West Elks AVA

The West Elks AVA is located high in the Rockies and features several wineries central to the towns of Paonia and Hotchkiss. It is one of two AVAs in Colorado and is located inside Delta County. Many of the vineyards, which produce about 10 percent of the grapes grown in Colorado, are located around 6,000 feet in elevation. The area is known for cold climate grapes such as Pinot Noir, Riesling and Gewurztraminer.

CAVE member wineries: