Sail boats at Azura Winery

Sail and Sip (Thirst Colorado)

Colorado may be a landlocked state, but that doesn’t mean sailing is off the table. That is, miniature remote-control sailing where the boats can literally fit on a table. Located in Paonia in the West Elks AVA (American Viticultural Area), Azura Cellars & Gallery is more than a winery. Yes, they make incredible wines including cabernet franc, merlot, pinot noir and pinot gris, but the winery also doubles as an art gallery and the home of a yacht racing club.

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Rain & Shine: Colorado Wine Country, Part 2 (KVNF Paonia – Calla Rose Ostrander)

If you wonder what makes Colorado unique and special in the wine grape growing world, give this excellent 4:20 minute audio a listen. Discusses how the West Elks AVA is distinctive from climate, terrain, and associated micro-climates to geological and elevation attributes. Also covers several noted wines and winemakers. Worth the listen!

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