The 2019 Wine List At The Festival

Exceptional Wines For an Exceptional Weekend

With the final additions and finishing touches, we are excited to present the complete list of wine at the 43rd Telluride Jazz Festival. From full-bodied reds with bold flavors to dry, zesty whites with a smooth finish, the 2019 wine list has something for every kind of wine enthusiast. Explore the list below!


General Admission Wine List

14 Hands

14 Hands wines are inspired by the unbridled spirit of the wild horses that once freely roamed eastern Washington. Measuring just fourteen hands tall — a “hand” equivalent to the width of one’s palm — these tenacious little horses would travel down from the hills every day to drink from the mighty Columbia River and graze along the riverbank, then retreat back to cool off at night. Washington’s wild horses have become living symbols of the pioneer spirit of the American West.



This delicately colored Rosé opens with pretty aromas of strawberries, raspberries and watermelon. Refreshing flavors of melon and peach are followed closely by a kick of citrus in the finish.

Blend: Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Grenache
AVA: Washington State
Alcohol: 13.0%


Pinot Grigio

This crisp, refreshing Pinot Grigio offers aromas of fresh melon and green apple followed by flavors of pear and honeysuckle.

Blend: 98% Pinot Grigio, 2% Sauvignon Blanc
AVA: Washington State
Alcohol: 12.5%
Acidity: 0.55 g/100 mL
PH: 3.43


Red Blend

This polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. Flavors of cherries, ripe berries and plums, supported by a frame of refined tannins, give way to subtle notes of baking spice on a persistent finish.

Blend: Predominately Merlot and Syrah with seven other varietals in smaller quantities
AVA: Columbia Valley
Alcohol: 13.5%
Acidity: 0.53 g/100 mL
PH: 3.77



Our 14 Hands white wine sparkler has delicate flavors of apples and citrus with lively acidity.

Blend: Pinot Grigio. Riesling, Muscat Canelli, and other aromatic white varietals
AVA: Columbia Valley
Alcohol: 11.0%


Merf stands for something. More importantly, someone: David “Merf” Merfeld. His journey from Iowa family farmer to Washington winemaker started in brewing, with some interesting detours along the way. Merf believes in honest, hard work and that's ingrained in these bottles of American craftsmanship. His wine is something to be discovered, tasted and enjoyed with friends. 100% Washington state-grown grapes, pure & simple. Columbia Valley vineyards are ideally located for grape-growing. A hot, dry climate and limited rain in Eastern Washington is perfect for grape vines. Both Merf and the grapes enjoy long summers: roughly two more hours of sunlight daily during the peak growing season than California, allowing more time for the fruit to ripen.


Cabernet Sauvignon

The nose takes on dark fruits with toasty oak and a touch of chocolate. Fruity and seductive, this slightly sweet Cabernet has black fruits with a vanilla towards the back end. This is a very good value Cabernet, particularly for those who want their red wine on the fruity side.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 1% Cabernet Franc
AVA: Columbia Valley
Alcohol: 14.4%



Toasty oak and brioche fill the nose. The palate has a good amount of oak as well but shows off butterscotch and buttered popcorn flavors that add to the deliciousness of this viscous Chardonnay.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
AVA: Columbia Valley
Alcohol: 14.1%

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Columbia Crest H3


2015 Sauvignon Blanc

This Sauvignon Blanc opens with citrus aromas followed by a layer of minerality and pear flavors that give way to a crisp, clean finish.

Blend: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3 % Chenin Blanc
Alcohol: 13.0%
pH: 3.23


2016 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon

This bold Cabernet opens with flavors of black cherries and blackberries with a touch of currants and vanilla, complemented by earth and mineral notes. Deep berry flavors lead to a soft tannin cocoa finish.

Blend: 85% Cabernet, 14 % Merlot, 1% Other Red Varietals
Aging: 90% of the wine aged for 12 months in new and older French and American oak barrels, 10% aged in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.79



This medium-bodied Merlot delivers aromas of spice and blackberry with the perfect balance of earth, cocoa and ripe cherry notes on the palate. The complex flavors are followed by a smooth, velvety finish.

Blend: 100% Merlot
Aging: 66% older oak and in 34% new oak barrels, both French and American, for approximately 15 months.
Alcohol: 14.5%
pH: 3.80


Brut Sparkling

Sourced from premium grapes in Washington state’s Columbia Valley, this Brut delivers delicate aromas of green apple, bright citrus notes with a persistent bubble and balanced acidity.

Alcohol: 11.5%
TA: 0.63g/100mL
pH: 3.2


2017 Pinot Gris

Our Pinot Gris style falls between the lighter Italian Pinot Grigio and the richer, rounder Pinot Gris from Alsace. The Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris offers fresh flavors of juicy pear, melon and a hint of spice.

Blend: 100% Pinot Gris
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.35


2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Special Anniversary

Cabernet Sauvignon is a standout variety from Washington, with silky tannins, rich complexity and concentrated fruit. That’s why our Columbia Valley Cabernet is the perfect choice to carry the nostalgic banner of our 50th anniversary. Raise a glass and help us celebrate the next 50 years!

Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 1% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol: 13.5%
pH: 3.85 pH



Bright aromas of slightly toasted pears with underlying citrus notes lead to a heavenly mix of fresh pear and ripe melon flavors. The creamy yet juicy mouthfeel will have you thinking this wine was made with divine intervention.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 13.5%
AVA: Washington State


Red Blend

This broody red wine is deeply layered with blackberry, dark fruit, violet and cocoa.

Blend: 90% Syrah, 10% Merlot
Alcohol: 14.5%
AVA: Washington State

Villa Maria

Pinot Noir

Sauvignon Blanc

Tickets for the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival, August 9 - 11 are still available! Join us for three days of world-class live performances from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Lettuce, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Victor Wooten Band, Turkuaz, Cha Wa and many more!