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September 29, 2019

Record numbers at Winefest

The Daily Sentinel — Record numbers at Winefest Thousands gathered under blue skies along the banks of the Colorado River on Saturday for the 28th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest. The popularity of the Winefest, which takes place at Riverbend Park in Palisade, has grown in recent years. This is the fifth year in a row […]
September 29, 2019
September 11, 2019
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WESTWORD — Colorado wine is more popular than ever, if ticket sales for the Colorado Mountain Winefest are any indication. The Winefest takes place from Thursday, September 19, through Sunday, September 22, in Palisade, and
July 31, 2019
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How Colorado Became Nationally Recognized For Its Wine Photo credit: Marc Hoberman, Winelands of Colorado Wine culture in Colorado has created quite the buzz among the
July 15, 2019
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OutThere Colorado - Whether you prefer a red, white, dry, sweet, or bubbly, chances are, there’s a wine festival that’s right for you. Here are some of the best Colorado wine festivals for winos
May 8, 2019
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VacationIdea – Wine is revered all over the globe and has been enjoyed for thousands of years. Highly popular due to its unique flavors and notes, wine can vary greatly from one region to the next, or even simply from one vineyard to the next. Wine is grown all over the world, with plenty of […]
May 8, 2019
BEACON Senior News – The 27th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest was an overwhelming success! Along with being the state’s largest wine festival, attracting nearly 7,000 guests from all over the world, Winefest is also the primary fundraiser for the Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE). This sold-out event (for the fourth year in a […]
May 8, 2019
KDVR DENVER — This year, Americans will drink more than four billion bottles of wine. That’s about three gallons per person. But these days, wine country doesn’t just mean Napa and Sonoma. Some of the best wines around are being barreled and bottled in the Colorado high country. Our state is now home to a […]
May 8, 2019
November 19, 2018

A taste of competition

The Daily Sentinel – Annual wine-judging event On a crystal-bright Saturday morning in early November, I sat down at the Wine Country Inn with five other volunteer judges for the Colorado Amateur Winemaking Competition. This annual wine judging is but one of the many wine-related events, including Colorado Mountain Winefest, produced by the Colorado Association […]
November 19, 2018
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September 20, 2017

Winefest a laughing matter

The Daily Sentinel – A full two hours before the gates opened to Saturday’s Festival in the Park, an exclamation point to the 26th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank, the line of ticket holders curled beyond the sign warning would-be attendees no more tickets were available. Past the boldly lettered “Sold Out” […]
September 20, 2017
KKCO/KJCT8 – The 26th annual Colorado Mountain Winefest sold out for the third year in a row. Over 6,500 vendors, attendees and volunteers filled the park. “Just in the park celebrating Colorado wine on a beautiful day with thousands of close friends,” Cassidee Shull, executive director CAVE and Colorado Mountain WineFest, said. It’s been a tradition […]
September 19, 2017
September 19, 2017

It’s all grapes!

The Daily Sentinel – When the Colorado Mountain Winefest started in 1992, it was meant to bolster tourism and the wine industry on the Western Slope. Twenty-five years later, it’s safe to say it’s been a success. After starting with five wineries and 500 attendees the first year, Winefest — as it’s simply become known — […]
September 19, 2017
September 6, 2017
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La Voz Bilingüe – The Colorado Mountain Winefest prepares for another big weekend A menagerie of festivals abound in Colorado, but only one carries the distinction of being voted the nation’s best of its kind. The Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade received that distinction recently from USA Today’s 10 Best website. Best of the Best“The […]
August 31, 2017
The Daily Sentinel – When something has been around for 25 years or more, it’s hard not to take it for granted. By that time, whether it’s an event or an amenity, it’s become a fixture in the community and it’s hard to remember that it was once a fledgling entity with an uncertain future. […]
August 24, 2017
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Resorts and Lodges – Perched in the heart of Colorado’s Western Slope, Palisade is a destination that offers outdoor activities, a growing cultural scene, and year round outdoor activities. The town is a can’t-miss for any oenophile, with more than 20 wineries, vineyards, and cellars in close proximity. From hiking and mountain biking in the Grand […]
August 11, 2017
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Salt Lake Magazine – The climate and soil of Southwestern Colorado Palisade wine region is ripe for divine grape flavors. Colorado’s vineyards sit at elevations similar to Argentina and are the highest in North America (4500 feet to over 7000 feet above sea level). The low humidity and complex soils of the Palisade wine region are […]
July 21, 2017