Colorado's viticultural areas get some love



It's been six years since I last visited Palisade for a wine tour.

But acclaim for the area has continued to grow, thanks in part to the popular annual Colorado Mountain Winefest.

And today, we received a heads-up from the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board that Palisade was recently named among the Top 10 Wine Destinations in the United States by TripAdvisor.

Listed among the likes of Sonoma County and Napa Valley (Nos. 1 and 2, respectively), Palisade came in ninth place, with special call-outs to the Meadery of the Rockies, Carlson Vineyards, Plum Creek Winery and Hermosa Vineyards.

The town was also recently featured in a Men's Journal article on Colorado wine country, by bike.

And a recent Smithsonian Magazine article about wines in unexpected places gives Colorado a brief shout-out for successfully growing at altitude.

So cheers to some state acclaim on the wine scene. It's clear we aren't a beer mecca only.

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  • Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

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