West Elks Wine Trail

West Elks Wine Trail

Pairing the Best of Colorado Wine with the Best of Colorado Cuisine

Aug 1-2, 2020

Wine Trail Activities


Saturday, August 1

Black Bridge Winery: Taste of the vineyard wagon tour, barrel tasting, complimentary samples of wood-fired pizza. 11am-6pm. 15836 Black Bridge Rd, Paonia

Qutori Wines and Root and Vine Market: Live Music with the Bromegos. 4-6:30pm. Band will up by the new barrel room with tastings and charcuterie board for 2 for sale. 40823 Hwy 133, Paonia

Stone Cottage Cellars: Gourmet Barrel Tasting and Food & Wine Pairing. 4pm and 6:30pm seatings. $75. Reservations required, limited to 20 guests per seating. 41716 Reds Rd, Paonia

Mesa Winds Winery: SOLD OUT – Mesa Winds wines paired with a local inspired menu. 6pm. Seating is limited. Reservations required: visit website or call 970-399-7491. 31262 L Rd, Hotchkiss

Sunday, August 2

The Storm Cellar: A Rosé Brunch at Wisehart Springs Inn. Limited seating. 11am-1:30pm. $50. Reservations required. 39508 Pitkin Rd, Paonia

Black Bridge Winery: Taste of the vineyard wagon tour, barrel tasting, complimentary samples of wood-fired pizza. 11am-6pm

Endless Endeavor Winery: Sangria Sunday and Tapas, 1-6 pm. 15566 Fire Mountain Rd, Paonia

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The West Elks AVA is notably home to vineyards planted at the highest elevation in the Northern Hemisphere. The intense sunlight, warm days and cool nights produce grapes that are ideally suited for creating distinctive Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Petite Pearl, Gamay, Cayuga and Chambourcin. Additionally, local winemakers craft wines from Colorado-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Carmena, Primitivo, St Vincent Red, and Tempranillo. Vintners produce wines in all styles from beautifully dry, crisp whites, to robust, meaty reds, sweet and delicious port-style dessert wines, and hard apple cider.

Just a stone’s throw from Grand Junction (1.5 hours) and Montrose (1 hour) a beautiful drive over Kebler Pass from Crested Butte (1.25 hours) or a foray over McClure pass from Aspen (2.25 hours), Carbondale (1.5 hours) Glenwood Springs (2 hours), and Redstone (45 minutes), the West Elks Wine Trail offers a refreshing food and wine getaway with plenty of additional diversions to leave you relaxed and yet rejuvenated to enjoy summer. Join us the first weekend in August and savor our wine and food pairings along with lovely North Fork Valley scenery.

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