September 19, 2013 5:00 am - September 22, 2013 7:00 pm
Riverbend Park
451 Pendleton Street, Palisade, CO 81526 United States

Additional Information

Colorado's premier wine event happens right in our backyard every September -- it's the Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade September, 19 through September 22.

The Colorado Mountain Winefest features wineries that will fill Riverbend Park in Palisade for the grand tasting, and features events that make it a great get away for a weekend of wine adventure.


The 2013 Colorado Mountain Winefest in Palisade, Colo. begins Thursday, Sept. 19 and continues through the weekend ending Sunday, Sept. 22.


There are different levels of tickets available for the 2013 Colorado Mountain Winefest ranging in price. Make sure you pick up your ticket for this awesome event.

What To Expect


  • Food & Wine Pairings ~ Thursday through Sunday
 From September 19th through the 22nd
  • Float Trips ~ Thursday through Sunday
 Rapid Creek Cycles is offering 2 trips a day, one at 10:00 am that finishes around noon and another at 4:00 pm that finishes around 6:00 pm.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding ~ Thursday through Sunday
 by Rapid Creek Cycles.
  • Cruiser Bike Tours ~ Thursday through Sunday
. Enjoy a self-guided cruiser bike tour of Palisade’s orchards and vineyards.


Wine & Glass Experience -- 2:00pm-3:30pm
Wine Country Inn 777 Grande River Drive Palisade, CO 81526
Good glass makes a difference. Riedel’s Doug Reed will lead a varietal specific tasting showcasing how different Colorado wines taste when poured into the correct glassware.

Winefest Demo & Dinner -- 5:30pm-7:00pm
Wine Country Inn 777 Grande River Drive Palisade, CO 81526
Enjoy a decadent, multi-course dinner paired with Colorado wine set in the region’s only wine-themed hotel.

Chocolate & Wine Tasting -- 7:30pm-9:30pm
Wine Country Inn 777 Grand River Drive Palisade, CO 81526
Taste Enstrom’s & Guittard Chocolates, sample Colorado port and wine and snack on sweets and savories!

Feast in the Vineyards with BookCliff Vineyards -- 5:30pm-8:30pm
676 39 Road, Palisade, CO, 81526
Eric Skokan from the Black Cat Farm Bistro in Boulder, CO will prepare a five course dinner paired with BookCliff Vineyards’ award winning wines and a view from the vineyard to die for.

Winemaker Dinner with Two Rivers Winery -- 6:30pm-9:30pm
Chateau at Two Rivers Winery 2087 Broadway Grand Junction, CO
Two Rivers Winery will host its annual Winemaker’s Dinner.


22nd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest  -- 10:30am-5:00pm
Riverbend Park, Palisade, CO


Tour of the Wineries -- 10:00am-5:00pm
Palisade Wineries
Every year on the Sunday following Mountain Winefest, wineries extend a special invitation to spend the day touring the scenic vineyard country.

Intro to Grape Growing -- 9:00am-12:00pm
CSU Agricultural Station 3168 B1/2 Road Grand Junction, CO
Join State Viticulturist, Dr. Horst Caspari as he gives an overview of growing wine grapes on a commercial scale, economics of the business, market forces and a tour of the CSU vineyards.