Culbertson – A Pino Noir

Culbertson

Chart-topping musician, producer, songwriter, wine and jazz festival founder and artistic director Brian Culbertson can add vintner to his burgeoning resume. The recording artist behind 26 No. 1 hits and the star-studded Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is now pouring his new custom-crafted wine, “Culbertson” Pinot Noir by Reata Wines, which he personally blended with Jamieson Ranch Vineyards’ winemaker Nori Nakamura.

Adorned with his name and signature piano keys on the label, Culbertson describes the wine that is available at Jamieson Ranch, on their website and at all the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway events this June as “a light, smooth and vibrant wine that will pair extremely well with lots of different types of food. This was the second time that I’ve blended a wine, but only the first to be released. Working with Nori from Jamieson Ranch Vineyards was very reassuring since he is such a seasoned winemaker. It was a lot of fun and I hope to continue this new ‘Culbertson’ label for years to come.”

“Culbertson” Pinot Noir will be flowing freely tonight at Jamieson Ranch at an exclusive tasting and performance by Culbertson to be attended by Napa Valley VIPs to launch the wine conceived as part of the long-term partnership between the winemaker and Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway that will take place for the third time June 11-15, 2014. The stellar marquee for this year’s Getaway boasts performances by Culbertson along with contemporary jazz, R&B and funk giants Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Ohio Players, Morris Day & The Time, Earl Klugh, Eric Benét, Mavis Staples, Average White Band, comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans and many more. Jamieson Ranch will host thousands of passionate wine and jazz aficionados that travel from all over the world for the festival when the June 14 & 15 concerts take place outdoors on their sprawling grounds.

“Working with Brian Culbertson and Napa Valley Jazz Getaway helps fulfill one cornerstone of the core vision of the Jamieson Ranch experience: to bring light into people’s lives through music, art and film. Brian’s music truly fills one’s soul with light!” said Jamieson Ranch Vineyards President Bill Leigon.

Nakamura elaborated, “A few months back, we had the opportunity to host celebrated jazz musician and Napa Valley Jazz Getaway founder Brian Culbertson for a private blending session. I provided him with Pinot lots from different vineyards featuring various clones, and assisted him as he custom-crafted his own wine. The result is a beautiful 2012 Reata ‘Culbertson’ Pinot Noir, sourced from select Sonoma Coast vineyards. It was interesting to participate in this process with a musician, who approached the blending process much as I do as a winemaker: seeking harmony and balance with the selection of different ‘notes’ -blending components, in this case.”

“Culbertson” Pinot Noir is available by bottle, case and packaged with an autographed copy of Culbertson’s new CD, “Another Long Night Out,” and a pair of Riedel wine glasses decorated with the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway logo. To purchase the wine or for more information, please visit www.JamiesonRanch.com, www.BrianCulbertson.me or www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway.me.

About Napa Valley Jazz Getaway

Founded by award-winning contemporary jazz hitmaker Brian Culbertson, the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway will take place in California Wine Country June 11-15, 2014. Jazz and wine enthusiasts flock to Napa Valley to celebrate the good life with their favorite musicians at this unforgettable lifestyle experience curated by Culbertson, the Getaway’s Artistic Director, host and featured performer. Festival goers will be treated to spectacular concerts starring legendary jazz, R&B and funk artists at the Lincoln Theater and Jamieson Ranch Vineyards as well as at more intimate shows and VIP events hosted by winery partners. Throughout the Getaway, fans have opportunities to meet and get to know the musicians while feasting upon fine local cuisine, during wine tastings and post-concert Late Night Hangs at The Westin Verasa Napa. Silent and live auctions are held each year to benefit The GRAMMY® Foundation, which funds music education programs. For more information, please visit www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway.me and www.BrianCulbertson.me.

About Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is the southernmost winery in the Napa Valley, one of the world’s foremost winemaking regions.  The estate’s more than 300 acres of gently rolling hills and terraced vineyards sit above the picturesque San Pablo Bay, affording visitors unparalleled views from a wraparound veranda. Guests are invited to sample small production wines from their portfolio, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the cellar or treat themselves to their newly launched food and wine pairing program, Napa Comfort Food: Wood-Fired|Wine-Friendlywww.JamiesonRanch.com

 

Napa Valley Jazz Getaway

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Single-day tickets went on sale today for the star-studded concerts taking place June 12-15, 2014 as part of the third annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, a wine and jazz festival set in scenic California Wine Country. Available at TicketFly (www.TicketFly.com), tickets are priced at $99 apiece except for the June 13show, which cost $129 each and includes entry to an exclusive The GRAMMY® Foundation benefit wine reception and silent auction. A limited number of discount tickets for each concert are available to Napa residents.

Multiday ticket sales for the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway founded and directed by contemporary jazz-R&B instrumentalist Brian Culbertson have been robust with the five-day VIP Package selling out in one week when they went on sale last October. Until now, tickets for the 2014 festival have only been available in four-day Gold Packages and two-day Silver Packages, which are being scooped up voraciously by fans from all over the world that will gather in Napa to enjoy the full schedule of concerts starring A-list contemporary jazz, funk and R&B artists; daily Wine Down at The Westin wine tastings held at the official Getaway host hotel, The Westin Napa Verasa; a Cigar Event offering cigars and a performance by saxophonist Michael Lington; and “Another Long Night Out” Late Night Hangs. Single-day tickets are popular with nearby Bay Area residents as well as Napa locals, the latter of which are eligible to receive a $20 discount per ticket by using an access code provided to local businesses and via a targeted email sent by the Napa/Yountville Chamber of Commerce.

