Wine Tastings


Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th

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For more info:

West Elks AVA Wineries

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Alfred Eames Cellars

11931 4050 Rd,
Paonia, CO 81428

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Ty & Helen Gillespie
16764 Farmers Mine Rd,
Paonia, CO 81428

We at Azura Cellars look forward to sharing our wonderful views, our sophisticated art and our delicious wines with you – an experience beyond the bottle! We are open for wine tastings daily from 11am to 6pm. For a delicious meal, Bicyclette et Fleurs – Deli Rustique – Chef Joe is serving French Deli plates from Noon to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Big B’s Delicious Orchards

Jeff Schwartz
39126 HWY 133
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Big B’s Delicious Orchards, the home of Big B’s Juices and Hard Cider, offers a full cafe, hard cider and wine bar, camping, live music, certified organic U-pick orchard, and chemical-free garden. Certified CO Dept of Ag Organic. Open daily 10am – 8pm.

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Black Bridge Winery

15836 Black Bridge Road
Paonia, CO 81428

Our farm market and winery is located in the rugged, pristine North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River near Paonia, Colorado – a place so beautiful our produce can’t help but taste great! The 80 acre farm was established in 1976 as a grower supplier for wholesale fruit packing houses in western Colorado. Our agricultural roots fostered grape growing for Colorado’s emerging wine scene and earned a reputation for great Pinot Noir. We launched Black Bridge Winery with wines from our vineyards in the West Elks.


Visit the Farm Market and Tasting Room for exciting wines, locally grown produce and our own beef that is raised on North Fork pastures and finished at our farm. Nothing beats a trip to see where your food is grown. The freshness, scenery and farm experience are worth the trip. An amazing variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and pumpkins are available in season and for U-pick. Open daily 10am – 6pm.

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Mesa Winds Farm & Winery

Dan Matuszak & Angelina Rice
31262 L Rd.
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Mesa Winds Winery is a 36 acre, organic farm and vineyard producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Chambourcin. Enjoy tasting wine and farm-to-table small plates on the outdoor, covered patio overlooking the majestic West Elks range. Member of Colorado Certified Organic Farmers.


Open Thursday: 4-8pm; Friday/Saturday: 11–8pm; Sunday: 10-7pm during Mountain Harvest Festival weekend. Serving small plates, tasting flights and Sunday Brunch. Visit the website for special event details and menus.

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Peony Lane Vineyards

14659 Peony Lane
Paonia, CO 81428

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Root & Vine/Qutori Wines

Julie, Richard & Kyle Bennett
40823 HWY 133
Paonia, CO 81428

Root and Vine Market is the center piece to our farm, winery, cafe and tasting room for Qutori Wines. The Qutori Wines vineyard and orchards are naturally farmed and right across the street from the market. Our cafe and bistro serves breakfast and lunch, espresso, and locally grown fruit pies. Our Qutori Winery features award winning wine. Open during Mountain Harvest Festival 


The Bennett family invites you to join us for a glass of wine and tasty meal and enjoy our view of the West Elk mountains on our patio. Open Thursday – Monday 10am to 6pm.


Helen Hightower and Tim Veazey will be performing at Root and Vine/Qutori on Saturday, Sep 24th from 5pm – 7:30pm.

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Stone Cottage Cellars

Brent & Karen Helleckson
41716 Reds Rd.
Paonia, CO 81428

Stone Cottage Cellars has been growing high elevation grapes since 1994. Chardonnay, Merlot, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Handbuilt stone winery buildings and beautiful views.

Gourmet Food and Wine Pairing at the Vineyard – Friday September 23rd and Saturday September 24th at 6:30pm, reservations required:

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The Storm Cellar

Jayme Henderson & Steve Steese
14139 Runzel Gulch Rd.
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Founded in 2017 by two sommeliers, The Storm Cellar is a boutique winery, located on Sunshine Mesa, in Hotchkiss at nearly 6,000 feet above sea level. Jayme and Steve produce dry, aromatic expressions of white and rosé wines, while simultaneously farming and restoring a 23-acre vineyard, planted with Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir. Their award-winning wines have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Wine Spectator, Decanter, and Food & Wine.


They aim to connect Colorado’s wineries to the state’s flourishing farm-to-table culinary scene, while maintaining farming practices that support local water systems and soil health, promoting the thriving agritourism industry, and hosting educational, culinary-centric wine tastings and events at their tasting room and across the state.


Featuring Steak Night with Chef Joe – Friday September 23rd, 4pm-7pm or until sold out