Carlson Vineyards Grand Junction Tasting Room
545 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Downtown Tasting Room open Tuesdays 10am-5:30pm; Wednesday through Saturday noon-7:30
Winery + Tasting Room:
461 35 Rd
Palisade, CO 81526
While we take the art of winemaking seriously, we like to have fun too!
Since 1988, Carlson Vineyards has produced premium wines in the heart of Colorado wine country above the town of Palisade and the Colorado River on East Orchard Mesa. We welcome everyone – wine lovers, the curious, family, and friends – to join us in our casual and friendly tasting room.
A local favorite, Carlson Vineyards was an early pioneer in making wines with local, Colorado-grown, sun-ripened fruit & wine grapes. Find your favorites among reds, whites, blends, and fruit wines – from dry to sweet.
Well-known for Riesling wine, CV won the prestigious World Cup Riesling Award in New York. The Gewürztraminer is also highly sought-after, and has won numerous awards, including “Best of the Fest” twice at the Colorado Mountain WineFest. Recently, the Cherry and Tyrannosaurus Red wines each won Double Gold and inclusion in the Colorado Governor’s Cup Niche Case (2021).
The vineyard, one of Colorado’s oldest, dates to a first planting in an old apricot orchard in 1981 and first commercial wine in 1988. As one of Colorado’s biggest wine producers, Carlson produces over 10,000 cases each year. Their fruit wines are processed from 100% whole fruit – not with concentrate or grapes – but if you prefer a blend, check out their Tree Ripe series.
Stop by the casual tasting room to see why Carlson wines are so popular. Enjoy a tasting flight of affordable, delicious wines that stand as a signature of western Colorado. Feel free to bring in takeout from one of the nearby local restaurants! Located on the south side of Main St. between 5th and 6th.
If you are a retailer interested in selling our wines, please contact Republic National Distributing Co. in Colorado.
In Downtown Grand Junction on the south side of Main St., between 5th and 6th
- White Light - Dry Riesling
- Dry Gewürztraminer
- Wren Quinn White
- 365 White
- Off-Dry Riesling
- Sweet Baby White
- 365 Rosé
- Dry Rosé of Blaufränkisch
- Sweet Baby Blush
- Contact (orange wine from La Crescent grapes)
- Exodus - Blaufränkisch
- Tyrannosaurus Red - Lemberger
- Wren Quinn Red
- 365 Red
- Sweet Baby Red
- Tree Ripe Blush (cherry + white wines)
- Tree Ripe White (peach + white wines)
- Tree Ripe Red (plum + red wines)
- Peach (100% Palisade Peaches)
- Plum (100% plums)
- Cherry (100% Montmorency Cherries)
- Sweet Gewürztraminer
- R+D White Dessert
2018 Governor's Cup Collection - Double Gold
2018 Governor's Cup Collection - Gold
2017 Sweet Gewürztraminer
2017 Governor's Cup Case - Gold
2015 "Tyrannosaurus Red" Lemberger
2015 Governor's Cup Case - Gold
2014 Governor's Cup Case - Gold
2012 "Tyrannosaurus Red" Lemberger