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“Gracious winemaker!”

Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Palisade
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed August 7, 2012

He had been there since 4:30am when he kindly showed us through his operation at 3pm. That's a gracious host! If you are into fruit wines, here's one of your best selections. And this winemaker had been around for most of the vintages in the Grand Valley AVA.

Thank FlyfishingJosie
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

The variety of wines was great. The people were very helpful and knowlegeable! It was fun to look around and see the shop and check out everything! A nice selection of wines! I even bought one!

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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We went for the peach wine but didn't care for it but wound up with a couple of bottles of really nice wine. The Fat Cat Red was outstanding. The wine tasting was friendly, casual and generous. We really enjoyed this experience and will be returning for more wine!

Thank candela1959
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Carlson Vineyard was the highlight of our winery tour in Palisade this month. They have a wide selection of wines to taste, with no tasting fee. We like both reds and whites and enjoyed the Laughing Cat Riesling, the Laughing Cat Gewurztraminer, and the T-Red Lemberger the most. We took 7 bottles home. The tasting room is large and has plenty of room. The staff there were knowledgeable and friendly and really seemed to enjoy speaking with us. After our tasting we relaxed in their courtyard next to the vineyards. We brought sandwiches from the bakery in town and enjoyed a glass of their wine with our lunch. We look forward to visiting them again on our next trip!

Thank izzi2121
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Carlson had really nice wines.....reasonably priced.

Thank Carol L
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