Tag: wine

The Mariner Family Farm: A Unique Retreat in Palisade

Palisade, Colorado, is known as the peach and wine capital of the state. Here you can sample some of the freshest produce in Colorado while traveling through beautiful vineyards with the mountains as their backdrop. Add to this the friendliness of a small town community that truly loves its regular visitors and you have the perfect place for a relaxing…

Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views 1

Visit Gunnison for Bistros and Beautiful Views

Gunnison, Colorado is known as the official wildflower capital of the world. Nowhere else on earth are the colors and scents of wildflowers so strong as in Gunnison and Crested Butte. For this reason, thousands of people take Colorado vacations to this region each year in the spring instead of the winter, which is often the prime time to travel…

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art 2

A Match Made in Heaven: Rainbow Trout and Surrealist Art

Cradled at 7,220 feet in the Rockies and past snaking mountain roads, Evergreen offers its visitors a bevy of activities to take part in, both in the winter and summer months.  With a number of activities ranging from those found indoors to those enjoyed outdoors, visitors to the town will find physically challenging endeavors as well as those that are…

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado 5

Fill Up in Frisco Colorado

Whether you’re getting ready for a day of kayaking on the river or making your way from one of the many nearby ski resorts, you’ll need to keep yourself charged on your Colorado vacation.  It has been said that the brisk mountain air stimulates the appetite, and as such you should always know your options when it comes to satisfying…

Morrison Restaurants: An Easy Denver Getaway 8

Morrison Restaurants: An Easy Denver Getaway

When you grow weary from the din of Front Range city life, head west to the foothills hamlet of Morrison, the fastest getaway destination from Denver. Nestled in the foothills less than 30 minutes from downtown, this historic railroad town is close enough to grab a bite for dinner, but so laid-back you’ll be tempted to stay for the whole…

4 Grand Junction Hotels For Every Budget

Grand Junction, Colorado’s dramatic red rock landscapes makes a stunning backdrop for its picturesque vineyards and wineries. Colorado’s Wine Country, as the region is known, is full of charming shops, mountain scenery, and, of course, wineries to explore and sample. The community also has a thriving art scene, making it a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic, kid-free…

d’Vine: A Heavenly Bistro and Wine Bar in Fort Collins 10

d’Vine: A Heavenly Bistro and Wine Bar in Fort Collins

Although I have a pretty broad range of interests, wine is one of those things I know very little about. Fort Collins is a town known more for its beer and breweries, and while I know plenty about the local beer, I have never been to a wine bar. So, when Travis and I ended up at d’Vine, I had…

Try Fine Dining In Colorado's Wine Country 12

Try Fine Dining In Colorado’s Wine Country

Grand Junction is often used as a stopover and gateway to the surrounding natural beauty of southwestern Colorado and nearby Utah.  Visitors should consider spending some time in Grand Junction — within the city limits, there are several museums, arts and theater, shopping, fine dining, and wine tasting.  It’s also a great location to use as a home base for…

If Not Peaches, Pairs: Barrel into Spring in Palisade

In Palisade, Colorado’s premier fruit and wine country in the Grand Valley out west, high season is harvest season. The buzz begins in late June, starting with sweet cherries, followed by sour cherries in late July. Apricots are up next, and finally Palisade’s famous tree-ripened peaches appear on the scene in early August. Plums and pluots join in, then the pears in…

Holy Cross Abbey: Old Habits, New Wines

Alcohol and churches may not seem the most natural pair, but the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey in Cañon City continues the tradition of the Catholic Church’s long history with grape-growing and wine production. The drive from Denver isn’t exactly a short one, but the two hours my wife, Becca, and I spent in the car were well worth it….