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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
+1 970-464-5554
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Sweet Wine Choices

We stopped at Carlson Winery because we were referred there for sweet wine options. I tried the... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Florissant, Colorado
via mobile
Mediocre wine

This place got such great reviews, I was dying to give it a go. The tasting room was a zoo. No... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
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While we take the art of winemaking seriously, we like to have fun too. A favorite since 1988, we're known for pioneering Colorado wines made from local grapes and fruit, with names like Laughing Cat, Cougar Run, and a Dinosaur series. Carlson Vineyards, a small farm winery, produces premium wines in the heart of Colorado wine country above the town of Palisade, at an altitude of 4700 ft. Grape wines: Riesling, T-Red (Lemberger), Sweet Baby Red, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Fruit wines: Cherry, Plum, Peach and Pearadactyl (Pear-Apple). Relax and savor the scenic vistas of the Grand Valley and Colorado River too. Located on Palisade's Fruit & Wine Scenic Byway around mile marker 6 on East Orchard Mesa.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“laughing cat” (11 reviews)
“cherry wine” (26 reviews)
“sweet baby” (9 reviews)
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461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
+1 970-464-5554
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Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Carlson Winery because we were referred there for sweet wine options. I tried the Riesling, Peach and Cherry. I liked all of them. If you like a sweet or fruit wine selection, stop here.

1  Thank Hthorne831
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place got such great reviews, I was dying to give it a go. The tasting room was a zoo. No order and no idea where we should stand. We stood, with another couple, for at least ten minutes and then were waved up to...More

1  Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times in the past few years and the wine is always of a good quality and the people serving the wine tastings are always friendly and knowledgeable. I always make it a point to stop here and buy a...More

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Liz was serving in the tasting area and super friendly and knowledgeable. Very personable and took her time despite a bridal party visiting as well. Not as well-appointed as some of the other tasting rooms but do not be deceived; you must visit to get...More

Thank joeulv
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The thing that makes this Winery different from all the others is that they have Great Wine at a Great Price. We never leave here without several of our favorite bottles of wine. My wife claims they have the best Cherry wine anywhere!

Thank rgoben
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Carlson Vineyards is my favorite. It's got the best wine in Palisade (my favorites are the Laughing Cat Riesling and Sweet Baby Red) with a lovely area to sit on wooden Adirondack chairs or bring a picnic and sit right next to the grapevines. It's...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I am not even a self-proclaimed wine connoisseur. I've begun to think taste in wine is like taste in art; it's subjective. So I'm not reviewing the wines although we enjoyed them very much. We particularly liked the peach as it is very peachy! We...More

Thank Philecia
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Quite honestly, I am really not sure why this winery is not rated more highly on Trip Advisor and Yelp. This winery is fabulous! Let's start with the pleasant greeting. Followed by a free wine tasting of about a dozen wines in their tank room....More

Thank Jessie S
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The ladies were so sweet!! Very knowledgeable the history. They were very interesting to listen to as you could hear the passion in voices. We got to try our samples. It was a very hard decisionon what to puchase! We live in Minnesotaand they do...More

Thank TraciL36
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Some of the wines are pretty good and the staff is real nice and friendly. They have a nice shady back yard that is really a treat on a hot day. The peach wine is made 100% of local peaches and is very refreshing

Thank mango1908
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