A very Special “Thank You” to all of our sponsors, donors, contributors and everyone who participated in this year’s virtual Wine in the Pines!

If you missed our live stream, it’s not to late! Watch below for a Special Encore Presentation of Wine in the Pines!

Please Support Our Wine in the Pines Sponsors!

If you would like to re-create one of the amazing dishes prepared at our virtual Wine in the Pines, select from any of the recipes below!

MEET CHEF KEVIN

Chef Kevin Simley has been the head chef at the renowned Keystone Ranch restaurant for the last 3 years. This year, chef Kevin will be guiding you through the preparation of a delicious meal that you can follow along and prepare at home. Get a few culinary tips along the way and enjoy this very special Wine in the Pines dinner experience. Bon Apetite!

The Keystone Ranch has been honored with AAA 4-Diamond recognition, is a Wine Spectator DiRoNA winner, and was a top-rated restaurant in Colorado by the prestigious Zagat Survey.


Meet the Winemaker

Bo Felton – Winemaker. Raised in Colorado, Bo was introduced to wine by his grandfather—an avid home winemaker. Each vintage, after his grandfather had driven a van full of grapes from California to Colorado, Bo and his family would de-stem the fruit by hand and ultimately help turn it into wine.

COLTERRIS is located in Palisade on Colorado’s beautiful and picturesque Western Slope. The Grand Valley AVA produces world class wine grapes high in quality and distinction. The favorable eco-climate of Theresa’s Vineyard, volcanic soils of the Grand Mesa and the waters of the mighty Colorado River contribute to the rich color, intense fruit flavors and characteristics that make Colterris wines unique.   www.colterris.com

 

COMEDY BY JOSH BLUE

Don’t miss Colorado’s own, Josh Blue, making a repeat performance at this year’s Wine in the Pines. Josh appeared live at our 30th anniversary event back in 2013, bringing the house down with uproarious laughter at one of our more memorable Wine in the Pines events.

Wine in the Pines Auction

While the Wine in the Pines auction is now closed, we are allowing additional bidding on the two featured items below. Both were featured in the Wine in the Pines virtual event and are a great way to support Ability Connection Colorado. Thank You!

FEATURED ITEMS

More than ever before, Coloradans are in need of access to online educational technology and connection to the outside world!

Ability Connection Colorado is dedicated to Closing the Digital Divide through a new campaign, PROJECT CONNECT. COVID-19 did not create the digital divide, it simply widened the gap.

In years past, we have had the opportunity to help gap the digital divide by providing IPads to individuals in need.  Often these have been of assistance using adaptive programs that allowed children to gain equal footing in their education as well as access to other web-based tools.

We now are working again to continue closing that gap as students and families find themselves in need of technology to keep up with the new world their education faces.  This includes devices like Kindles, Chromebooks and laptops.  There is also an ever-increasing need for Internet access from home as so many students face full or part time remote school.

This campaign relies solely on community donations in order to purchase these critical items.

Without your help, students may not have access to an education that will prepare them to tackle an uncertain future; young people with disabilities who are currently involved with, or at risk of becoming involved with the juvenile justice system, may not have pathways to success in education, career choices and life; families may have to make a daily choice about who gets to attend online school or work from home; households may remain isolated from the world of education and resources due to the lack of internet access.

How can you help? ACCO has received a generous pledge of $25,000 dollars from Bill and Liz Stenzel to launch our PROJECT CONNECT campaign during Wine in the Pines with the hopes of raising a matching amount (or more) from the community. This campaign will run through December.

With your help, we can reach $50,000.

Donating to the Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program Could Help Save a Baby’s Life!

The Infantile Scoliosis Outreach Program (ISOP) is under the direction of its founder, mother Heather Hyatt Montoya, and is a program of Ability Connection Colorado.

Heather’s daughter, Olivia, developed Progressive Infantile Scoliosis (PIS), a rare and potentially fatal form of spinal defect that can develop in babies and toddlers. It is not simply a curve to one side, but a more complex, 3-dimensional deformity. Diagnosis of this progressive form of scoliosis, by definition, will not self-resolve and requires EARLY intervention.

In her desperate and time sensitive search for non-surgical treatment approaches for her daughter Olivia’s PIS, Heather began searching internationally, pre internet, in hopes of finding someone to help her daughter.

Three years into her research, Heather found a pediatric spine surgeon named Min Mehta,MD, FRCS. Dr. Mehta developed a gentle derotational maneuver to assist in derotating the child’s spine in every cast. Dr. Mehta found that EARLY TREATMENT and spine derotation were KEY in resolving PIS, gently and permanently. Utilizing Mehta type casts have the ability to buy valuable growth time for heart & lungs.  They can also level the shoulders/hips, reduce the rib hump deformity and maintain lung space. This is crucial for extending the life span of babies and toddlers with PIS.

 

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