Colorado Wine Country is in full swing on the Western Slope
We wanted to give you a few ideas of what to do while you are there, other than wine tasting and sight seeing of course.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE IN PALISADE:
THE WINE COUNTRY INN FEATURES:
Mesa Park Vineyards 2005 MERLOT
Live Music on the Weekends &
An Excellent Staff
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU ARE IN GRAND JUNCTION
GRAND JUNCTION FARMER’S MARKET IS HELD ON THURSDAYS
THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER!
This market is huge and fun and resembles a street fair along with the fantastic fresh fruits & veggies.
Bing Cherries and Apricots are in full flourish on the Western slope and the much awaited Palisade Peaches will be springing up at Farmers Markets throughout the state.
Mesa Park VIneyards also recommends Dolce Vita for fantastic Italian Food in Downtown Grand Junction
You can also purchase Mesa Park Wines in several other liquor stores around the state, please check their website for the locations. www.MesaParkVineyards.com
- Castle Rock Winefest July 23 www.casterockwinefest.com
- Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade September 18 www.coloradowinefest.
- 3rd Annual Behind the Winery Bash ~ Mesa Park Vineyards September 19
The tasting room hours for the 2011 season are:
OPEN Thursday through Monday from 11 AM to 5 P
We also rent our tasting room for special events, please call for details.
Non-wine related things to do in Grand Junction (GJCO) and Palisade.
Be sure and take the drive to the Grand Mesa. It’s absolutely breath-taking. Green rolling hills, wildflowers, lake and stream filled vistas await your every curve around the mountain road and on the other side there will be more wine tasting and fresh fruit orchards to visit in Cedaredge CO. This website www.grandmesabyway.org has some information on the history and additional information on the area.
This is one of the most unknown and unspoiled sightseeing in Colorado. It’s just West of Grand Junction near the Utah border and will remind you of a mini Grand Canyon. It’s very inexpensive and offers both views and history of the area. There is only 1 road in and out so be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours stopping and taking photos and hiking on the many trails.
There is more information on their website here : http://www.nps.gov/colm/index.htm