Colorado Mountain Winefest
For the last two decades, Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank has been the premier Colorado wine celebration in the state, bringing dozens of local wineries to celebrate our award-winning wines and growing industry.
With more than 45 Colorado wineries in attendance and a few thousand close friends to share unlimited sips, it’s the kind of perfect day that makes everyone wish they lived here. The daylong event in Riverbend Park features live entertainment, unlimited wine samples, a commemorative tasting glass, wine tote and the chance to buy wine directly from the winemakers. In 2012, we added several new and interactive seminars and demos from festivals past and incorporated them all into the event free of charge. So no need to pay extra to learn about food and wine pairings from top chefs, get in-depth knowledge of Colorado’s unique terrior or learn to pick out common aromas from the wine glass.
Food & Wine Pairings ~ Thursday through Sunday
From September 18th through the 21st, participating restaurants will put a delicious appetizer-sized snack on the menu alongside a Colorado wine created by a CAVE member winery. These pairings will be served at happy hour-style pricing at $20 or less.
Check back for a full list of participating restaurants!
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23rd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest
presented by Alpine Bank
Riverbend Park, Palisade, CO
Join over 45 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
Non-Drinker – $25 Includes entrance into the park and water bottle. No Wine Consumption. Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter.
General Admission – $45 Includes entrance into the park, 2014 wine glass and wine tote, seminars, chef demos, live music, the grape stomp and much more! Must be 21+ with valid ID to enter.
VIP – $190 Includes 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 Shuttle stop at several participating hotels on Horizon Drive and Downtown Grand Junction. These round trip shuttle tickets cab be purchased online or the day of the event at the DoubleTree Hotel and SpringHill Suites ($20 the day of)
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 of the Wineries
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.