Carlson Vineyards


Winery + Tasting Room:
461 35 Rd
Palisade, CO 81526

970-464-5554
970-464-5542 (fax)
info@carlsonvineyards.com

Hours

Winery open daily 10am - 5:30pm

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Other Locations:

Carlson Vineyards Grand Junction Tasting Room
545 Main Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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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. All of 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 vintage 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. Relax in the backyard and take in scenic vistas of the Grand Valley. Pet friendly. Located on the Fruit and Wine Byway, Palisade’s classic cruising and bicycling route.

If you are a retailer interested in selling our wines, please contact Republic National Distributing Co. in Colorado.

Directions:
East Orchard Mesa: Hwy 6 east from Palisade, turn south on 38 Road, follow yellow centerline 5.5 miles

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