Taking the name of the snow-fed stream tumbling along the property’s edge, Terror Creek Winery, at 6,400′, is home to some of the world’s highest-altitude vineyards. Overlooking the North Fork Valley from picturesque Garvin Mesa, this small family-owned winery offers visitors a chance to savor Alsatian-style wines in the beautiful vista of the Rockies. At the turn of the century, a Frenchman planted the first vines at Terror Creek. Today, Swiss-trained vintner and co-owner Joan Mathewson creates wines alive with fruit flavor, and crisp acidity from grapes grown exclusively in Western Colorado, where our hot sunny days, cool nights, and low humidity create ideal conditions.
Established in 1993.
Join John and Joan Mathewson for a tasting from the Terror Creek Collection, which includes a dry, smooth, supple Riesling, wonderful with lamb, poultry and fish; a spicy, full-flavored, dry Gewurztraminer; a unique Chardonnay vinted without oak to preserve the fruity flavor of Chardonnay grapes; and a rich, fruity, dry Pinot Noir to sip with savory cheeses, beef and game. We invite you to sample the wines in our gracious mountain top winery and relax in our alpine garden.Owners John & Joan Mathewson welcome you. Overlooking the North Fork Valley from picturesque Garvin Mesa, this small family-owned winery offers visitors a chance to savor Alsatian-style wines in the beautiful Rockies.
From Paonia: 1 mile east on Hwy 133, north on Garvin Mesa Rd. to end of the road.
Terror Creek Winery
17445 Garvin Mesa Rd.
Paonia, CO 81428
Memorial Day to end of September: 11-5 daily.
- Dry Gewurztraminer
- Dry Riesling
- Pinot Noir