Carlson Vineyards

Owners: Parker and Mary Carlson

Carlson Vineyards

This fun and unpretentious winery will make visitors feel at home with its lilacs in the Carlson’s front yard, and picnic area in the backyard bordered by flowerbeds, hollyhocks and shade provided by an ancient apricot tree. What was once his hobby, Parker Carlson has turned winemaking into a business. He honed his winemaking skill as the University of California at Davis. The winery is one of the oldest in the state with their first grapes grown in 1981 and the winery opening in 1988.

On the wine list: Lemberger, Merlot, Shiraz/Merlot, Shiraz, Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon, Baby Sweet Red, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Blush, Riesling, Pear-Apple, Cherry, Peach, Plum, Apricot, dessert wine

Tasting room hours: 10 am to 5:45 pm Monday through Sunday
Winery tours: Tours by request year-round
Wine club: No

461 35 Road
Palisade, Colorado 81526
Phone: 970.464.5554