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Wine and Jazz Festival Returns to Snowshoe

By on June 6, 2018

Wine and Jazz Snowshoe WVOh, sweet summer children, your months have finally come! So, it’s time to celebrate the season at the Snowshoe Mountain Wine and Jazz Festival. A mere fifteen-hundred minutes west of the nation’s capital sits an augustly alpine oasis, Snowshoe Mountain. There, the air is crisp and the atmosphere restorative. In Snowshoe WV, trees meditate, wildflowers sway and bunnies bound; it’s a quixotic bucolic getaway.

Yearly, during West Virginia’s profligate display of organic summer splendor, Snowshoe serves as stage to one of the region’s most enjoyable fetes, the Taste of the Mountain Wine and Jazz Festival. Work-worn guests arrive on the evening of Friday, June 15th; on Sunday the 17th, they checkout rested and ready to win the week.

This year’s program is a tour de force featuring wine pairing opportunities, a grand tasting event and stellar musical performances. Think of it as Coachella for the mid-Atlantic wine-and-cheese set.

This year’s program kicks off at 7:00pm on Friday, June 15th, with a “wine pairing experience.” Project Natale, a 30-year-seasoned jazz quartet, will play you into the night. Feel like cutting a rug? Shed your subdued thing and shake your groove thing!Wine and Jazz Snowshoe WV

The next morning, leisurely awake and take your pick of breakfast options. During the day, book a massage, go for a hike or dive into a book on your balcony. But make it to Skidder Slope by 4:00pm for some smooth jazz, gourmet food samplings, and, of course, plenty of good wine — barefoot kangaroos need not apply. (Are you sure you’re not in Verbier right now? Are you positive that isn’t Prince William doing “the dad shuffle” on the dance floor?)

On Saturday, between 3:30pm and 5:15pm, adult contemporary artists Shane Meade and the Sound will kick off the day’s dulcet sets. Self-described as “soul-infused folk rock, with a splash of jazz and mountain funk,” Shane Meade and company always delight.

Wine and Jazz Snowshoe WVThen, at 5:30pm, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., a homegrown West Virginian and America’s Got Talent winner, will take the stage and proceed to rock your audible socks. At 9:45pm, Shane Meade and crew come back for a late night acoustic set.

On Sunday, awake and head to the al fresco brunch before checking out, hopping in the car, and cruising back home, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Does that sound like a plan? Go here to snatch up your tickets for the Snowshoe Wine and Jazz Festival. Treat yourselves to a tranquil, gorgeous getaway; because yes, you do deserve it.

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Wine & Jazz Festival in Snowshoe, WV

By on May 19, 2015

Kick off the summer with the Taste of the Mountain Wine & Jazz Festival at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Snowshoe WV! This fun annual event, now in its 16th year, takes place on May 22 and 23, 2015, and features a weekend full of wine tasting, local artisans and craftsmen, and great live entertainment. Here is everything that you need to know about the event:

Wine & JazzWine & Jazz Location
The 16th annual Taste of the Mountain Wine & Jazz Festival takes place at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, which is situated among the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia. Snowshoe WV is less than a 4 hour drive from several major cities, including Morgantown, West Virginia, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Wine & Jazz Entry Costs
Entry costs vary depending upon whether guests wish to attend a portion of the event or the entire event.

Champagne and Dessert Reception
The Champagne and Dessert Reception kicks the event off on Friday night, May 22nd, with live entertainment provided by the Mike Davison Trio from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. Tickets for the reception are $20 on the day of the event, and the reception will be held inside of a tent pavilion set up outside of the Expedition Station Complex on the north end of Snowshoe Village.

Wine & JazzWine and Jazz Grand Tasting
The Wine and Jazz Grand Tasting, the main part of the weekend’s event, takes place on Saturday, May 23rd, from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Village Plaza. The Grand Tasting includes wine and culinary tasting and a souvenir wine glass. In addition, live entertainment will be provided by Project Natale from 3 PM to 5 PM, and by Mike Davison and the Latin Messengers from 5:15 PM to 7:30 PM. Tickets for this portion of the event are available in advance until May 22nd for $59, or for $69 on the day of the event. Registration for the Grand Tasting is available from 2 PM to 6 PM, and event tickets are only valid for those individuals who are 21 or older.

Grand Tasting Package
The Grand Tasting Package includes the Champagne Dessert and Reception, as well as the Wine and Jazz Grand Tasting. Tickets for the Grand Tasting Package are available in advance until May 22nd for $59, or for $69 on the day of the event.

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Taste of the Mountain Wine & Jazz Festival at Snowshoe WV

By on May 17, 2014

Taste of the Mountain

Wine and Jazz lovers get ready to explore Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia because the annual Taste of the Mountain Food, Wine & Jazz Festival is once again coming to the area. This will be the 15th festival weekend where you can enjoy tasting seminars and listen to live Jazz. There’s so much to do and see and taste, so be sure to make your way to the Mountain for the weekend of May 23-24, 2014.

On Friday night at The Expo there will be the Champagne & Dessert Reception. This is an hour and a half event filled with wine tasting, assorted desserts and smooth jazz by The Bob Thompson Unit and Bob Nation.

It’s also Homeowners Weekend and what a way to celebrate the kick off of summer with two great events happening here. Owner golf and Adventure Activities will follow the Wine Festival on Sunday. Snowshoe is becoming notorious for offering some of the best events around the area and what a way to welcome the season and the homeowners.

Taste of the Mountain

The Taste of the Mountain Wine Seminars and Grand Tasting will take place on Saturday in the Village plaza area. A White Wine Seminar will take place first where you can enjoy tastings of wines from different areas and styles. Next is the Red Wine Seminar, where distinct flavors from around the world will be highlighted.

Jazz tunes by the Bob Thompson Band, a Charleston local group, will play some funky, swinging music that will have those who love jazz, loving their sound.

The pricing for the Taste of the Mountain event varies. They have a grand package for one price that includes the Friday night reception, but the red and white wine seminars will be priced separately. This is probably the best way to go if you plan to stay for the weekend. Or, there’s the Al A Carte pricing which is a great idea if you only plan to hit one of the seminars. You can purchase a ticket for just the Champagne and Dessert reception on Friday or the Grand Tasting on Saturday.

Whatever you choose, do not leave the fun and festivities until you watch the sky light up in the evening with a fireworks finale. Call (304) 355-9553 to book lodging through Mountaintop Condos!