After a pair of sold-out opening night dinner concerts happening simultaneously on June 11, Napa Valley Jazz Getaway will stage four days of concerts with the June 12 & 13 shows taking place at The Lincoln Theater and the June 14 & 15 shows to be held on the majestic grounds of the Jamieson Ranch Vineyards. The Thursday night lineup showcases the Legends of Jazz featuring Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour and Earl Klugh with special guest Eric Marienthal and more. Friday Night Funk Night headlines The Ohio Players and special guest comedian Keenen Ivory Wayans. The weekend concerts move outdoors with Saturday spotlighting Brian Culbertson & Friends, Morris Day & The Time, Average White Band and Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Eric Benét, Mavis Staples, Eric Darius and Jazz in Pink featuring Gail Jhonson, Althea Rene and Karen Briggs fill the marquee on the final day of the 2014 Getaway.

A boundless creative force, showman, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter responsible for 26 No. 1 hits, Culbertson will release his 14th album, “Another Long Night Out,” on February 25. He will be in Napa on February 27 to perform a short set at a private event for invited tastemakers to celebrate the release of the contemporary jazz record featuring an all-star cast and uncork his new custom-crafted wine, Culbertson Pinot Noir, which he personally blended with Jamieson Ranch Vineyards’ winemaker Nori Nakamura.

Four-day Gold Packages ($499) and two-day Silver Packages ($229) remain available through the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway website (www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway.me).

Music Under The Stars feat. Marc Antoine

Afternoon in St. Barts

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has tapped legendary contemporary jazz guitarists Paul Brown and Marc Antoine to perform on two special “Music Under the Stars” voyages aboard its intimate, 540-guest Silver Spirit this year.

Marc Antoine will perform aboard Silver Spirit’s seven-day Mediterranean cruise (#5334), sailing November 2 from Rome to Barcelona with calls in Livorno, Monte Carlo, Marseille, Porto Mahon, and Palma de Mallorca.

These unique music-themed sailings will each feature two concerts on stage in the elegant Show Lounge, as well as an outdoor performance during a sail-away cocktail party on the ship’s pool deck (when departing Monte Carlo and St. Bart’s), where the artist will have a chance to meet and mingle with guests. Plus autographed copies of the musician’s latest CD will be delivered to each guest’s suite.

Antoine, whose career is highlighted by numerous number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts, has performed with such music royalty as Sting, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Cher, Queen Latifah and others, and has composed and performed for six major movie soundtracks. He tours regularly with contemporary jazz artists Dave Koz, Chris Botti, and Jeff Lorber.

In expressing his excitement about the upcoming voyage, Antoine said, “It will be great to perform in the Mediterranean and visit my beloved Spain and France with music lovers from around the world.”

To book these special “Music Under the Stars” voyages, guests or their travel agents should call Silversea at toll-free (877) 569-8106 and reference the booking code MUSIC-MED for the Mediterranean cruise and MUSIC-CAR for the Caribbean cruise.

The Reservation number in Europe is +44 844 251 0839 or +49 69 920399340 or 1-877-568-8106 in USA.

The picture is created by famous California artist Moira Love to prepare these wines label commemorating these voyages. This picture is entitled Barcelona By Night (Marc Antoine Voyage 5334).

Music Under The Stars feat. Paul Brown

Afternoon in St. Barts

These unique music-themed sailings will each feature two concerts on stage in the elegant Show Lounge, as well as an outdoor performance during a sail-away cocktail party on the ship’s pool deck (when departing Monte Carlo and St. Bart’s), where the artist will have a chance to meet and mingle with guests. Plus autographed copies of the musician’s latest CD will be delivered to each guest’s suite.

Paul Brown will entertain guests on Silver Spirit’s 10-day Caribbean cruise (#5338), sailing roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale on December 13. Destinations include Tortola, St. Maarten, St. Bart’s, San Juan, Samana, and Grand Turk.

“We’re excited and honored to have these two renowned artists performing aboard our beautiful Silver Spirit,” said Ellen Bettridge, Silversea’s president of the Americas. “I know our guests will enjoy an extraordinary music experience.”

Double GRAMMY-winning Paul Brown has produced more than 50 number-one hits on the contemporary jazz charts. The guitarist, producer, and composer has worked on projects with such music legends as Al Jarreau, George Benson, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross, Kirk Whalum, Boney James, Larry Carlton, Rick Braun, and many others.

“I’m looking forward to spending a week with my fans, playing the music I love in a great intimate setting, and making new friends,” remarked Brown about his upcoming cruise. To book these special “Music Under the Stars” voyages, guests or their travel agents should call Silversea at toll-free (877) 569-8106 and reference the booking code MUSIC-MED for the Mediterranean cruise and MUSIC-CAR for the Caribbean cruise.

The Reservation number in Europe is  +44 844 251 0839   or   +49 69 920399340  or  1-877-568-8106 in USA.

The picture is created by famous California artist Moira Love to prepare these wines label commemorating these voyages. This picture is entitled Afternoon in St. Barts  (Voyage 5338 –  Paul Brown).

