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All the news “fit to print” covering Colorado Wine since May 2023—the only one-stop shop for local and national press. Use the search bar below to find wine topics whether by winery name, person, publication, etc. 

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CO News - 2023

A Weekend in Colorado Wine Country (Denver Life)

In the picturesque landscape of Western Colorado, where vineyards adorn the high-elevation hills and the allure of exquisite wines beckon, a luxurious getaway awaits with opulence, camaraderie, and vinicultural bliss. No need for a California-bound flight when Colorado’s nascent vineyards bloom just a hop, skip, and a jump over the Continental Divide.

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CO News - Grand Valley AVA - 2023

Managing Difficult Terroir in Colorado’s Grand Valley AVA (Wine Enthusiast)

It’s safe to say that Garrett Portra had never seen anything quite like Colorado’s Grand Valley AVA when he arrived there more than a decade ago. It was cold. The growing season was short. And, if that weren’t enough, much of it was as high as 4,500 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest wine growing regions

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CO News - Grand Valley AVA - 2023

Grand Valley AVA Places 3rd (USA Today 10Best 2023)

Nearly every state in the U.S. grows grapes and with grapes come wine. With hundreds of wine-producing regions throughout the country, we tasked a panel of wine industry experts to select their top nominees. Then, readers voted for their favorites. Grand Valley comes in 3rd, with around two dozen wineries/vineyards calling Grand Valley AVA home. Growing grapes in this terrain

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CO News - 2023

Sauvage Spectrum Presents All Day Verde – The Flavor of Climate Change (Advisor WIN)

New summertime wine from Sauvage Spectrum and Spoke+Blossom ripens awareness of agriculture challenges amidst climate change. The collaborative effort has resulted in the creation of “All Day Verde,” a light and effervescent wine that promises to elevate your summertime experience. With each bottle sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to One Riverfront, a Grand Junction nonprofit dedicated

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CO News - 2023

2023 Winemaker of the Year (Colorado Wine Journal)

We are celebrating Alfred Eames as the Colorado Wine Journal Winemaker of the Year for his many years of making high quality wine and his dedication and leadership in the Colorado Wine Industry. Located in the West Elks AVA, Alfred Eames has been making wine for over 30 years, and his reds are renown.

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CO News - Grand Valley AVA - 2023

New Vintages: Grand Valley Wine Scene Burst of Changes (Daily Sentinel)

When Colorado Cellars Winery’s Roadkill Red was first bottled, it was cutting edge for a Colorado wine. “Back then nobody made red wines sweet unless it was a sangria or a kosher-type wine,” said Richard Turley, owner of Colorado Cellars. But Turley knew that as people get to know red wine, they generally start with sweet, not dry.

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CO News - 2023

Governor’s Cup Winemaking Competition August 11-13 (Colorado Wine)

The 2022 Governor’s Cup Wine Competition received 279 wine submissions from 38 Colorado wineries, all of which were judged by a panel of sommeliers, chefs, writers, and wine experts from around the country. The 2023 competition will be officially announced during the annual Colorado Uncorked Event on November 3, 2023. This event will be the first and only opportunity for

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CO News - Grand Valley AVA - 2023

Conditional Use Approved for Palisade Wine Museum (The Daily Sentinel)

The Palisade Board of Trustees approved a conditional use permit at a meeting Tuesday evening for a proposed wine museum at the former Plum Creek location at 3708 G Road. The museum, which was proposed by Colterris Winery owner Scott High, will use located on the back side of the old Plum Creek building.

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CO News - Grand Valley AVA - 2023

The Legacy of Winemaking in the Grand Valley (The Daily Sentinel)

Since the early 1980s, winemaking has been a prominent craft in the Grand Valley. With the striking desert climate and lush green vineyards, the Grand Valley has gained recognition as a premier winemaking destination and is often referred to as “Colorado’s Napa Valley.”

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