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“Favorite Palisade Winery” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Canyon Wind Cellars

Canyon Wind Cellars
3907 North River Road, Palisade, CO 81526
970-464-0888
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Ranked #5 of 19 activities in Palisade
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
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Owner description: Founded in 1991, Canyon Wind Cellars is a family-owned, estate winery named for the mountain breezes that keep the fruit on our vineyard cool under the hot Colorado sun. With the assistance of renowned Napa Winemaker, Robert Pepi, the Christianson family produces award-winning, signature wines utilizing low-intervention winemaking and sustainable practices. We look forward to sharing our passion with you!
Pensacola, Florida
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“Favorite Palisade Winery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Canyon Wind is tucked against the mountain walls of Grand Mesa -- a beautiful 35-acre spread. The owners, Jennifer and Jay Christianson, are the first second-generation winemakers in the area, and they are sincerely passionate about their wines. At this time, there are 16 wines, under three labels. Many are award-winners. Our favorites were the Anemoi Boreas and Zephyrus -- both peppery and deliciously hearty red blends.

Bring a picnic and, after purchasing a couple of choice bottles of Canyon Wind wines, enjoy the views. Be sure to keep an eye out for Finley, the Christianson’s friendly Labrador. If you’re lucky, he’ll give you a tour, or at least let you take his picture.

Visited July 2012
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CanyonWIndWines, Owner at Canyon Wind Cellars, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks for the great review! We are very happy that you liked the winery. Be sure to let us know next time you are headed through!
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Denver, Colorado
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“Out of the way but worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Small winery located off the beaten path in Palisade. We sampled the wine tastings and were pleased with several choices. We purchased a glass wine and enjoyed the quiet setting under the shade trees next to the vineyard.

Visited October 2012
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CanyonWIndWines, Owner at Canyon Wind Cellars, responded to this review, January 1, 2013
Thanks for stoping in and for writing a review!

Hope we see you again soon.
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Mystic, Connecticut
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“Beautiful place for a wedding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Our son and his bride chose this place for their wedding, and it was a gorgeous setting. The owners were very accommodating and helpful, and best of all, let them have total control of the event. Highly recommended and their wine is phenomenal, too!

Visited September 2012
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CanyonWIndWines, Owner at Canyon Wind Cellars, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
We were are so glad that you had a great time here! Grant and Laura are a great couple and we hope to see all of you again sometime soon!
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Lafayette, CO
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“Great winery, great tours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This winery has been our favorite for years. Great wines, lovely picnic area near the tasting room, and great tours. Off the beaten path by only a mile or two, but well worth the visit.

Visited October 2012
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CanyonWIndWines, Owner at Canyon Wind Cellars, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Thanks so much for the review! If there is ever anything that we can do for you, let us know!
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“Love the wine and the place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

We had so much fun at Canyon Winds. The tasting room was so warm and inviting. The women answered all our questions and were so personable. The wines were very good. We wil most definitely be back!!

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CanyonWIndWines, Owner at Canyon Wind Cellars, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thanks so much for the review! I am very glad that you had a good time, be sure to let us know when you are headed back over!
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