“Colorado’s winemakers are feeling cautiously optimistic about this year’s crop,” adds Doug Caskey, executive director of the Colorado Wine Industry Development Board. “Nature could still pose some significant challenges, but all indications point to a very good year both in terms of quality and quantity for the Colorado wine industry. While we will have to wait until the wine is in the bottle for a final determination, the winemakers are very excited about the potential.”
And if you want to taste the results of earlier harvests, head to the Western Slope, where the state’s largest wine festival, the Colorado Mountain Wine Festival, will run September 17 through Sepember 20 in Palisade. The festivities include the September 19 Festival in the Park, which features dozens of Colorado wineries, a grape stomp, chef demonstrations and seminars. For complete information on that event and more on wine in this state, go to coloradowine.com.