Top 10 Wineries in Colorado
Colorado wineries have been getting the buzz they deserve. While Colorado has not been known to be a wine state, tourists and some locals will be surprised to know that wine produced here can compete with the more popularly known wineries in the country.
Most recently, thirteen award-winning wines from Colorado have been chosen by the Governor’s Cup which showed great national potential. From 150 registered wineries in the state, there were over 340 entries. From reds to whites, dessert and fruity, even ciders and meads, you’ll find that wineries we are featuring will have what you’ve been looking for.
Wineries in Denver, CO.
Balistreri Vineyards offers wine lovers a cozy vibe when they come to visit. A family-run winery, and also a tasting room plus event center, they offer daily tours and seasonal delicious lunch menu.
Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery’s house wine is the absolute star of the show. Operating as a full bar in with an industrial and artsy feel, wine tasters will be amazed to note that this upscale bar also serves gourmet small plates. A perfect pair for every glass of vino indeed!
If you love to design your own wine, then, you got to visit Wild Women Winery. They offer blending and bottling parties for you and your friends. This boutique winery and tasting room is located in the heart of downtown Denver. It produces over 20 varietals on site!
Infinite Monkey Theorem opened in Denver in 2008. This urban winery is famous for the super chill and laid back atmosphere. People rave about their, red wines and they are the only winery in Colorado to produce their own sparkling wine (using the champagne method). If you are looking to take some wine to go (maybe to the park) they have wine in a CAN, yes you heard that right! The “winery” is also an art lover’s haven, with tasteful graffiti, and art on the walls that add to the overall hip ambiance.
Silver Vines Winery makes and sells their own wines. Having a full production facility with tanks, barrels, and tasting rooms that are open seven days a week, this winery has an old school feel that’s appropriate for the area, Old Town Arvada. Like many wineries in the area, they don’t have a kitchen but they do offer a charcuterie and cheese board. Nevertheless, like other wineries, this too is a BYOF (bring your own food) establishment.
Grape vines particularly love the Colorado climate. This means that there are more than 20 wineries and vineyards in Palisade and Grand Junction with very spectacular offerings. If you have time to take a 5 hour or so drive to this area of Colorado you’ll be glad you did. Here are our top five Palisade and Grand Junction, Colorado Wineries you need to visit!
Grand Junction & Palisade Wineries
Looking for an “instagrammable” location for a wine tasting? Make Maison la Belle Vie Winery your next destination. You’ll be in an awesome outdoor space, with white lights strung, plenty of seating and lush greens for a backdrop. They have some of the most delicious wine paired with their cheese and meat boards. This is the closest that you’ll get to the Napa Valley experience in Colorado.
Two Rivers Winery and Chateau is a must stop if you’re ever in Grand Junction. Why? The vineyard and chateau are truly beautiful, the wines are exceptional, and very warm and intimate ambiance.
Got a sweet tooth? Carlson Vineyards has the best award-winning fruit wines made from locally grown apples, cherries, peaches, pears and, plums from the Grand Junction area. Even if you are a dry wine fan, you might convert once you’ve tasted their cold peach wine or the cherry wine served in chocolate dipped rim glasses. They also serve Reisling, Cab Franc and more!
Varaison Vineyards and Winery is located in a warm and inviting, beautiful Victorian home. Check out their choices of wines, from Merlot, Nebbiolo, Champagne, and Chardonnay, lots more!
Friendly, inviting and informative tasting room with an old world charm, Grande River Vineyards & Winery is also a must stop for wine lovers. They offer daily wine tasting of their European varietal wines made from Colorado-grown grapes. Are you an early bird? Then, you’d love to know that they open at 9:00 in the morning to 5:00 in the afternoon! Check out Colorado’s Solar Powered Winery and sample their award-winning wines!
If you’d like to visit these wineries all at once, Mile High Wine Tours, Denver’s best wine tasting tour will take you there! Check out our website for more info about booking a tour for you and your family and friends!