The bright and spacious tasting room at Snowy Peaks Winery in downtown Estes Park.
Credit: Terri Cook
The Winery: Snowy Peaks Winery
The People: Snowy Peaks owners Candice and Erik Mohr are clearly not afraid to take a chance. Scientists by training, the duo worked as ecologists first in Arizona, where they met, and then in Colorado, where Candice grew up. But in 2003, after...
July 30 2015, 4:10 PM
Winemaker John Balistreri enjoys a glass of his handcrafted, Sicilian-style wine at the award-winning vineyard that three generations of his family help operate.
The Winery: Balistreri Vineyards
The People: Balistreri Vineyards is a family affair. Although founder John Balistreri, whose grandparents emigrated to the U.S. from a small village in Sicily, grew up making wine, he originally operated a cut-flower business from property he’d...
May 28 2015, 4:00 PM
Colterris Wines’ cab sauv grapes chill for summer rosé. —Image courtesy of Scott High
The “Coral” White Cabernet Sauvignon from Colterris Wines is a drinkable pink pearl that has emerged for its second summer season from Colorado’s Western Slope.
The winery, located on the southern mesa of Palisade, makes reds from cab sauvignon, cab franc, merlot, malbec and petit verdot...
May 18 2015, 10:30 AM
—The Passport Program
As the weather heats up, you're likely in the market for new (and delicious) ways to quench your thirst. Enter the third annual summer Passport Program, which offers two-for-one deals at 64 of the Mile High’s top bars and restaurants. The booklet is good Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, pays...
May 12 2015, 11:33 AM
A few of Spero Winery's award-winning bottles on display in their Denver tasting room
The Winery: Spero Winery
The People: Husband-and-wife team Clyde and June Spero own and operate this Denver-based, boutique winery. Clyde has been making wine his entire life, having learned the craft from his father, Gaetano, who emigrated from southern Italy at...
April 30 2015, 12:00 PM
Justin, Bookcliff Vineyards' assistant winemaker, hosts a tasting session at the award-winning North Boulder winery.
The Winery: Bookcliff Vineyards
The People: During a spring backpacking trip in 1994, Ulla Merz, a computer scientist, and John Garlich, a civil engineer, discovered the town of Palisade, an oasis of green in western Colorado. For years they had grown grapes in their backyard and...
March 26 2015, 1:00 PM
—Courtesy of Sean Parsons
Pork tortellini with butter and —Photo by Carol W. Maybach
If PMG Wine Bar sounds like a clunky name for a Boulder eatery, you’ll be interested to know the origin of the acronym. PMG stands for the French phrase “pour ma gueule,” which translates to “for my mouth,” and refers to wines so special that winemakers keep them for their own consumption....
August 12 2014, 10:30 AM