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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

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Address: 461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
Phone Number: 970-464-5554
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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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Our Favorite Winery!

The thing that makes this Winery different from all the others is that they have Great Wine at a Great Price. We never leave here without several of our favorite bottles of wine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The thing that makes this Winery different from all the others is that they have Great Wine at a Great Price. We never leave here without several of our favorite bottles of wine. My wife claims they have the best Cherry wine anywhere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Carlson Vineyards is my favorite. It's got the best wine in Palisade (my favorites are the Laughing Cat Riesling and Sweet Baby Red) with a lovely area to sit on wooden Adirondack chairs or bring a picnic and sit right next to the grapevines. It's just lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I am not even a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur. I've begun to think taste in wine is like taste in art; it's subjective. So I'm not reviewing the wines although we enjoyed them very much. We particularly liked the peach as it is very peachy! We also liked the cherry and the Prairie Dog blush. But, more importantly, we liked the... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Quite honestly, I am really not sure why this winery is not rated more highly on Trip Advisor and Yelp. This winery is fabulous! Let's start with the pleasant greeting. Followed by a free wine tasting of about a dozen wines in their tank room. There is certainly a wine for everyone...white, red, fruit, sweet, off-dry, dessert! The wines were... More 

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Thank Jessie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The ladies were so sweet!! Very knowledgeable the history. They were very interesting to listen to as you could hear the passion in voices. We got to try our samples. It was a very hard decisionon what to puchase! We live in Minnesotaand they do ship here and other states. CHECK THEM OUT definitely!

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Thank TraciL36
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Some of the wines are pretty good and the staff is real nice and friendly. They have a nice shady back yard that is really a treat on a hot day. The peach wine is made 100% of local peaches and is very refreshing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

While Carlson doesn't carry hardly any wines I like they do have a wide selection for most people. Great little tasting room and very friendly. Definite a place to stop.

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during Barrel Tasting, first of 7! The wines were good, the food excellent, and the surrounding was beautiful. I preferred the Plum Wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This is a great little tasting with a ton of wines to try. I would recommend it especially if you like sweeter wines. Very warm and welcoming staff.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We visited 10 different wineries in our 3 days in Palisade & this was our favorite. They have a large variety of award winning wines. They are very laid back & will help you find exactly what you like. Do not leave without trying the dessert wine from the chocolate rimmed glass. Yum! They have a lovely area out back... More 

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