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"Rocky Mountain HIGH"! Colorado’s grape-growing regions are among the highest in the world – from 4,000-7,000 feet. Quality grape growing requires an environment where there are hot days and cool nights. The high elevation vineyards ensure this here, with cool evenings maintaining acidity and hot days ripening the grapes. There are currently around 750 acres under vine, spread mostly between two viticultural areas, Grand Valley and West Elks. By 1910, there were more than 1,000 farmers with vineyards and the industry was booming. However, Prohibition wiped out the wine industry in these parts. Today there are nearly 60 wineries in the state, with more on the way. Vinifera varietals include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Hybrids are also cultivated here, as their winter hardiness makes them an ecological success. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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Varietals Produced in Colorado View all

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Colorado View all

  • Desert Moon Vineyards

    Immersing yourself in a moment, whether it's a summer evening barbeque with close friends or danc...

  • Debeque Canyon Winery

    DeBeque Canyon Winery is located in the Grand Valley Appellation in the heart of Colorado's fruit...

  • Woody Creek Cellars

    Woody Creek Cellars, located in Woody Creek, Colorado, was founded in 2000 by Winemaker Kevin Doy...

  • Boulder Creek Winery

    From its modern laboratory to its traditional oak barrels, Boulder Creek Winery blends new world ...

  • Hermosa Vineyards

    Located in the Grand Valley, Hermosa Vineyards is dedicated to hand crafting the finest wine fro...

  • Canyon Wind Cellars

    Our family-owned Canyon Wind Cellars is named for the taste-enhancing crisp mountain breezes t...

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  • My name is Barton and I've actually been on Snooth for months now but have not ... Valley - Palisade, Western Colorado - Central Texas  - Marlborough, New Zealand     - Lleida, Spain (most recent)I guess my whole view on wine is - it's fun and it's meant to drink and enjoy. I don't take it too seriously and that keeps it fun. It's good to be o... Read More

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  • Carlson Vineyard Laughing Cat Sweet Gewurztraminer 2008

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    Perfume and a hint of nuts on the nose.Sweet/shugary on the palate. Nice acid. Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling


  • J. A. Balistreri Vineyards Merlot 2003

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    Wine review by sleven11


  • From our friends at TheWinebuzz.com : It's not over yet. Summer, that is. ... ColoradoSeptember 16 - 19Colorado Mountain WinefestSample a growing array of Colorado wines and participate in a variety of events, including winery tours, chef demonstrations, V.I.P. events and the grape stomp. Colorado Mountain Winefest is the fundraiser for the tra... Read More

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  • Canyon Wind Late Harvest Chardonnay 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by cohlene


  • Spero Winery Syrah 2006

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    Wine review by tomhawk


  • Spero Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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    Wine review by tomhawk


  • Trying to send a few wines from  our vineyard and winery, ... to import a ... to import a few bottles from Colorado USA to ONT Canada.  Any help or advice here would be greatly appreciated.  Cheer Read More

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  • Colorado Cellars Winery Eclipse Sweet Red NV

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    This wine is a 'fun' wine and like the label says it is good with non-roadkill hamburgers. We have given the wine as a gift several times and have not heard any complaints. Read More

    Wine review by albeitoneday


  • Plum Creek Chardonnay Grand Valley 2003

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    Wine review by tsaint02


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