Colorado Wines to Shine this Holiday Season

Happy Holidays
by Carrie Dow on Nov 14, 2017 in Wine

With the holidays just around the corner, it will soon be time for office parties, family gatherings and gift giving with friends. Along with these events sometimes comes a little anxiety. What wine to bring? The Colorado Wine Board is here to help and provide a local touch in your holiday wine selection. All of these wines are 2017 winners in the Colorado Governor’s Cup and pair well with a variety of seasonal foods and events. They can be found at stores all over the state or you can purchase them online directly from vintners. Then all you have to do is open the bottle and enjoy.

Holiday Dinners with Turkey
Tyrannosaurus Red (Grand Valley AVA* Lemberger), Carlson Vineyards Winery, Palisade
Bubble Universe, Infinite Monkey Theorem (Sparkling Grand Valley AVA Albarino), Denver

Holiday Dinners with Colorado Lamb
Colorado Syrah, Guy Drew Vineyards, Cortez
American Cabernet Sauvignon, Decadent Saint Winery, Boulder

Holiday Pumpkin Pie Dessert:
Colorado Riesling, Bookcliff Vineyards, Boulder
Sweetheart Red (Grand Valley AVA), Whitewater Hill Vineyards, Grand Junction

Other Dessert Wines:
Mesa County Port, Two Rivers Winery, Grand Junction
Raspberry Wine, Colorado Cellars, Palisade
Strawberry Honey Wine, Meadery of the Rockies, Palisade

Gift Giving Wines:
For the Wine Lover – Cabernet Franc (Grand Valley AVA) Creekside Cellars, Evergreen
For the Beer Snob – Grasshop-ah Hard Cider, Colorado Cider Company, Denver
For your Boss – Colorado Reserve Merlot, The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City

*The Grand Valley of Colorado is designated as an American Viticultural Area wine grape-growing region in the United States. 

Photo via Flickr user wuestenigel


Tags: Gifts, Holiday, Wine
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