Colorado Craft Wine
Colorado's abundant sunshine, warm days, cool nights, and low humidity provide the perfect conditions for wine grapes that feature the complex character and chemistry required to craft award-winning wines. The federal government has designated two regions in Colorado as American Viticultural Areas (AVA): The Grand Valley AVA, including Grand Junction and Palisade, and the West Elks AVA, surrounding Paonia and Hotchkiss. Our state's wineries are an important part of Colorado's agritourism, offering wine tastings, winery tours, vineyard tours, and wine festivals.
All our Colorado wines are processed in small batches. Each year, we receive tons of fresh grapes from Palisade, Colorado! Our yearly bounty has included Chardonnay, Albarino, Riesling, Viognier, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and Carignan! We're slowly crafting the new wines into yummy goodness, infusing them with hearty laughter, lots of nurturing love, and plenty of jazz! Harvest is an exciting time at Vino Salida; please stop by to view the process and sample the vino!
connecting to colorado agriculture
2016 was the first year Vino Salida was able to fill our annual production needs with 100% Colorado grapes. Years of visiting vineyards in Palisade and Paonia, communicating with growers year-round and continuing to purchase grapes have paid off. We directly support Bruce, Harry, and Charlie Talbott, Kaibab Sauvage, Dallas Black, Lee & Kathy Bradley, Brann Johnson, Brad & Brooke Webb, Neil & Dee Jacquet, Horst Caspari, Scott & Sherrie Hamilton, and Jamie Johnston. These people are as passionate about Colorado grapes and honey as we are about Vino Salida wine, mead and vermouth!