Super VIP Experience Drink Menu By Mixologist Jonathan Yaseen
The most luxurious way to attend the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
New for 2019, we are proud to present the new Super VIP Experience - the most exclusive package we’ve ever offered. This all-inclusive pass lets you experience the festival at the highest level possible with on-stage access to the Ajax Sky Lounge & Sky Deck Viewing Platform, a decadent, gourmet chef "show cooking" station, an open bar with a personal mixologist, backstage catered meals, on-demand golf cart shuttle, artist meet-and-greets and so much more all surrounded by alpine views.
We are excited to announce more details of the new package, the craft cocktail and wine menu presented by Beverage Director and renowned Mixologist, Jonathan Yaseen.
2019 Craft Cocktail Menu
All craft cocktails served stage-side in the Ajax Sky Lounge.
Co-owner and operator of Telluride's cutting-edge bar and restaurant, "there...", Jonathan Yaseen is a master mixologist who has earned quite a name for himself through his inventive, handcrafted signature drinks. With two restaurant locations having earned noteworthy write-ups and awards from the New York Times, Denver Post, Vogue Magazine, Zagat, Eater and Westword, Jonathan is a true beverage virtuoso.
Extending beyond the restaurant landscape, Jonathan is lending his talents to the festival by creating an elevated assortment of craft cocktails designed specifically for the Super VIP Experiences at the 26th Annual Telluride Blues & Brews Festival. Explore the full list below. Cheers!
Wine & Bubbles
All wine served stage-side in the Ajax Sky Lounge.
Cremant De Limoux Thomas Jefferson Brut Blanc - Gérard Bertrand
Limoux is the area where sparkling wine originated. In 1531, the monks of Saint Hilaire discovered the first wine with bubbles. Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees, these vineyards benefit from the cool conditions required to make sparkling wines of quality. This exceptional quality had even founded an echo across the Atlantic: The White House. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, was Limoux’ greatest admirer, and he discretely cultivated his love for France and for Limoux sparkling wine. Actually, wine from Limoux was the only sparkling wine to be found in his personal cellar.
Pol Roger Reserve Brut French Champagne
Elegant and refined, the cuvée Brut Réserve is the champagne of all occasions. The Brut Réserve is a blend in equal parts of the three champenois grape varieties: pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay from 30 different crus. 25% reserve wines are used to produce this cuvée. The Pinot Noir (bringing structure, body and power) is mainly produced from some of the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. The Pinot Meunier (ensuring freshness, roundness and fruitiness) is issued from several crus from the Vallée de la Marne and from the Epernay area. The Chardonnay (adding its aromatic complexity, finesse, elegance and lightness) comes from Epernay and some of the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. After four years ageing in our cellars, its style combines complexity, balance and distinction.
Rock star Jon Bon Jovi has another major accomplishment under his belt, and this time it has nothing to do with music. The singer’s recently launched rosé, Hampton Water, has been named the best rosé of 2018 by Wine Spectator. When the rocker originally launched the rosé in April with his son and acclaimed French winemaker Gérard Bertrand, the 2017 production sold out before its official release. Hand-picked by the finest wine makers the South of France has to offer, Hampton Water Wine is made up of the perfect blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes. What that all means is the wine is the perfect companion for any occasion.
Far Niente Chardonnay 2017
The 2017 vintage opens with aromas of melon, sweet citrus and white blossom floral layered with notes of flint, yeast and sweetly toasted oak. A smooth and focused entry is followed by a silky midpalate with ripe flavors of honeydew and lemon, supported by just of touch of wet stone, yeast and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and structured with citrus rind and mouthwatering acid. Aromas of melon, sweet citrus, and white blossom floral layered with notes of flint, yeast, and sweet toasted oak. A smooth and focused entry is followed by a silky midpalate with ripe flavors of honeydew and lemon, supported by just of touch of wet stone, yeast, and toasted hazelnuts. The finish is long and structured with citrus rind and mouthwatering acid.
