Bottles of Apple Blossom (left) and American Riesling wine on display in the tasting room.
—Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery at Holy Cross Abbey
The People: In 2000, Father Paul Montoya, a monk of the Benedictine Order from Cañon City’s Holy Cross Abbey, visited Colorado’s Western Slope and learned about the region’s up-and-coming wine industry. When he returned home, Father Montoya...
November 25 2015, 11:28 AM
Tom and Mary Joan Bueb holding their 2015 Governor's Cup award in the tasting room at Turquoise Mesa Winery. —Photo by Terri Cook
The Winery: Turquoise Mesa Winery
The People: Although winemaker Tom Bueb grew up in a family with a long tradition of brewing beer, he had always been more interested in making wine. Each fall throughout the '90s, Tom, his wife, Mary Joan, and kids would gather with...
October 29 2015, 2:15 PM
Marcel and Julie Flukiger welcome guests to Aspen Peak Cellars Winery in Bailey, Colo.
The Winery: Aspen Peak Cellars
The People: Winemakers Julie and Marcel Flukiger are both chefs by training. They met at Denver’s Brown Palace while Marcel—who is Swiss—was participating in an international work exchange. After falling in love and marrying in 1996, the Flukigers...
August 27 2015, 12:30 PM
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
Owners Blake and Tracy Eliasson arranging a tasting session at Boulder's Settembre Cellars.
The Winery: Settembre Cellars
The People: After Tracy and Blake Eliasson met at a bluegrass show, they fell in love making homemade pasta and drinking Italian wine together. While experimenting with winemaking in their basement, Blake, who has a Ph.D. in engineering, became...
June 25 2015, 1:45 PM
—Colorado Coalition for the Homeless / Susan English
Taste Wine, Fight Homelessness: Put your love of wine to good use at the 8th annual Wine Tasting to Benefit the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The coalition has been helping the homeless for 25 years by moving people into safe homes, helping to keep families together, and delivering health...
May 25 2015, 9:01 AM