Surrounding by mountains on 3 sides, Palisade, Colorado, is one of the nation’s most unforeseen … [+]
White wine tasting has actually ended up being such a popular tourist platform that we can now find wine markets and growing areas supported in places we never expected – North Dakota, Alaska, and Hawaii among others.
While these destinations may not be held in such high regard as tradition areas like California and New York, gone are the days when the only location to get a great bottle of red wine in America was along the coasts.
Take the budding red wine area in Western Colorado, for instance. 5 or 10 years earlier, the town of Palisade was understood only to Coloradans, mostly as a growing location for peaches and other stone fruits that get delivered across the state to Denver. In the in 2015, nevertheless, the town of 3,000 individuals has been included in Food & & Red Wine (where it was named “The New Sonoma”) and CNN Travel.
Why the abrupt love? Because Palisade – where the tagline is “Life Tastes Great Here All Year Long” – is revealing that quality grapes can be grown in unanticipated locations, and that the craggy cliffs, mountains, and valleys of Colorado offer an excellent background for farm-country tasting rooms.
“More people have actually come [to Palisade] and understood that the wine here is on par– if not much better– than the red wine grown west of us, which Palisade provides an actually special terrain and growing region,” Joe Flynn, wine maker at Plum Creek Winery and Periphery Cellars, informed CNN.
Let’s discover a little bit more about this up-and-coming wine area and what makes it special:
The Colorado River goes through the heart of Palisade, offering irrigation for its orchards and … [+]
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