Denver may be known for its massive collection of craft breweries, but there are also plenty of wineries making a name for themselves in the Mile High City. From small boutique wineries to larger-scale wineries, Denver’s urban winery scene is one that must be sampled.
Take a tour of the capital city’s growing wine scene. All of the wineries in Denver and the surrounding metropolitan area have fun tasting rooms to sample their fine vinos, and perhaps purchase a bottle to take home or gift to friends and family. Some even offer tours of their facilities. Hours vary by location, so be sure to check if they’re open before you pay a visit.
Here are among the best wineries in Denver, CO, in no particular order:
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Urban Winery
With most of their grapes sourced from the Western Slope of Colorado and the High Plains of Texas, they bring in local flavor in every can. Available in red, white, rose, The Bubble Universe (and Rose), Dry Hopped Pear Cider, Dry Hopped Sauv Blanc, and Peach Bellini.
3200 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80205 | 303-736-8376 | theinfinitemonkeytheorem.com
Bigsby’s Folly Craft Winery
The tasting room also provides a full menu for those who want to pair their glass of wine with food. Learn more about their winemaking process with a facility tour or learn more about being a winemaker yourself with its Be a Winemaker for a Day program. Take home your own bottle of wine with a custom label to remember the experience.
3563 Wazee Street, Denver, CO 80216 | 720-485-3158 | bigsbysfolly.com
Not using sulfites, their wine is unfiltered and aged in American oak barrels, making their wines completely natural. Choose from Colorado favorites including, the Colorado Petite Sirah, Colorado Little Feet Merlot, and the Colorado Malbec. The winery is open for wine tastings, tours, and lunch seven days a week.
1946 E. 66th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229 | 303-287-5156 | balistrerivineyards.com
Now with three locations in Colorado, the first location opened in September of 2016 in Littleton, the second location is in Breckenridge, and the latest location is in Denver’s old Governor’s Park location at 7h and Logan. Each tasting room offers a variety of winery experiences with tours, wine pairing tastings, and unique food samplings.
400 East 7th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 (newest location) | 720-617-9410 | carboywinery.com
Deep Roots Winery & Bistro
Order wines by the glass, flights, even delicious ciders. Food includes a menu of pastas, salads, artisan pizzas, cheese boards, and charcuterie boards. Enjoy a weekly happy hour and its Wine Down Wednesdays for different wine specials.
1516 Wazee Street, Suite A, Denver, CO 80202 | 720-328-4786 | deeprootswines.com
Bonacquisti Wine Company
Plus, it strives to educate others about the winemaking process with their winemaking classes. Sign up for one of their winemaking classes where future winemakers learn about the process of fermenting, crushing, bottling, and tasting wines. Enjoy a variety of events, including their Fridays Uncorked (live music series) and Bring Your Own Vinyl Thursdays, where patrons bring in their favorite vintage vinyl to play at the winery. Continuing with its music theme, Bonacquisti Wine Company hosts the only radio station in the world from a working winery.
4640 North Pecos Street, Unit I, Denver, CO 80211 | 303-477-9463 | bonacquistiwine.com
Wild Woman Wine
Create your own bottle of wine with the guidance of their experienced vintner and take part in the experience of bottling, corking, and labeling your custom bottle of wine. Enjoy live music every Friday and Saturday night along with a variety of other events including Pinot & Pilates and Wild Women Trivia Night.
1660 Champa Street, Denver, CO 80202 | 303-534-0788 | winerycolorado.com
Kingman Estates Winery
While the wine tasting room is only open Saturdays and Sundays (noon to 5:00 p.m.) they do offer private tastings for small groups, scheduled ahead of time. A unique feature of this winery is that they are the only Colorado wine company selling Colorado-based wine in a box, under their Big Hat Wines label.
800 East 64th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229 | 720-560-7270 | kingmanwine.com
Silver Vines Winery
Sample from varietals such as their 2015 Merlot, 2016 Chardonnay, 2015 Syrah, and even the Chocolate Delight – a blend of chocolate and red wine. Along with their wines offered, Silver Vines Winery serves up cheese platters and hosts events every week, along with live entertainment.
7509 Grandview Avenue, Arvada, CO 80002 | 303-456-5212 | silvervineswinery.com
The winery offers a variety of whites and reds, plus four different dessert wines, including a sweet Muscat. The small tasting room is only open on Saturdays or by private appointment.
3316 West 64th Avenue, Denver, CO 80221 | 720-519-1506 | sperowinery.biz
It’s time to raise a glass to these Denver wineries and discover what new tastes await you! Cheers!