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The Wine Country Next Door: Utah

Apr 13th 2012

The Wine Country Next Door: Utah

Wine is grown in all 50 American states. Yes, even Utah. But it’s a struggle here. Perhaps more than anywhere else except Alaska. Take a look at our neighboring states: In 2009, Colorado produced 325,195 gallons of wine. Idaho produced 604,702 gallons. New Mexico produced 700,00 gallons. Utah’s production was too tiny to count. Read More

The Wine Country Next Door: The Fruit Highway

Apr 13th 2012

The Wine Country Next Door: The Fruit Highway

Like many New World wine producing areas, Southwestern Colorado’s terroir was originally planted with fruit, notably the famous Palisade Peach. The region is still known for its fruit, and many wineries also produce varieties made with local fruit nectars. Read More

The Wine Country Next Door: Four Great Tasting Rooms

Apr 13th 2012

The Wine Country Next Door: Four Great Tasting Rooms

Soil in Southwestern Colorado was given its complexity by the changing path of the Colorado River, and vintners in Palisade boast of the “million dollar breeze” that blows out of the Book Cliffs and prevents frost during cooler growing months. From dry to sweet, these four wineries pride themselves on making superior vino. Read More

The Wine Country Next Door: Colorado

Apr 13th 2012

The Wine Country Next Door: Colorado

In 2005 there were about 50 winemakers in Colorado; now there are more than 100 producing wines from grapes primarily grown in the area around Palisade and Grand Junction, known as the Grand Valley. Read More


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