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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 shares its warmth. If grapes had faces, they’d be smiling. This is Colorado wine country. Twenty-five years ago, most people never heard [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 August 31st, 2014|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 a total more than twice the town of Palisade’s population of 2,700. “This festival takes over Palisade and the Grand [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 26th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 at least three countries including Poland and Canada. Local winemakers say the event grows every year and organizers saw the spike [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 grape stomp. General admission tickets are $45 and this includes samples from all participating wineries, a tasting glass, a wine [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 21st, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 on average, so officials expect to see between $500,000 to $1 million at the end of the weekend. Ticket sales saw [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 20th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 to enjoy the natural beauty and bounty our area provides. The weekend long celebration is chance sample the best in local [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 Rood, Bin 707 Foodbar, Bistro 743 at the DoubleTree, Red Canyon Grille at Relands Mesa Golf club, The Winery Restaurant, [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 with visitors because many had special events to entertain the remaining visitors before the festival wrapp... Read More.. [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 16th, 2012|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 one word: great. "Great folk, great wine, great atmosphere. It's a nice place to and gosh, what a gorgeous day,"... [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 15th, 2012|News, Timeline|0 Comments

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 state and country tomorrow, and for some, this will be one of the biggest weekends for sales. For us in [...]

By | 2017-03-09T11:26:33+00:00 September 14th, 2012|News, Timeline|0 Comments