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Laishley Park

Laishley Park in Punta Gorda offers a gazebo with pond and fountain, veterans garden, shelter with picnic tables, restrooms, fishing pier, boat ramp, sidewalk for walking, jogging and biking, parking throughout park.

This park hosts The 8th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival featuring sax player Mindi Abair, Rick Braun, Richard Elliott and Sergio Mendes.

Laishley Park, 100 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 (Fort Myers area)

Wine, Dine And Jazz At Sea – Taha’a

French Polynesia – Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine & Taha’a

September 29- October 6, 2012

Cruise with Cjazz to magnificent French Polynesia on this luxurious and exclusive 150 cabin full ship charter aboard 5-star Paul Gauguin Cruise line! Enjoy free flowing award winning DeLille Cellars wines, world-class cuisine by top Chef Kevin Gillespie and top recording artists of Contemporary Jazz!

Announced artist are Richard Smith, Eric Marienthal, Dan Siegel, Sean Holt, Eric Milstein and Land Richard. Book your cabin here.

Tahaa is an island located among the Society Islands, in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The islands of Tahaa and neighboring Raiatea are enclosed by the same coral reef, and may once have been a single island.

Taha’a, with the rich aroma of vanilla lingering heavily in the air, offers a glimpse of the traditional, tranquil life of the Tahitians. The flower-shaped island’s simple beauty is charmed by soft mountain shapes and surrounded by tiny motu with bright sand beaches. In the fertile valleys cutting within the island, local farmers grow watermelon, vanilla, and copra.

Wine, Dine And Jazz At Sea – Huahine

French Polynesia – Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine & Taha’a
September 29- October 6, 2012

Cruise with Cjazz to magnificent French Polynesia on this luxurious and exclusive 150 cabin full ship charter aboard 5-star Paul Gauguin Cruise line! Enjoy free flowing award winning DeLille Cellars wines, world-class cuisine by top Chef Kevin Gillespie and top recording artists of Contemporary Jazz!

Announced artist are Richard Smith, Eric Marienthal, Dan Siegel, Sean Holt, Eric Milstein and Land Richard. Book your cabin here.

Huahine is an overlooked paradise in French Polynesia.

For one thing, the island is, arguably, the most picturesque in all of French Polynesia… With steep mountains descending into protected bays of azure blue and emerald green colors, the island is also one of the more geographically diverse of the Society Group.

Also known as “The Garden Island” due to its abundance of lush green tropical foliage and wild jungle-like scenery, Huahine is one of the more interesting of the Society Islands to explore.

Huahine itself is actually 2 islands known as Huahine-Nui and Huahine-Iti (Big Huahine and little Huahine). Interconnected by a bridge, both islands can be easily explored in a day or two, making this a travel destination you will never forget.

There are many things that make Huahine stand out among the Society islands, but perhaps the most treasured one is the much saught after idea of solitude and quietness.

Similar to its cousins Raiatea and Tahaa, Huahine is far less touristed than Moorea, Bora Bora and Tahiti! (and that’s a good thing) This island is so relaxing and stress free that many people pick it as their favorite Society Island after traveling here just once.

There’s also an abundance of long and beautiful white sandy beaches on Huahine… and the good news is that on this island, most of them are easily accessible for total quality beach and sun worshiping.

All these wonderful attributes and more make Huahine a fascinating world destination for you to explore. Take some quality time as you browse the pages and information of our site and enjoy your stay.

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Keel & Curley Winery

Keel and Curley Winery was started in spring of 2003 in the kitchen of founder and owner, Joe Keel. Keel, a central Florida blueberry farmer wanted to find something to do with his end of crop blueberries. As in most produce farming, once the market price reaches a price which is lower than harvest and sale commissions, farms stop harvesting their crops. At this time in the season, there are still a lot of quality blueberries on the bushes. So Keel asked himself, “what can I do with this perfectly good fruit, to use it in a productive way and not waste it? Jellies, jams, blueberry pies? No!”

Keel decided blueberry wine would be interesting to dabble with in the family farm house kitchen. He started that spring of 2003 with 10 gallons of blueberry wine. The wine came out so-so, but drinkable. So he made 10 more gallons and it got better each time. So was the beginning of a company he started with production of over 20,000 cases of quality wines that the company produces to this day.

Keel and Curley Winery, produces three types of Blueberry wines, each with a very distinct taste. The first is a sweet wine, the second, a semi-dry or semi-sweet wine, and the third, a dry wine. All three wines are made from 100% blueberries.

In July, 2011, Keel & Curley debuted two new wines – Dry Blackberry and Sweet Blackberry. Both are made with 100% blackberries.

This winery is also the place for smooth jazz music.  Next group will be the Robert Harris Band. This formation is one of the premier Jazz / R&B groups in central Florida. Robert has performed at several National Jazz Festivals and Concerts with his central Florida based group and plays at least a dozen Jazz festivals in the state each year.

Keel & Curley Winery, 5210 W Thonotosassa Rd, Plant City, Florida 33565 (Tampa area)

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Icicle Ridge Winery

Icicle Ridge Winery is one of the most unique wineries in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains near Leavenworth, Washington, founder Louie Wagoner and wine-maker Don Wood produce hand-crafted, award winning wines that will delight you. The incredible ambiance of the 5,000 square foot log home, where the wine tasting takes place, is sure to amaze you. But most of all, the feeling of being part of the family will bring you back again and again!

