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 pizza topped with peaches. This is Colorado’s peach and wine country. At 4,700 feet, the air is dry and the nights cool in the Western Slope’s Grand Valley, where Palisade, population 2,700, is the epicenter of Colorado’s nationally recognized wine production community. The region’s climate of cold winters, intense summer sun with breezy evenings and clean mountain water from the mighty Colorado River create perfect conditions for plump grapes and juicy peaches…

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