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Address: 16150 County Road 220, Salida, CO 81201-9428
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+1 719-539-1175
10:00 - 17:00
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We are a family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the high...

We are a family-owned and operated boutique winery nestled in the high country of Colorado's Upper Arkansas Valley. Five acres of farmland, replete with apple orchards and an old homestead house, surrounded by 14,000-foot mountain vistas establish the ambience for creating Mountain Spirit premium wines, many of which are available nowhere else in the world.Garnering more than 50 national and international awards for their wines, winemaker Andrew Ritchie and owners, Terry and Michael Barkett bring educational backgrounds of clinical medicine, laboratory technology and computer science to the winemaker's art. We continue to push the limits of exploring new blends, while maintaining the traditional historic high standards inherent to the gentle art of winemaking.

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Quintessential little winery.

The owner is very knowledgeable about his wines and the wine making process. Don't expect a fancy California type of place, it is little hard to find and we passed by it trying to... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Farmington, New Mexico
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Farmington, New Mexico
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The owner is very knowledgeable about his wines and the wine making process. Don't expect a fancy California type of place, it is little hard to find and we passed by it trying to find. His wines are delicious and refreshing.

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Falcon, Colorado
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This Winery was not about the looks, but about the process. The host there walked (me & my wife) through the process of wine making. I've always been a drinker but never had a chance to physically look at the behind the scene process of how it was created. MOUNTAIN SPIRIT WINERY thanks for the education. Nice fellow as well.

Thank Art P
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Want to know more about blended wines? Love to hear the stories about certain wine and grapes, what food they should be paired with, and still feel like you can have your own opinion? Enjoy trying at least 8 different kinds of wine? Want to look around a cute gallery that features local artists and jewelry makers? Enjoying buying wine... More 

1 Thank seholm
Petal, MS
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

We had a great time and interesting wines. We bought a couple of bottles to take home with us. I forget the man's name that helped us, but he had actually lived in our hometown (Hattiesburg, MS) at one point. He was a great host!

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Boerne, Texas
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155 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2015

My husband and I were driving around one day and happened upon this winery. It is small, but has been in business for several years. We liked it so much that we brought our friends the next day. The gentleman there gave us tastes of all the wines. We purchased the Apple Ice wine and the Merlot/Raspberry wine. Our friends... More 

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Fort Morgan, Colorado
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We have stopped at the Twisted Cork in Salida (their other store) and have purchased their wine before and loved it, so on this trip, we decided to stop at the winery since we were coming from the other direction on Hwy 50. I'm not sure there was anything to tour, and a tour was not offered to us, but... More 

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Milford, New Jersey
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151 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Had to be able to bring home their wine, so we drove to Salida on our annual trip! Especially like the Angel's Blush and Sophie's White!

Thank DAKC
Denver, Colorado
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436 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

This place had a nice smelling cafe next to the shop and wine tasting. The shop had lots of good things to look at but extremely expensive. All of the wines were blends and there was only one we sort of liked but didn't love it.

1 Thank R0wi3
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122 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Love these folks and the great wine they make and share!! Don't pass up an opportunity to visit them, taste some spectacular wines and stock up! Delightful!!

1 Thank Brandy C
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful employee. Great wine. Fantastic restaurant, sat on the deck listening to the river.

1 Thank CoMemaw

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