Music connects with the human soul in a way nothing else can. The beauty of Icicle Ridge Winery is reflected by beautiful live music at events throughout the year.

The summer “Jazzamatazz” concert series started in 2003 as a hang-out night listening to Don and Kristen play with their quartet on top of the 1930’s era flatbed farm truck. That series has expanded to multiple summer concerts, always featuring the best of the best in Smooth Jazz, Folk, and Rock.

Icicle Ridge Winery, 8977 North Rd, Peshastin, Washington

Smooth Jazz And Wine – SILO’s


SILO’S, Napa’s Premiere Music Room is located in the heart of Downtown Napa at the Historic Napa Mill, adjacent to the Napa River Inn. They are open 1 hour before show-time. Check the calendar for show dates and times. Bar Manager Keith Stansberry features fine wines carefully selected from the best of Napa Valley wineries along with Silo’s very own micro-brewery draft beer “Silo’s Ale”.

Tucked behind their historic building like a classy Chicago speakeasy, Silo’s features a Full Liquor License with appetizers available until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Unforgettable live music on Friday and Saturday nights. It’s not unusual to find Grammy Award Winners sitting in for a set with local legends like Skyler Jett and Victoria Theodore. While you may not know exactly who will be playing when you get there, due to the incredible artists that are attracted to the opportunity to drop in and play at “Napa’s Premiere Music Room,” you always know you’re going to hear the very best live jazz, blues, rock, reggae, smooth jazz and Motown music around.

Smooth Jazz artists like Steve Oliver are welcomed artists in this venue.

SILO’s, Napa Mill, 500 Main St, Napa, California 94559

Wine, Dine And Jazz At Sea – Bora Bora

French Polynesia – Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine & Taha’a
September 29- October 6, 2012

Cruise with Cjazz to magnificent French Polynesia on this luxurious and exclusive 150 cabin full ship charter aboard 5-star Paul Gauguin Cruise line! Enjoy free flowing award winning DeLille Cellars wines, world-class cuisine by top Chef Kevin Gillespie and top recording artists of Contemporary Jazz!

Announced artist are Richard Smith, Eric Marienthal, Dan Siegel, Sean Holt, Eric Milstein and Land Richard. Book your cabin here.

Bora Bora is an island in the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, an overseas collectivity of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island, located about 230 kilometres (140 mi) northwest of Papeete, is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef. In the center of the island are the remnants of an extinct volcano rising to two peaks, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu, the highest point at 727 meters (2,385 ft).

Bora Bora is a major international tourist destination, famous for its aqua-centric luxury resorts. The major settlement, Vaitape is on the western side of the main island, opposite the main channel into the lagoon. Produce of the island is mostly limited to what can be obtained from the sea and the plentiful coconut trees, which were historically of economic importance for copra. According to a census performed in 2008, the permanent population of Bora Bora is 8,880.

Today the island is almost entirely dependent on tourism. Over the last few years several resorts have been built on motu (small islands, from Tahitian) surrounding the lagoon. Thirty years ago, Hotel Bora Bora built the first over-the-water bungalows on stilts over the lagoon and today, over-water bungalows are a standard feature of most Bora Bora resorts. The quality of those bungalows ranges from comparably cheap, basic accommodations to very luxurious and expensive places to stay. Most of the tourist destinations are aqua-centric; however it is possible to visit attractions on land such as WWII cannons. Air Tahiti has five or six flights daily to the Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mute from Tahiti (as well as from other islands). The island is served by Bora Bora Airport on Motu Mete in the north, with Air Tahiti providing daily flights to and from Papeete on Tahiti.

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Helwig Winery

The new, state-of-the-art winery with its unique wine cave system is located just outside Plymouth, California, in the heart of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. With its contemporary American barn design, Helwig Winery is a combination of functionality and modern-day, rustic charm.

Join them in the Helwig Winery Amphitheater for the Summer Concert Series, beginning June 2012. They are very excited to present these artists, and are looking forward to a fabulous concert series!

Craig Chaquico has engaged and inspired two generations of pop music fans, first as a founding member, lead guitarist, and a prolific principle song writer for the multi-platinum Jefferson Starship/Starship in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. While others came and went, Craig is the only person in the band to appear on every recording, tour, MTV video, album, CD, and hit song during that time.

Helwig Vineyards & Winery, 11555 Shenandoah Valley Road, Plymouth CA 95669

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Kokopelli Winery and Bistro

He is distinguished by his hump back and flute, but his legend is still being deciphered by all who read about him. Kokopelli is a mythical character of many attributions. He was known as a traveler who played his flute for the villagers to hear. He was a story teller to the villagers and would tell them of his great travels. He was a fertility god because whenever he came to town women who wanted to bear fruit were suddenly fruitful. He was also known as being an agriculture god that he bore a seed sack (distinguishing his humpback) and that he was the bearer of a green thumb. Everyone has their own beliefs to each legend; however, the one that helped down pick the name was….well all of them.

When Don was looking to produce the first batch of wine he knew that he needed a name. He wanted something that was catchy that was South Western with an Italian flair. This is when he and Carol came up with the idea of Kokopelli. Don found that when he started researching that he had picked the absolute best name for the winery.

“I enjoyed all of the different legends that Kokopelli had, but the way I see it they really are all one legend,” Don said, “Each legend also played a part in what we were trying to accomplish through our winery.”

