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Winefest kicks off wine production season

KKCO 11 News - 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 done for the wine making business that we run here as well as run the [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:16:40+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|News, Timeline|0 Comments

Wine lovers head to River Bend Park for WineFest

KKCO 11 News - 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 am to 5 pm and showcased all that Colorado Wineries have to offer. Dozens of [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:15:40+00:00 September 20th, 2014|News, Timeline|0 Comments

Colorado Wine Country Comes of Age

KRCC - 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:18:42+00:00 August 31st, 2014|News, Timeline|0 Comments

Colorado Mountain Winefest Sets New Attendance Record

WineBusiness.com - 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:20:41+00:00 September 26th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

Record crowds drink up at WineFest 2013

KKCO 11 News - PALISADE, Colo. - 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:22:07+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

22nd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest takes place today

KKCO 11 News - Grand Junction, Colo. – 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:23:07+00:00 September 21st, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

Winefest makes huge local impact

KKCO 11 News - PALISADE, Colo. - 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:24:06+00:00 September 20th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments

Colorado Mountain WineFest begins Friday

KKCO 11 News - PALISADE, Colo. - 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 [...]

By | 2017-07-21T11:25:04+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News, Timeline|0 Comments