Wine Tasting


For more info, visit West Elks AVA Wineries


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Alfred Eames Cellars

11931 4050 Rd,
Paonia, CO 81428


The Alfred Eames Cellars vineyard was planted in 1992, Winery opened in 1998. All our wines are made with Colorado grapes. Please call or email for an appointment to visit during the week. Open for tastings during Mountain Harvest Festival Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5pm.

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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, live music Friday Night September 22nd.

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Our farm market and winery is located in 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. An amazing variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs and pumpkins are available in season and for U-pick. Open daily 10am – 6pm.


Orchard Valley Farms Pumpkin Express train ride begins Sept. 23 & 24 from 11-4.


Clear Fork Cider

Jay Kenney
Paonia Books: 234 Grand Ave
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 525-2000

Small batch cider from heirloom, wild and cider-specific apples and domestic and wild pears. Slowly fermented and aged for a minimum of 5 months. Open for tastings Saturday 2pm – 5pm at Paonia Books on Grand Ave! Clear Fork Cider will also be available for purchase in Paonia Town Park during Mountain Harvest Festival!

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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 Wednesday – Saturday: 4pm – 9pm; Sunday: 10am – 3pm during Mountain Harvest Festival weekend. Serving small plates, tasting flights and Sunday Brunch. Visit the website for event details and menus. Special Event during Mountain Harvest Festival! Friday September 22nd: Lunch, Paint & Sip – Dine, Drink & Design Your Masterpiece. 11:30am – 3pm.

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Sheltered between the ragged alpine peaks of The Rockies and barren red-rock landscapes that stretch deep into Utah, the Peony Lane Vineyard grows at the edge of possibility. The West Elks American Viticultural Area (AVA) is not only the highest elevation AVA in the country, but is also the only region in Colorado to successfully cultivate Pinot Noir. Capturing the fruitful and delicate balance between these climatic extremes provides the unique character to our wines. With a deep connection to the water table, we farm without irrigation and embrace natural and sustainable growing practices without pesticides or herbicides.  We humbly accept our role as stewards and look to produce wine that fully expresses the natural complexity of our world.

Open for Tastings: Hours 11am – 6pm Friday – Sunday.

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Root & Vine/Qutori Wines

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

Root and Vine Market is the centerpiece 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. Bistro serves lunch and dinner from 11am – 7:30pm Thursday through Sunday during Mountain Harvest Festival. Our Qutori Winery features award winning wine. 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. Check out our new party cabana for rent for your private tasting enjoyment!

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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.

Barrel Tasting, Gourmet Food and Wine Pairing at the Vineyard – Friday September 22nd and Saturday September 23rd at 6:30pm, reservations required:


Open daily for tastings 11am – 6pm.

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The Storm Cellar

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

Founded by 2 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 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 supporting local water systems and soil health.


Open for Wine Tastings Thursday – Sunday: 12pm – 7pm. Featuring Steak Night with Chef Joe – Friday September 22nd, 4pm – 7pm or until sold out.


ZenZen Gardens

Cindie Sorensen
12498 3790 Rd
Paonia, CO 81428
(970) 260-0552

Zenzen Gardens has a Tasting Room featuring Alfred Eames Cellars wines. Come enjoy a glass of wine, sit under the veranda and take in the majestic mountain views of the West Elks. Experience a serene and relaxing atmosphere while enjoying the lush green fields, beautiful flower gardens and the relaxing pond. Come stay on the property in one of our two glamping tents, the original farm house or the recently remodeled bunk house. The venue can be rented for weddings, anniversary, birthday parties and any special events. Enjoy live music on our stunning stage or in our historic barn. We look forward to meeting you!

For Mountain Harvest Festival weekend we will be open Thursday: 11-4:00 for wine tastings, 4:30-8:00 For Tapas and Wine; Friday – Sunday: 11-6 for wine tastings.