Since the winery was so far away Don and Carol wanted people to know they were coming they didn’t have a flute to play; however, they did have great wine to share. Don and Carol had also had an amazing adventure growing, harvesting, and producing the grapes that they also had great stories to tell of their experience. Now Don was definitely no fertility god; however, all the ladies were quite fond of him. “It just comes with the job and being so handsome,” Don says while Carol looks on and laughs. Probably the most truthful legend of all that fits Don and Carol is the agriculture god. With the support of family and friends they now bore green thumbs for growing and producing grapes.

So whatever legend you may choose, enjoy it while you have a great glass of Kokopelli wine (we think Kokopelli had something to do with it)! There’s smooth jazz, Latin jazz, swing jazz, and other types, sometimes crossing over into each other and into other categories of music. Kokopelli Winery is Arizona’s largest and most decorated winery.

35 West Boston Street Chandler, AZ 85225 (480) 792-6927

 

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Vino Piazza Winery

Spend the day at this converted 1940s distillery and explore the nooks and crannies, plazas and courtyards, wine-tasting rooms and food vendors that make up this most unusual visitors’ center.

Vino Piazza, translated from Italian, means “the wine plaza”. Twelve wineries are represented here, and are owned and operated independently, each with their own unique approach to winemaking. The spaces themselves are worth the investigation, as some reside in the old “vat rooms” while others are in the ancient boiler rooms.

The landlords are the owners of the Olde Lockeford Winery, and they also have a very worthwhile fossil and minerals exhibit, including giant research-quality caste replicas of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops. There is plenty to explore and plenty of wine available to taste. Each winery has its own tasting schedule.

Sax And The City with Jessy J, Marion Meadows and Paul Taylor is coming to the city of Lockeford, CA this weekend,
Saturday, June 9, 2012 7:00 pm. Taste the wine and enjoy the music.

Vino Piazza Winery, Stone Garden Vineyard, 12470 Locke Rd, Lockeford, California 95237

 

Smooth Jazz And Wine – The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival

When is an arts and crafts festival more than an arts and crafts festival? When it’s a WINE FESTIVAL!

June 9-10, 2012, at The Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival combines not just the largest collection of artists and craftsmen ever presented at a festival in Annapolis but features a Wine and Specialty Food Pavilion that rivals other wine festivals in size and scope. Over fifteen Maryland wineries will be represented, each offering a selection of their special wines:

Boordy Vineyards
Cove Point Winery
Cygnus Wine Cellars
Far Eastern Shore Winery
Fiore Winery and Distillery
Friday’s Creek Winery
Great Shoals Winery
Harford Vineyard
Layton’s Chance Vineyard and Winery
Linganore Winecellars
Perigeaux Vineyard and Winery
Port of Leonardtown Winery
Romano Vineyard and Winery
Running Hare Vineyard
Slack Winery
Solomons Island Winery
Woodhall Wine Cellars

So it’s a day of shopping for arts and crafts from over 200 artists employing a variety of medium: painting, sculpture, ceramics, digital art, mixed media, printmaking, jewelry, fiber art, glass, wood, leather, metal and photography —while enjoying a glass of Maryland wine (or purchase a bottle or two to take home) — while listening to smooth jazz. Life is good!

And afterwards, hop on the shuttle to visit historic, downtown Annapolis with its many quaint shops and restaurants.

To view details and purchase tickets: www.annapolisartsandcraftsfestival.com.

The Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, 550 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Md 21401

 

Smooth Jazz And Wine – South Coast Winery Resort & Spa

Prepare to experience luxury uncorked. In the heart of Southern California’s Temecula Wine Country, South Coast Winery Resort & Spa is conveniently located about an hour’s drive from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. Come and discover our unique resort and working winery, reflecting owner Jim Carter’s vision.

Rolling vineyards, private villas, vibrant dining, lush spa, exclusive tastings. The glass is definitely more than half-full at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa.  This Temecula Valley, California, destination combines working winery with luxurious sanctuary, adding a new dimension to an increasingly popular wine country. The intimate resort offers Southern California residents a very drivable getaway. It’s also easily accessible from the San Diego, Los Angeles and Ontario airports and central to the region’s many attractions.

And the guest experience here? Peaceful walks through the vines, winery tours and tastings, gourmet food paired with award-winning wines, vineyard views from a villa terrace with the highest standards of service. A slightly romanticized version of the vintner lifestyle. Just the way founder/proprietor Jim Carter originally pictured it.

On Sunday, June 17, 2012  South Coast Winery Rhythm On The Vine presents TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci & Karen Briggs.

Smooth Jazz And Wine – North Wilkesboro

Downtown North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, is a Main Street Community, featuring events such as the annual Shine to Wine Festival. This event presents some of the best wine North Carolina has to offer as well as live music, art and food. Each year, Shine to Wine hosts some of the finest wineries and vineyards from throughout the region.

The contemporary jazz band Freeport Jazz will entertain you on  Saturday, May 05, 2012 – 1:00 pm.  Held on 10th Street in Downtown North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.

For the RV camper, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, offers a good location near a number of outdoor attractions. Rendezvous Mountain State Park and the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir are only about 6 miles from the center of town. Stone Mountain State Park and the Thurmond Chatham Wildlife Management area are 12 miles to the north, and more outdoor destinations are only a little farther away. The area offers fishing, boating and hiking, among other outdoor activities. Best off all, after the camping trip is over, easy access to U.S. 421 and then to Interstate 77 offers an easy drive home.

