Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

With the summer months upon us and the warm weather here to stay, it’s an ideal time to begin exploring the popular, versatile, Sauvignon Blanc. The perfect warm-weather wine, Sauvignon Blancs range in flavor from¬†grassy to mineraly to fruity. An alternative to the popular Chardonnay, the variety is starting to gain a footfold in someRead more

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

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