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Record numbers at Winefest

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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 […]

Colorado Wine Country: the $300 million industry that keeps growing


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 […]

2017 USA Today Winner

America has voted! USA Today 10Best has nominated Colorado Mountain Winefest as the Number 1 Wine Festival in the U.S.!

26th annual Winefest sells out again


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 […]

2016 Colorado Mountain Winefest sells out

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KJCT8 – The 25th anniversary of the Colorado Mountain Winefest was celebrated on Saturday. Over 50 wineries and vineyards came to the event, all from Colorado. “It’s looking at a customer’s face and when they first go, wow this is amazing. That’s so gratifying,” said owner and winemaker, Michael Hasler of Decadent Saint. Hundreds of […]

Record crowds drink up at WineFest 2013

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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 and […]

Colorado Mountain Winefest Sets New Attendance Record

Winefest 2017 edit 1000x650 800x433 1 – 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 […]