 

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Kazimierz World Wine Bar

Kazimierz is downtown Scottsdale’s hidden jewel, offering live entertainment, classic & craft cocktails, global small plates and over 2000 wines. Enjoy a glass, flight or bottle here…most bottles available for retail purchase as well! When the space next door became available, owner Peter Kasperski planned a lounge to complement his neighboring restaurant, Cowboy Ciao. Named for Kasperksi’s father, Kazimierz pays tribute to him through family photos, coin & stamp collections, and menu quotes worthy of a curmudgeonly, Schlitz-drinking, Chicago stone mason.

High tables, low tables, front row seating and cozy, dark corners! Plush sofas & chairs in vineyard colors, stone walls softened by candlelight; wooden wine casks evoke the feel of a European wine cave; subtle lighting. Eclectic blend of jazz, latin & world beat plays pre & post-entertainment.

Cal Harris Jr.  invites you to join him and a few of his friends such as Neamen Lyles and Joel Del Rosario for a night of Smooth Jazz on Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm in this fine venue.

Kazimierz World Wine Bar, 7137 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

 

 

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Raphael Vineyards

The Petrocelli Family strives to produce Long Island’s greatest wines, incorporating both New World advances and Old World traditions. They are located on the North Fork of Long Island where the gentle maritime influence of the surrounding water provides a moderate climate allowing our grapes to fully ripen, achieving perfect balance, aroma, and flavor. Using sustainable vineyard practices, hand harvesting, spontaneous fermentation and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael produces hand-crafted wines that reflect a pure expression of the unique climate and soil of the North Fork.

The winemaking philosophy is based on an understanding of the cycle of nature, the climate and soil, the ripeness of the grapes and the success of time-honored techniques. Utilizing gravity flow and a natural winemaking philosophy, Raphael wines are produced sustainably, utilizing spontaneous fermentation with little fining and filtration resulting in wines that purely express our local terroir. Their goal is to produce ripe, fruit-driven wines that exhibit a marriage of depth, finesse, elegance, and balance – the flavors of the North Fork – provided first by the terroir and secondly, by the dedicated, impassioned attention of our own hands.

The winery was designed by John Petrocelli who was inspired by the Italian monasteries of his ancestral home. Their production facility blends classic Mediterranean architecture with modern winemaking equipment. By building the winery 12 feet underground they are not only able to make their wines using a gentle gravity-flow method, but were able to construct a very energy efficient building using the earth’s natural 55F temperature to cool the winery in the summer and warm it in the winter.

The Raphael Vineyards will offer a new season of jazz series soon!

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Bedell Cellars

Bedell Cellars is a 30-year-old sustainably farmed and family owned estate vineyard and winery making some of the most critically acclaimed wines from the North Fork of Long Island appellation.

Cementing Bedell’s reputation as the benchmark producer from the Long Island winegrowing region, The New York Times proclaimed, “Bedell has consolidated its status as a world-class estate,” and Wine Business Monthly named Bedell to its list of the Top 10 Hottest Small Brands in the world. Bedell’s flagship red blend, Musée, received 91 points from Wine Spectator, the highest score this publication has ever awarded to a red wine from Eastern North America.

Bedell has been owned since 2000 by Michael Lynne, an esteemed art collector and film executive who was Executive Producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy among many others. The business has been led for the past 10 years by its CEO Trent Preszler, a Cornell graduate considered to be one of the most ambitious leaders in the New York wine industry, who also serves on the Board of Directors of WineAmerica. Bedell’s Winemaker, 30-year veteran Rich Olsen-Harbich, wrote the North Fork of Long Island appellation into existence in 1986, and is the only Winemaker in Eastern North America to use entirely indigenous yeasts as part of a holistic natural winemaking program. Complementing this 30-year tradition with a critically acclaimed Artist Series, dynamic management team, and some of the oldest grapevines in the region, Bedell exists at the forefront of creativity and excellence in the modern American wine industry.

The Bedell facility is unmatched regionally for its sophistication. The new state-of-the-art winery was completed in 2005 and boasts custom designed open-top fermenting tanks and a gravity-driven regime to minimize pumping and filtering. The Tasting Room is housed in a renovated potato barn originally built in 1919, and it showcases the world class contemporary art collection of owner Michael Lynne, featuring works over the past decade by Cindy Sherman, Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Eric Fischl, Sam Taylor Wood, Uta Barth and Sarah Morris. An outdoor grand tasting pavilion was recently completed, offering visitors a sweeping view of hundreds of acres of vineyards and open farmland.

Bedell Cellars is famous for his Winterfest Jazz On The Vine.

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Pasos Vineyards

Specializing in Mediterranean and Bordeaux style wines that reflect the taste, passion and vision of wine maker and owner Antonio Pasos… and lots of fun!  The Pasos Vineyards Winery is located in the Vino Piazza Wine Village. A regional destination wine center that is home to 6 boutique wineries.

Their winery features a huge Red Barrel Room, a Galley Kitchen, Production Facilities, Private Dinning Room with view, Special Loft Art Studio and Gallery, Courtyard and a beautiful Tasting Room. Wine maker Antonio Pasos is often in the tasting room sharing his wine making techniques and visiting with guests; while our friendly staff always has a smile to share and wine information to help you pick out the best bottle of wine. Come visit us and enjoy our fun and relaxing tasting room today.

