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November 2016

SummitDaily – Working with passion and finesse: Colorado’s women winemakers

Working with passion and finesse: Colorado’s women winemakers Strong women have held their own in Colorado since the pioneer days. So it should come as no surprise that some of the star winemakers in our [...]

The Daily Sentinel – Colorado Mountain Winefest ticket sale

Colorado Mountain Winefest ticket sale planned To celebrate Cyber Monday, Colorado Mountain Winefest will release a number of discounted general admission tickets on Monday, Nov. 28, for the 2017 Festival in the Park in September [...]

September 2016

KJCT8 – Agritourism growing in Colorado

Agritourism growing in Colorado According to the last USDA Census of Agriculture, over 800 Colorado farms offer attractions surrounding their agricultural crops and products, such as wineries, corn mazes, and farm-to-table dinners, among many options. [...]


Colorado winemakers celebrate the fall harvest with festivals and dinners The fall harvest is showtime for Colorado’s winemakers, that critical period they’ve been working toward all year long. Tight bunches of green berries have matured [...]

August 2016

Ticket sales under way for Winefest

Tickets are now available for the Colorado Mountain Winefest set for Sept. 15 to 18 in Palisade. “We are thrilled to be celebrating our 25th year with over 50 Colorado wineries and look forward to welcoming [...]

September 2015

Palisade is paradise for serious Colorado wine drinkers

As a Fort Collins resident for more than 10 years, I have grown to love microbrew beers. We have some amazing options in town for beer, and I feel I have become a bit of [...]

Grand Valley wineries prepare for a sold out Colorado Mountain Winefest

PALISADE, Colo. Crews in Palisade’s Riverbend Park are extremely busy setting up for one of the biggest events to come to Palisade all year. Over 6,000 people are expected to fill the park tomorrow from all [...]

July 2015

Visit Palisade, Colorado’s peach and wine country

PALISADE - Friday night, sitting inside a remodeled barn at a round table covered by a red wine colored table cloth, I sip on a modified mojito made with wine and eat a slice of [...]

September 2014

Winefest kicks off wine production season

PALISADE, Colo. While wineries were pouring thousands of samples of wine at Colorado Mountain Winefest Saturday, preparations for next year were also beginning. "We're right in the middle of crush and we're trying to get everything [...]

Wine lovers head to River Bend Park for WineFest

PALISADE,Colo. Wine, wine, and more wine was the theme at the 23rd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade, the event featured more than 55 Colorado Wineries. The festival was at River Bend Park today from 10:30 [...]

August 2014

Colorado Wine Country Comes of Age

The rising sun casts a golden net over the vineyards of the Grand Valley, on Colorado’s Western Slope. The grapes seem to bask in the early morning glow as it burns off the mist and [...]

September 2013

Colorado Mountain Winefest Sets New Attendance Record

An estimated crowd of 5,846 filled Riverbend Park in Palisade on Saturday for the annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by First National Bank of the Rockies, setting a new 22-year attendance high. The number represents [...]

Record crowds drink up at WineFest 2013

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) Festival organizers say this year's Colorado Mountain Winefest was the most successful ever with more than 5,800 attendees crowding Palisade on Saturday afternoon. The 22nd annual event saw visitors from thirty-eight states and [...]

22nd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest takes place today

Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – The 22nd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest will take place today at Riverbend Park in Palisade. This event will feature several wineries, chef demos, live music, artisan food, craft vendors and a [...]

Winefest makes huge local impact

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) Winefest has a giant economic impact on Palisade and Grand Junction. Officials at the Grand Junction Visitor and Convention Bureau said they expect to see 5,000 to 7,000 people. Each person spends $150 [...]

Colorado Mountain WineFest begins Friday

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) The Colorado Mountain WineFest has been Colorado's premier wine celebration for the last two decades, and this year's festival begins on Friday. With over 45 wineries participating WineFest allows residents and tourists alike [...]

Grand Valley restaurants offering unique wine and food pairings

GRAND VALLEY, Colo. (KKCO) Colorado Mountain WineFest is this weekend, and in honor of the yearly event local restaurantsare offering pairings of local food and wine for $20 or less. The participating restaurants are 626 on [...]

September 2012

Winefest visitors head to wineries for final day

It seems the exhaustion from Saturday's Colorado Mountain Winefest didn't slow anyone down. Colorado Winefest wrapped up on Sunday and local wineries prepared themselves for the last of the wine enthusiastic crowds. Tasting rooms were still bustling [...]

Colorado Mountain Winfest takes over Palisade

Colorado Mountain Winefest is a time when wine connoisseurs and those just looking to sample the delightful drink are brought together to treat their pallets. For many, the day can be summed up in just [...]

Winefest provides big boost to local economy

Hotels are booked and tickets sold as close to five thousand wine lovers prepare for Saturday's 21st Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. Wineries like St. Kathryn's will be serving up drinks to visitors from across the [...]

Colo. Mountain Winefest kicks off this week

Western Slope wine lovers prepare for their biggest week of the year: the Colorado Mountain Winefest. Know more about the schedule of events: Thursday, Sept. 13 • All day: Food and wine pairings will be [...]

September 2011

Cool weather brings wine aficionados

Cabernet's, Chardonnays, Merlot's oh my! Pretty much every wine under the sun was featured at the Colorado Mountain Winefest. Thousands gathered to celebrate the Western Slopes largest festival and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. [...]

Winefest gearing up, most hotels full

PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO) - The Colorado Mountain Winefest is just around the corner which means local wineries throughout the Grand Valley are in fast forward mode right now. They’re all hoping to create the most [...]

June 2011

Three Weekends, Three Colorado Wine Festivals

Colorado is now lauded as one of the country’s micro-brewing Meccas. It’s so slouch in the wine department either, which is great for me, because I’m not much of a beer-drinker. Of the two concluded [...]

September 2010

Winefest makes a strong start

Hotels and restaurants quickly filled up with travelers from all across the country who are coming to Colorado's 19th annual Winefest this weekend. Thousands of wine lovers make the trip every year to the western [...]

September 2009

Winefest one of most popular events for the Valley

Almost 20 years ago several winemakers in the Grand Valley got together and held a small wine tasting. Now 18 years later the Colorado Mountain Winefest draws crowds from across the country. Lumberger grapes hang [...]

September 2005

Winefest uncorks this weekend

The 14th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest will have a record 40 wineries showcasing their wares at Palisade’s Riverbend Park on Saturday. This year’s festival also will include 50 artisans offering everything from metal work and photogr... [...]

October 2003

The Wonderful World of (Colorado) Wine

It often comes as a surprise to Coloradans—even those who enjoy wine—that their state has the fastest growing wine industry in the United States. Most who have purchased Colorado wine probably have heard of a [...]