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Carlson Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room

461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
+1 970-464-5554
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Great attitude

Loved their "try everything" attitude. And so we did and loved enough to split a case. I loved... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Lisa S
Breckenridge, Colorado
via mobile
Great wines and staff

This was our first stop on a wine tour of the area and was a great choice. The staff are very... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Jason H
Denver, Colorado
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While we take the art of winemaking seriously, we like to have fun too. A favorite since 1988, we're known for pioneering Colorado wines made from local grapes and fruit, with names like Laughing Cat, Cougar Run, and a Dinosaur series. Carlson Vineyards, a small farm winery, produces premium wines in the heart of Colorado wine country above the town of Palisade, at an altitude of 4700 ft. Grape wines: Riesling, T-Red (Lemberger), Sweet Baby Red, Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Fruit wines: Cherry, Plum, Peach and Pearadactyl (Pear-Apple). Relax and savor the scenic vistas of the Grand Valley and Colorado River too. Located on Palisade's Fruit & Wine Scenic Byway around mile marker 6 on East Orchard Mesa.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“cherry wine” (27 reviews)
“sweet baby” (9 reviews)
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461 35 Rd, Palisade, CO 81526-9518
+1 970-464-5554
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Loved their "try everything" attitude. And so we did and loved enough to split a case. I loved Laughing Cat Riesling and Sweet Baby Red. Also loved the Peach wine. I would go back again!

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This was our first stop on a wine tour of the area and was a great choice. The staff are very knowledgeable and they had a wide selection to try. Some of the wines were too sweet for me but they some delicious choices including...More

1  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Met new owner. We've been coming here at least every other year for last decade. This winery on so many levels is a gem. The new owners are younger and made clear that which the winery is know for will continue. We tried a dry...More

3  Thank smoke58
Reviewed 9 September 2016

During our stop at Talbott's Mountain Gold, it was recommended to use to stop here for Peach wine because they use Talbott's peaches. We arrived on Thursday around 3:00 p.m. and no one was there which was perfect for us. We received specialized attention tasting...More

1  Thank sweetatr
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Carlson Winery because we were referred there for sweet wine options. I tried the Riesling, Peach and Cherry. I liked all of them. If you like a sweet or fruit wine selection, stop here.

1  Thank Hthorne831
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place got such great reviews, I was dying to give it a go. The tasting room was a zoo. No order and no idea where we should stand. We stood, with another couple, for at least ten minutes and then were waved up to...More

1  Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here a few times in the past few years and the wine is always of a good quality and the people serving the wine tastings are always friendly and knowledgeable. I always make it a point to stop here and buy a...More

Thank aluckart
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Liz was serving in the tasting area and super friendly and knowledgeable. Very personable and took her time despite a bridal party visiting as well. Not as well-appointed as some of the other tasting rooms but do not be deceived; you must visit to get...More

Thank joeulv
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The thing that makes this Winery different from all the others is that they have Great Wine at a Great Price. We never leave here without several of our favorite bottles of wine. My wife claims they have the best Cherry wine anywhere!

Thank rgoben
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Carlson Vineyards is my favorite. It's got the best wine in Palisade (my favorites are the Laughing Cat Riesling and Sweet Baby Red) with a lovely area to sit on wooden Adirondack chairs or bring a picnic and sit right next to the grapevines. It's...More

1  Thank Rebecca M
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