I’ve lived in Colorado for more than 20 years and have not heard until recently that Colorado is a wine producing state! I was so surprised! How could this climate produce fine wines? I’ve learned that in certain areas (mainly on the western slope) the weather is just right for growing grapes.
The great Rocky Mountains and wineries – what a surprisingly delightful combination!
There are more than 60 wineries across the state. Many of them are open for tours and wine tasting. As our family travels around the state this summer, we plan on dropping by one of these treasures. Before or after a day of hiking, we’ll squeeze in a quick visit.
Our favorite wine is Sparkling Riesling which I’ve read is available at The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Canon City.
Here is a short list of some of the wineries in Colorado:
Colorado Cellars Winery (Palisade)
Creekside Cellars (Evergreen)
The Terror Creek Winery (Paonia)
Trail Ridge Winery (Loveland)
Plum Creek Cellars (Grand Junction)
Pikes Peak Vineyards and Winery (Colorado Springs)
Check out the internet for more!