Attend, taste, and wonder at the quality and variety of wine being made in Colorado. In the last 10 years, Colorado’s wine industry has blossomed. There were 34 wineries in 2000. Now there are more than 90 making wine using a range of varietals and methods. The Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival offers an opportunity to travel to one destination, yet taste the offerings from 29 Colorado wineries from across the state.
As the acreage of wine grapes has increased in our state, so has the number of wineries. You name the varietal – Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay – there is an adventurous soul growing it here. The resulting wine is now likely to be entered in an international wine competition. Frequently these wines are winning medals. Hence, Colorado wines are gaining in reputation.
This is an exciting time for the Colorado wine industry. In March, two Colorado wines were poured at the American Wine Tasting at the American Ambassador's Residence in Paris, France. Attendees tasted wines from Boulder Creek Winery (Boulder) and Varaison Vineyards and Winery (Palisade), promoting our thriving wine industry in the heart of the Old World bastion of wine.
Boulder Creek Winery is one of the 29 wineries that will pour at the Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival. Peruse the list here to anticipate the tastings:
Allis Ranch Winery
Black Forest Meadery
Bijou Creek Vineyards
Boulder Creek Winery
Barton Creek Cellars
Desert Moon Vineyards
Garfield Estates Winery
Garrett Estate Cellars
Guy Drew Vineyards
Jack Rabbit Hill
Mesa Park Vineyard
Mountain View Winery
Ten Bears Winery
Turquoise Mesa Winery
Two Rivers Winery
White Water Hill Vineyards
From Grand Junction, Palisade, and Olathe, to wineries located along the Front Range, this festival gives attendees a rare opportunity to taste lots of Colorado wine in one location.
At any time, Manitou Springs, with its interesting history and proximity to Garden of the Gods and Colorado Springs, is a destination worth visiting. Adding the chance to swirl a good representative sample of Colorado wine, makes this festival hard to resist.
Manitou Springs Colorado Wine Festival
Saturday, June 5th - Memorial Park in Manitou Springs
11am - 6pm (Gates Close at 5pm)
Sample from 29 Colorado Wineries - Food and Specialty Gift Vendors -Live Entertainment
$30.00 includes commemorative wine glass ($5.00 Military Discount)
Free wine tote to first 1500 attendees ID Required - Please no Pets
Buy tickets at the event, or purchase in advance. For more information go to www.manitousprings.org or call 719.685.5089