Colorado Wine Country: the $300 million industry that keeps growing

Sunrise over Cherokee Vineyard in Palisade, Colorado. It's one of dozens of vineyards in Mesa County, contributing to Colorado's robust $300 million wine industry.

DENVER — This year, Americans will drink more than four billion bottles of wine. That’s about three gallons per person. But these days, wine country doesn’t just mean Napa and Sonoma. Some of the best wines around are being barreled and bottled in the Colorado high country. Our state is now home to a $300 million wine industry.

FOX31 traveled to the Western Slope town of Palisade to profile some of the vineyards, wineries and local innovators who are making a name for themselves in the Colorado wine industry. We’ll show you how a Denver winery is now selling canned wine from coast to coast, and even in China. And, we’ll take you to the Parker winery where they’re making wine in clay pots,  just like wine makers did in Europe centuries ago.

We’ll also show you the Colorado Mountain Winefest, recently named “Best Winefest in the Nation” by USA Today.

They’re all featured in this FOX31 news special, called “Colorado Wine Country”:

Among the wineries we feature:

Red Fox Cellars in Palisade

Infinite Monkey Theorem in Denver

Purgatory Cellars Winery in Parker

And for more information on the wine industry:

Colorado Mountain Winefest

Colorado Wine Industry Development Board

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