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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
+1 970-464-5554
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Wide variety

While Carlson doesn't carry hardly any wines I like they do have a wide selection for most people... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
via mobile
Barrel Tasting

We stopped here during Barrel Tasting, first of 7! The wines were good, the food excellent, and the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
Christine G
Longmont, Colorado, United States
via mobile
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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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“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 16 June 2016 via mobile

While Carlson doesn't carry hardly any wines I like they do have a wide selection for most people. Great little tasting room and very friendly. Definite a place to stop.

Thank Tiff_roo
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped here during Barrel Tasting, first of 7! The wines were good, the food excellent, and the surrounding was beautiful. I preferred the Plum Wine.

Thank Christine G
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great little tasting with a ton of wines to try. I would recommend it especially if you like sweeter wines. Very warm and welcoming staff.

Thank Scotty N
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We visited 10 different wineries in our 3 days in Palisade & this was our favorite. They have a large variety of award winning wines. They are very laid back & will help you find exactly what you like. Do not leave without trying the...More

Thank BaileyL99
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We stopped for a few glasses on our way to Grand Junction. The wine tasting was amazing. We ended up buying 5 bottles because we loved so many of their wines. It was fun walking around the vineyard as the sun was setting.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

We tried a bunch of sweet wines. They were all awesome! Loved the cherry with chocolate on the rim. Very good place. You have to go.

Thank Shawn D
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about Carlson Vineyards! I think of all-around quality, from the charming vintage clapboard cottage to the friendliness found here. As one of Colorado's oldest wineries, they've got their craft down! You'll find well-balanced fruit wines (not too sweet, not too...More

Thank WineWench1
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

I love this place. So warm and inviting I could. Have stayed all day....Thank you so much...I will be back very soon

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Great place with some very nice wines. Cute little shop with really friendly staff. No charge for tastings and no pressure to buy, but we still did because there was 1 we couldn't resist. There's a great outside area out the back where you can...More

Thank R0wi3
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We came in because we heard so much about their white wines. We tasted all, and really enjoyed the varietals. Bought a few bottles to take home, still enjoying them. Ladies running the tasting were helpful and nice. A good place to visit on your...More

Thank KDanielleB
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