Touring wine country is everyone’s fantasy vacation—driving or cycling through beautiful countryside, sipping vintages as you go, dining at cozy local bistros. Surprise! You don’t have to travel to France, or even California, for a wine getaway. Colorado and Idaho are rising stars on today’s American wine scene, like California was in the 1970s. In fact, in our neighboring states, wine is a multi-million dollar industry, which makes you wonder why Utah, with much the same terroir as Colorado, isn’t reaping the benefits of grape growing. Take a long weekend through the vineyards of our neighboring states, and think about it.

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