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The Colorado Mountain Winefest in Grand Junction is not just an event for wine enthusiasts; it's a celebration of community, cultivation, and the pursuit of excellence in winemaking. Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or someone curious about exploring the world of wine, the festival offers a memorable and immersive experience that showcases the best of Colorado's wine industry while also highlighting the area's unique agriculture attributes. As the Grand Mesa stands tall in the background of this famed event, you’ll come to realize that the serene beauty of the setting alone is well worth the trip.

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While Colorado might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of wine, Colorado Mountain Winefest showcases an impressive array of locally produced wines that will surprise and delight even the most discerning palate. The opportunity to taste and appreciate the diverse selection of award-winning wines produced by local Colorado wineries is an adventure in itself. From rosé to ports, blends to varietals, guests can explore and appreciate the rich flavors and unique characteristics of the region's wines.

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Wine connoisseurs of all levels will be treated to educational seminars and workshops that provide insights into the world of winemaking in a fun and engaging way. You'll also have the chance to meet the passionate winemakers who have turned their passion into being a part of this thriving industry. Engaging in conversations with these dedicated artisans offers a deeper understanding of the craft and the history behind each bottle.

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To complement the wines, the Colorado Mountain Winefest offers a range of culinary delights. Food vendors and local restaurants showcase their offerings, often creating pairings that enhance the tasting experience. While you sip on your favorite vino, snag a few food-wine pairing tips from the chef demos in the educational pavilion.  

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The festivities aren't limited to wine and food alone. Live music, entertainment, grape stomping and various other activities add to the festive atmosphere, ensuring that there's always something enjoyable to experience throughout the event. 

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The combination of natural beauty, exquisite wines, and the indomitable spirit of the winemakers can serve as a wellspring of inspiration. As you raise your glass to toast the natural beauty that surrounds you, remember that you, too, are a part of this magnificent tapestry. So, sip, savor, and let the Colorado Mountain Winefest inspire you, for in every grape, there's a story yearning to be told.

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Grand Junction offers a wide range of lodging options that cater to various preferences and budgets. With some of the most affordable lodging in the state, Grand Junction has everything from cozy retreats, and upscale amenities, to luxurious stays all less than 20 minutes from Colorado Mountain Winefest. The best part is, you can leave your keys at the hotel because there is a round-trip shuttle from Grand Junction to the festival on the day of the event. For more information on shuttle service, check out this link.

 

Photos by: Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE)