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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

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Had a fantastic visit at the New Carlson tasting room in Grand Junction. Was immediately warmly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Sip and sit for hours

This is one of the best wineries in Palisade! They not only have great wine but also great outdoor... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2019
Littleton, Colorado
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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...more
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461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fantastic visit at the New Carlson tasting room in Grand Junction. Was immediately warmly greeted by Carrie and the staff and enjoyed a delicious tasting of outstanding Colorado wines. The location is in a gorgeous old building on the Main Street downtown. Clean...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the best wineries in Palisade! They not only have great wine but also great outdoor space to sit and enjoy cheese and cats!! Make sure you stop and shop!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Unfortunately, it was windy when we visited. But, they have a fantastic outdoor space. One thing that stands out from all the other places we visited is that they didn't charge for tastings, they just limited and asked you not try them all. We got...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 29, 2019

Overall, my wife and I were impressed with the quality of the wines we tasted in the Palisade area, and we were even more impressed by how friendly the people are. Carlson Vineyards is a good example. We enjoyed their Rose and really liked their...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Randy R
Reviewed May 26, 2019

Been stopping at Carlsons forever. They have a great variety of wines. Laughing cat is a favorite. The cherry dessert with melted chocolate, no brainer to try. Also, if you are lucky, you get to pet the vineyard cats. On nice days there is a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 6, 2019

We went to Hermosa Vineyards and Two Rivers, and this was my favorite winery. It all depends on your tastes, but this was a pretty low-key winery with a little bit of fun character. The prices were reasonable, we enjoyed the household kitty cat and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cljenson
Reviewed April 29, 2019

From the moment we walked in, the staff were warm, easy-going, helpful, and flat-out enjoyable. Then we tried the wine, and YES! This wonderful team (the owners are the most wonderful couple!!) knows how to deliver quality on every front. We walked out with a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mstricker413
Reviewed February 18, 2019

We really enjoyed our time here. The staff was very friendly, even though we were probably their only visitors that day. The wine is excellent and they have super friendly cats. Definitely recommend if your in town.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank John V
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The off season is the best time to visit wineries that are still open. My son made a surprise Christmas visit from out of town and we took him for a Palisade tour. The Geurwertraminer is a must have here.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We have been going to Carlson's for over 15 years when my Dad first took us there. Now we live in the Grand Junction area, and take all of our friends there. If you only have time to visit one Winery, this would be the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mariah M
January 14, 2018|
Response from chjtr12 |
When we went two weeks ago, there was no charge for tastings, they just asked that you limit it and not try them all