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“Not my favorite, good but service could be better”

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 April 16, 2013

I like a couple of the wines offered at this winery. They do some fun presentations like melting chocolate, rimming a plastic cup with it and serving it with their cherry wine, which is cool. The service can be a little brusque in my opinion which can really ruin a fun time with friends.

Thank Brandy L
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

As locals from Grand Junction, we don't get to Palisade enough. We love wine so love that we have all of these local wineries. We especially loved Carlson Winery. The staff was so fun and we loved the local wines. My wife likes lighter reds and loved the Sweet Baby Red. Make sure you try the hot fudge and cherry wine combo... it will blow your mind! The Staff was great and very knowledgeable about the wines and the winery. Don't miss it!

Thank Margie L
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

I love this vineyard because they are friendly, open on Sundays and carry more than just wine. From the white chocolate dried cherrirs to the Elk Summer Sausage there are about eight or more varieties of wine to choose from. They are a must stop during the wine festival weekend with entertainment to go along with all the free tastings. Love Carlson Vineyards!

Thank teresa S
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

The gift shop was crowded but it's worth the wait to buy a bottle of their wine. If you like cats--there are many themed wines from which to choose and the wines are high quality.

Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We had a blast during our wine tasting and along with great ideas for pairing our favorite wines we got some fabulous ideas for holiday entertaining with the yummy peach and cherry wines - seriously, who knew you could make chocolate even better! Can't wait to go back here.

Thank bmom9194
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