Manitou Springs Festival of Colorado Wines
The third year of this festival. Wine Festival in beautiful outdoor park facility, allowing bottle sales, with music, food vendors and more. Organized by Manitou Chamber of Commerce and The CliffHouse at Pikes Peak.
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Colorado Mountain Winefest
Place: Riverbend Park, Palisade, Colorado
Palisade, CO, 81526
Date: September 16, 2004 (Thu)
- September 19, 2004 (Sun)
Time: 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Cost: $30 adult advance/$35 gate
Event Id: #47575
Colorado Mountain Winefest
presented by the Redlands Mesa Golf Course Community
September 16-19, 2004
Join in the oldest and grandest harvest-time celebration of Colorado wines, in a new, larger location this year. Highlights of the four-day event include:
Thursday - Golf with a View at Redlands Mesa Golf Course Community; followed by Wine & Cheese Reception.
Friday - learn about Winemaking, Wine Aromas, and Grape Growing, and conclude the day with a Winemakers Dinner or a Wines & Chocolates Tasting.
Saturday - the Festival in the Park - the centerpiece of the weekend from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm. Winefest has moved to a new larger location, Riverbend Park in Palisade. Wine tasting with 32 wineries, chef demonstrations and ice carving; live jazz with recording artists Dotsero and Laura Newman and AOA; regional foods, arts, and a grape stomp. Best of the Fest Commercial Winemakers Competition winners will be announced. Optional Riedel Crystal seminar and Winefest 1st Class Pass VIP guest package available.
Sunday - Tour the Wineries from 10 am to 5 pm, no tickets are necessary. Maps available at the Park or online. The Amateur Winemakers Competition starts at noon in Palisade.
Saturday Festival in the Park information:
Location: Riverbend Park in Palisade, 10 miles east of Grand Junction (just 1/2 mile from the previous location). Take I-70, exit 42, at Palisade. 240 miles east of Denver. Parking and shuttle available at Palisade High School, 3679 G Road.
Adult tickets: $30 in advance/$35 at the gate; includes a sturdy 6-bottle canvas wine tote, wineglass, and sampling of Colorado wines.
6-20 years/Non-Drinker/Designated Driver tickets: $15. Children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.
Wine will be served only to those 21 and older. Feel free to bring a chair for your comfort. PLEASE no dogs, tables, blankets or coolers. Please enjoy Colorado wines in moderation.
Complete event information, tickets, maps available online at: www.coloradowinefest.com or call 800-704-3667
Area information, ticket and lodging packages: www.visitgrandjunction.com