Better Late Than Never

Unfortunately, I missed highlighting Dithyramb Winery during my first Colorado wine showcase late last year (see Caution, High Altitude Ahead). Better late than never, tonight’s post introduces and welcomes Colorado’s newest winery on the block, Dithyramb Winery. Located in Centennial, Colorado, owners and winemakers Sean and Candice Bundy opened their home-based, boutique winery in 2008.Read more

I Heart Petit Verdot

You could say Petit Verdot had me from hello (okay, maybe the first pour). I still remember standing in the Linden Vineyards tasting room where the love affair began. At the time, Linden was one of the few producers in Virginia bottling Petit Verdot as a single varietal wine. Primarily used in Bordeaux blends, theRead more

The Streak Continues…

Make it three for three for Colorado wineries. In celebration of the long holiday weekend, I opened two bottles received from Allis Ranch Winery, a boutique winery on the Front Range of Colorado near Sedalia. A sustainable winery focused on Rhone varieties using small-lot vinification, all grapes are sourced from growers on the western slopeRead more

A Grand Valley Gem

I’ve had the opportunity to sample great wine produced by the other 46 states this year. I continue to be amazed at the quality and more importantly, the tremendous potential each state holds. That trend has never been more evident after opening two wines received from Canyon Wind Cellars. Located in the Grand Valley AVA,Read more

Wine With A View

The first stop along the Colorado Wine Trail brings us to Garfield Estates Vineyard and Winery in Palisade, Colorado. Located almost a mile above sea level in the Grand Valley AVA, the 17 acre vineyard faces the picturesque Mount Garfield, for which the vineyard is named. The combination of high altitude (4,720 feet), hot, dryRead more

Caution, High Altitude Ahead

With elevations ranging from 4000 to 7000 feet above sea level, Colorado’s vineyards are among the highest in the world. The continental climate (warm days + cool nights + low humidity) creates ideal conditions for the cultivation of grapes required to produce premium wines. Home to 2 designated American Viticultural Areas, Grand Valley and WestRead more