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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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10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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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A must visit!

We went to 5 wineries before this one and this was the first one we bought from. The Cherry lemonade was AMAZING and the wines are good. They aren't blow-you-away, but they are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Thornton, Colorado
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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to 5 wineries before this one and this was the first one we bought from. The Cherry lemonade was AMAZING and the wines are good. They aren't blow-you-away, but they are solid wines and have a lot of character. It's a little south of town but worth the drive.

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Monroe, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My sister and I stopped in August to visit the place that makes my favorite wine! Wonderful visit, great people! Love the wine!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Carlson is one of my favorite winery's. I visited it many years ago and made a return visit in August 2015. It was just as fun as I remembered it. Their Prairie Dog blush is my favorite wine. I don't know if it is their best but I like it. The area is beautiful and the wine tasty.

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Conifer, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We enjoyed the wines at Carlson Vineyards. The tasting room was pretty crowded when we got there, but we were able to taste all the wines we wanted. Service is good in the store.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Driving up to Carlson Vineyard, you may think that the high reviews have this wrong. You park in front of a nondescript warehouse type building that doesn't look much like a winery, but you would be wrong. Step in the door and you find yourself in a wonderful shop. Ask for a tasting and you walk through the cool inner... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were driving the wine road after stopping at a fruit stand and saw this place was open even though it was the 4th of July. I was glad we stopped. They had wine tasting in the back of the facility in the wine making room which made for a great smell while walking back to do the tasting. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Have visited a couple times, each time has been a wonderful experience full of tasty wines. The hot peach cobbler wine being a favorite.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My husband and I stopped by on our way to Vail. Off the beaten path, but route 6 has a lot of winery and local orchards/fruit stands to visit! Well worth the drive - not pretentious at all, bought both wines that I tried and 2 as gifts. Would stop by when in the area again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We like all the wines we sampled in the dry category. It's not fancy but they make good wine. There is no shade for parking and no outside patio to sit awhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This was absolutely our favorite! Wonderful selection and conversation. Do not skip this place! The prairie dog blush and Cabernet franc are lovely. The banter exchanged was most entertaining! Next time we'll stay for lunch and a bottle!

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