One of the attractions of Pasos Vineyards is their resident artist and writer, David Jon Foster. Not only is he a prominent and talented artist, he is responsible for the beautiful artwork labeling displayed on each and every bottle produced by Pasos Vineyards. The entire tasting room is a virtual art gallery of Foster’s work.

Pasos Vineyards features the coolest music in their tasting room including Smooth Jazz,  Spanish Classical, World, Reggae, Rock and more. They also pride themselves in finding the best original musical talent to feature at their concerts and special events.

Their resident music man is the great Levi Huffman. Levi is a world class musician who plays his own original ethereal Jazz compositions. Levi also mixes in acoustic classic rock and blues for a solo performance loved by all. See him at Festive Fridays April to Sept. Visit his website at www.levihuffman.com.

Travis Vega is an emerging Smooth Jazz artist and composer that puts on a fun and lively show. Travis performs several concerts every year in the Pasos Courtyard and Red Barrel Room. You can hear his music on Smooth Jazz 105.5 “The River”. Visit his website at www.travisvega.com.

The Smooth Jazz master Ray Iaea consistently puts together 2, 3 or 4 piece ensembles,that features accomplished musicians such as Alex Dedal, Beth Iaea,Levi Huffman, Mike Noche and others. His is a classic Smooth Jazz performance that everyone one will enjoy. Visit his website at www.rayiaea.com.

Further musicians performing at this venue are Ivan Najera, Dennis Sebastian, Mario Sebastian, and Tayler & Mallery.

Open from 11:00-5:30 on Fridays and 11:00-6:00 on Saturday & Sunday

Pasos Vineyards at Vino Piazza, Suite 268, 12470 Locke Rd. Lockeford CA 95237

Smooth Jazz And Wine – Young’s

Young’s is one of the first vineyards you come to after turning onto Shenandoah Road in Plymouth. Over the years they have become an essential stop for a growing group of enthusiastic fans of their celebrated Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Sangiovese and Barbera. Young’s also offers a superb Roussanne. “Young’s Barbera is best in class,” says Rocklin landscape designer Scott Jardine. “All their wines are top drawer – they rival anything out of the Napa Valley.” Scott and several of his friends have been making annual jaunts to Shenandoah Valley to buy their favorite Young’s wine by the case.

When they purchased the Property in 1992, there was an operating winery producing 1,000 cases of wine with seven acres of grapes. Today, production has increased to 6,000 cases and the place has expanded to 30 acres, including 10 acres of lawns, gardens and picnic grounds surrounding a tranquil pond. In this year’s “Best of Summer” special section, the Sacramento Bee named Young’s the Number One picnic area in the entire greater Sacramento area!

The beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Amador County is one of the oldest non-Spanish farming communities in California. The easy gold found early during the Gold Rush soon was exhausted and the miners realized that their fortune would more likely be made in a more traditional manner – farming. Grapes were planted as early as the 1850s and the valley’s reputation for “liquid gold” has been growing since.

This vineyard will be the venue for a great smooth jazz event. Superstars of Smooth Jazz shining for the stars of FEAT. Rock’in the Vineyard 2012 presents Steve Oliver and the Producers Paul Brown and Darren Rahn. Visit this vineyard Saturday June 16, 2012 for a great feast!

Young’s Vineyard, 10120 Shenandoah Rd, Plymouth, CA 95669

Smooth Jazz And Wine – The Thornton Winery

The Thornton Winery will celebrate their 23rd Anniversary Champagne Jazz Series. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California. Tickets for the entire 2012 Champagne Jazz Concert Series will go on sale in March 2012. Mark your Saturday evenings and Sunday Afternoons in May through October, 2012.

Nestled in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, The Thornton Winery opened in 1988. The winery combines old world style with new world taste to create award-winning and premium varietal wine. The Méthode Champenoise process is used because it has proven to be the best for producing fine quality Sparkling Wine/Champagne.

From the beginning, The Thornton Winery has utilized skills perfected in blending Méthode Champenoise Sparkling Wine/Champagne and then applied them to the new premium varietal still wines in 1993. The result: more awards and medals. Over the years, some very unique premium varietal wines have been added to the product line. These varietals emulate classic wine styles of the Mediterranean and Rhône regions.

Temecula Valley is Southern California’s Wine Country. With award winning wines, great restaurants and beautiful gift shops, Temecula Valley Wineries have something for everyone.

Smooth Jazz And Wine – The Flo…For the love of Wine

Marcus Johnson will present his new wine brand, that is launching March 1, nationwide. The wine is from California and is under the Flo…For the love of™ banner. Please like it, so that Marcus can let you know when they are going to have their Flo Wine “Sip and Sounds™” launch events.

In 2008, Johnson introduced the jazz world to the groundbreaking Billboard Top 15 Contemporary Jazz FLO series – FLO: Chill (#7), FLO: Romance (#7) and FLO: Standards (#2).

With an MBA and JD from Georgetown University, Johnson’s educational background compliments his career success story as both an artist and entrepreneur which led him to establish Marimelj Entertainment Group comprising Three Keys Music and Studio 8121. Johnson recently teamed up with Tarara Winery to create the FLO…™ Wines Series, a private wine label under his new company, FLO…™ Brands, LLC.

