40th Annual Wine in the Pines

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The 40th Wine in the Pines returns to Keystone, Colorado October 25 & 26, 2024 offering two nights of decadence. For our 40th anniversary celebration we are pulling out all the stops, delivering all the things you have come to love about Wine in the Pines and a few new surprises as well!

Summit County residents, Mike and Margaret Smith, founded Wine in the Pines forty years ago as a way of honoring their daughter, Kelly, who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Proceeds from the event benefit Ability Connection Colorado’s Kelly Smith Employment Center, a state of the art facility that helps provide statewide employment services to at-risk youth and adults seeking employment, skills development, and benefit assistance. We’re changing the unacceptable 88% rate of unemployment for youth and adults with disabilities in Colorado.

We can’t wait to see all of you in as we celebrate 40 remarkable years of great friends, fabulous food, and fine wine!

Friday, October 25

Winemaker’s Dinner at Keystone Ranch – 6PM

This premiere party will begin with hors d’oeuvres and champagne before an elegant five-course sit down wine-paired dinner expertly prepared by Keystone Ranch’s Executive Chef. The meal is paired with exquisite wines from this year’s featured winemaker, Ancient Peaks Winery.

This night sells out quickly with limited seating for 135 lucky souls, so purchase your place at the table early.

Theme: Denim & Rubies

Dress: Dressy Denim & Rubies

Patron Package: $600/person (Includes: Reserved seating at Friday Night Winemaker’s Dinner + Reserved seating at Saturday Night’s International Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting. Available by calling Terri Armstrong at (303) 941-4553 or (303) 226-5520).

Saturday, October 26

International Wine & Gourmet Food Tasting at Keystone Conference Center – 6PM

Saturday’s Wine in the Pines has earned a reputation as one of the premier wine and culinary events in Colorado, and with good reason. Nearly 500 international wines, spirits and craft beers line the conference room walls for tasters to sample along with Keystone’s finest culinary creations representing the “Taste of Keystone”. Wine representatives can help pair specific wines with specific cuisine or dessert. With live & silent auctions, music and dancing, you won’t want to miss this elegant tasting experience.

Theme: Paint the Town Ruby

Dress: Black Tie/Formal or Cocktail Attire 

Early Bird Reserved Seating: $300/person (Limited availability. Available online through October 20th) Ballroom seating guaranteed.

Early Bird Open Seating: $225/person (Available online through October 20th) Cocktail-style. Seating not guaranteed. Open cab tables inside ballroom and small tables outside ballroom.

Early Bird Reserved Table of Ten: $3000/table of ten inside ballroom. (Limited Availability)

General Admission Open Seating: $250/person (Available Online October 21st – October 26 and at the door) Cocktail-style. Seating not guaranteed. Open cab tables inside ballroom and small tables outside ballroom.


Here’s a fun look at some of our past themes!

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