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From wine tastings with the winemakers here at our tasting overlook and chef dinners in the vineyard, to special events at external locations, we invite you to continue in joining us this year, as we celebrate our second vintage release.
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Valentine’s Day Dinner with Chef Brandt Bishop at Wisehart Springs Inn
Friday, February 14, 6:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT – Join us at Paonia’s Wisehart Springs Inn for a 6-course dinner, featuring the seasonal and creative cuisine of returning favorite, Chef Brandt Bishop. We will be sharing two unreleased wines from our 2019 lineup, in addition to some of our favorites from 2018. Get your tickets here for this cozy dinner, held at one of the valley’s most beautiful venues.
Save the Dates!
We’ll be updating you on the details here soon, but put these dates for our upcoming wine dinners in your calendar, so you won’t miss them:
“Colorado FIVE” Dinners
- Monday, April 20 – Colorado FIVE dinner at Denver’s Avelina, hosted by Chef Josh Oakley.
- Monday, May 18 – Colorado FIVE dinner at Logan Street in Denver, hosted by Chef Rebecca Weitzman.
- Sunday, June 7 – Colorado FIVE dinner at The Storm Cellar in Hotchkiss, hosted by Chef Jennifer Akina of Melted and Azucar Bakery in Denver.
- Monday, July 6 – Colorado FIVE dinner with Chef Arden Lewis of Comal Heritage Food Incubator in Denver.
- Sunday, August 16 – Colorado FIVE dinner with Chef Jim Pittenger at his restaurant, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs in Denver.
Dinners in the Vineyard
- Saturday, July 11 – Asado dinner in the vineyard with returning favorites, Chefs Nicole Carrillo and Mirasol Gomez of Forage Sisters, here at The Storm Cellar.
- Friday, September 4 – Hygge-themed harvest dinner with Chefs Nicole Carrillo and Mirasol Gomez of Forage Sisters, here at The Storm Cellar.
Colorado Wine Festivals
- Telluride Wine Festival – June 25 through 28
- Colorado Mountain Winefest – September 17 through 20
Fetch Holiday Market, Weekends in December
We’ll be pouring tastes of our wines, alongside our friends at Blanchard Family Wines, at the Fetch Holiday Market. We are the very first booth, just inside the building! Join us on THREE weekends, where you can pick up last-minute wine gifts in Denver’s largest indoor holiday market, held at the Denver Sports Castle. Find more about hours, location, and details here.
- Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30th – Dec. 1st
- Friday through Sunday, Dec. 6th – 8th
- Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13th – 15th
Colorado Uncorked, November 15, 2019
Did you join us at the annual 2019 Colorado Uncorked event, along with the ten other wineries with double-gold winning wines, celebrating Colorado’s best-of-the-best? These 14 wines comprised this year’s 2019 Governor’s Cup collection, blind-selected by a panel of Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and beverage professionals from around the country. We poured our Riesling and Dry Riesling, paired alongside the cuisine of fellow Colorado FIVE alum, Chef Josh Niernberg, of Bin 707 Foodbar and Chef Paul Nagan of Narrative Cherry Creek.
Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market
We hosted a pop-up tasting room at one of our favorite Denver farmers markets, the Old South Pearl Street Farmers Market.
Thank you for joining us in the months of August and September, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., where you got to taste and purchase our wines and say hello!
Seminars and Classes
We were so excited to work with Jenne Baldwin-Eaton, Professor of Enology at Colorado Mesa University and former Plum Creek Cellars winemaker, at two Sensory Analysis Workshops in Palisade and in Denver. Hosted by the Colorado Association for Viticulture and Enology (CAVE), we led the tasting portion of the event and shared our thoughts, tips, and experience on wine tasting and pairing from our years as sommeliers.
Colorado Wine Festivals
We poured our wines at the following wine festivals over the 2019 season – thanks for stopping by and tasting and saying hello!
- Telluride Wine Festival
- Crested Butte Wine & Food Festival
- Breckenridge Wine Classic
- Colorado Mountain Winefest
- Telluride Reserve
Dinners and Events at the Vineyard
We participated with our neighboring wineries in the West Elks AVA at the following events, held in the North Fork Valley this past season. Stay in touch, as we will add our upcoming 2020 events here, as soon as we schedule them. We already have an exciting lineup in the works!
- Friday, June 14th – We hosted a Sommelier-Winemaker Dinner in the Vineyard as we celebrated the West Elks AVA’s annual “North Fork Uncorked” weekend and the inaugural release of our wines.
- Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th – This was our only official “open house” of the season, so we hope you didn’t miss out!
- Friday, August 2nd – We celebrated the harvest season with our second Sommelier-Winemaker Dinner in the Vineyard during Paonia’s West Elks Wine Trail weekend, where we paired our wines with the cuisine of the talented Forage Sisters for an Argentinian-influenced, asado-style dinner.
“Colorado FIVE” Dinners
- Sunday, April 7th – SOLD OUT – “Regions of Mexico” Dinner, hosted by Chef Duane Walker, at Denver’s Lola Coastal Mexican. Along with fellow FIVE beverage team member, Jen Mattioni, we are pairing select Colorado wines, cocktails, spirit-free drinks, and beers with courses crafted by FIVE’s talented chefs.
- Monday, May 13th – SOLD OUT – “Upscale Lowlife” Dinner, hosted by Chef Jim Pittenger, at Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dog’s on Larimer. This exciting, themed dinner is all about comfort food done up fancy. Think rosé jello shots, Riesling Otter Pops, and oysters with crumbled Cheez-Its, a Budweiser mignonette, and a grape drink granita.
- Monday, June 24th – SOLD OUT – “Fire Pit and Beer” Dinner, hosted by Chef Kevin Grossi of The Regional in Fort Collins. We’ll be grilling out over a large, outdoor fire pit at the patio at Odell Brewing Co. and pairing Kevin’s cuisine with Odell’s selection of beers.
- Monday, August 12th – SOLD OUT – “Knapp Farms” Outdoor Dinner, hosted by Chef Bryan Redniss of The Rose in Edwards. This is a breathtakingly beautiful venue, and we will be pairing our wines with Bryan’s cuisine at a high-elevation, outdoor dinner.
- Monday, September 9th – SOLD OUT – Dinner Party, hosted by Chef Josh Niernberg of Bin 707, Taco Party, and Dinner Party in Grand Junction. More details on this event to come!
- Tuesday, October 1st – SOLD OUT – The Colorado FIVE at the James Beard House in Manhattan for a unique, taste of Colorado cuisine, paired with some of the most delicious and innovative beverages from the state. This was such a bucket-list event for us!!
As more official dates and events are announced, we will keep this page updated and let you know the details within our newsletter. Be sure to sign up here to stay up to date!