Pascal Jolivet Sancerre Blanc 2018
Each grape is sorted during the harvest; we work by gravity to respect the natural flow of the juice within vinification process. A light pressing is done to preserve the integrity of the fruit. Terroirs are blended : 50% limestone, 30% limestone clay and 20% flint. Each terroir is vinified separately in thermo-regulated stainless steel tank. Limestone brings minerality and finesse. Limestone clay enhances fruit and richness. Flint provides structure and minerality.
Flowers Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2017
Elegant, balanced and expressive, this Pinot Noir represents both our estate and vineyards of our grower partners. Farmed sustainably and with 100% native yeast fermentation, we work hard to take a “hands off” approach to winemaking, allowing the wines to showcase the spirit of the Sonoma Coast. Floral expressions of lilac and fresh roses. Fruit flavors of Santa Rosa plum and cranberry. Notes of cedar, clove and baking spice linger for a long, savory finish.
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2016
Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black berry notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and lifting acidity leads to a layered and lingering finish. A beautiful core of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and lavender with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and camphor plus a waft of tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a nice, firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and well-played freshness delivering a long, vibrant finish.
Super VIP Experience Amenities
On-Stage Access To The Ajax Sky Lounge
Relax in comfy sofa-style couches in the private side-stage lounge and bask in the warm, intimate ambiance as close to the performers as you can get.
On-Stage Access To The Sky Deck
Watch your favorite performance from a viewing platform on the Main Stage offering the most intimate festival experience possible. Experience a clear view of performers and the beautiful Town Park backdrop with an open bar featuring craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails within arms reach.
Please note - viewing area access is subject to artist discretion. Restrictions may apply for headliner sets and other select artists.
Gourmet Chef "Show Cooking Station"
Indulge in specially curated bites from featured chef Bud Thomas daily.
Complimentary Seafood Raw Bar
Feast on fresh shucked oysters on the ½ shell, jumbo shrimp cocktail and oyster shooters with cracked pepper, cocktail sauce, and lemon wedges.
Open Bar On-Stage At The Ajax Sky Bar
Enjoy some of Colorado’s best craft cocktails, craft beers, wine, and champagne.
Personal Mixologist Jonathan Yaseen
Enjoy a curated specialty cocktail menu designed specifically for the Festival. Full cocktail menu will be announced in summer 2019.
Move freely in between different areas of the festival with the highest level of access.
Backstage Catered Meals
Enjoy lunch, dinner and special Sunday brunch alongside the festival artists.
On Demand Golf Cart Shuttle To The Blues Stage And Campground Stage
Skip the hassle of walking between stages and order a free ride!
Private Meet And Greets With Artists From The Music Maker Relief Foundation
Get to know the real deal with blues, gospel and roots artists from the rural south.
Don’t lift a finger all weekend long! More than just directions or recommendations, take advantage of our personal concierges who are equipped with a wealth of local expertise.
Commemorative Souvenir Laminate
Take home a frame-worthy piece of the festival.
Stay connected with high-speed wifi all weekend.
Access to all of the perks of our highly popular VIP Experience
Access to two Sports Bars with 8 HDTV’s to watch NCAA or NFL while watching the festival stage, a double-decker 2nd level viewing platform of Main Stage with a fireplace, covered seating
Exclusive VIP Lounge with premium stage views, shade tents, relaxed seating, yard games and fire pits
VIP Reception with complimentary appetizers and cocktails - Friday from 4 pm - 6 pm
Private "VIP Grand Tasting" with 20 select breweries - Saturday from 12 pm - 3 pm
Gospel Brunch with Champagne and Bloody Mary Bar along with lite food and candy bar for kids - Sunday from 11 pm - 1 pm
Admission into Late Night Juke Joint music venues with early, priority entry
Complimentary on-site professional massage therapists (throughout the festival weekend)
Private, upscale premium restrooms with flushable toilets
Exclusive VIP Merchandise Booth
Priority entrance to the festival each day - avoid getting stuck in line
The Super VIP Experience is extremely limited with only 25 spaces available
The base price for each package is $5,000 per person. Tickets are extremely limited with only 25 available and a purchase limit of 4 Passes per order.