North Fork UncorkedJune 3-5, 2022
North Fork Uncorked
Enjoy Tasting New Releases from the West Elks Wineries of Western Colorado
June 3-5, 2022
The wineries of the North Fork Valley invite you to come to Paonia and Hotchkiss to enjoy a fun-filled weekend of culinary events, wine and cider, music, and barrel tastings to celebrate the beginning of the 2022 summer season. New releases of limited production wines will be available for tasting and purchase. Fun activities for everyone!
Alongside other area farmers, local winemakers hand-craft limited quantity, artisanal wines. Because grape growing conditions in the mountains of Western Colorado are severe, production is extremely limited. Many wines offered throughout the Valley are only available right at the tasting rooms and sell out quickly.
The West Elks AVA is home to vineyards planted at the highest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere. A variety of wine styles are made in the West Elks including dry, crisp whites to robust, meaty reds, sweet and delicious port-style dessert wines and award-winning hard apple cider.
Just a stone’s throw from Grand Junction and Montrose a beautiful drive over Kebler Pass from Crested Butte or a foray over McClure pass from Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Redstone, North Fork Uncorked offers a refreshing food and wine getaway with plenty of additional diversions to leave you relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for summer.
Participating wineries include 5680, Alfred Eames Cellars, Azura Cellars, Black Bridge Winery, Delicious Orchards, Mesa Winds Winery, Peony Lane, Qutori Wines, Stone Cottage Cellars, and The Storm Cellar.
Call 970-527-3444 for general info on North Fork Uncorked.
(Subject to change)
Mesa Winds - Live Music
31262 L Rd, Hotchkiss
Enjoy an evening of music, food and wine! No cover.
Seating is limited. Call for reservations 970-399-7491.
Friday, June 3, Starting at 6pm
39126 HWY 133, Paonia
Easy Jim (Grateful Dead tribute band) will be performing.
Free bus shuttle begins in downtown Paonia at 6pm. Car parking by donation directly benefiting our local non-profit partners.
Music at Root and Vine - Qutori Wines
Saturday, June 4, 12-3pm
40823 HWY 133, Paonia
Steve Clisset will be performing during the afternoon at the Market.
Saturday, June 4, 6:30pm
41716 Reds Rd, Paonia
A brief vineyard and cellar tour is followed by an in-depth cellar tasting right from the barrels.
The evening continues in the vineyard (rain or shine) with a seated food & wine pairing featuring two or three select Stone Cottage white wines matched to a plate of delectable morsels.
Black Bridge Activities
Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 10am-6pm
15836 Black Bridge Rd, Paonia
Enjoy wine wagon tours of the vineyards and orchards, tastings of their new cherry wine paired with local chocolate, and complimentary bites of their wood-fired pizza.
Pam's Jammin' Fare
Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5, 11am-5pm
11931 4050 Rd, Paonia
Alfred Eames Cellars and Pam’s Jammin’ will be offering Brats, Pierogies, German Potato Salad, and Slaw. Plus enjoy their wines and Amy’s cheesecakes!
For more information, call Eames at 970-361-5630 or Pam at 970-527-6290.
Sunday, June 5, 2-4pm
16764 Farmers Mine Rd, Paonia
“Opening Day of the Yachting Season”
Complimentary remote control sailing on the Azura Pond – all ages welcome, no experience necessary!