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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

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Address: 461 35 Road, Palisade, CO 81526
Phone Number: 970-464-5554
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Activities: Wine tasting
Description: While we take the art of winemaking seriously, we like to have fun too. A...
While we take the art of winemaking seriously, we like to have fun too. A favorite since 1988, we're known for pioneering Colorado wines made from local grapes and fruit, with names like Laughing Cat, Cougar Run, and a Dinosaur series. Carlson Vineyards, a small farm winery, produces premium wines in the heart of Colorado wine country above the town of Palisade, at an altitude of 4700 ft. Grape wines: Riesling, T-Red (Lemberger), Sweet Baby Red, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Fruit wines: Cherry, Plum, Peach and Pearadactyl (Pear-Apple). Relax and savor the scenic vistas of the Grand Valley and Colorado River too. Located on Palisade's Fruit & Wine Scenic Byway around mile marker 6 on East Orchard Mesa.
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Amazing Tasting

Loved the Cherry wine, great staff that helped to make the tasting fun. This will be a definite stop from now on

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Loved the Cherry wine, great staff that helped to make the tasting fun. This will be a definite stop from now on

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We normally stop here on our way across I-70 and buy wine, as we love theirs. The Sweet Gewurztraminer is heavenly! We also enjoyed the Laughing Cat Muscat, but recently learned they have discontinued it, I wish they would bring it back! Stop in here, have a taste and leave happy!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The tasting room employee was not particularly talkative, but she did give us a taste of cherry wine in a chocolate rimmed cup. That was delicious. There was a lot of wine to taste. I would recommend Carlson Vineyards. They are also known for their peach wine, which I bought but haven't tasted yet...

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have always enjoyed Carlson wines, but another family we kept running into on the tour told us about the Laughing Cat at Carlson. So, we did make sure to stop. Probably best stop for us. They had several different wines, many wine related items in their shop, jams, jellies, sauces.... And, you could buy a chunk of Enstroms Dark... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

A fall road trip is mandatory to this location to purchase the savoring Laughing Cat Gewurztraminer. If you enjoy great wine this is the experience of a lifetime to enjoy a local master!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We toured here after the Tour de Vineyards bike ride, and as usual, I didn't leave empty handed. They have quite a few reds, whites and sweeter dessert wines, but I brought home the Calico red-blend. They are very friendly and open to talking about anything about wine or the area, so you should definitely stop by!

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Calsons is nestled among vineyards and orchards at the base of the Grand Mesa and near the Mt. Garfield. The views are wonderful. The people are very fun and enjoy showing off their wines. The fun show in the wine names: Laughing Cat Riesling or Tyrannosaurus Red Lemberger. So this is a great place to do a wine tour, We... More 

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Firestone, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The staff at this winery were very friendly and knowledgeable. The made the experience fun and had great recipes and ideas for unique ways to use their wine. The wine was wonderful. I would recommend making a stop at this winery if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There are a lot of small wineries in the Pallisade area, but Carlson has been a favorite for about 20 years. They have a full range of excellent wines, all of which are available for sampling in their small tasting room. The small gift shop offers their wines along with a few other items (including t-shirts featuring their cleverly designed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We liked everything we tasted! This was our third or fourth annual visit. We love the cherry & peach wines which are made from cherries or peaches (not grapes with cherry flavoring). They usually have written recipes for great ways to enjoy the wine. ie: chocolate covered cherry wine & hot peach cobbler in a mug. Yum

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