One of Colorado's best-kept secrets is its winery tours. It's a great way to see how your favorite wine goes from vineyard to glass. You can learn about the grape-growing process and what varieties of grapes grow best in western Colorado's mild climate. Depending on the time of the year, you may also see the grape harvesting and crushing process. For a self-guided tour, visit Grand Junction's website for maps and directions to the wineries. If you're taking the self-guided route, call to reserve tours that take you beyond the tasting room and into the winemaking process. Of course, the best part of the tour is sampling the wines.
Palisade, Colorado, United States