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Erie, Colorado
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Trip Report

I did a girlfriend's weekend in Palisade, with wine tastings. I wrote a trip report on my blog, www.iberostarrocks.com

The first post is the most recent, so you have to scroll down to get to the beginning of the trip.

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Very nice report, good photos too. So glad you had a good time and were able to get the limo to drive you around. Hope you can come back some time.

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I LOVED your write-up! Sounds like you had a great time (and an amazing trunk-full of memories to keep the run going! ;))

My husband and I are visiting the area next week. Typically, how must are tastings? We are traveling with our 6, 4 and 2 year-old, so we unfortunately won't be able to do much of the "trail" but thought we would stop in 1 or 2 just to get to experience it. Which couple were your favorites, or the best tasting room experience? thanks!! :)

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I saw your post and thought I would offer a few suggestions in addition to what actran offers.

Most Wine Tastings are old school like they should be....$free$ with a very few exceptions. Of course if you like something, the wineries love to sell you a bottle....then it is always free.

A few "not to miss" stops:

Maison la Belle Vie maisonlabellevie.com/maison-la-belle-vie-win… Great courtyard, nice wines, nice people....you can even get a plate of meat and cheese to share. I think three wine tastes are free then if you want more there is a minimal fee.

Colterris http://www.colterris.com great wine, great views overlooking the valley, superb "new" Coral White Cabernet Sauvignon.....yummy Rose type if you like that. This is also High Country Orchards so peaches may be available here when you visit.

Plum Creek http://www.plumcreekwinery.com Jenne Baldwin, Winemaker is a master....don't be surprised if she is helps with your tasting. Nice Sauvignon Blanc and tasty reds.

Those are my top three must stops IMHO especially with some room for the kiddos to roam other than in the tasting room.

I have reviewed all three here on TA if you wish to take a look.

Have a great trip and enjoy!

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I will second both Maison la Belle for their french inspired wines and Plum Creek always has some nice crisp whites.

Some others that I really like include:

Garfield winery - Nice people and good consistent wines

Canyon Winery - Beautiful setting

Graystone - For some nice ports

Grand Traverse and Carlson are also interesting. Carlson does some nice fruit wines.

I also highly recommend the distillery if you like a great bloody merry!

Don't worry about tasting fees as most don't charge unless you want extra pours.

My wife and I are heading there this weekend and can't wait!

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I see you posted this a couple of years ago, but I was looking into a girls weekend in Palisade. I couldn't track down the post on your blog, would you mind sending me the direct link?? Thanks!

Edited: 01 March 2015, 17:10
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In case actran is no longer following this older post, here is the link to the Palisade trip.


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