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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

Address: 461 35 Road, Palisade, CO 81526
Phone Number: 970-464-5554
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Ranked #5 of 22 Activities in Palisade
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
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Owner description: 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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Salida, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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Denver, Colorado
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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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Westminster
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

They spent extra time to let us know about their wines. They made a laugh and offer a really nice outside seating area! I don't have a huge palate for their wines, due to my big bold love for reds. but really enjoyed some wines I didn't think I would like!

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Gillette, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

If you love fruity wine this is the winery for you. The owner/winemaker is so friendly and loves to tell stories! Every time we go to the Grand Junction area, we come away with a case of wine!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We have visited various wineries in the valley and Carlson's remains one of our absolute favorites. The people are extreme friendly and informative. Enjoy tasting all of their wines and be sure not to miss the Sweet Gertz, Sweet Baby red and their Laughing Cat Reisling!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Carlson Vineyard was the last stop on our wine trail through the Grand Junction – Palisades, CO area. We were told by several other vineyards and by other winers to make sure and not miss visiting Carlson Vineyards. Unfortunately, our timing was a bit off. We had written down that their closing time was 6pm, and although it took longer... More

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