in the wines they love!
Ben Fraley has been in the Wine Industry since 2013. Ben has several different Wine Certifications, including his Advanced Certification from the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust).
“Let’s Talk Tequila- Shaken, Stirred, and Straight”
Saturday, July 13: 4pm
Come learn the history, production and insider’s guide to Tequila. We will walk you through the intricacies of El Tesoro Tequila and teach how to pair ingredients that highlight each flavor. You will get to experience a Paloma cocktail, samplings of El Tesoro Tequila and conclude with a cocktail creation.
CULINARY EVENTS OVER WINE & JAZZ WEEKEND
Prosecco and Pancakes
Sunday July 14: 10:30am
Warren Station hosts a sparkling morning brunch to start Sunday of the Wine and Jazz Festival. Begin your Sunday with delicious prosecco cocktails paired with a unique mix of pancakes, toppings and classic breakfast sides. Local favorite Gilchrist Catering will be providing the food for this event.
Reserve Wine Tasting
Friday, July 12: 7pm
Experience the art of wine tasting with some of the most sought-after varietals at the Reserve Wine Tasting at this Friday night event. Beyond the wine, start your evening off with your choice of a Roku Ricky or Knob Creek Manhattan specialty cocktail. Following your cocktail, wine specialists educate guests with samples of unique wines while gourmet appetizers and live music compliment an elegant evening. Enjoy the delicious cuisine and sip a variety of wines while listening to live jazz music from Pg6ix.