Tarara creates an experience that sets apart the visitor from the pretension and attitude that is commonly associated with wine to present some of Virginia’s finest blends available. Their wines are to be enjoyed with great friends while visiting Tarara Winery’s beautifully manicured 475 acre farm which surrounds Shadow Lake and stretches along the Potomac River. The tasting room is open daily from 11-5, and 11-6 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a tasting and discover your favorite wine.

Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Leesburg, VA 20176

Smooth Jazz and Great Venues – The Osthoff Resort

The Osthoff Resort, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, is a premier AAA Four Diamond resort located on 500 ft of recreational lakefront. Offering a casual atmosphere within its’ elegant surroundings, The Osthoff Resort provides a romantic getaway for couples, while year-round indoor and outdoor activities, provide a family with many opportunities to enjoy spending time together.

Their conference center offers spacious and well-appointed ballrooms and meeting rooms to assist in the productivity of retreats and conferences for our group guests. A host of seasonal getaway packages are available providing guests varying options for a holiday vacation. Whether spring, summer, fall or winter – The Osthoff Resort is Your Place on the Lake.™

The Osthoff Resort is host of a wonderful weekend of dynamic performances by world-renowned jazz musicians including White Hot Summer Groove featuring Peter White and Euge Groove, Nick Colionne, Celebrating the Music of Grover Under the Direction of Jason Miles, Down to the Bone, Maysa, Jackiem Joyner, Matt Marshak and Marcell Guyton!

The 10th annual Jazz on the Vine, May 11-13, 2012 celebrates Smooth Jazz and gives you the opportunity to sample an array of over 100 exotic wines from international and domestic vineyards and enjoy eclectic cuisine created by our award-winning Osthoff Chefs.

Smooth Jazz and Wine

Smooth Jazz and Wine is a delicate combination. 2012 will be the year with the most smooth jazz festivals combined with tastings of your favorite wines. To make your mouth water we inform you about the next festivals under the patronage of wine.

The year starts with the New York City Winter Wine Fest on Saturday, February 04, 2012 at Best Buy Theater, 1515 Broadway at W 44th St, New York.  This year, for your sipping and swaying pleasure they present “Nu Jazz” artists Four80East, performing in the final hour of each session (5-6pm / 10-11pm).

The 7th Annual Wine & Jazz Festival will be held on February 17th. 18th and 19th 2012 with the main event on Saturday Feb 18th, 2012. The venue is Laishley Park, 100 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, Florida 33950. The Headliners are The Rippingtons, featuring Russ Freeman, Peter White & Mindi Abair.

The 10th annual Jazz on the Vine will take place on May 11-13, 2012! At the Osthoff Resort, 101 Osthoff Ave, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020, you can attend a wonderful weekend of dynamic performances by world-renowned jazz musicians including White Hot Summer Groove featuring Peter White and Euge Groove, Nick Colionne, Celebrating the Music of Grover Under the Direction of Jason Miles, Down to the Bone, Maysa, Jackiem Joyner, Matt Marshak and Marcell Guyton!

The Thornton Winery will celebrate their 23rd Anniversary Champagne Jazz Series. The intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean fountain terrace, overlooking the beautiful Temecula Wine Country, offers a memorable and unique concert experience unmatched in Southern California. Tickets for the entire 2012 Champagne Jazz Concert Series will go on sale in March 2012. Mark your Saturday evenings and Sunday Afternoons in May through October, 2012.

The Petrocelli Family strives to produce Long Island’s greatest wines, incorporating both New World advances and Old World traditions. Raphael Vineyards will continue their Jazz Series in 2012. Raphael Vineyards, 39390 NY 25, Peconic, New York will be anew the place of Smooth Jazz. We will inform you about artists and dates.

Northeast Jazz & Wine Fest returns in 2012, July. The tradition continues for 2012, bringing great music, fun, food, and drink for the whole family to downtown Syracuse, gateway to summer fun for Upstate New York!

Keystone Wine & Jazz Festival, River Run Village, Keystone, Colorado 80132 will be center of the wine world in July 2012.

Relax in the beautiful backdrop of Copper Mountain as stars from Smooth Jazz and Fusion to Mainstream Jazz delight your senses. Known for its scenic splendor, internationally renowned talent and diverse wine selection, Genuine Jazz & Wine will not disappoint this summer.  In addition to amazing live jazz music, sample some of the country’s best wines. Note this date for August 2012.

The 15th Annual Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival will present 200 wines from 20 wineries and great Northwest cuisine.  Al Jarreau, Arturo Sandoval, Spyro Gyra, Diane Schuur, Stanley Jordan, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Bill Frisell, Coco Montoya and blues master John Hammond were the artists of last year. So 8th and Columbia Sts, Esther Short Park, Vancouver, Washington will be your place of choice in late August.

Colorado will have his Colorado Mountain Wine Fest at Riverbend Park, 451 Pendleton St, Palisade, Colorado 81526  in September 2012. Also watch out for the the Lake Norman Wine Festival, which will be traditionally held in October, 2012. Over a dozen wineries are ready to present you fine wine.

Come enjoy hand crafted wine from some of Sonoma County’s best boutique wineries, celebrity chef demos from Chefs Scott Tompkins of Skye, Eddie Matney from Eddie’s Place and more. Food venues from both, Sonoma and Arizona as well as over 100 lifestyle vendors. The 2012 Sonoma Showcase of Fine Wine Festival will be in November, 2012.

If your Smooth Jazz Wine festival is not mentioned, inform us. We will be pleased to promote your personal event.