Tuesday, August 26, 2008
First, the good news: Writer Niki Hayden visited the Grand Valley and wrote a lyrical description of the Palisade, Colorado, wine region in the August 2008 edition of the Front Range Living e-newsletter. Not only does Hayden give a full wine tour, she also celebrates the natural beauty of the area. Here is an excerpt:
"When it comes to great wines from river valleys, France has the Loire. Germany owns the Rhine. California claims Napa. In Colorado, it's Grand Valley, nestled between rock walls east of Grand Junction on the Western Slope. The Colorado River trickles alongside a carved canyon. Master winemaker Ben Parsons, who got his start at Canyon Wind Winery in Palisade, says 'wineries are located in the most beautiful parts of the world.'"
Hey, when you're right, you're right. The photos include gorgeous shots of Horse Mountain, the Colorado National Monument and several tasting rooms. But sadly, Hayden gave more print and links to Grand Junction restaurants than to Palisade eateries. Place like Inari's, the Red Rose Cafe, and the Palisade Brewery did not make the cut. A word to the wise, reporters, try them all when you come to town. You can read the full article here.