North Fork UncorkedJune 9-11, 2023
North Fork Uncorked
Enjoy Tasting New Releases from the West Elks Wineries of Western Colorado
June 9-11, 2023
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 2023 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.
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.
Call 970-527-3444 for general info on North Fork Uncorked.
(Subject to change)
Friday-Saturday, June 9-10
31262 L Rd, Hotchkiss
Lunch-Taste-Paint-Sip, June 9th, 11:30am: Farm-to-table lunch and tasting of the Mesa Winds portfolio. Grab your glass of choice and head down to create your masterpiece with artist Maggie Coleman of ArtParty Colorado. $75 per person. (Just wine and painting – $45.) Seating is limited. RSVP required.
Wine Reveal Dinner June 10th, 6pm. Five courses paired with five, never-released Mesa Winds wines. $125 per person. Seating is limited. RSVP required.
For reservations call 970-399-7491 or visit the website.
Clear Fork Cider
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11, 2-5pm
234 Grand Ave, Paonia
Inside Paonia Books
New cider and perry releases available.
The Storm Cellar
Friday-Sunday, June 9-11
14139 Runzel Gulch Rd, Hotchkiss
Friday, June 9th: Steak Night, 4-7pm with Chef Joseph Kerns
Saturday, June 10th: Chef Brandt Bishop’s Small Plates, 2-6pm; Sunset House Music Dance Party with live DJ, 6-8:30pm
Sunday, June 11th: Wine Cocktails and Big Zen on the turntables, 4-7 pm.
Rain or shine, no reservations required.
Saturday, June 10
40823 HWY 133, Paonia
Live music, 3-6pm.
4-course Winemaker’s Dinner and wine pairings by Jacob Futro featuring Smoked Trout, Filet of Beef, plus Osso Buco OR Coq a Vin, and Panna Cotta. 7pm; $95. Call for reservations 970-527-3236, limit 20 people.
Alfred Eames Cellars
Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11, 12-5pm
11931 4050 Rd, Paonia
Wine tasting, cellar tours, and culinary delights.
Pam’s Jammin’ offering Greek food: Lamb and Souvlaki Gyros, Spanakopita, Greek Salad and Baklava
Black Bridge Winery
Saturday-Sunday, June 10-11, 10am-6pm
15836 Black Bridge Rd, Paonia
Wine wagon tours of the vineyards and orchards, tastings of our releases, and complimentary bites of our wood-fired pizza.
Azura Winery & Gallery
Sunday, June 11, 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!