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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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Spectacular views of the Palisades and Great Peach Wine!

It takes a little while to get to this winery, one of the first in the Pallisades, but it is well worth the trip. Some very unique history and great wines. I personally like the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It takes a little while to get to this winery, one of the first in the Pallisades, but it is well worth the trip. Some very unique history and great wines. I personally like the Tyranosarus (sp) Red! Carlson's is best known for their fruit wines made from the fruit grown in the Palisdes (peaches, cherries). If you have never... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed their tasting room and the wines! Service was better than any winery we visited over the weekend. A must stop if you're touring the wineries!

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Whenever we are in the area we absolutely make a point of stopping at Carlson to taste the wine and have a picnic lunch in their inviting backyard. They have a large, round wooden table with several adirondack chairs placed under a beautiful shade tree. This latest visit was our 3rd in recent years. We got to visit with their... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was seven years prior when we last visited Carlson. They still do the unique, this time it was a chocolate rimmed glass through which to savor their cherry wine. Scrumptious! They do distribute their Laughing Cat wines, and others, so stop at the winery then check your local retailer for more!

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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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Colorado
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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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Salida, Colorado
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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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