Colorado Mountain Winefest

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The 23rd annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank returns Sept. 18-21 at Riverbend Park in Palisade. The “Festival in the Park” takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20 and is the state’s largest and oldest wine festival featuring over 50 Colorado wineries, live music, a grape stomp, live demonstrations & seminars and a crowd of over 5,500!

Eventbrite - 23rd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank2014 Schedule of Events


Thursday, September 18th


Food & Wine Pairings ~ Thursday through Sunday
From September 18th through the 21st, participating restaurants will pair a glass of Colorado wine with a delicious appetizer-sized snack. These pairings will be served at happy hour-style pricing at $20 or less.
Click here for the full menu list! 

Wine, Dine & Paint!
The Palette, 441 Main Street, Grand Junction, CO
Let your creativity flow as you paint alongside this year’s Commemorative Winefest Poster Artist, Kay Crane!
Kay will guide you step by step as you paint a beautiful vineyard landscape. Enjoy a great night with friends, food and wine.
 Tickets are $40 and include a guided painting class, food & wine and a piece of art to call your own!

Friday, September 19th

Blended or Not? A Comparative Wine Tasting with Max Ariza
Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Dr. Palisade, CO
Discover some of Colorado’s best blended wines (several grapes in the mix) and taste if they beat some of Colorado’s best single varietal wines! Maz Ariza will lead you through this tasting as you learn to sip and savor blends and single varietal wines.
Tickets are $45 and seating is limited.
Eventbrite - Blended or Not? A Comparitive Wine Tasting with Max Ariza

Mountain Winefest – Winemakers Dinner
Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Dr. Palisade, CO
Enjoy a decadent, multi-course dinner paired with Colorado wine set in the region’s only wine-themed hotel!

Chocolate & Wine Tasting
Wine Country Inn, 777 Grande River Dr. Palisade, CO
Sample both Enstrom’s and Guittard chocolates alongside a diverse selection of Colorado wines ranging from classic dry whites & reds to sweet dessert options.
Tickets are $40.
Eventbrite - Chocolate & Wine Tasting

Saturday, September 20th

23rd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest “Festival in the Park”
presented by Alpine Bank
Riverbend Park, Palisade, CO
Join over 50 Colorado wineries, dozens of artisan and food vendors and few thousand like-minded Colorado wine lovers for the biggest wine festival in the state!

21+ with valid ID to enter-No Exceptions
Eventbrite - 23rd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine BankNon-Drinker – $25/$35 at the door
Includes entrance into the park and water bottle. No Wine Consumption. Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter.

General Admission – $45/$55 at the door
Includes entrance into the park, 2014 wine glass and wine tote, unlimited tasting of over 50 Colorado wineries, seminars, chef demos, live music, the grape stomp and much more! Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter.

VIP – $190/$225 at the door
a separate entrance and access to the shaded VIP Pavilion, commemorative Riedel crystal wine glass, a wine tote filled with gifts, exclusive parking in our VIP parking area, a delicious array of fresh gourmet dishes, concierge wine storage located in the Pavilion, unlimited tastings from dozens of Colorado wineries, live music, the ever-popular Grape Stomp, chef demonstrations and interactive Seminars! Your VIP ticket will act as a shuttle ticket as well! Simply show it to the shuttle driver and you will gain access to the round trip shuttle from Grand Junction to Palisade on September 20th, a $15 value! Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter.

Round Trip Shuttle Ticket – $15/$20 at the door
Shuttle stop at several participating hotels on Horizon Drive and Downtown Grand Junction. These round trip shuttle tickets can be purchased online or the day of the event at the DoubleTree Hotel and SpringHill Suites. Tickets will be sold on Saturday morning from 9:00am to 12:00pm at the DoubleTree Hotel and the SpringHill Suites.

Horizon Drive Locations: DoubleTree, Super 8, La Quinta, Clarion Inn, Holiday Inn, Grand Vista Hotel.
Downtown Grand Junction Locations: SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Hampton Inn. Shuttles run from 9:00am-6:30pm every 15 minutes. Service from 11:00am-3:00pm every 30 minutes.


Tour De Vineyards 
Ride Starts at 7:00am 
Peach Bowl Park
Palisade, CO
Join Bacchus and his merry revelers by joining this 25-mile bike ride through the Wine Country held just prior to the Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank “Festival in the Park”, Saturday, September 20.

Registration and information:


Sunday, September 21st

Palisade Sunday Farmer’s Market
3rd & Main Palisade, CO – Free
Featuring local artisans, crafters, musicians, non-profit organizations, wineries and, of course, our wonderful Palisade produce!

Tour of the Wineries
Palisade Wineries  – Free
Every year on the Sunday following Mountain Winefest, wineries extend a special invitation to spend the day touring the scenic vineyard country. Sample a wide variety of wines, take a winery tour and linger for the entertainment and apps! No tickets are necessary.
Download the Sunday Tour of the Wineries Map here.


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