- About the Festival
- Experience Palisade
- Special Events
The Palisade area hosts 80 percent of Colorado’s premium winegrape vineyards. Classic whites such as Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc; and reds including Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Lemberger flourish in the Palisade environment, or "terroir." Some wineries also take advantage of the excellent local fruit and make wine from Palisade peaches, apricots, cherries, apples, pears and plums. Plus find mead, wine made from honey.
More than 20 wineries are nestled in the Palisade area and East Orchard Mesa. Tour the vineyards and wineries and discover why Colorado wines are winning awards from coast to coast. Tours and tastings are "on the house" and the entire family is welcome. Palisade is the heart of Colorado's fruit and wine country. Come visit and judge for yourself . . . the award winning taste of Colorado wines!
Curious about wine but have never been to a winery? The tasting room staff welcome the opportunity to help you find wines you that suit your tastes. Want a designated driver or not sure where to go? Hire one of the expert tour guide companies so everyone can enjoy themselves.
Click here for the Agri-tour schedule and info, and Maps portion (including downtown Palisade detail, and area map showing Fruit & Wine Byway route and East Orchard Mesa) of the Chamber Official Guide. The entire guide is linked on the Media page.
Click here for a list of wineries and tasting rooms in the Palisade - Grand Junction area, complete with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers and web addresses. Come visit!