If you've ever wondered how to plan your next visit to Colorado's Wine Country, there's a great new resource for planning your trip. Terry over at the WineTrailTraveler is blogging about the hotel and the best way to set up a tour of Palisade's many wineries.
Terry Sullivan writes:
"Palisade, Colorado, is the sweet spot for growing grapes in that state. While flying to neighboring Grand Junction one may notice the acres of grapes while flying over Palisade. Many of these vineyards border Interstate 70 that in turn is bordered by the Bookcliffs. We found this area peaceful and photographically stunning. We enjoyed the backdrop of the Bookcliffs and
Grand Mesa as seen from vineyards in Palisade. The blue sky, and yellow to brown colored rock formations painted the perfect backdrop for vineyards and grapes."
"The new Wine Country Inn opened in Palisade and makes the perfect base for exploring the 15 area wineries. One can walk from the inn to three wineries. Some may enjoy biking to several others. The Red Rose Café, in Palisade is favorite eating spot for locals and visitors. They only serve Colorado wines, a tribute to the local wineries. Many more lodging facilities and restaurants are located in Grand Junction, about a twenty-minute drive."
You can view Terry's post here.
Wine Trail Traveler goes on to suggest a terrific itinerary for a Colorado Wine Country Tour. The travel route can be found here.