Our first stop at Purgatory Cellars introduced us to a South Denver winery we weren’t familiar with and a tasting of a Pinot Noir that could have easily convinced us to buy a bottle. Then, not far away, we came across Evergood Elixirs and their lemon wine. We didn’t know wine could be made from lemons but learned that apparently, all it needs is a little bit more sugar for fermentation. Despite that, the lemon and strawberry lemonade wine tastings were perfectly (not too) sweet and incredibly refreshing. The line extending from the booth suggested many other attendees felt the same.
Colorado Street Art
Breaking from wine, we browsed the chalk art, stopping to appreciate the cute cat drawing near the impressive 3D wine glass from @chalkonista, and then giggle at the Bob Ross the Frog by @Lana.Tun. Impressive drawings of a whale shark, a horse, and a fairy also gave us time to appreciate the talent required for 3D chalk art.
More Colorado Wine
We ended the day with tastings from Dragon Meadery (who had a delicious traditional honey mead), a flight from Avanti Winery (who had a memorable Cab Sauv and won us over with a portion of their proceeds going to support greyhound rescue), and finally a delightfully refreshing Pinot Grigio from Blendings at the Hillside, a perfect complement to the Bluegrass band on stage.
Overall, we couldn’t have asked for a better day and loved the variety of the wineries present, both for the diverse wine offerings and the diverse geographical representation. It was a day well spent exploring Colorado’s wine scene. We can’t wait for Chalk Lines and Vines 2023!! Woo!
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