Colorado Wine Industry Kicks off the 2022 Season

September and October mark the state's wine season
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The Colorado Wine Board along with more than 170 wineries across Colorado are gearing up for the busiest time of year—wine season. After a challenging couple of years with early frosts and lower yields, our state’s winemakers are celebrating a bountiful harvest. A myriad of events will accompany this year’s harvest, and the Colorado Wine Board is encouraging Coloradans to make a pilgrimage to the Western Slope this fall to support Colorado farmers and grape growers.

Take part in Colorado’s harvest by participating in these top celebrations across the state.

Storm Cellar Hotchkiss Outdoor Tasting

Colorado Wine Week features wine tastings, vineyard tours and guided painting classes throughout the state. Read the full event schedule for happenings from Sept. 11-18.

Carboy Winery Littleton

Harvest Festival at Carboy Winery in Littleton is back. Guests can expect an afternoon filled with Italian-style BBQ and Carboy wines. Enjoy live music throughout the tasting on Sept. 20 from 2 – 5 pm. Tickets are $45 per person and include two beverage tickets and food.

Wine, artisans, food, and entertainment come together Sept. 24 – 25 at the annual Harvest Festival on the grounds of the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. To attend the event is free, wine tasting starts at $10.

Celebrate the grape harvest at Balistreri’s Harvest Party on Oct. 2 from 12 – 5 pm. For 20 years, the Denver event has been a hit.

Colorado wines are a reflection of the state’s unique growing climate, producing some of the best grapes in the country grown on nearly 1,000 high-altitude acres of vineyards. Harvest is a time of celebrating Colorado’s bounty and another successful growing season.

For a complete list of wineries and detailed maps of Colorado’s wine regions for self-guided wine tours, visit www.coloradowine.com.

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