Colorado is home to great skiing and great wine

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 6, 2010 1:20 pm

If you’re classy like we are*, then your favorite drink of choice at an apres-ski party is a glass of fine wine. Red or white, it matters not. Everyone knows about California wines, but we’d like to let you all know that Colorado is renowned for its vineyards as well. So in addition to being home to some of the best skiing this country has to offer, Colorado can also be your next wine-tasting tour destination. This is from the Colorado website:

“While it’s been a longtime secret amongst connoisseurs, now everyone is learning that Colorado makes great wines. With its low humidity, warm days, cool nights and high elevation, Colorado has the perfect climate for producing premium wines. And with numerous national and international awards to its credit, everyone seems to be taking notice. There are more than 60 wineries located on the Colorado Wine Trail. From the Grand Valley (Palisade and Grand Junction) to the West Elks (Hotchkiss and Paonia) to the Front Range (Boulder, Denver, Loveland), Colorado’s wine country makes for a perfect escape. Most wineries, like the more than dozen located in Palisade, offer tours, tastings and scenic picnics in the vineyards throughout the year. Much like the rest of Colorado, you’ll find its wineries to be friendly, laid back and a great place to discover new things.”

*please don’t presume anyone at The Ski Channel is classy…